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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: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#19 4 4.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default 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
2017 (Projected) CIN   194 835 4.3 6   28 217 7.8 1 147.2  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
If you have Mixon off your board for personal reasons, much respect to you. I have a more cynical view when it comes to fantasy football. If a player's off-field behavior won't affect their weekly availability (i.e. suspensions), I'm interested. And when it comes to Joe Mixon's talent and on-field potential, I'm very interested. Mixon's blend of power, speed, and versatility made him possibly the most gifted running back in the draft this spring. His actions off the field led to his fall. Can the Bengals and fantasy owners benefit?

As runners like David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell become the new hotness, many owners want to find their own versions of game-changing dual threat backs. Mixon has this kind of potential, finishing with 1,900 total yards from scrimmage last season at Oklahoma. There's been news out of camp that Mixon is going to get the bulk of the work right from the get-go, but as much as I want to believe Mixon has that potential in 2017, there are some serious roadblocks to consider. The first are fellow teammates Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Bernard has been the Bengals' resident dual threat. He's coming off a torn ACL, and was expected to miss much of camp. But he's been on the field since the start and has apparently surprised coaches and teammates with his recovery. Hill has been a huge disappointment since his tantalizing rookie year in 2014. With that said he's still only 24, and has the support of the coaching staff. With Hill likely to steal goal line work, Mixon's upside is limited.

The 2nd and possibly bigger problem for Mixon is the state of the Bengals line. They weren't world beating last year, and they've lost their two best starters in the off-season. Despite being a need area, the line was hardly addressed in the draft or with an impact free agent. One knock on Mixon in the pre-draft process was vision, and finding the holes when the offensive line isn't mauling people is vital.

I've devoted this much space to Mixon because I believe he could be the next game changing fantasy runner, but I just don't believe it will be in 2017. With Bernard and Hill still having roles and Mixon a controversial rookie, the Bengals might ease in their newest asset. Mixon has RB1 talent, but as things stand in early August, and until I see the coaching staff back up the chatter, I think a low end RB2 finish is more realistic.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Joe Mixon
RB2RB2 Giovani Bernard
RB3RB3 Brian Hill
RB4RB4 Jeremy Hill
RB5RB5 Cedric Peerman
Bengals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Joe Mixon expected to be active
Will test anke in pre-game warmup
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 31, 8:00 am

Cincinnati Bengals
#Bengals RB Joe Mixon wants to test his ankle in pre-game today, but the team does expect him to be active against the #Ravens, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mixon has been limited in practice this week but should be back on the field in Week 17. His return knocks Giovani Bernard down the fantasy rankings making both risky fantasy plays on the road against the Ravens.

Injury Joe Mixon practices Wednesday
Still needs to clear concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 20, 4:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon is back to being a full participant in practice after missing two games with a concussion. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Mixon was a limited participant in practice last week but failed to clear the concussion protocol in time to play. A full practice today suggests he'll likely be ready for Week 16. Giovani Bernard would return to a backup role if Mixon is ready to go.

Injury Joe Mixon ruled out, Gio to start
Mixon doesn't clear concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 16, 1:40 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings. (Katherine Terrell on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mixon did practice this week but wasn't able to get cleared from the concussion protocol. Expect Giovani Bernard to start and see the bulk of the carries for the Bengals. The Vikings have allowed the 2nd fewest fantasy points to running backs.

Injury Mixon, Bernard limited on Thursday
Mixon returns to practice after missing Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 14, 1:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Good news for the Bengals, as Joe Mixon (concussion) returned to practice today in a limited capacity, as did Darqueze Dennard. Still no Dre Kirkpatrick or Vontaze Burfict though. Cedric Ogbuehi, Pat Sims, Shawn Williams and Giovani Bernard are limited. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Both Bengals RBs were limited Thursday which is an upgrade for Mixon and status quo for Bernard. At this point, we don't have any clarity on who will start but it's a positive sign for Mixon that he was able to get some work in today. The Bengals have a difficult matchup on the road against the Vikings in Week 15.

Injury Joe Mixon still in concussion protocol
Bernard limited in practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 13, 4:10 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon, Dre Kirkpatrick and Vontaze Burfict all still in concussion protocol. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mixon missed Week 14 with a concussion and isn't starting the week off on a good note. Meanwhile Giovani Bernard was limited Wednesday with a knee injury. There's no indication that Bernard's injury is serious enough to keep him out in Week 15. If he plays, Bernard will have a difficult matchup on the road against the Vikings-D.

Injury Joe Mixon ruled out, Gio to start
Mixon misses practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 8, 11:45 am

Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have ruled out six of their starters for Sunday's game against the Bears, including five on defense. Vontaze Burfict, Dre Kirkpatrick and Joe Mixon all sustained concussions on Monday, while cornerback Adam Jones injured his groin early in the game. Linebacker Nick Vigil and safety Shawn Williams had injuries prior to Monday night's game and have been ruled out as well. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Mixon missed practice all week and will be inactive in Week 14. Giovani Bernard will get the start and likely see the majority of snaps for the Bengals against the Browns. Brian Hill will serve in a backup role but isn't a fantasy option. With a solid RB2 outlook and upside for more, Gio will be a popular play in DFS and season-long leagues.

Injury Mixon misses practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 6, 2:30 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Starting cornerbacks Adam Jones (groin) and Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) were injured against the Steelers, as was starting running back Joe Mixon (concussion, shoulder) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion). None of those players participated in practice on Wednesday. (

FFToday's Take: If Mixon were to sit this week, Giovani Bernard would get the start with Brian Hill filling a backup role. The Bengals face the Bears this week. Chicago represents a neutral matchup for fantasy running backs.

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default 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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