Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals
Dynasty leaguers are growing tired of Mixon, who seems to disappoint every year for 1 reason or another. It was a foot injury in 2020 that ended up costing him the final 10 games.
Mixon was producing before that, though. He averaged 71 rushing yards, 3.5 catches, 23 receiving yards and .67 TDs over the first 6 weeks, ranking 9th among RBs in PPR points. And that was before Joe Burrow really got cooking.
This Bengals offense is on the ascent, with Burrow, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Mixon. They’ll have continuity in scheme with HC Zac Taylor back for his 3rd season in 2021. And hopefully they’ll work to bolster the offensive line this offseason.
Most importantly, Mixon remains a highly talented 24-year-old — younger than guys like Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara. Remember, too, that he’d missed just 4 total games over his first 3 NFL seasons, so he doesn’t look like a bigger injury risk than your average RB.
With a recent dynasty startup ADP of RB19 on DynastyLeagueFootball.com, Mixon looks undervalued and like a strong buy right now.