Joe Mixon

#28 RB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 lb Age: 22 College: Oklahoma Bye 9

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Focused on stamina

    Joe Mixon will split his offseason between Cincinnati and California, focusing on his stamina and durability in anticipation of large workloads under new head coach Zac Taylor, Geoff Hobson of the Cincinnati Bengals' official website reports.It's easy enough to draw up comparisons to Todd Gurley, who also boasts above-average speed and excellent receiving skills while checking in around 6-foot-1 and 220-to-230 pounds. Mixon expects his new coach to borrow heavily from mentor Sean McVay, whose play-action-heavy offense propelled Gurley to per-game averages of 18.4 carries, 4.2 catches, 135 scrimmage yards and 1.4 touchdowns the past two seasons. Of course, Mixon won't have the same caliber of talent surrounding him on the field in Cincinnati, but he did prove capable of putting on a one-man show in 2018 when he led the AFC in rushing yards (1,168) despite missing two games. After averaging exactly 20 touches per game in 2018, the 22-year-old could be headed for a modest uptick in 2019, though the Bengals still have Giovani Bernard under contract for one more year. Bernard is one of the better No. 2 backs in the league, but he averaged just 5.4 touches per game in the second half of 2018, primarily playing in obvious passing situations.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Tops 100 yards

    Joe Mixon carried the ball 13 times for 105 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Steelers. He also added one reception for two yards.Mixon bounced back from a disappointing Week 16 showing to surpass 100 yards on the ground for the third time in four games to close the season. Nearly half of his 105 rushing yards came on a 51-yard scamper midway through the fourth quarter, which led to a game-tying field goal at the time. Despite being one of the few skill-position starters still standing to close the season, Mixon well outpaced his rookie performance to take a step forward in his second campaign. Even with Giovani Bernard in the fold for at least one more season, there is no doubt that Mixon will enter the season as the team's lead back and is one of the better fantasy options at the position as a result.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Fewest rushing yards since Week 11

    Joe Mixon accounted for 68 rushing yards on 17 attempts, adding two receptions for 10 yards during Sunday's 26-18 loss to Cleveland.The 22-year-old Mixon had been one of the best backs in fantasy of late coming into the weekend -- checking in as RB5 in PPR scoring over the past four weeks, and facing a Browns defense that ranked in the bottom 10 in rushing yards (1,460) and receiving yards (700) allowed to opposing running backs. Mixon was unable to take advantage of the favorable matchup, logging his lowest rushing output since Nov. 18 and snapping a two-game scoring streak by failing to get into the end zone against a sub-par Cleveland red-zone defense (bottom 12 in opponent TD percentage). His pass-catching floor has subsided some as well, as he's averaged 12.8 receiving YPG over his past four games compared to 35.8 YPG in four outings prior. In Week 17 he'll be facing a Steelers defense that has been dominant against opposing RBs, giving up just 1,117 rushing yards (seventh best) and 397 receiving yards (third best) to the position this year.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Good to go this week

    Joe Mixon (wrist/thigh) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Browns.With wideout Tyler Boyd (knee) joining A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert on the sideline this weekend, Mixon is once again in line to be the focal point of the Cincinnati offense. He's logged 53 carries for 240 yards and three scores over his last two games and should continue his high-volume ways in Week 16.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Limited again in practice

    Joe Mixon (wrist/thigh) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.Mixon replicated his activity level from Wednesday but may have gotten dinged up along the way, as he had previously been listed on the Cincinnati Bengals' report with only a wrist issue. Neither the wrist nor the thigh injury should prevent him from suiting up Sunday in Cleveland, though Mixon's fantasy managers would surely prefer to have him avoid a designation heading into the contest. If he suits up as anticipated, Mixon should be in store for another ample workload on the ground after amassing 53 carries over the past two weeks while averaging a healthy 4.5 yards per tote.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Limited by wrist issue

    Joe Mixon was limited at practice Wednesday by a wrist injury, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Mixon logged 52 of the Cincinnati Bengals' 80 offensive snaps in the Week 15 win over the Raiders, carrying 27 times for 129 yards and two TDs and nabbing two receptions for one yard. Given that hefty workload, it's likely that Mixon's limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related. He should be good to go for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Scores two rushing touchdowns

    Joe Mixon carried 27 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders. He added two catches for one yard in the 30-16 win.Mixon enjoyed season highs in carries and rushing yards while averaging 4.8 yards per tote. He went in on a one-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter and capped off the scoring with a 15-yard scamper in the fourth. Mixon was hardly involved as a receiver, but that likely had to do with his team playing with a lead for most of the game. He'll look to follow up this stellar effort in Week 16 against a beatable Browns run defense.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Hits century mark, gets TD in loss

    Joe Mixon racked up 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, adding five receptions for 27 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.Mixon tore up a Chargers front seven that stymied star running backs David Johnson and James Conner to a combined 3.84 yards per carry and five receptions for 30 yards over its two most recent outings preceding Sunday. The second-year back didn't get the memo, as he rushed for five or more yards on eight of his 26 attempts en route to his second 100-yard rushing performance of 2018. He continues to provide considerable returns as a pass catcher as well, catching all 14 of his targets over the past three weeks for 106 yards. Week 15 brings a matchup against an Oakland defense that's tied for the most rushing yards surrendered to opposing backs this season with 1,595.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Good to go Sunday

    Joe Mixon (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Katherine Terrell of reports.Mixon was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday, but there never seemed to be much concern about his Week 14 availability. The Cincinnati Bengals are in a tough spot as heavy road underdogs this week, facing a Chargers defense that's tied for 13th in yards per carry (4.4) and 11th in rushing yards allowed (104 per game). Mixon and wideout Tyler Boyd are doing their best to keep an injury-depleted offense afloat.

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    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Limited for second straight day

    Joe Mixon (foot) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.Mixon may need to practice fully Friday to avoid carrying a designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers, but he probably would have been withheld entirely from sessions Wednesday and Thursday if there was truly significant concern about the health of his foot. Assuming he ultimately receives clearance to play this weekend, Mixon should be on tap to fill his usual duties as the Cincinnati Bengals' lead option out of the backfield, though his workload on the ground could be depressed more than normal if the heavily favored Chargers race out to a big lead early on.