Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart

  • HC: Zac Taylor
  • OC: Brian Callahan
  • DC: Lou Anarumo
  • ST: Darrin Simmons
Updated: 09/29/2022 5:51PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR1Chase, Ja'Marr 21/117Morgan, Stanley CF19
RWR85Higgins, Tee 20/280Thomas, Mike U/LAR
SWR83Boyd, Tyler 16/211Taylor, Trent U/SF
LT73Williams, Jonah 19/170Smith, D'Ante 21/4
LG67Volson, Cordell 22/479Carman, Jackson 21/2
C64Karras, Ted U/NE63Hill, Trey 21/6
RG65Cappa, Alex U/TB74Scharping, Max W/Hou
RT71Collins, La'el CC/Dal77Adeniji, Hakeem 20/6
TE88Hurst, Hayden U/Atl84Wilcox, Mitchell CF2086Asiasi, Devin W/NE
QB9Burrow, Joe 20/18ALLEN, BRANDON SF20
RB28Mixon, Joe 17/234Perine, Samaje W/Mia25Evans, Chris 21/632Williams, Trayveon 19/6
Defense
DEF          
LDE94Hubbard, Sam 18/396Sample, Cam 21/4
NT68Tupou, Josh CF1797Tufele, Jay W/Jax
DT92Hill, BJ T/NYG95Carter, Zach 22/3
RDE91Hendrickson, Trey U/NO58Ossai, Joseph 21/393Gunter, Jeff 22/7
WLB55Wilson, Logan 20/351Bailey, Markus 20/7
MLB57Pratt, Germaine 19/359Davis-Gaither, Akeem 20/444Johnston, Clay W/Car
LCB20Apple, Eli SF2133Flowers, Tre W/Sea
SS24Bell, Vonn U/NO31THOMAS, MICHAEL SF21
FS30Bates III, Jessie 18/223Hill, Dax 22/1
RCB22Awuzie, Chidobe U/Dal
NB21Hilton, Mike U/Pit35Davis, Jalen SF20
Special Teams
ST          
PT10HUBER, KEVIN 09/5
PK2McPherson, Evan 21/5
LS48Adomitis, Cal CF22
H10HUBER, KEVIN 09/5
KO2McPherson, Evan 21/5
PR11Taylor, Trent U/SF83Boyd, Tyler 16/2
KR25Evans, Chris 21/611Taylor, Trent U/SF
Practice Squad
PS          
PS42George, Allan CB6Browning, Jake QB4Chrisman, Drue PT76Cochran, Devin OT82Bowers, Nick TE
PS66Gilliam, Nate OG16Irwin, Trenton WR69Johnson III, Raymond DE18Lassiter II, Kwamie WR39Tell III, Marvell CB
PS45Scales, Tegray LB99Shelvin, Tyler NT37Corker, Yusuf S72Davis, Domenique DT47Jones, Keandre LB
Reserves
RES          
RES36Holyfield, Elijah IR62Brown, Ben IR40Wilson, Brandon PUP49Bachie, Joe PUP46HARRIS, CLARK IR
RES75Prince, Isaiah IR29Taylor-Britt, Cam IR90Kareem, Khalid IR26Anderson, Tycen IR89Sample, Drew IR
RES98Reader, DJ IR

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

The Bengals keep the skill positions mostly intact from an offense that broke through in 2021. Cincinnati followed 4 straight years at 26th or worse in yardage by ranking 13th last season. The team finished 7th in scoring after slotting 29th and 30th the 2 years prior.

Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd return to lead the WR corps. There’s minimal change even among their backups, with former 7th-round pick Auden Tate the most notable departure.

QB Joe Burrow made it through a full season and the playoffs after tearing 2 knee ligaments in November of his rookie season. A lot will ride on him remaining healthy. Cincinnati continues to employ Brandon Allen – 56.2% completions and 6.1 yards per attempt through 3 years – as the backup.

The Bengals let lead TE C.J. Uzomah walk for a 3-year deal with the Jets in free agency. But they replaced him with Hayden Hurst on a 1-year contract. Hurst posted 3-year lows in receptions and receiving yards with Kyle Pitts joining him in Atlanta last season. He has also seen his yards per catch decline for 3 consecutive years. Hurst will already be 29 at the start of his 5th NFL campaign.

Cincinnati made its most significant changes on the offensive line. The Bengals improved their run-blocking vs. 2020 by Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus metrics last season. But the pass-blocking declined from an already-weak level. So the team imported former Cowboys RT La’el Collins and former Buccaneers RG Alex Cappa in free agency to further shore up the blocking.

In the backfield, 2nd-year RB Chris Evans could push Samaje Perine for the No. 2 role behind Joe Mixon. The starter saw his receiving role increase late last regular season and through the playoffs, but we’ll see whether that carries over into 2022.

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