The Cincinnati Bengals had their ground game get shut down against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It led to a disastrous outing for running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, carrying the ball four times for 4 yards in the 30-20 loss at Heinz Field.
On the season, his stats really don't look great at just 3.4 yards per carry for 666 yards and six rushing touchdowns. He's clearly the inferior back as far as talent goes compared to rookie Giovani Bernard, and he remains primarily a touchdown vulture.
Fantasy impact: Heading into Week 16, Green-Ellis gets a superb matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. They are 28th in giving up fantasy points to running backs despite shutting down Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy last week. Although, most of the damage has come through the air against them, ranking last in passing TDs allowed. It's not going to be easy to play BJGE this week, and he should be on almost all benches unless you're desperate.