Giovani Bernard

#25 RB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 205 lb Age: 24 College: North Carolina Bye 7

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    Bengals' Giovani Bernard: 79 totals yards

    Bernard rushed eight times for 36 yards and caught five passes (on eight targets) for 43 yards in Monday night's loss to the Texans. Bernard's 36 rushing yards marked a game-high, evidencing the struggles both teams endured on the ground Monday night. Fortunately for Bernard's fantasy owners, he was able to salvage some production in the passing game, where his 43 yards actually set a season-high. In Week 11, Bernard and the Bengals have a tough road matchup against the Cardinals.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Bengals' Giovani Bernard: Plays very limited role

    Bernard rushed once for 12 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 22 more in Sunday's 16-10 win at Pittsburgh. Bernard surprisingly saw only three touches while fellow running back Jeremy Hill got 16. The two had been splitting touches nearly equally, so it's puzzling to see such a lopsided distribution. Hopefully Bernard will be more involved Thursday when the undefeated Bengals take on the generous Browns run defense.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushes for a score in Buffalo

    Bengals running back Giovani Bernard rushed eight times for 50 yards and a touchdown, and caught a pass for 23 yards Sunday against the Bills. Bernard made the most of his nine touches, picking up 73 yards while Jeremy Hill got only 69. Both Bernard and Hill scored in this one, and the have been able to produce of late despite being locked in a platoon. He can now rest up as undefeated Cincinnati is on a bye week.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Bengals RB Giovani Bernard leads team in rushing in Sunday win

    Bengals running back Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for 80 yards and caught five passes on eight targets for 21 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. Bernard vastly outplayed Jeremy Hill, who rushed eight times for 13 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards, and he appears the be the top option in the two-back set. Hill can still poach some goal-line touches here and there, but Bernard looks like the one who will get the initial reps before Hill gets his opportunities. Bernard has rushed at least 13 times in four straight games, though he has just one touchdown on the season. Up next is a Week 6 trip to face the Bills before a Week 7 bye.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    RB Giovani Bernard heads Bengals' backfield in Week 4 win over Chiefs

    Bengals running back Giovani Bernard carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He was not targeted in the passing game for the first time this season. The third-year back led the Bengals in backfield touches for the third straight week, but Jeremy Hill did pile up three rushing touchdowns on the day. Hill should regain his share of the carries sooner or later, somewhat limiting Bernard's role in that capacity, but there are still plenty of touches available to him as a change of pace back and a receiving threat out of the backfield. Week 5 brings with it a tough home matchup versus the formidable Seahawks defense.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Bengals RB Giovani Bernard records 83 total yards Sunday

    Bengals running back Giovani Bernard totaled 49 rushing yards on 13 attempts and grabbed three of his four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens. A week after Jeremy Hill was benched for fumbling, Bernard once again led the backfield in touches and yards on Sunday. Some of this could be attributed to the Bengals finding themselves in quite a few passing situations late in the game, but Hill was unimpressive with just 21 yards on 12 carries. Both backs will continue to see plenty of action, but Bernard will seemingly garner a few extra touches for as long as Hill remains out of favor with the coaching staff. Cincinnati will welcome the Chiefs and their stingy run defense to town in Week 4.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Report: Bengals RB Jeremy Hill returning to starting lineup Week 3

    Jeremy Hill will be back in the Bengals' starting lineup Sunday against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hill's return to the starting lineup doesn't necessarily dictate he will get a vast majority of the carries, however. Giovani Bernard will get some work too and has been very effective the first two games.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushes for 123 yards on 20 carries

    Bengals running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 123 yards on 20 carries and added three receptions for 16 yards in Sunday's win over San Diego. Bernard became head coach Marvin Lewis' best friend after fellow back Jeremy Hill fumbled his way into the dog house. Bernard narrowly trailed Hill in touches in Week 1, 19 to 14 and should get his opportunities regardless of Hill's status. The difference between a Hill the Bengals trust and one they don't comes by way of goal-line carries, carries Hill hogged last season. Whether or not Hill earns the coaches' trust in the weeks to come will have enormous implications for Bernard's value.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bengals' Lewis feels Hill, Bernard left a lot of yards on field Week 1

    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday he believes the Bengals running backs left a lot of rushing yards on the field in Sunday's season-opening win at Oakland, per He felt the backs needed to run "significantly better" at the point of attack. The Bengals netted 127 rushing yards against Oakland. Jeremy Hill led the way with 63 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Giovani Bernard had eight carries for 63 yards. The Bengals play the Chargers in Week 2. San Diego held Detroit to 69 rushing yards Sunday.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Bengals' Jeremy Hill expects balance attack with Giovani Bernard

    The Bengals have weapons at the running back position. With Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, the team has a pair of more than capable rushers at its disposal. It seems as if the Bengals are going to use both of them as much as possible, per "Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way we can make it through all 16 games for a playoff push." Hill rushed for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns last season as a rookie, while injuries limited Bernard to 680 yards and five touchdowns. The duo plans on coming back even stronger next season. "We want to lift ourselves to the next level and earn the respect of this league," Hill said. "We have the guys in the [running back] room to do that."

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