BenJarvus Green-Ellis injury update: Illness from this week has no impact on fantasy value

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis is coming off his best week of the season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis missed practice on Wednesday due to an illness. He returned to practice already and he doesn't appear on the injury report.

The Law Firm is coming off a nice game last week with 86 yards on 18 carries, which was his best game of the season. It's the first time he's even been close to five yards per carry. In fact, even after that game, he's still at 3.3 YPC on the season.

Fantasy impact: Green-Ellis is clearly the second-best option on his team and Giovani Bernard is shaping up to be a phenomenal player. Gio scored a couple times last week and he's a superior option in the passing game.

The Bengals are in for another favorable matchup with the Lions following Buffalo last week. Detroit has given up a lot of points, but unlike Buffalo, they're capable of scoring a lot of points -- with Calvin Johnson in the lineup anyway. It's going to be tough to start BJGE this week as the second running back option on a passing team.

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