The Bengals did not activate Samaje Perine from the reserve/COVID-19 list meaning Mixon (ankle) is expected to carry the full workload Sunday against the Lions.

In a corresponding move the Bengals elevated Trayveon Williams from the practice with the expectation he, not Chris Evans, will operate as the backup behind Mixon. Last week, the star tailback saw his fewest touches in a game since Week 6 of the 2019 season due to a low-grade ankle sprain, but it appears as if Mixon will be more or less back to his usual workload, particularly with experienced backup Perine not in the picture. Through five weeks, the Lions have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs in the NFL.

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