BenJarvus Green-Ellis Contained In Week 3: Fantasy Implications

September 23, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) and inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) tackle Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) during the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a less than stellar game in Week 3. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was relatively ineffective against the Washington Redskins. In Week 3, Green-Ellis only accumulated 38 yards on 17 carries. He did find the end zone once, but his yards per attempt left something to be desired.

Fantasy Analysis: Coming over from New England, Green-Ellis is finally testing his hand at being the lead back on a balanced offense. He's seen some production so far, but he is not producing anywhere near the level of the league's top backs. Green-Ellis would be best suited as a flex option or a sub-in running back. If the Bengals continue to use him in the red zone, his value could increase.

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