We all know about A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham in the Bengals passing game but it wasn’t clear who, if anyone would step up as a second or third option at receiver. Armon Binns has worked mostly on the outside as a starter opposite Green and has done a fairly decent job, but another elusive receiver has tore it up in the slot.
His name is Andrew Hawkins.
In Week 1, Hawkins went off for eight receptions for 86 yards against the Ravens and last week he ripped off an impressive 50-yard touchdown, doing most of the work in the open field with ankle-breaking moves on defenders.
It’s the kind of production that young players need to have to “wow” the coaching staff into designing more plays to get the football in that players hands. Hawkins will be an active receiver in the Bengals offense, but the question is, will his snap count go up?
Hawkins only played in 32 of the 62 snaps the team had on offense, but with his play through two weeks, one would think he’s bound to stay on the field more often. I like Hawkins as a flex play this week in PPR leagues as the Bengals will be in another high-scoring affair going up against Robert Griffin III.
Mikel Leshoure Back With Lions, Or Is He?
On Monday there were reports that Mikel Leshoure was going to very active going forward, coming back from his suspension. Not so fast, as it now appears the team is hopeful Leshoure will be healthy enough to be active this week.
Don’t expect Leshoure to walk in and take over the job with very little work on the field as an NFL player, let alone game action. Essentially a rookie, Leshoure is more likely to be a backup to Kevin Smith for a few weeks. I like Smith as a RB3 or flex play this week in PPR leagues.
|1||C.J. Spiller||@ Browns|
|2||Arian Foster||@ Broncos|
|4||Calvin Johnson||@ Titans|
|5||Maurice Jones-Drew||@ Colts|
|8||LeSean McCoy||@ Cardinals|
|11||Julio Jones||@ Chargers|
|12||Dwayne Bowe||@ Saints|
|13||Victor Cruz||@ Panthers|
|15||Doug Martin||@ Cowboys|
|16||Antonio Brown||@ Raiders|
|17||Andre Johnson||@ Broncos|
|19||Hakeem Nicks (I)||@ Panthers|
|20||A.J. Green||@ Redskins|
|22||Roddy White||@ Chargers|
|25||Jamaal Charles (I)||@ Saints|
|27||Steve Smith (I)||Giants|
|30||Stevan Ridley||@ Ravens|
|31||BenJarvus Green-Ellis||@ Redskins|
|32||Jordy Nelson||@ Seahawks|
|35||Vincent Jackson||@ Cowboys|
|36||Brandon Lloyd||@ Ravens|
|37||Frank Gore||@ Vikings|
|39||Wes Welker||@ Ravens|
|42||Steven Jackson (I)||@ Bears|
|43||Mike Wallace||@ Raiders|
|46||Andre Brown||@ Panthers|
|47||Greg Jennings (I)||@ Seahawks|
|48||Stevie Johnson (I)||@ Browns|
|49||Pierre Garcon (I)||Bengals|
|50||Danny Amendola||@ Bears|
|54||Kevin Smith||@ Titans|
|57||Ben Tate||@ Broncos|
|60||DeSean Jackson||@ Cardinals|
|61||Michael Crabtree||@ Vikings|
|64||Mike Williams||@ Cowboys|
|66||Shonn Greene (I)||@ Dolphins|
|68||Peyton Hillis||@ Saints|
|70||Andrew Hawkins||@ Redskins|
|71||Nate Washington (I)||Lions|
|72||Isaac Redman||@ Raiders|
|75||Cedric Benson||@ Seahawks|