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Bengals QB Joe Burrow tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Sunday's loss to Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Ben Baby add that he also suffered "other structural damage." We'll have to see about the recovery timeline for this. There's a chance it challenges Burrow's start to 2021. At the least, it seems almost certain to cut way into his on-field prep time for his 2nd season. Burrow's absence the rest of this year pushes Ryan Finley into the starting lineup and clearly downgrades the fantasy outlooks for Bengals WRs.

The "initial diagnosis" on Bengals QB Joe Burrow's left knee is a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "There may be additional damage," Rapoport adds. Burrow has already tweeted that he's done for the season. We'll look for another update on the final damage and exactly how long Burrow will be sidelined. He might not be a lock for the start of the 2021 campaign. QB Ryan Finley will step in for Burrow the rest of the way -- a huge downgrade for the offense.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffered a left leg injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Washington. He got high-lowed and bent awkwardly. Burrow was in obvious pain and carted off the field. This looks like a significant injury. QB Ryan Finley has replaced Burrow.

Update: Burrow is officially done for the day with a left knee injury, the team announced. Burrow later tweeted, "See ya next year." So it sounds like at least an ACL tear. We'll see about the official diagnosis.

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The Bengals have placed RB Joe Mixon on IR with his foot injury. He actually returned to the game after suffering the injury back in Week 6 -- and will now end up missing at least 6 games with it. Strange. The earliest Mixon is now eligible to play is Week 14. We'd try to keep him stashed on fantasy rosters, but it'll be Gio Bernard as lead back for at least the next 3 games vs. Washington, the Giants and Dolphins.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is out for Sunday’s game against Washington. He remained sidelined at practice all week and has no timetable for return. Gio Bernard gets another game as Cincinnati’s lead back on Sunday. He saw another 7 targets last week but handled just 8 of the Bengals’ 20 RB carries.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) remained sidelined on Thursday. It's looking like he'll miss another game. Look for Gio Bernard to serve as Cincinnati's lead back vs. Washington this weekend.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for this weekend's game vs. Washington. RB Gio Bernard saw 7 targets in Mixon's absence last week but handled just 8 of 20 RB carries.

Steelers slot CB Mike Hilton (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Bengals. That improves the matchup for Cincinnati slot WR Tyler Boyd.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He reportedly has a shot to return for next weekend's game vs. Washington. Gio Bernard gets at least 1 more game as Cincinnati's lead back.

The Bengals have activated DE Sam Hubbard from IR. Hubbard missed the past 3 games with an elbow injury but should be ready for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Hubbard belongs in IDP lineups most weeks when healthy, though this isn't a great matchup.

Steelers slot CB Mike Hilton is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals with the shoulder injury that has cost him the past 3 games. Hilton seemed on track for a return this week when he put in a full Wednesday practice. But then he turned up limited Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status Sunday, but prepare as though you won't have Hilton available for your IDP lineup. His absence would help Bengals primary slot WR Tyler Boyd.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He won't play in that one. HC Zac Taylor said Friday that "the plan" is for Mixon to return for Week 11. Gio Bernard gets at least 1 more game as Cincinnati's lead back after totaling 28 carries and 9 targets in that role the past 2 games. He's a volume-based RB2 vs. a stout Steelers defense.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Steelers this weekend. That means another game as lead back for Gio Bernard, who's totaled 28 carries and 9 targets in that role over the past 2 games.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for this weekend's game vs. the Steelers. We'll see if Mixon is able to practice tomorrow, but for now, plan on Gio Bernard getting another game as Cincinnati's lead back.

The Bengals on Tuesday designated DE Sam Hubbard to return from IR. That allows Hubbard to practice with the team this week. We'll see if his injured elbow is ready to return for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Hubbard is worth adding in IDP leagues where available this week, even if you don't plan to use him -- or gain the ability to use him -- against Pittsburgh.

Steelers CB Mike Hilton is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the a cowboys with the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 8. Make sure you have a replacement for your IDP lineup

The forecast for today's Titans-Bengals game calls for winds of 20-30 mph. That's just past the threshold of when we start to worry about the passing and kicking games. We're lowering our projections for both passing games a tad and would avoid both kickers in this game. Note that the Bengals will be without all 5 of their starting offensive linemen from Week 1 today. Their implied total has sunk from 25.75 to 21.5.

Steelers CB Mike Hilton (shoulder) is out for today's game against the Ravens. That leaves Cameron Sutton as the slot corner for Pittsburgh, but he's not worth IDP attention in most cases.

Steelers CB Mike Hilton is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He returned for limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday with the shoulder injury that pulled him from Week 7. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He’ll get a Week 9 bye to heal up. RB Gio Bernard gets another game as Cincinnati’s lead back on Sunday after handling 13 carries and 5 targets last week.

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