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Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green has attempted to tough out his injuries this year, but after re-aggravating his toe injury in Week 13, his 2018 NFL season is over. 

The Cincinnati Bengals have now lost their two of their top offensive players (QB Andy Dalton too) and will attempt to keep the ship afloat in the final four games with Jeff Driskel at the helm. It's a rough blow for Green, who had been banged up for much of the season. He finishes the year with 46 receptions for 694 yards and 6 touchdowns. 


It's yet another blow to a Bengals team that has seen a 4-1 start to the year turn into a 5-7 record. It's also a big hit to any fantasy owners who had Green heading into the playoffs. 


While it's a bit late to find a worthy replacement, there are some options out there to pick up to replace Green.


- Dante Pettis, WR, SF: Pettis was a trendy sleeper pick after his Week 1 performance, but it's taken until Week 12 for him to have a productive game again. The past two weeks he's hit 15.7 points and 27.2 points as the top wideout target for Nick Mullens. With the other 49ers receivers still sidelined, Pettis will continue to be fed targets all over the field. 


- Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: The Panthers have fallen down the standings, but Samuel has been a pleasant surprise the past three weeks. He's put up 14 points, 11.2 points, and 12.6 points over his last three games and has been fairly consistent since the Panthers early bye week. 


- Zay Jones, WR, BUF: The Bills have quietly had a great passing attack since Josh Allen returned from injury. Jones has been a major beneficiary as he had 4 receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns against Miami. In his last three games he has 19.3 points, 0 points, and 22.7 points, so he can go off but is still a risky sleeper pick at this time of year. 


As for the Bengals, they can't replace both their quarterback and No. 1 wideout, so it's probably best to stay away from their players until further notice. 


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