Best Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football Team Names For 2023

Written By Mike Breen on August 17, 2023

The 2023 NFL season kicks off in just a few weeks, with Ohio’s teams starting their seasons playing each other head-to-head. The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Browns in Cleveland on Sept. 10.

Ohio sportsbooks will be as busy as ever once the season kicks off, but in the meantime fantasy football is the top priority for millions of Ohio sports fans who are currently prepping for their drafts, knee-deep in player stats and projections as they make plans for their upcoming campaigns.

Fantasy team owners likely have their eyes on a few Bengals for their drafts. Cincinnati currently has four players in most fantasy experts’ overall Top 50, including wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who most outlets have ranked either second or third overall.

Fellow Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, running back Joe Mixon and quarterback Joe Burrow round out the Cincinnati players most highly recommended by fantasy experts this year.

Outside of developing draft strategies, a less important but sometimes more fun element of fantasy football preseason prep is choosing the perfect team name. That’s where we come in: Here are the best Cincinnati Bengals fantasy football team names for 2023.

Finding the perfect Cincinnati-style fantasy team name

If you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan — or you’ve managed to nab one of those top Bengals in the fantasy football draft — and you’re looking for a Who Dey-themed team name this year, we’ve searched high and low to collect some of the more clever, punny monikers.

Our search took us to the depths of Reddit, as well as a few other outlets, including the Bengals’ hometown newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, which recently solicited fantasy team owners to send in their best Cincy-themed names.

Read on for player specific names as well as a few other Bengals-inspired suggestions. They’re not all winners, but maybe these can at least give you a jumping off point to craft your own perfect team name.


Ja’Marr Chase fantasy team names

In just two seasons, Chase has emerged as one of the top receivers in the NFL, rivaled for the top spot by his old LSU teammate Justin Jefferson. That’s reflected in their fantasy rankings — Jefferson is almost universally ranked the top WR and top overall fantasy draft option this season, followed closely by Chase.

Chase had 87 receptions for 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns last season, despite missing four games due to injury. Chase averaged 20.2 fantasy points per game last year — fourth-best at his position.

Chase fantasy team names:

  • Super Ja’Marrio Brothers
  • Ja’Marr Ja Merrier
  • 30 Seconds Ja’Marr’s
  • Ja’Marr-a-Lago
  • Chasein’ Griddys
  • Ja’Marrs Attacks!
  • The Chase of Spades
  • Critical Chase Theory

Joe Burrow fantasy team names

Bengals fans were anxious when Burrow went down in preseason practice with a calf strain. And, despite the team saying he will be fine and on the field for the season opener, some fantasy owners might be a little reluctant to waste too-high of a draft pick on him.

But if everything clicks again for Burrow this year, it could be a risk worth taking. Most fantasy QB rankings have Burrow between fourth and sixth. Last season, Burrow threw for 4,475 yards, with a career-high 35 passing touchdowns, plus five rushing touchdowns and 257 yards rushing.

Burrow averaged 26.3 fantasy points per game last season. That mark was fifth among QBs, and with an improved offensive line and weapons like Chase and Higgins, Burrow could easily take another big step in his fourth season.

Burrow fantasy team names:

  • Better Business Burrow
  • Joe-vid 19
  • Burrow-NaVirus
  • On Burrowed Time
  • Just Joe-King
  • Geaux Jeaux Burreaux
  • Beg Burrow and Steal
  • Joe-ver the Rhine (a nod to Cincinnati neighborhood Over-the-Rhine)

Joe Mixon fantasy team names

Mixon’s production was down last season, as he missed three games and rushed for nearly 400 yards less than he did in the 2021 season. The usually sturdy running back, who took a pay cut to stay in Cincinnati this year, is looking to get back to that Super Bowl season form, with Chris Evans and Chase Brown nipping at his heels to take over the team’s RB1 role. All of those factors could give Mixon the extra inspiration he needs to be a productive fantasy running back.

Experts have Mixon ranked overall somewhere between the mid-20s and high-30s, and on average he’s ranked around 11th among all running backs.

Mixon fantasy team names:

  • The Mixon Administration
  • MixON MixOFF
  • Sir Mixon-a-lot
  • Catalina Wine Mixon
  • Mixon Match

Tee Higgins fantasy team names

Higgins is one of the best WR2s in the NFL and he’s also seen as a strong WR2 for fantasy owners. Higgins’ overall rank among experts averages around 26th and he’s considered on average to be around the 13th best wide receiver available, a solid third or fourth round pickup.

Higgins isn’t as flashy as some of his peers (and a certain teammate) but he’s praised as a model of performance consistency. For some reason, that doesn’t seem to inspire a lot of fantasy owners to base their team names on him.

Higgins fantasy team names:

  • All Eyez on Tee
  • Tee Party
  • Iced Tee

Evan McPherson fantasy team names

Bengals kicker Evan “Money Mac” McPherson has become a fan favorite and fantasy experts are pretty high on him, as well. Most fantasy rankings have him in the top five of kickers to potentially draft.

McPherson-inspired team names:

  • Kick Fear Son
  • No McFEARson
  • Evan Almighty
  • Money Mac & Cheese

Miscellaneous Bengals fantasy team names

Here are few more potential Bengals-themed fantasy team name options not tied to just one player:

  • Who Dey and the Blowfish
  • My Pronouns are Who/Dey
  • Bingo Bango Bengo
  • Ja’MarrBurrow Men
  • Don’t Joe Chasin’ Waterfalls
  • 9-1-Won (a 911-themed play on Burrow’s and Chase’s jersey numbers)
  • Into the Boyd (for receiver Tyler Boyd)
  • Don’t Trenton Me (for yet another Bengals receiver, Trenton Irwin)
  • Ickey Shufflers (a throwback tribute to Bengals great Ickey Woods)

Ohio daily fantasy sports options

Late-August is prime drafting season for season-long leagues, aka typical fantasy leagues where friends, family and coworkers draft one squad for the season with bragging rights (and often a little cash) on the line.

But Ohio daily fantasy sports operators offer contests every week of the NFL season. Some DFS contests only include a single game, like an “island game” on a Monday or Thursday night.

Ohio currently has 17 active daily fantasy sports operators offering fantasy contests of all shapes and sizes.

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Mike Breen covers Ohio’s budding sports betting industry for PlayOhio, focusing on online sportsbooks and the state’s responsible gambling initiatives. He has over two decades of experience covering sports, news, music, arts and culture in Ohio.

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