Per ESPN Bottom Line
The Bengals announced Sunday that Cedric Benson has overtaken Chris Perry as the team's starting tailback.Benson certainly isn't a good play against Pittsburgh as more than a flex, but becomes the Bengals' most valuable back in fantasy leagues. Still, he won't play on any third downs and expectations should be low. Kenny Watson's role seems likely to increase and Perry could stay involved some.
I can't watch, but it doesn't SOUND like it at all from game tracker: 1 yard run (1st and 10)8 yard run (2nd and 25) - Decent run but defense was back I'm sure1 yard run (1st and 10)2 yard run (2nd and 10)4 yard run (2nd and 4) - Decent run6 yard run (1st and 10) - Solid run3 yard run (2nd and 4) - didn't get the 1st1 yard run (2nd and 8)5 yard run (1st and 10) - Solid run1 yard run (2nd and 3) - didn't get the 1stAlso had 1 catch for 10 yards. Doesn't sound good at all to me. In fact, that is the epitome of a Chris Perry line this year. I'd love to hear if it sounds better than that, but this has the makings of a "lets give Watson a shot" situation to me.
Not too many of those games on the upcoming schedule:@ Houston (#25 fantasy rush defense)Benson looked far better than Perry has this year. He showed much more ability to hit the hole than Perry did. I think Benson could have some good games against weaker Ds.