BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals
|RB - #91||299.91||CIN||Active||7 years||29||5'11||220||@TheLawFirmBJGE|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Green-Ellis is a reliable back, but due to the Bengals drafting rookie running backs in consecutive seasons, his fantasy value has plummeted. Giovani Bernard is the lead back and rookie Jeremy Hill has already jumped Green-Ellis on the depth chart. The only bright side for "The Law Firm" is new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. He likes to run the ball with multiple backs, so if there is an injury, BJGE will be right back in the mix. Until then, he has very little fantasy value and can be skipped over for a runner with more upside.
People are so concerned with how many touches running back Giovani Bernard is going to get this season. Some say 300. Others think he will stay near last season's total of 226 because of rookie Jeremy Hill. Running backs coach Kyle Caskey doesn't feel like there needs to be a certain number in mind. He just knows the Bengals need Bernard to get the ball a lot.
"I don't know if it's the workload that's going to get more, it's more the type of plays that we're going to run with [Bernard] in the game," Caskey said Sunday's. "We're going to expand his portfolio of plays and find different ways to get the ball in his hands in space. You get the ball in Gio's hands in space, he's dangerous. ... 'We'll find a way to get the ball to him."
Meanwhile, BenJarvus Green-Ellis is an distant afterthought.
As much as Caskey may try to keep people from predicting Bernard's usage, I doubt this will be the last time we wade into that subject before the season starts. Let's just all realize that Gio is going to be a major part of the Bengals' offense and understand that he has the ability to be a fantasy stud with 230, 250 or 300 touches. The exact number really shouldn't matter as long as he gets the consistent workload that he deserves. Bernard is a low-end RB1.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/28 - Bengals RB coach on Giovani Bernard: 'We'll find a way to get the ball to him'
7/16 - 'Word out of San Francisco' is 49ers RB Frank Gore will see 50 fewer carries this season
7/15 - Bengals could use RBBC between RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|8.09||FFToolbox - George Bissell|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|8.01||KFFSC - If there is a pick I regret it's this one. And that's not meant to be a knock on Green-Ellis but I was really torn between him and his teammate Bernard. I think Bernard is more dynamic and could really be amazing in a ppr league. I think BGE sees more goal line work and his history of ball security is something that will be in the coaches and QB's minds when the game is on the line.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|7.09||FFMagicMan - No one will accuse Green-Ellis of being a sexy draft pick in 2013. He just does what he does - over the last three seasons he hasn't missed a game and has finished inside of the Top 25 RBs every year. By the end of the year he may lose some time to Gio Bernard but for the better part of this year, he'll be solid as my third RB.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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