Posted: 9/20/2021 12:04 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 20 times for 69 yards and caught one pass for two yards in a 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
Huddle Up: While Mixon was bottled up by Chicago's defense, fantasy owners have to love the fact that he was the only Bengal to record a carry. His heavy workload will pay dividends more often than not.
Posted: 9/13/2021 1:15 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 29 times for 127 yards and a touchdown and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards in a 27-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.
Huddle Up: While the score certainly played into Mixon's heavy workload, Cincinnati's willingness to lean on the ground game has to be encouraging. The volume should be there for Mixon to push for RB1 production.
Posted: 7/03/2021 4:28 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is in line to receive more than 300 touches (with more targets in the passing game) in 2021 for the second time in five pro seasons, and 'the stage is set for a potential leap into The Superstar Club,' in the opinion of NFL.com analyst Dan Hanzus.
Huddle Up: Mixon was limited to six games a season ago due to injury, and now with a Giovani Bernard gone and a talent-laden passing attack to take the pressure off, Hanzus says the table is set for Mixon to the be Bengals' MVP. Fantasy owners will simply settle for a solid RB1 showing after last season, and Mixon certainly has the potential and opportunity to exceed his current second-round ADP.
Posted: 6/20/2021 1:13 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon was on pace for 373 touches in 2020 before suffering a foot injury, and his 21 touches inside the 5-yard line in 2019 were tied for the league lead.
Huddle Up: With little competition in the Cincinnati backfield, Mixon is once again positioned for a heavy workload. The volume alone should allow him to deliver RB1 production, and a career year isn't out of the question if the offense makes strides in Joe Burrow's second year under center.
Posted: 6/11/2021 2:07 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will share some third-down responsibilities this season, according to head coach Zac Taylor. 'Having Joe Mixon on the field makes us better,' Taylor said. 'At the same time, you don't need him on the field for 75 snaps a game.'
Huddle Up: Mixon typically handles one of the bigger workloads among running backs, and even if he takes a few less snaps on third down, he should still pile up touches. He is a RB1 candidate in all formats.
Posted: 5/25/2021 11:02 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is 'full-go' at team workouts, according to head coach Zac Taylor Tuesday, May 25.
Huddle Up: The Bengals did little to add RB depth behind Mixon after RB Gio Bernard left this offseason and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan previously said he envisions Mixon playing a three-down role. He should be selected as a mid-tier RB1 in early fantasy drafts.
Posted: 5/01/2021 9:00 pm GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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 GMT
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.