A.J. Green logs 41 receiving yards for his fantasy owners in tough matchup versus Steelers

Andy Lyons

The No. 1 target in Cincinnati led the team in targets and catches in the team's 20-10 win versus the Steelers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Bengals receiver A.J. Green reeled-in six catches for 41 yards in the team's 20-10 win versus the Steelers on Monday night.

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It was business as usual for Green, who, despite the modest totals, still led the Bengals in catches and targets in a pass-heavy game plan. Green was also targeted at the goal line, but he could not cash-in while in tight coverage. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw toward Green's direction on 14 of his 45 attempts, but could not pad his yardage totals despite that.

Fantasy Spin: It was a more normalized performance for Green after posting 116 yards and six yards in his last two games versus the Steelers. Ike Taylor and  company have proven to be a difficult matchup for Green, and fantasy owners will be happier to see Green have greener pastures versus the Packers next week. He is a lock to lead the team in targets, and is one of the better receivers in the league at doing something with them when they come his way. As a result, Green remains a high-upside WR1, and should be penned in that slot without a second guess.

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