News: 4 days agoGreen's offseason training focused on injury prevention and strengthening his feet/ankles, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: Personal trainer Curtis Winters says Green's surgically repaired left ankle is as strong as it's ever been, and the wideout added some new workouts intended to reduce his odds of another similar injury. The 32-year-old is set to play out 2020 under the franchise tag in Cincinnati, where rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has a strong receiver group that also includes Tyler Boyd, John Ross, Auden Tate and Tee Higgins. The Bengals might use their depth to take Green off the field at times, but he and Boyd are the safe bets to see steady targets early in the season. Green believes he can play at a high level for at least four more years, hoping his performance in 2020 will earn him another long-term contract with the team.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Green is back in Cincinnati after missing the entire 2019 season due to injury. Green will enter his age-32 season having missed at least six regular-season games in three of the past four seasons. Despite the durability woes, he has remained a fantasy force, ranking no worse than 16th in fantasy points per game in each of his eight NFL seasons. When we last saw him healthy, Green was fantasy's No. 7-scoring WR through Week 8 of the 2018 season. Green is obviously a risky investment, especially with a rookie quarterback in Joe Burrow, but the superstar receiver can be considered as a WR3 target with obvious upside.