A.J. Green told NFL Network he's hoping quarterback Andy Dalton receives a contract extension. "We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him," Green said. "I know he's my guy. I don't want any other quarterback throwing me the ball.
Green expressed this sentiment Friday and as we noted then, he and Dalton are not just tight on the field, but off as well. The Bengals should definitely take note of the relationship when they are making decisions on contracts. Keeping Green happy will be important as he is a game-breaking player. That's not to say that he won't be able to work with another quarterback, but if the Bengals don't have to make a change, perhaps they shouldn't. It's not like Dalton isn't a strong quarterback. He's just not at the elite level.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert