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The NFL season will start ramping up later this month as training camps start around the league. With that, veterans and rookies come together and start to build what their teams will look like for 2017. One important piece of that building with be the relationships forged between that of the quarterback and his top targets for the season.
Highlighting the Bengals at No. 14 is obviously WR A.J. Green, whose 116.3 passer rating when targeted was good enough for 12th best in the league. Brandon LaFell saw the 25th highest at 106.1 and Tyler Boyd hauled in the 12th most yards from the slot. In addition to Green, LaFell and Boyd, RB Giovani Bernard finished with the 15th highest yards per route run among running backs while fielding the 10th highest receiving grade out of the backfield. QB Andy Dalton had success throwing at his onslaught of targets, fielding the 11th highest adjusted completion percentage, and factoring in TE Tyler Eifert with the rookie combination of speedy-John Ross, big-bodied Josh Malone and the all-around talents of RB Joe Mixon, and don’t be surprised if the Bengals don’t rise from No. 14.
By: Cam Mellor