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Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to be cleared for this weekend's game against the Lions. That's a plus matchup for Mixon, but Cincinnati's crumbling offense lowers his fantasy ceiling and floor.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so he's at least made some progress through the protocol. We'd tentatively expect him back for Week 16. Gio Bernard will again serve as Cincinnati's feature back tomorrow. But a matchup with the league's 2nd-ranked RB defense makes him just a borderline RB2 play.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Vikings. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but it looks like he still has at least 1 stage of the protocol to pass through. We’ll look for another update on his status this afternoon — and we’ll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. RB Gio Bernard will again operate as Cincinnati's feature back if Mixon is out.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. It gives him a shot to play against the Vikings this weekend, but he still has multiple stages of the protocol to pass through. We'll get another update on Mixon tomorrow.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) remained sidelined on Wednesday. So he hasn't made much, if any, progress through the protocol. We'll see if he's able to get on the field tomorrow. Gio Bernard will again serve as Cincinnati's feature back this weekend if Mixon can't play -- albeit in a tougher matchup against the Vikings.

Bengals DT Geno Atkins (toe), CB Darqueze Dennard (knee) and LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) are all active for today's game against the Bears after entering the weekend questionable. All look fine to use as you normally would in your IDP lineup. Dennard should be a better bet than usual for full-time snaps with CBs Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones out. Rey should see starter-level playing time with LBs Nick Vigil (on IR) and Vontaze Burfict out.

Bengals DT Geno Atkins (toe), CB Darqueze Dennard (knee) and LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. HC Marvin Lewis said Friday that he expects Atkins to play, and the star pass rusher will be worth a spot in IDP lineups for Week 14. Rey will be an upside tackle option with Nick Vigil on IR and Vontaze Burfict out with a concussion. Dennard's not worth the risk in an unexciting fantasy matchup.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Bears. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to be cleared for Week 15. Mixon's absence this weekend leaves Gio Bernard in something close to a feature role. The only other RB on the Bengals' roster is 5th-round rookie Brian Hill, who joined Cincinnati in mid-November and doesn't have an NFL carry to his name. The matchup isn't ideal against Chicago's 11th-ranked RB defense, but volume makes Bernard a strong RB2 play. He's handled 15+ touches in in 25 NFL games and averaged 14.8 PPR points in those outings.

The Bengals have placed LB Nick Vigil on IR with his ankle injury. They will also miss fellow starting LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) for Sunday's game against the Bears, along with S Shawn Williams (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) and CB Adam Jones (groin). According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, HC Marvin Lewis expects DT Geno Atkins (toe) to play after missing some practice time this week. LBs Kevin Minter and Vincent Rey figure to see more snaps and enter IDP relevance, as long as the hamstring issue that limited Rey's participation this week doesn't keep him out.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) remain sidelined on Thursday. With multiple stages of the protocol to pass through still, he's a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. That'd make Gio Bernard something close to a feature back. The only other RB on Cincinnati's roster is 5th-round rookie Brian Hill.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. That's not a surprise considering he suffered the head injury just 2 days ago. Mixon probably needs to return to a limited practice tomorrow to have any shot of playing this weekend. Fantasy owners should proceed as if he won't play. That'd leave Gio Bernard in a feature role.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon left in the 2nd quarter against the Steelers to be evaluated for head and shoulder injuries, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters. He's questionable to return. Gio Bernard took over backfield duties after Mixon left.

Update: The Bengals have ruled Mixon out for the game with a concussion. The shortened week won't help his chances of returning for Sunday's game against the Bears.

The Bengals will go without LB Nick Vigil (ankle), LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) and S Shawn Williams tonight against the Steelers. That could mean more snaps for LBs Jordan Evans and Carl Lawson, with Lawson the higher-upside option for his pass-rushing but Evans the safer tackle bet. FS George Iloka was the only Bengals safety to play at least half the snaps with Williams out last week.

Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday before putting in a limited workout Friday and looks risky for IDP lineups even if he plays. We'd try to go in another direction. S Shawn Williams (hamstring), meanwhile, has been ruled out.

The Redskins have RB Samaje Perine listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Giants with a finger injury. He was limited in practice all week, but we've heard nothing to suggest that he's in any danger of missing this one -- or even being limited. Go ahead and keep Perine penciled into fantasy lineups. We'll get his official status around 7 pm ET tomorrow night.

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is expected to be out "a few weeks," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Last year's 2nd-round pick has just 6 catches this season. He's well off the redraft radar -- and his dynasty value is fading.

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd injured his right knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bills and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the day. That suggests a serious injury. We should learn more later today.

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd is facing "several" drug charges in relation to a July car crash, according to WTAE Pittsburgh's Beau Berman. Cops reportedly found marijuana and an opened bottle of liquor in the car. We'll see where the legal charges go, but Boyd is likely looking at a suspension from the league. He's been off the fantasy radar this year, anyway, with just 4 catches on 7 targets through 4 weeks.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine has been diagnosed with a bruised hand and is considered "day-to-day," according to ESPN's John Keim. It's good news -- although the fact that he lost another fumble on what sounds like a minor injury probably won't sit well with HC Jay Gruden. Perine struggled to just 2.6 yards per carry before going down. We'll track both his and Rob Kelley's (ribs) practice participation this week. RB Mack Brown is next in line if neither guy can play against the Chiefs on Monday night.

Redskins RB Samaje Perine suffered a hand injury in the 2nd half of Sunday night's win over the Raiders. We haven't heard any other details yet. With RB Rob Kelley also out with his rib injury, Mack Brown took over as Washington's lead back, carrying 6 times for 27 yards down the stretch. He's worth scooping up in deep leagues while we wait to learn more about Perine and Kelley's Week 4 availability.

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