All but one on Bengals injury report probable for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) The Bengals are in excellent shape as they prepare to host Indianapolis on Sunday. Their injury list includes just one player who is not probable - guard Kevin Zeitler (foot) is questionable.
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/3/13) The Bengals pretty much picked up where they left off after their Week 12 bye, scoring 14 Fantasy points off an interception, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, and just 10 (real) points allowed against the Chargers.
Over their last five games, the Bengals have been one of the best DSTs in Fantasy, with three games of 21 or more points, and just one single-digit performance. They've had multiple sacks in every game over that span, along with three games of multiple interceptions, and four defensive touchdowns.
The Colts, Cincinnati's Week 14 opponent, have struggled on offense since Reggie Wayne was declared out for the season. DSTs have scored 19 or more points when facing the Colts in two of the last four games. And their lack of solid No. 2 receiver has kept defenses focused on stopping the run.
The Bengals should at least hit double digits this week, and can be started in most formats.
Rey Maualuga makes big impact in return
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga, who missed three games with a knee injury, returned Week 13 and made a season-high 10 tackles in the win over San Diego. Maualuga had nine solo stops and his first sack of the season.
Dre Kirkpatrick gets first career pick
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick got his first career interception in the win over the Chargers, and it was a game-changer. The second-year player out of Alabama ripped the ball away from San Diego tight end Antonio Gates, enabling the Bengals to drive for the go-ahead touchdown.
Kirkpatrick was the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Vontaze Burfict maintains NFL tackles lead
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict made a game-high 13 tackles in the win over the Chargers, including 11 solo stops. Burfict leads the NFL with 131 stops, six more than Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso.