Bengals can’t overcome injuries, Indianapolis Colts will go on to face the Denver Broncos in AFC Divisional Round

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In the third game of Wildcard Weekend, the Bengals offense couldn’t overcome injuries to sidelined starters in A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham. Cincinnati was only able to score once, which was on a 1-yard goal line rush by running back Jeremy Hill in the first quarter.

The Colts offense looked sloppy at times with drops by T.Y. Hilton and multiple fumbles by Daniel “Boom” Herron, but Andrew Luck continued to make plays and find open receivers leading to him to pass for 376 yards and a touchdown. Despite the turnovers, Herron also contributed heavily in the victory, rushing 12 times for 54 yards and adding 10 receptions for 85 yards in the passing game.

The Colts will go on to face the Denver Broncos next Sunday (1/11) with a schedule start time of 4:40pm EST airing on CBS.

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Getting A.J. Green out of your DraftKings Lineups

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It’s not a secret that when on the field, A.J. Green is one of the better wide receivers in the game of football.¬†What isn’t so well known is what to do with your DFS lineups after Green was downgraded to ‘doubtful’ on Friday and may not pass NFL concussion tests in order to suit up Sunday. Here are some options for you to consider:

Easy: A.J. Green is $8000 on DraftKings. You can easily swap him out for T.Y. Hilton($7800) and save yourself a quick $200. This is simple, effective and gets the job done. Hilton is on the receiving end of passes from Andrew Luck, the Colts are expected to put up 26 points, and the Bengals are giving up 24 points-per-game over their last four games.

Risky: Mohamed Sanu($4200) is a name to watch for and a much cheaper option if Green isn’t able to go. This is high-risk/high-reward situation.

The following are games played this year with Sanu in and A.J. out:

Week 2: Three receptions for 84 yards, TD

Week 6: Five receptions for 70 yards, TD

Week 7: Three receptions for 54 yards

Week 8: Five receptions for 125 yards

As you can tell, with the exception of Week 7, Sanu was pretty successful with his opportunity. The only issue is that Week 7 performance came against none other than the Indianapolis Colts. If he puts on a similar showing, he will not meet his price point. If he repeats any of those other weeks, he’ll be a money-maker for your squad and free up a nice chunk of change in salary cap to spend on other high-quality players.

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