Posted: 9/18/2020 4:16 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon carried the ball 16 times for 46 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Mixon also caught all four of his targeted passes for 40 yards.
Huddle Up: After averaging 3.6 yards per rush in the opener, Mixon saw that number drop to 2.9 against the Browns. At least this week he was able to supplement that with 40 yards receiving, bringing his total up to a more respectable 86. Clearly the Bengals would prefer better balance offensively, but the game situation dictated that Joe Burrow drop back most of the time Thursday night. The better Burrow plays, the more things will open up for Mixon, who should continue to carry RB2/RB3 value going forward.
Posted: 9/14/2020 7:00 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon carried the ball 19 times for 69 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. He had one catch for two yards as well.
Huddle Up: Mixon averaged 3.6 yards on his 19 carries, which wasn't terrible given the amount of attention he received. He had a critical fumble in the fourth quarter, however, that helped give LA a lead they never relinquished. While Joe Burrow had his moments Sunday, teams are still going to focus on stopping Mixon in the weeks ahead.
Posted: 9/01/2020 9:49 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon's four-year, $48-million contract extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $1.3 million in base salary in 2020. He'll earn $8 million in base salary in 2021 and 2022, $9.4 million in 2023 and has a team option for $9.6 million in 2024.
Posted: 9/01/2020 6:50 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is reportedly closing in on a four-year contract extension to remain with the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Posted: 8/28/2020 3:37 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (migraines) is out of practice again Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: There is still no reason for concern yet, and it may be a good thing for his wear and tear to take fewer reps. He remains a solid RB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 8/27/2020 2:46 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (migraines) has been absent from practice due to migraines, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It shouldn't be a lingering issue for the RB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 8/26/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Mixon has missed the last few practices because of an undisclosed injury, so fantasy players can monitor the situation. Mixon will receive most of the carries in the running game and may also be more involved in the passing game this season. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/25/2020 12:33 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24, because of a minor injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Mixon may be sidelined. He should receive a lot of carries each game and could also be more involved in the passing game. He should be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/10/2020 5:48 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon 'could be as well-positioned as Christian McCaffrey was a year ago to explode,' according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. According to La Canfora, head coach Zac Taylor 'truly began to understand and appreciate' Mixon's ability over the second half of last season and intends to lean on him heavily in 2020.
Huddle Up: This is obviously music to the ears of current fantasy owners of Mixon, whose talent has never been in question. Whether he is set up to be this year's McCaffrey is another story, but he is only one season removed from leading the AFC in rushing and has been generally been underutilized as a receiver for most of his pro career. Fantasy owners should not hesitate to select Mixon at the 1-2 turn of most drafts.
Posted: 8/07/2020 10:16 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon may receive a bigger role in the passing game this season, according to offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.
Huddle Up: Mixon will see plenty of carries in the running game but may be a popular target for Joe Burrow out of the backfield. Mixon should already be considered a starting running back in all fantasy leagues but more catches would increase his value.