News: With Giovani Bernard sidelined, Hill is in line to start at running back for the Bengals against the Jaguars on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Though Hill is coming off a 10-carry, 25-yard rushing effort in Week 8, given that he is set the head the team's Week 9 backfield, he should see enough carries Sunday to merit lineup consideration in most formats. Meanwhile, with Bernard (who logged 16 carries in Week 8) out, Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead are on hand to serve in complementary roles in the Bengals' backfield this weekend.
News: Green (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Impact: While Green's questionable listing is an acknowledgment that he isn't a lock to play, things do appear to be trending in that direction after the wideout turned in a full week of limited practice participation. "A.J. has looked fine," coach Marvin Lewis said Friday. "He wants to play. He's telling everybody he wants to play. If everything stays the way it is, he'll play." We'll track Green's status as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but at this stage, it appears that it would take a pre-game setback to keep him out of action this weekend.
News: Bernard (hip/clavicle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Impact: Per ESPN.com, coach Marvin Lewis indicated that it's too early to get a read on Bernard's status for this coming Thursday's game against the Browns, but with regard to the running back sitting this weekend, Lewis noted, "the rest is going to be good for him." With Bernard ruled out, Jeremy Hill is in line to head the Bengals' Week 9 rushing attack, with Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead available to work in complementary roles on Sunday.
News: Bernard (hip) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Bernard did not practice at all this week, so his chances of playing in Sunday's game against the Jaguars appear slim. Expect the Bengals to provide an update on Bernard's status when they release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.
News: Green (toe) suited up for Friday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' website reports.
Impact: It's not clear exactly how much work Green was able to get in Friday, but the important thing to note is he was able to take the field for the third day in a row. The Bengals will provide an update on Green's status at some point Friday, but for fantasy owners and Bengals fans should be optimistic about his chances of returning to action this week.