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25 Giovani Bernard RB

Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%53%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
131686804.050

Player Updates

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Giovani Bernard leads Bengals in receiving in Wild Card loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard recorded team highs in receiving Sunday with eight receptions for 46 yards in his team's 26-10 loss to the Colts in the Wild Card round.

The Bengals were without their top two receiving threats, A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, for the first-round playoff game, and their solution was for the offense to feature three running backs, with Bernard teaming with Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead to receive 28 of the team's 35 non-QB touches. Bernard also added six rushing yards on three carries in the loss.

Burkhead drew the first two touches of the game, racking up 23 yards on an end-around on his only carry of the day and adding 34 yards on three receptions over the course of the game. He managed just 76 yards on 16 touches during the regular season.

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Bengals RB Giovani Bernard scores TD vs. Steelers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard rushed for eight yards on just three carries but racked up seven receptions on eight targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in his team's 27-17 loss to the Steelers Sunday.

Bernard displayed excellent athleticism on his 17-yard score in the first quarter, grabbing a short pass across the middle of the field and hurdling over a defender on his way to the end zone. While he's seen his role in the running game reduced in recent weeks, Bernard remains an integral part of the passing attack, catching touchdowns in back-to-back games over the last two weeks.

Bernard ends the regular season with 680 rushing yards on 168 carries and 349 receiving yards on 43 receptions along with seven total touchdowns. He'll square off with the Colts in the first round of the playoffs Sunday.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1419349415
There's no doubting the hierarchy in Cincinnati's backfield
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

After yet another huge performance in Week 16 against the Broncos Jeremy Hill appears to have cemented himself as the Bengals No. 1 running back moving forward.

The Bengals rode Hill to victory Monday, on the strength of his second 140-yard game in a row. He rushed for 147 on 22 carries, including an 85-yard touchdown, and pushed Giovani Bernard into a peripheral role yet again. Hill played 62 percent of the team's snaps Monday, compared to Bernard's 38 percent, and had 22 touches to Bernard's 13.

An injury disrupted Bernard's season, but Hill hasn't shown any reason to consider giving the job back since he's been healthy. In the five games since Bernard has been healthy, he has 56 carries and 14 receptions, while Hill has 86 carries and nine receptions, with four touchdowns and 514 all-purpose yards. Bernard will still be around, but moving forward into next season, Hill looks like the back to own in Cincinnati, though both should have some value. 

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Giovani Bernard notches first receiving touchdown this year
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard showed off his speed on a simple dumpoff pass in the third quarter Monday night. Bernard jetted away from the Broncos' defense for a 22-yard touchdown, his first receiving score this year.

Bernard caught all five of his targets for 45 yards and ran eight times for 36 yards. He has 184 yards from scrimmage in the past two weeks.

Bernard should figure heavily into the receiving game again when Cincy visits the Steelers in Week 17.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1418602804
Jeremy Hill pulls away from Giovani Bernard
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Getting the start Week 15 at Cleveland only days after offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wanted one running back to dominate the carries, Jeremy Hill did exactly that, rushing 25 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

So why did Giovani Bernard also rush 15 times for 79 yards? The flow of the game had a lot to do with it. The Bengals were never really challenged during their 30-0 win, so in the fourth quarter, Bernard became more than just a change-of-pace option. He got seven of his carries on consecutive plays on the team's final drive.

When Bernard was sidelined by a hip injury in Weeks 9-11, Hill carried the load and looked like a natural with it, averaging 120.3 yards on the ground. He likely cemented the feature role with his performance in Week 15, relegating Bernard to more of a backup role.

You wouldn't know it just by looking at the box score, but given the way the carries were distributed over the course of Week 15, Hill looks like a must-start for Week 16 against Denver, and Bernard looks like an advisable sit. Most likely, the Bengals won't be running away with that game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/7/14BAL1448160
29/14/14ATL2790121
39/21/14TEN1447122
510/5/14NE1362130
610/12/14CAR18137891
710/19/14IND71760
810/26/14BAL164581
911/2/14JAC0000
1011/6/14CLE0000
1111/16/14NO0000
1211/23/14HOU1745190
1311/30/14TB1049150
1412/7/14PIT61740
1512/14/14CLE1579140
1612/22/14DEN836230
1712/28/14PIT3870
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals1601706954.1355332
2014Cincinnati Bengals1391686804.0895232
TOTAL29933813754.18910564
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Cincinnati Bengals160565149.24139121
2014Cincinnati Bengals139433498.14624113
TOTAL299998638.746513234
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Cincinnati Bengals1611.000000.0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1322.000000.0000
TOTAL2933.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Cincinnati Bengals1611010010
2014Cincinnati Bengals1300100000
TOTAL2911110010
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Height/Weight:
5-9/208
Birthdate:
11/22/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
School:
North Carolina
NFL Experience:
2
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