The Cincinnati Bengals have been putting up a lot of points lately. They scored 42 points against the Colts thanks to running back Giovani Bernard putting up 99 rushing yards to go with four catches for 49 yards. It was his best game in a while, but he extended his streak without a score to three games.
The Bengals get the Pittsburgh Steelers this week in a divisional showdown with major playoff implications. Unlike most of the past decade, the Steelers haven't been great at stopping the run in 2013. They are in the bottom half of allowing fantasy points to running backs this year. They just gave up 100 yards to Daniel Thomas of the Miami Dolphins last week -- a feat Thomas hadn't accomplished since Week 1 of his rookie season.
Fantasy impact: The Steelers gave up 113 rushing yards to Bengals running backs back in Week 2. Gio had a couple TDs in that game and added one reception for 27 yards. Fantasy owners should be looking at Gio as a solid RB2 in fantasy leagues and is basically a must-start play in PPR leagues.