News: The Bengals announced that the following five players seasons are over, after they were placed on injured reserve: defensive backs Brandon Ghee (wrist) and Shaun Prater (knee); safety Robert Sands (chest), wide receiver Taveon Rogers (shoulder) and guard Travelle Wharton.
Analysis: None of these players were expected to make an impact this season, so Fantasy owners should continue to ignore them in all formats.
News: Cincinnati added DB Brandon Ghee from its practice squad Monday to take the place of injured DB Leon Hall, who was placed on injured reserve. Hall suffered a torn right Achilles during the Bengals' loss to Pittsburgh in Week 10.
Analysis: Ghee, who was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, is expected to serve as a backup with Cincinnati. He has been hampered by injuries throughout his two years and landed on IR last season. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in all IDP formats for now.
News: The Bengals placed rookie DB Brandon Ghee (groin) on IR Wednesday.
Analysis: Ghee didn't play much for the Bengals when he was healthy, as his best game was only a two-tackle performance. Continue to ignore him in IDP Fantasy play.
News: Bengals CB Morgan Trent (knee) has been ruled out of the Week 10 game against Indianapolis. That means rookie DB Brandon Ghee will move into the third corner spot and likely, S Rico Murray will spend time in coverage.
Analysis: The rookie out of Wake Forest has contributed just five tackles in four games this season. Ghee should continue to be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: The Bengals avoided a scare when rookie CB Brandon Ghee was carted off the field midway through the third quarter of Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo after a violent helmet-to-helmet collision with Buffalo RB Chad Simpson. Ghee lay motionless for several minutes before he was able to take a few groggy steps on his own to the cart. The Bengals announced that Ghee, a third-round draft pick out of Wake Forest, sustained a head injury and had movement in both his arms and legs. Coach Marvin Lewis would only say that Ghee got "dinged" on the head and will travel home with the team.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Ghee and hope he can return prior to the start of the season. When healthy, Ghee should be considered a low-end DB in IDP leagues.
News: The official team website for the Bengals reports that Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee, a third-round pick, became the latest signee Friday and leaves the Bengals with four unsigned draft picks heading into the last weekend before training camp.
Analysis: Ghee will compete for playing time for the Bengals this season but has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all IDP leagues on Draft Day.
News: The Bengals drafted Florida DE Carlos Dunlap (second round), Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee (third round), Georgia DT Geno Atkins (fourth round) and Texas LB Roddick Muckelroy (fourth round), improving their defensive depth. All four of these players are expected to provide depth for Cincinnati over the next few seasons.
Analysis: Dunlap and Muckelroy have long-term potential for stats, but the reality is that none of these guys will put up huge numbers in 2010 -- especially since they all seem ticketed for reserve roles. None are worth drafting in seasonal play this season, and only Dunlap and Muckelroy are worth late fliers in rookie-only drafts.