|Week 17 (@PIT) - Average||9.5||45.5||0||5.0||39.0||0||7|
|Week 17 (@PIT) - Dave Richard||7||30||0||6||45||0||7|
|Week 17 (@PIT) - Jamey Eisenberg||12||61||0||4||33||0||9|
|2014 Season - Average||233.0||1043.5||6.0||55.5||497.0||2.0||184|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||232||978||6||50||406||2||170|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||234||1109||6||61||588||2||195|
|Current Player Ranking: 10|
|Red Zone Stats|
|29||54||4|| 38.2||3||3||23||0|| 6.0|
|12/27/2014||Mark Ingram, RB NO|
Denard Robinson, RB JAC
Mohamed Sanu, WR CIN
Josh McCown, QB TB
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Julius Thomas, TE DEN|
Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT
Ravens , DST BAL
Kelvin Benjamin, WR CAR
|12/27/2014||Giovani Bernard, RB CIN||Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT|
|12/26/2014||Mark Sanchez, QB PHI|
Andy Dalton, QB CIN
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
Dan Herron, RB IND
Matt Prater, K DET
Packers , DST GB
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Jimmy Graham, TE NO|
Drew Brees, QB NO
Randy Bullock, K HOU
Case Keenum, QB HOU
Jeremy Maclin, WR PHI
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
Rank Among Leaders
There's no doubting the hierarchy in Cincinnati's backfield
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/23/14) After yet another huge performance in Week 16 against the Broncos Jeremy Hill appears to have cemented himself as the Bengals No. 1 running back moving forward.
The Bengals rode Hill to victory Monday, on the strength of his second 140-yard game in a row. He rushed for 147 on 22 carries, including an 85-yard touchdown, and pushed Giovani Bernard into a peripheral role yet again. Hill played 62 percent of the team's snaps Monday, compared to Bernard's 38 percent, and had 22 touches to Bernard's 13.
An injury disrupted Bernard's season, but Hill hasn't shown any reason to consider giving the job back since he's been healthy. In the five games since Bernard has been healthy, he has 56 carries and 14 receptions, while Hill has 86 carries and nine receptions, with four touchdowns and 514 all-purpose yards. Bernard will still be around, but moving forward into next season, Hill looks like the back to own in Cincinnati, though both should have some value.
Giovani Bernard notches first receiving touchdown this year
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/23/14) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard showed off his speed on a simple dumpoff pass in the third quarter Monday night. Bernard jetted away from the Broncos' defense for a 22-yard touchdown, his first receiving score this year.
Bernard caught all five of his targets for 45 yards and ran eight times for 36 yards. He has 184 yards from scrimmage in the past two weeks.
Bernard should figure heavily into the receiving game again when Cincy visits the Steelers in Week 17.
Jeremy Hill pulls away from Giovani Bernard
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/14/14) Getting the start Week 15 at Cleveland only days after offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wanted one running back to dominate the carries, Jeremy Hill did exactly that, rushing 25 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
So why did Giovani Bernard also rush 15 times for 79 yards? The flow of the game had a lot to do with it. The Bengals were never really challenged during their 30-0 win, so in the fourth quarter, Bernard became more than just a change-of-pace option. He got seven of his carries on consecutive plays on the team's final drive.
When Bernard was sidelined by a hip injury in Weeks 9-11, Hill carried the load and looked like a natural with it, averaging 120.3 yards on the ground. He likely cemented the feature role with his performance in Week 15, relegating Bernard to more of a backup role.
You wouldn't know it just by looking at the box score, but given the way the carries were distributed over the course of Week 15, Hill looks like a must-start for Week 16 against Denver, and Bernard looks like an advisable sit. Most likely, the Bengals won't be running away with that game.
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard contributes to easy win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard got passed over during the week when Marvin Lewis decided to start Jeremy Hill instead, but he got plenty of work Sunday in Cleveland and performed well.
Bernard rushed for 79 yards on 15 carries and caught all three targets for 14 yards in the shutout victory. He was particularly effective after intermission with 54 yards rushing in 10 attempts.
Bengals RB Hill set to start over Bernard against Browns
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) The Bengals are set to start Jeremy Hill as their featured back Sunday in Cleveland. It remains to be seen how his reps are divided with those of backfield mate Giovani Bernard.
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has stated that he would like to see one back receive a bulk of the carries so he can get into a rhythm.
|When Marvin Lewis said this offseason that he hoped to see Giovani Bernard follow the same steps Ray Rice took from his rookie year to his second year, Fantasy owners got pumped about drafting him. Not that his rookie year suggested otherwise as Bernard had just over 1,200 yards of offense and eight total touchdowns on just 226 regular-season touches. And it seemed like he finally turned the corner on being Cincinnati's primary running back late last year when he had more touches than veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the final four games of their season. The working theory here is that the Bengals will let Bernard lead the way, a very good thing considering new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's track record with running backs. We're expecting big numbers from Bernard, even with a tough schedule, thanks to a bigger workload, a more run-friendly play caller and his own special ability. Expect Bernard to get drafted between 10th and 20th overall in all leagues this summer.
(Updated 4/30/14) |