Complete 2015 Projections

The default order for player projections is based on ESPN.com's recommended draft rankings, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk.

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     
PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. A.J. Green, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics11669104115.16220132
2015 Projections15090127214.185300176.1
2015 Outlook: After averaging 98 receptions, 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Green was plagued by injuries for the first time in his career, missing all or a significant portion of six games last season. When he was on the field, though, Green once again proved to be one of the busiest wideouts in the league, racking up 1,041 yards and 6 TDs on 69 receptions. Say what you want about Andy Dalton's ability, but he certainly gets Green the ball early and often. Entering his prime at age 27, Green has the look of a strong bounce-back candidate.
2. Jeremy Hill, Cin RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics22211245.19272150171
2015 Projections27712794.610221701204.6
2015 Outlook: Hill isn't a complete back, but what he does well -- grind north/south and pound potential tacklers -- is prized in fantasy. After Gio Bernard suffered a hip injury in Week 8 last season, the rookie Hill took over as the Bengals' early-down back and topped 140 yards four times in nine contests. He's not a terrible pass catcher or blocker, but Bernard does those things better and is quicker, so he'll play in most third-down and passing situations. While that means Hill's production has the potential to be dependent on game flow, we'll take the walloping half of an RB platoon every time. Hill has a great chance to be among the NFL's TD leaders.
3. Giovani Bernard, Cin RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics1686804.05433492132
2015 Projections1355524.15594571134.3
2015 Outlook: Bernard will lay down some of the prettiest highlights you'll ever see: weaving, electric masterpieces that make him one of the game's most fearsome open-field RBs. But he's also a two-steps-forward, one-step-back kind of runner, and as 2014 rolled on, Cincy fell out of love with that approach. Bernard injured his hip in Week 8, and by the time he returned, rookie Jeremy Hill had excelled in the lead role. Make no mistake, there should be work for both men. From Week 12 on last season, Hill averaged 20 touches per game and Bernard averaged 13.3. But if you're taking one Cincy back early, it's Hill, not Bernard.
4. Marvin Jones, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics0000.000000
2015 Projections77.14761113.03530082
2015 Outlook: Jones, who missed the entire 2014 season with foot and ankle injuries, is the favorite to start opposite A.J. Green this year. The Cal product defied logic in 2013 by scoring 10 touchdowns on only 51 receptions while operating in a situational capacity. He's obviously not a realistic candidate to have a repeat performance in OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system, but Jones has the ability to become a reliable second target for Andy Dalton. Considering that Mohamed Sanu produced a top-40 fantasy season in his place, Jones is worth a look as your fifth receiver.
5. Andy Dalton, Cin QBYEARC/AYDSTDINTRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics309/48233981917601694210
2015 Projections327/53037202018561782218.2
2015 Outlook: Dalton finished 2013 a shocking fifth in QB fantasy points. But savvy owners knew it was a mirage -- a point confirmed last year, when he ranked 18th. The Red Rifle is one of the NFL's most "scheme-able" throwers; he thinks his arm is stronger than it is, and he consistently puts passes in traffic. WR A.J. Green makes up for a multitude of his QB's sins, but the interceptions always arrive. (His 66 picks over the past four years is second most in the NFL.) Add a two-headed backfield of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, and the Bengals are better off when Dalton isn't throwing a ton. He shouldn't be more than a bye-week fill-in on your team.
6. Tyler Eifert, Cin TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics333712.300003
2015 Projections66.54754911.7300071.5
2015 Outlook: A 2013 first-rounder, Eifert has been a big ol' bust so far. He played second fiddle to Jermaine Gresham in his rookie year, and then in 2014, he dislocated his elbow in Week 1, requiring season-ending surgery. The Bengals let Gresham walk this winter and drafted Tyler Kroft, meaning it's Eifert's job to win. We have high hopes: He's a terrific leaper with uncommon quickness for his size (6-6, 250). We wouldn't be remotely shocked to see him become a fantasy starter this year. But it hasn't happened yet, and Andy Dalton is his QB, so some skepticism is justified.
7. Mohamed Sanu, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics985679014.157510113
2015 Projections37.82325110.92643041
8. Jason Campbell, Cin QBYEARC/AYDSTDINTRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics11/1974001100
2015 Projections--/----------------
9. Mike Nugent, Cin KYEAR1-3940-4950+TOTXPPTS
2014 Statistics16/1810/120/326/3339/39120
2015 Projections15/169/112/426/3137/37123
10. Alex Smith, Cin TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics0000.000000
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11. Clark Harris, Cin TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics0000.000000
2015 Projections------------------
12. Josh Johnson, Cin QBYEARC/AYDSTDINTRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics0/00000000
2015 Projections--/----------------
13. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics000.000000
2015 Projections----------------
14. Cedric Peerman, Cin RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics15432.9032705
2015 Projections294.500000
15. Brandon Tate, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics261719311.41321021
2015 Projections------------------