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Jeremy Hill dominates, A.J. Green returns for fantasy as Bengals win

With Giovani Bernard out for Cincinnati, Hill ran wild on the Jaguars. We break down the fantasy implications.

John Grieshop

The Cincinnati Bengals were without one primary weapon Sunday, but got another one back. It was enough to get a 33-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, bringing the Bengals to 5-2-1 on the season.

Cincinnati has now won back-to-back games coming out of a three-game winless stretch, re-establishing the team as a relevant force in the AFC North. The Bengals get division rival Cleveland Thursday on a short week, in a game that could be for first place in the division.

Now, for a look at the fantasy performances:

Andy Dalton: The quarterback still hasn't reached 20 fantasy points on the season. He put up 14 Sunday, with 233 yards on 19-of-31 passing, going for two touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 11 rushing yards on two carries. Dalton has had 11-19 fantasy points in every game this season except one -- that Week 7 shutout at the hands of the Colts. He's not offering much in the way of upside this season, though if he can ever get all his weapons on the field at the same time, it's possible that could change.

Jeremy Hill: With starting running back Giovani Bernard sidelined Sunday, Hill took over the role and dominated. He ran the ball 24 times for 154 yards (6.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns, adding a single reception for another 9 yards. His performance was capped by a 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, the final score of the game. The 27 fantasy points were more than Hill had in any two games combined this season. Bernard is no sure thing to return Thursday on the short week; if he's out again, Hill profiles as a strong RB2.

A.J. Green: The star wide receiver played for the first time since Week 5. He wasn't his usual dominant self -- only 44 yards on three catches -- but Green did manage a fourth-quarter touchdown that gave him his fourth double-digit fantasy day in five games this season. Fantasy owners have to approach Sunday as though Green is back to WR1 status, even if he doesn't quite look 100 percent.

Mohamed Sanu: With Green not quite back to full strength, Sanu continued his strong performance, catching four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. That was 15 fantasy points, Sanu's fifth game this season with at least 13. His stock will take a hit with Green back on the field, but Sanu has done enough to be a low-end flex play even when the team's star is back in action.