Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders Matchup Preview 11/17/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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The winless (0-9) Bengals travel across the nation to take on the (5-4) Raiders. It is not the year for the Bengals as they have the potential of joining the elite club of 0-16s. Ryan Finley is now the starting quarterback and will have a nice matchup against the poor Oakland secondary. A.J. Green will be sitting out another week with his ankle injury which means Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate will need to step up. The Raiders have been rolling the last two weeks with wins over the Lions and the Chargers. They are playing catchup in the AFC West. Thanks to other teams beating up on the Chiefs, they are now just a half game out of first place. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, November 17
Time: 4:25pm ET
Location: RingCentral Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Coverage: CBS

Injury Report

Cincinnati Bengals: TE Drew Sample (O), WR A.J. Green (O), OT Bobby Hart (Q), G Alex Redmond (Q), DT Geno Atkins (Q)
Oakland Raiders: OT Trent Brown (Q), OT David Sharpe (O), WR Dwayne Harris (Q), S Lamarcus Joyner (O)

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

Cincinnati BengalsThe Bengals have not looked good this year and the absence of A.J. Green hasn’t helped. Joe Mixon hasn’t been good at all with an average of 48.2 yards per game. Andy Dalton has disappointed to the point that the Bengals replaced him with Ryan Finley. The change didn’t show much good against the Ravens last week. The Bengals are hoping for a different outcome this week against the Raiders who will provide an easier time for Finley. His first game jitters should be out of the way, making room for improvement this week.

The way to beat the Raiders is through the air. They have allowed 283.2 passing yards per game which is the third-highest in the league. They also have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns. The one problem for the Bengals is their lack of a star receiver. Tyler Boyd has stepped up in A.J. Green’s spot as the number one receiver, but he is no A.J. Green. It will be important for Boyd and Auden Tate to get it going early.

Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart

QB: Ryan Finley
RB1: Joe Mixon
RB2: Giovani Bernard
WR1: Alex Erickson
WR2: Auden Tate
WR3: Tyler Boyd
TE: C.J. Uzomah

Oakland Raiders Analysis

Oakland RaidersThe Raiders are coming off a two-win streak and now are within striking distance in the AFC West. Their win last week against the Chargers was huge in building momentum into the end of the season. This week serves as a potential easy victory to tie them for first place for at least a day. The Chiefs play Monday night against the Chargers and hold a half game lead over the Raiders. There is no good reason for why the Raiders can’t win this week.

The Bengals have one of the worst offenses in the league,averaging 15.2 points per game. If the Raiders’ defense can make a few stops, they will be just fine. Josh Jacobs should be able to run all over the Bengals. They have the worst run defense in the league, averaging 173 rushing yards per game. Jacobs is the main back and should be getting all the workload.

Oakland Raiders Depth Chart

QB: Derek Carr
RB1: Josh Jacobs
RB2: Jalen Richard
WR1: Tyrell Williams
WR2: Zay Jones
WR3: Hunter Renfrow
TE: Darren Waller

Daily Fantasy: Josh Jacobs

Like I mentioned above, the Bengals have the worst run defense. With Jacobs being the single back for the Raiders, he should be getting a ton of work this week. He has gotten a touchdown in each of the past two weeks and that streak should continue after Week 11. My top sleeper of the week is Auden Tate. With A.J. Green missing another game, he will be able to show us what he’s got. The Raiders are terrible against the pass and most of the yards will be either going to Tyler Boyd or Tate. Tate is sparsely owned in leagues and would work as a solid starter this week.

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