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Bengals RB Joe Mixon left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Steelers to get checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Mixon has been ruled out for the game with a concussion.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon scored a ridiculous 55.1 PPR points in a Week 9 win over Carolina. He had 171 total yards and 4 scores…at halftime. He finished with 5 scores, providing one of the highest-scoring fantasy performances of all-time. A plus matchup helped, and it came at a time in which Mixon appeared to be hitting a wall. He’ll look to stay hot against Pittsburgh following a Week 10 bye.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon posted 14 carries for 78 yards in Sunday’s loss at Baltimore. He finally found some room to run, leading to a season-best 5.5 YPC. His passing-game contributions remained minor, though. With 3 catches for 10 yards, he’s now been held under 15 receiving yards in 3 straight. Backup Samaje Perine beat Mixon in targets (4-3), although Perine did trail Mixon in routes run (12-20). Despite a league-high 15 carries inside the 10, Mixon remains stuck on 1 total score. Week 6 turns up a road matchup with New Orleans.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon racked up 24 carries and 4 targets in Thursday night's win over the Dolphins. All that work resulted in 74 yards and 1 TD. That's a fine fantasy outing -- but we're expecting more on that massive volume. Mixon had very little room to run behind a still-in-progress offensive line. And on the few occasions when he found some space, he failed to make defenders miss. Mixon is now averaging just 2.7 yards per carry and 4.8 yards per target through 4 games. By comparison, he averaged 4.1 yards per carry and 6.5 yards per target last year. Expect his efficiency marks to start creeping toward those 2021 numbers going forward, making Mixon a nice trade target right now.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) put in full practices on Tuesday and Wednesday and isn't listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He should be ready for his usual role in Thursday night's game vs. the Dolphins.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor said Monday that RB Joe Mixon "nicked up" his ankle in the win over the Jets but "will be good to go" for Thursday night's game vs. the Dolphins. We'll keep an eye on Mixon's practice participation over the next couple of days, but he can be penciled into Week 4 fantasy lineups for now.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was fed 27 carries and 9 targets in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh. He turned the heavy workload into 145 total yards and 7 catches, the latter mark matching a career high. Sure, Joe Burrow tossed 53 passes in a game that lasted all 70 minutes. But it was still encouraging to see Mixon deliver as a pass-catcher following spotty production there last season. His 9 targets accounted for 17% of Burrow's total pass attempts, a rate in line with Mixon's increased passing game usage through last year's playoffs. Samaje Perine mixed in for only 1 carry and 3 catches (5 targets). Look for Mixon to remain busy this week at Dallas — especially if Tee Higgins (concussion) is sidelined.

The Athletic's Paul Dehner believes the Bengals are no longer interested in making RB Joe Mixon a 3-down back. Dehner notes that Mixon's usage on 3rd downs fell off precipitously late in the season and through the playoffs. Over his final 9 games, Mixon played just 17 3rd-down snaps compared to RB Samaje Perine's 83. But, Mixon averaged 4.3 targets over those 9 games vs. just 2.7 over his first 11. Losing 3rd-down snaps obviously isn't ideal and will probably keep Mixon from joining the top tier of fantasy RBs. But he's still capable of RB1 production as the clear lead back in a strong Bengals offense.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has been activated from the COVID list. We'll watch his practice participation this week, but he should be ready for his usual workload in Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Raiders.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow told reporters that he won't play in Sunday's regular-season finale. He said it's to "rest up," but it's also worth remembering that Burrow tweaked his right knee at the end of last week's win over the Chiefs. Cincinnati has a 1st-round home playoff game locked up and would need the Titans to lose to the Texans and the Chiefs to lose to the Broncos to get the #1 seed. RB Joe Mixon (COVID) is already out for Week 18, and we're not expecting WRs Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd to play much, if at all, vs. Cleveland. QB Brandon Allen will get the start.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to the COVID list on Wednesday. The timing here means that he can't be cleared in time for Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Browns. Mixon should be back for the opening round of the playoffs. His absence this weekend will leave Samaje Perine as Cincinnati's likely lead back and rookie Chris Evans in a change-of-pace, pass-catching role. RB Trayveon Williams is also on the active roster.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. It looks like he’s ready for his usual role on Sunday. The matchup vs. Baltimore’s 5th-ranked RB defense is a bigger concern than the ankle.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) put in another full practice on Thursday. He's on track to play his usual role vs. the Ravens this weekend.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's evidently good to go for this weekend's game vs. the Ravens after hurting an ankle late in last week's win over the Broncos.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor confirmed on Monday that RB Joe Mixon has a sprained ankle but called his situation "encouraging." Taylor added that Mixon is expected to be limited to open the practice week. This -- plus the fact that he got back on the field for Cincinnati's kneel downs in the win over the Broncos -- has us thinking that Mixon will be able to play vs. the Ravens on Sunday. But we'll keep you updated on his status throughout this week.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon injured his left ankle late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. He never re-entered but was at least trying to keep the ankle loose by jogging on the sidelines. That at least suggests that this isn't a serious injury, but we should learn more on Monday. Samaje Perine will step in as Cincinnati's lead back if Mixon misses times.

2:57pm EST 12/12/21

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the 49ers. He didn’t practice all week, but Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported this morning that Mixon is a "full go" today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter included Bengals RB Joe Mixon (illness) in his list of players "expected to play" on Sunday. Mixon missed practiced all week, but HC Zac Taylor said Friday that he expected Mixon to play. We'll see if we hear anything about Mixon's volume being scaled back vs. the 49ers. But, as of now, he should be in fantasy lineups.

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