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Cincinnati Bengals 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Cincinnati Bengals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bengals:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

3. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

It won't take long to submit this card. Sewell is easily the most dominant offensive lineman in this class, and he's still only 19. The light-footed bulldozer would ensure Joe Burrow's blind side is clean for the foreseeable future. Sewell's presence would significantly upgrade Cincinnati's Achilles heel; over the summer, PFF ranked the Bengals' offensive line No. 31 in the NFL. Sewell and Jonah Williams would solve the tackle issue, leaving Cincinnati a few interior starters away from turning a negative position group into a positive.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

4. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Parsons' "eliteness" rivals that of Sewell. He's a two-time member of Bruce Feldman's Freaks List and runs in the 4.4s at nearly 250 pounds. In our six years of grading college football, Parsons' 94.8 run-defense grade is second to only Reuben Foster's ridiculous 2016 season. The Bengals have thrown a lot at the linebacker position recently, but Parsons is too talented to pass up here.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

5. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

What else needs to be said other than: reunion! Getting Burrow his top target from the college ranks to run it back as Cincinnati prepares to move on from an aging A.J. Green is a no-brainer.

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Cincinnati Bengals 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Cincinnati Bengals from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Cincinnati Bengals rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Week 1 NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Bengals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

They are the favorites to be the really fun bad team. Joe Burrow is coming off of a 60-touchdown college season and a national championship. Reports out of Bengals camp were encouraging, and Burrow's teammates seem to have taken a liking to him. Cincinnati's offensive line still has questions, and while the defensive talent is better than last season, it's still not good. Having said all that, watching Burrow play football again -- now at the NFL level -- is one of the things I'm most looking forward to this season.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 25

They will be much improved this season with Joe Burrow at quarterback. The offense should be good. But I still think they are a year away, and will be a playoff team in 2021.

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Cincinnati Bengals: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Bengals in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13vs. Los Angeles Chargers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20at Cleveland Browns8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11at Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18at Indianapolis Colts1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9BYE
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Washington Redskins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29vs. New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6at Miami Dolphins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Dallas Cowboys1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20vs. Pittsburgh Steelers8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27at Houston Texans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets

The Cincinnati Bengals have the 27th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Cincinnati Bengals - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Cincinnati Bengals.

11Joe BurrowQBLSU
233Tee HigginsWRClemson
365Logan WilsonLBWyoming
4107Akeem Davis-GaitherLBAppalachian State
5147Khalid KareemEDGENotre Dame
6180Hakeem AdenijiGKansas
7215Markus BaileyLBPurdue

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Cincinnati Bengals rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB15.88 (14)49.28 (21)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.91 (9)53.88 (19)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.24 (22)60.71 (27)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE7.13 (12)24.23 (8)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Cincinnati Bengals running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

Joe Mixon252.21084.56.9447.6390.31.67199.14
One of just three backs with 275-plus touches in each of the past two seasons, Mixon started slowly last year but finished strong -- RB4 over final eight weeks with 177/817/5 (4.62 YPC) rushing and 16/177 (11.06 Y/R) receiving. Both the offense overall and the offensive line should be better in 2020, which should help to carry over his second-half momentum into 2020.
Giovani Bernard52.6205.11.2628.7229.60.8656.19
Bernard set career lows in touches (83), targets (43) and receptions (30) in 2019 and has averaged just 6.21 touches per game since the Bengals drafted Mixon compared to 12.93 touches per game before Mixon (2013-17). At this point, he's nothing more than a handcuff, at best.
Trayveon Williams27.3113.30.555.338.20.0818.93
Samaje Perine13.80.020000.5

MORE: See our full Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Projections

Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Joe Mixon Average Draft Position

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Cincinnati Bengals Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Cincinnati Bengals are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageKen Anderson - 32,838
Rushing YardageCorey Dillon - 8,061
Receiving YardageChad Johnson - 10,783
SacksCarlos Dunlap - 81.5
InterceptionsKen Riley - 65
Coaching WinsMarvin Lewis - 131

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