Mixon rushed 18 times for 96 yards and caught his lone target for one yard in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Ravens.
Mixon was rolling in the first half with 14 carries for 77 yards, but he also lost a second quarter fumble. The Bengals offense stalled for much of the second half until their game-winning drive in the game's final minute, which the rookie watched from the sideline. The 96 rushing yards are Mixon's second-highest total of the season, and allow him to finish on a high note after dealing with a concussion and ankle injury in December.
Mixon (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.
Despite missing plenty of practice time this week, Mixon tested his ailing ankle on the field during pregame warmups, and the results were favorable enough to allow the back to suit up. Though Mixon has had some productive fantasy games in the second half of the season, he's a risky fantasy play given the fact that he may not be 100 percent, and that Giovani Bernard has been highly productive in his stead. Look for some type of timeshare between the two backs.
Updating a previous report, Mixon (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens unless he experiences a setback during pregame warmups, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Mixon wasn't able to advance to full participation in practices this week after tweaking his left ankle in the Bengals' victory over the Lions in Week 16, but it looks like he's trending toward suiting up for the finale. Even so, it's not looking promising that Mixon will handle the lead-back role he's filled for much of the season, given how well Giovani Bernard has performed in the last several weeks and the fact that the rookie likely isn't fully healthy. Those concerns -- along with a matchup against a tough Baltimore defense -- may be enough reason to avoid using Mixon in Week 17 DFS contests.
Mixon plans to test out his injured ankle during pregame warmups, but the Bengals aren't expected to make him active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mixon was never able to put in anything more than a limited practice this week after tweaking his left ankle in last week's victory over the Lions. Since the rookie isn't 100 percent healthy and the non-playoff-bound Bengals have little on the line in in Week 17, the team seems inclined to shut Mixon down and let him get an early start on the offseason. Mixon's likely absence would clear the way for Giovani Bernard, who surpassed 100 rushing yards for the first time this season against Detroit, to act as the Bengals' unquestioned lead back.
Mixon, who was limited at practice Friday for the second consecutive day, appears to be trending toward Week 17 availability, but his status should still be verified in advance of Sunday's nine-deep slate of 4:25 ET games. Assuming Mixon -- who was limited to just six snaps in Week 16 -- suits up this weekend, he'd presumably work in some form of a time-share with Giovani Bernard (ankle), who racked up 116 rushing yards (on 23 carries) and a TD, as well as seven catches for 52 yards in last week's win over the Lions.
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