2012 Team Outlook: Cincinnati
TE Orson Charles, CIN - Not Draft Worthy
Rookie Orson Charles will compete with Donald Lee and Colin Cochart for the backup tight end role with the Bengals this season. Charles has the skill set to develop into a solid backup, but it may take time for him to see the field. Charles may be draftable down the road in fantasy leagues, but stay away from him this season.
PK Mike Nugent, CIN - Bye Week Fill-in
Mike Nugent is coming off his best season as a pro, but is still only a middle of the road kicker for the upcoming fantasy season. Nugent is unlikely to match his numbers from 2011 in which he kicked 33 successful field goals, thus leaving him likely to be a bye week fill-in in fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Defense - Bye Week Fill-in
The Bengals defense is another middle of the pack squad that can be used in a good match-up, or if your starting defense has a bye week. The Bengals drafted Dre Kirkpatrick in the first round of the NFL Draft and should have an improved secondary this season. Leave the Bengals on the waiver wire, and look to pick them up when a good match-up presents itself. A few good matchups do present themselves for the Bengals defense early in the season, with a tougher schedule later on.