Bengals’ Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden says he expects Brandon Tate and Armon Binns to share the majority of the 1st team receiver snaps in Training Camp opposite AJ Green. It’s possible that he is just letting the veterans get the first crack, before their two rookies, Mohamed Sanu (3rd round) and Marvin Jones (5th round). However, it’s also a sign that Sanu might not be nearly the favorite some thought he was.
None of these receivers are draftable in fantasy. There’s no clear favorite and Cincinnati’s passing offense is really only good enough to have one fantasy relevant wide receiver this year (AJ Green). Besides, none of these guys are that talented. Sanu and Jones are mere rookies and rookies normally take at least a year to adjust to the speed of the NFL and learn a much more complex playbook.
Tate, meanwhile, has struggled whenever he was counted on in New England and things won’t get any better now that he has a worse quarterback. Binns is an inexperienced 2011 undrafted free agent who has never caught a pass in the NFL. There doesn’t appear to be a clear favorite right now, but whoever wins the job, the #2 receiver position should be a weakness on the Bengals’ offense at least for this season.