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Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals

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Draft: 2017 Round 2 (16)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 226 DOB: 1996-07-24 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#12 3 2.08

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 CIN 14 178 626 3.5 4 34 30 287 9.6 0 115.3 8.2
2018 CIN 4 71 336 4.7 2 19 13 99 7.6 1 61.5 15.4
2018 (Projected) CIN   272 1,060 3.9 7   43 333 7.7 2 193.3  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Right here in this space last season I predicted the o-line could be a problem for Mixon's fantasy production, and that turned out to be an understatement. Not only did Mixon look sluggish at times, but the amount of times he ran into defensive brick walls was comical. His 3.5 yards-per-carry average was a sorry 41st among running backs. Despite the agonizingly slow production, he also got hit by the injury bug a few times, missing some snaps and two games with head and ankle injuries. To top it all off, Gio Bernard had little problem finding running room behind the same shoddy offensive line, so as a whole it was a rough debut season for the former Sooner.

With the bad news out of the way, let's take a look a few reasons why Mixon has a chance to climb into the RB1 conversation. First, it's easy to forget that he would have likely been the first running back off the board last season if not for his off the field issues, so the talent is there. Next, he's dedicated himself this offseason to getting leaner and faster, dropping 10 pounds. The coaching staff has thrown their own weight behind finally making Mixon the bell-cow on offense, and the additions to the o-line, while not earth shattering, have to be an improvement on the disaster from last season. The volume that didn't exist last year should be there, and if he can get over 4.0 yards-per-carry, he should be able to hit the 1,000 yard plateau. With a chance to catch 40+ passes, and goal-line work to himself, Mixon has the combination of workload and talent to make a leap in his second year. He's an ideal pick as a RB2, that if things align, could give you a few RB1 weeks.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Joe Mixon
RB2RB3 Mark Walton
RB3RB2 Giovani Bernard
Bengals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bigger role for Mark Walton?
Mixon could see reduced snaps
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 7, 9:55 am

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon back in the lineup today for the #Bengals, but with him being out the last couple weeks don’t expect him to be used in an every down manner. With Gio Bernard out today, expect Mark Walton to get some carries. #bengals #dolphins (Dianna Russini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We've had multiple reports over the last couple days that Mixon could be limited as he returns from his knee injury. Expect to start and lead the team in running back touches but he might not be cast in a workhorse role. He's a solid RB2 with RB1 upside if touchdowns work in his favor.


Injury Giovani Bernard, John Ross out for Bengals
Bernard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 5, 11:45 am

Cincinnati Bengals
John Ross, Giovani Bernard, Billy Price all out. Expect a roster move later today moving Eifert to IR and promoting Burfict off roster exemption. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Bernard expected to miss a couple weeks, Joe Mixon will resume his starting role in the offense. Head coach Marvin Lewis hinted Mixon might get his usual workload due to lack of conditioning during rehab. Expect to see Mark Walton get some carries against the Dolphins as well.


Injury Mixon practicing, Giovani Bernard sits
Bengals running back
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 3, 12:45 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard not practicing today. Got hurt at end of Atlanta game. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bernard got banged around in Week 4 and missed the final few plays of the game. Joe Mixon is practicing today and appears on track to play this week. Hopefully we'll get a clearer picture of the Bengals backfield later in the week.


Injury Mixon misses practice Thursday, Bernard limited
Mixon running, cutting
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 27, 1:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon said his knee "feels great" running, cutting and conditioning. Could he play Sunday? "I wish... just waiting 'till they clear me." (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mixon was officially listed as DNP on Wednesday and Thursday while Giovani Bernard was listed as limited. It appears Mixon will miss this week but has a good chance of returning to action in Week 5.


Injury Joe Mixon expected to have knee surgery
Cleanup procedure
By: Doug Orth | Fri Sep 14, 7:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon came out of Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens multiple times, gritting through pain to help finish out the 34-23 win. Reports indicate Mixon will need arthroscopic surgery on his knee and sought a second opinion. The issue is not thought to be serious through the lens of the season, but could keep Mixon out for a couple games, via Adam Schefter. The good news for the Bengals is they have 10 days off until they play at Carolina. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

FFToday's Take: Arthroscopic procedures are typically come with a 2-4 week recovery time. While Mixon is out, Giovani Bernard will take over as the lead back with Tra Carson and Mark Walton filling out the depth chart. The Bengals schedule includes: @Carolina, @ Atlanta, Miami and Pittsburgh.


HC "liked" Joe Mixon's Week 1 workload
Piled up 17 carries and five catches in opener
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 10, 7:05 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Marvin Lewis: likes Joe Mixon's number of catches (five) and thinks he can carry it 22 times. (Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson)

FFToday's Take: The only other thing owners could have asked for in the opener was a touchdown. While owners have to be pleased with his Week 1 workload and production (149 total yards), not all of his upcoming opponents will be as accommodating as the Colts. Things figure to get more difficult over the next three weeks, starting Thursday against the Ravens.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at IND W 34-23 17 95 5.6 1 7 5 54 10.8 0 20.9
2 BAL W 34-23 21 84 4.0 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 8.7
5 MIA W 27-17 22 93 4.2 0 4 3 22 7.3 1 17.5
6 PIT L 21-28 11 64 5.8 1 7 4 20 5.0 0 14.4

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL L 0-20 8 9 1.1 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 2.4
2 HOU L 9-13 9 36 4.0 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 4.1
3 at GB L 24-27 18 62 3.4 0 3 3 39 13.0 0 10.1
4 at CLE W 31-7 17 29 1.7 0 4 4 19 4.8 0 4.8
5 BUF W 20-16 15 51 3.4 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.1
7 at PIT L 14-29 7 48 6.9 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 6.8
8 IND W 24-23 11 18 1.6 0 3 3 91 30.3 0 10.9
9 at JAC L 7-23 13 31 2.4 1 4 3 15 5.0 0 10.6
10 at TEN L 20-24 9 37 4.1 1 3 1 3 3.0 0 10.0
11 at DEN W 20-17 20 49 2.5 0 2 2 0 0.0 0 4.9
12 CLE W 30-16 23 114 5.0 1 3 3 51 17.0 0 22.5
13 PIT L 20-23 7 34 4.9 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 4.2
16 DET W 26-17 3 12 4.0 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 3.2
17 at BAL W 31-27 18 96 5.3 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 9.7

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