Posted: 5/01/2021 9:00 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is set for a big workload in 2021, according to offensive coordinator Brian Callahan Saturday, May 1. 'I don't want Joe (Mixon) to leave the field, and I think he's up for that challenge.'
Huddle Up: Mixon had 119 carries and 21 receptions in six games in 2020 before going down due to injury. He's in line to be a top-end RB1 if the Bengals' key offensive players can stay healthy this year.
Posted: 3/10/2021 6:17 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is working out and has recovered from his foot injury, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: Mixon is a solid fantasy running back when healthy and should have a significant role in the offense next season. He should be at least a No. 2 back in all fantasy leagues next season.
Posted: 12/28/2020 8:25 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) will not play in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: That noise you just heard is the collective eye roll of the fantasy community. Once deemed a day-to-day injury by head coach Zac Taylor in late October, Mixon's foot issue ended up costing him the final 10 games of the season. The Bengals also famously could not get a handle of A.J. Green's ankle injury last year, meaning it is going to be difficult to trust the medical evaluations of their training staff and doctors for the foreseeable future. Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine figure to handle the backfield once again in Week 17 in a bad matchup.
Posted: 12/23/2020 6:04 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) will not be available for the Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Mixon probably will miss the rest of the season, so Giovani Bernard should start the last two games for the Bengals. He is coming off one of his better games of the season and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/09/2020 7:00 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) will not be available for the Week 14 game, according to head coach Zac Taylor. Taylor said Mixon has a chance to play again this season.
Huddle Up: Giovani Bernard will continue to be the main option at running back for at least one more game. He has received at least 10 touches in each of the last eight games but is not posting great numbers. He could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/21/2020 7:02 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) on Saturday, Nov. 21, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a foot injury.
Huddle Up: Yikes: Mixon's three-game absence will grow to at least six as he simply has not been able to shake the foot ailment that he sustained in Week 6. If Mixon owners are fortunate, the earliest he could return is Week 14 -- in time for the fantasy playoffs -- but as we've seen, that's anything but a certainty at this point.
Posted: 11/20/2020 7:03 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) has been ruled out Week 11 and will miss a fourth straight game. And head coach Zac Taylor, when asked Friday, Nov. 20, if he expects Mixon back this season, said he didn't want to make any predictions on the situation.
Huddle Up: It's understandable why Taylor might be hesitant now after originally declaring Mixon day-to-day a month ago, but it's a big yikes any way you slice it at the moment for Mixon's fantasy owners. Possibly explore a trade if you need to win now and can get close to RB2 value from another owner who believes Mixon's return is right around the corner, but otherwise you're stuck with a high draft pick in a weekly IR slot.
Posted: 11/20/2020 6:53 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) was ruled out for Week 11 on Friday, Nov. 20, by head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: Mixon's injury, sustained in Week 6, has turned into a frustrating month-long absence. And with Mixon still not even practicing, it begs the question on when we will see actually see him suit up again. In the meantime, hopefully his fantasy owners have long secured the services of backup Giovani Bernard, who has a better matchup this week (Washington Football Team) after last week's encounter with the Steelers.
Posted: 11/19/2020 7:59 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Mixon mysteriously got a full practice in at the end of Week 7 and hasn't done a thing since with an injury that head coach Zac Taylor called "day-to-day" about a month ago. Giovani Bernard is shaping up to be a solid plug-and-play RB2 for at least one more week against the Washington Football Team.
Posted: 11/18/2020 10:25 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Mixon probably will have to practice at some point this week if he wants a chance to play in the Week 11 game. He should be a starting option if he is active, but fantasy players will need other options available in case he sits out.