Posted: 7/21/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Mixon shook a ho-hum rookie season to finish as fantasy's ninth-ranked running back in 2018. Look for him to cement himself as an elite back this season, so value him as mid-level RB1 with upside in drafts.
Posted: 4/08/2019 3:04 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished second in the NFL with 23 runs of 15 or more yards in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Mixon finished fourth in the NFL in rushing, adding 43 catches and finishing with nine total touchdowns. He should remain the centerpiece of the Cincinnati backfield and RB1 candidate in 2019.
Posted: 3/26/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to be kept fresh and healthy for later in the season, and that likely will entail some early-season rest and platoon work, new head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, March 25, at the NFL owners' meetings. Taylor's experience on the Los Angeles Rams' staff last season and seeing lead back Todd Gurley wear down late could be instructive for Taylor's handling of Mixon, according to one NFL beat reporter.
Huddle Up: Things were the opposite last season for Mixon, who missed two games early with a knee issue and then finished with some of his higher touch-count games late in the year. It sounds like, though, Gio Bernard and second-year back Mark Walton, provided off-field issues don't get in the way, could be spelling Mixon thoughout the season, casting some doubt on his early projection as a solid RB1.
Posted: 2/26/2019 1:02 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'
Huddle Up: Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns this past season even though he missed two games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/20/2019 2:01 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished fourth in the NFL with 1,168 rushing yards in 2018, running for at least 50 yards in 13 of his 14 games and topping 80 rushing yards nine times.
Huddle Up: Mixon proved he was capable of headlining the Cincinnati backfield, and the promise of a heavy workload should safely keep him in RB1 territory in 2019.
Posted: 12/31/2018 4:12 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 105 yards and caught his only target for two yards in Week 17 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The 100-yard rushing effort put Mixon over 1,000 for the season, making him the first Bengal since Jeremy Hill in 2014 to reach that mark. Perhaps most impressively, the second-year back ran for over 100 yards three times in the final four games when most of the established playmakers on offense were done for the season. Although he did miss a couple of early games due to injury, Mixon showed he can be counted on to carry a heavy workload. He should be considered a low-end RB1 in drafts next season.
Posted: 12/23/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 10 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Mixon has been playing well but ran into a tough Browns defense this week. He will continue to be a main part of the Bengals offense and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back next week.
Posted: 12/21/2018 4:12 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not listed on the team's Week 16 injury report.
Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off the first back-to-back 100-yard games of his career and has scored three TDs during those two games, making him a low-end RB1 starter in all formats this week.
Posted: 12/20/2018 6:12 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Mixon should be able to play in Week 16 as long as he does not suffer a setback. He has rushed for at least 80 yards in each of the last four games and should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.
Posted: 12/19/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (wrist) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19 due to a wrist ailment.
Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off a career high in rushing yardage last week, and it's likely he plays in this one despite the fact the Bengals are all but out of the AFC playoff picture. Still, double check on Friday when the official injury designations come out to make sure he is trending in the right direction.