Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart 2018 Bengals Depth Chart

6-10, 4th AFC North

at PIT

6:00 pm GMT, 12/30

Cincinnati ended the season with many of their opening week starters on the injured reserve. Andy Dalton went down in the middle of the year, and so did A.J. Green within the last few weeks. When healthy we knew Dalton and Green are the top of their depth chart. Jeff Driskel was backing up Dalton when absent, and Green’s absence left more opportunity for Tyler Boyd and John Ross. Joe Mixon was going to be the workhorse back when Cincinnati let go of Jeremy Hill and pushed Giovani Bernard back to the RB2 spot. This was good news for Mixon and he delivered a strong season as the Bengals RB1. Boyd stepped up as a WR2 this year, but behind him it was a mix of Ross and Alex Erickson. Neither looked great, and moving forward this spot is one the Bengals need to fill. Cincinnati also lost both tight ends this year as Tyler Eifert had a nasty ankle injury, and Tyler Kroft missed the second half of the season as well. This left the door open for C.J. Uzomah to be the TE1 in Cincinnati, but he didn’t have the same effect.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
95
#3 WR
70
#125 WR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
95
#3 WR
70
#125 WR
Tight End TE
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
67
#80 OLB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
66
#108 OLB
78
#32 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
67
#80 OLB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
66
#108 OLB
78
#32 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

QBs
Player Rating
Andy Dalton A. Dalton
79
Jeff Driskel J. Driskel
68
Tom Savage T. Savage
73
Brad Kaaya B. Kaaya
67
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Andy Dalton A. Dalton
79
QB 1 11 21 365 226 61.9 2566 7 11 16 99 9 0
Jeff Driskel J. Driskel
68
QB 2 9 16 176 105 59.7 1003 5.7 2 25 130 14.4 2
Tom Savage T. Savage
73
QB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Kaaya B. Kaaya
67
QB 3
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Joe Mixon J. Mixon
83
RB 1 42.5 0 RB 1 42.5 0 55 43 296 6.9 21 1 237 1168 51 8 4.9 83.4
Giovani Bernard G. Bernard
82
RB 2 27.6 0 RB 2 27.6 0 48 35 218 6.2 26 0 56 211 23 3 3.8 17.6
Mark Walton M. Walton
68
RB 3 6.6 0 RB 3 6.6 0 8 5 41 8.2 24 0 14 34 10 0 2.4 2.4
Jarveon Williams J. Williams
65
RB 6 RB 6
WRs
Player Rating
AJ Green A. Green
95
John Ross J. Ross
75
Tyler Boyd T. Boyd
76
Josh Malone J. Malone
66
Alex Erickson A. Erickson
63
Cody Core C. Core
70
Jared Murphy J. Murphy
68
Devonte Boyd D. Boyd
69
Levonte Whitfield L. Whitfield
65
Kayaune Ross K. Ross
67
Monty Madaris M. Madaris
64
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
AJ Green A. Green
95
LWR 1 51 77 46 694 60 15.1 38 6 0 0 0 0 0
John Ross J. Ross
75
RWR 2 46.2 58 21 210 40 10 39 7 4 9 0 2.2 0.7
Tyler Boyd T. Boyd
76
RWR 3 55.2 108 76 1028 70 13.5 49 7 2 3 0 1.5 0.2
Josh Malone J. Malone
66
LWR 4 7.6 5 1 12 20 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Erickson A. Erickson
63
RWR 6 22.6 29 20 167 70 8.4 28 0 3 22 0 7.3 1.4
Cody Core C. Core
70
LWR 7 22.3 28 13 160 50 12.3 30 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jared Murphy J. Murphy
68
WR 9
Devonte Boyd D. Boyd
69
WR 10
Levonte Whitfield L. Whitfield
65
WR 11
Kayaune Ross K. Ross
67
WR 11
Monty Madaris M. Madaris
64
WR 61
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Tyler Eifert T. Eifert
88
TE 1 33 19 15 179 80 11.9 29 1
Tyler Kroft T. Kroft
78
TE 2 23.2 6 4 36 70 9 16 0
CJ Uzomah C. Uzomah
76
TE 3 52.6 64 43 439 70 10.2 29 3
Mason Schreck M. Schreck
66
TE 5 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cethan Carter C. Carter
69
TE 6

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Cincinnati Bengals Bengals
80
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Cincinnati Bengals
80
28.4 413.6 275.9 137.8 34 6 12
Special Teams Rating
Cincinnati Bengals Bengals
78
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Cincinnati Bengals
78
0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Jessie Bates III J. B. III
73
FS 1 69.6 111 0 0 3 1
Dre Kirkpatrick D. Kirkpatrick
79
LCB 1 59.5 41 2 0 0 0
Shawn Williams S. Williams
82
SS 1 62.2 110 2 1 5 1
William Jackson III W. J. III
83
RCB 1 66.5 41 2 0 0 0
Darqueze Dennard D. Dennard
77
NB 1 51.9 68 1.5 0 0 0
Clayton Fejedelem C. Fejedelem
62
SS 2 10.6 35 0 2 0 1
Brandon Wilson B. Wilson
65
FS 2 3.2 11 0 0 0 0
Tony McRae T. McRae
69
RCB 2 6.8 9 0 0 0 0
Trayvon Henderson T. Henderson
67
FS 3
Darius Phillips D. Phillips
67
RCB 3 15.5 22 0 1 0 0
Davontae Harris D. Harris
65
DB 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Randy Bullock R. Bullock
78
PK 1 96 19 82.6 51 39 0 4 7 6 2
Tristan Vizcaino T. Vizcaino
K 2
Punters Rating
Kevin Huber K. Huber
75
Punters Rating Depth Position
Kevin Huber K. Huber
75
P 1

Last Week's Bengals Starting Lineup

QB
Player Rating
Jeff Driskel J. Driskel
68
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Joe Mixon J. Mixon
83
RB 1 33 0 1 2 2 0 2 2 13 1 105 8.1 51 0
Giovani Bernard G. Bernard
82
RB 2 19 0 5 8 9 0 4 8 3 2 7 2.3 4 0
Mark Walton M. Walton
68
RB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
John Ross J. Ross
75
WR 1 48 5 1 1 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Erickson A. Erickson
63
WR 2 41 6 6 63 100 10.5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Auden Tate A. Tate
65
WR 3 33 3 1 15 30 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Core C. Core
70
WR 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Malone J. Malone
66
WR 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Bengals Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at PIT 13-16 L Jeff Driskel (QB), Giovani Bernard (RB), Cody Core (WR1), Alex Erickson (WR2), John Ross (WR3), CJ Uzomah (TE), Bobby Hart (OT), Cordy Glenn (OT), Billy Price (C), Alex Redmond (G), Clint Boling (G)
Week 16: 12/23/18 at CLE 18-26 L Jeff Driskel (QB), Joe Mixon (RB), John Ross (WR1), Cody Core (WR2), Alex Erickson (WR3), CJ Uzomah (TE), Bobby Hart (OT), Clint Boling (G), Alex Redmond (G), Billy Price (C), Cordy Glenn (OT)
Week 15: 12/16/18 vs OAK 30-16 W Jeff Driskel (QB), Joe Mixon (RB), Tyler Boyd (WR1), Alex Erickson (WR2), John Ross (WR3), CJ Uzomah (TE), Cordy Glenn (OT), Bobby Hart (OT), Alex Redmond (G), Clint Boling (G), Billy Price (C)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at LAC 21-26 L Jeff Driskel (QB), Joe Mixon (RB), Cody Core (WR1), John Ross (WR2), Tyler Boyd (WR3), CJ Uzomah (TE), Trey Hopkins (G), Alex Redmond (G), Bobby Hart (OT), Clint Boling (G), Billy Price (C)
Week 13: 12/2/18 vs DEN 10-24 L Jeff Driskel (QB), Joe Mixon (RB), Tyler Boyd (WR1), AJ Green (WR2), CJ Uzomah (TE), Trey Hopkins (G), Billy Price (C), Bobby Hart (OT), Alex Redmond (G), Clint Boling (G)

Preseason Analysis: Mixon's Time to Shine

The Bengals did not have a lot of offensive movement, even though their wide receiver core desperately needs it. Andy Dalton is still under center, but they did lose backup A.J. McCarron to the Bills. Cincinnati also let Jeremy Hill walk away, who was the odd man out with Joe Mixon in town. 2018 should have Mixon as a lead back with Giovani Bernard sprinkled in on receiving downs and to give Mixon rest. Bernard is a solid handcuff in 2018 if anything happens to Mixon, there is not much depth. The Bengals drafted John Ross last season, but injuries have hindered him so far. Brandon LaFell continues to still be a WR2 in Cincinnati, as for some reason they have not looked for a better option. The Bengals have two quality tight ends in Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft. Eifert is the guy, but has missed a lot of time over the last two seasons. Outside of A.J. Green and Joe Mixon, there are not a lot of playmakers currently in play. As Cincinnati turns to a more run heavy offense, the depth guys might not matter a whole lot unless injuries occur, and they have often in Cincy.

One NFL team that will be very interesting to follow in 2018 will be the Cincinnati Bengals. For the past 15 years, the Cincinnati Bengals have continued to be managed by head coach Marvin Lewis. Now entering his 16th season, Lewis seems to be on the hot seat more than ever before in his tenure with the team. As the coach of the Bengals, Lewis has led to the team to the playoffs 7 times, but has not been in the past three seasons. The team has also never won a playoff game under Lewis. Due to the need to succeed now, there are plenty of interesting storylines following the Bengals this year. This year, the Bengals will once again rely heavily on their offensive playmakers. For the past few seasons, the Bengals have been able to enjoy AJ Green as the leading wide receiver on the team. Since being drafted by the Bengals, Green and quarterback Andy Dalton have created one of the more formidable passing attacks in the league.

This year, the team will also work more to get second year running back Joe Mixon involved into the offensive schemes. Mixon is very talented, but did not have too much of an impact on the field last year. Mixon is widely expected to get far more playing time, especially considering running back Jeremy Hill left the team to join the Patriots. It is expected that Mixon will spend a lot of time catching passes out of the backfield while also spending some time spread out as a third or fourth wide receiver. Giovani Bernard will continue to take the bulk of the handoffs from the backfield. Including the loss of Hill, the Bengals lost a lot of good players to free agency over the offseason. This includes losing linebacker Kevin Minter and cornerback Adam Jones, both of which were stars of the defense last year. The Bengals also ended up losing quarterback AJ McCarron to the Buffalo Bills. McCarron was often considered one of the top backup quarterbacks in the league and the loss of depth at the position will be missed. The Bengals clearly are focused on improving their defense this year as well. During the draft, the Bengals used seven of their first eight draft picks on defensive players. This included drafting safety Jessie Bates III, who played for Kentucky last year. Bates is widely expected to help fill the void felt by the loss of Adam Jones. Bates will compete for a starting spot in the lineup right away and will likely fill in a lot initially on dime and nickel packages.