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11:30am EDT 10/10/21

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Packers. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed this morning that Mixon won’t be at 100%. We’re not expecting him to get his usual workload, leaving him as a risky fantasy play.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Packers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport confirms that Mixon "won't be 100%" but doesn't say whether he'll be on any type of snap or touch count. We're expecting Mixon to be limited to some extent and would try to avoid Cincinnati's backfield in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is trending toward playing "in some capacity" vs. the Packers tomorrow. His Saturday morning workout evidently went well. Of course, the report makes it sound like Mixon will be limited to some extent. The exact extent is unclear, leaving fantasy owners in a tough spot. We'll look for further updates on the situation, but Mixon is still better off on fantasy benches right now. Same goes for RB Samaje Perine unless Mixon ends up inactive tomorrow.

The Bengals list RB Joe Mixon (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Packers. He didn't practice all week, but HC Zac Taylor said they'll test that ankle on Saturday. We'll look for further updates and will get Mixon's game status by noon ET on Sunday. He'll obviously carry elevated risk if he ends up active. If not, look for RB Samaje Perine to lead a committee attack ahead of RB Chris Evans.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor said RB Joe Mixon (ankle) will practice on Saturday before the team determines whether he'll play vs. the Packers on Sunday. Mixon didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday -- and it sounds like he won't practice today, either. He seems likely to miss Week 5, but we'll continue to keep an eye on the situation.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) "looked great" in practice this week and will play vs. the Packers on Sunday, HC Zac Taylor said Friday. Higgins opened the season with 4-58-1 and 6-60-1 receiving lines on 15 total targets before missing the past 2 weeks. He's a nice Week 5 fantasy play vs. a Green Bay secondary missing top CB Jaire Alexander.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's tentatively expected back for this weekend's game vs. the Packers, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. At this point, he seems unlikely to play vs. the Packers this weekend. HC Bill Callahan said it'll be a "committee" approach with RBs Samaje Perine and Chris Evans if Mixon is out. We're expecting Perine to handle most of the rushing work, with Evans entering in passing situations.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. He's tentatively expected to play vs. the Packers this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Zac Taylor insists Mixon's injury isn't serious, but he still looks iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Packers. Mixon's absence would leave Samaje Perine as Cincinnati's lead back.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor labeled RB Joe Mixon (ankle) "more day to day" (than week to week) and said he'll be limited in practice to open the week. Taylor continues to be more optimistic on Mixon's injury than reports from the national media. We'll keep a close eye on Mixon's practice participation this week. Backup RB Samaje Perine remains worth stashing on fantasy rosters in the meantime.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bengals RB Joe Mixon is "week to week" with a "low-grade" ankle sprain. HC Zac Taylor said Friday that Mixon has "a chance" to play vs. the Packers this weekend, but this report has us less optimistic. Samaje Perine will step in as Cincinnati's lead back if Mixon misses time, with rookie Chris Evans in a change-of-pace role.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor sounded optimistic about RB Joe Mixon (ankle) and the rest of his injured players in Friday's press conference, according to The Athletic's Jay Morrison. Specifically, Taylor said Mixon "will have a chance" to play against the Packers next Sunday. We'll keep a close eye on him when Cincinnati gets back to work next week.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was knocked out late in Thursday night's game vs. the Jaguars with an ankle injury. HC Zac Taylor called it "minor" after the win. Mixon has 10 days to get ready for Cincinnati's Week 5 game vs. the Packers. We'll monitor his status next week. If Mixon misses time, it'd likely be Samaje Perine as the Bengals' lead back, with Chris Evans mixing in on passing downs.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) would have had an "outside chance" to play Week 4 if the game were on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Higgins is sitting "with plans to get healthy for Week 5," Fowler adds. We'll keep an eye on his status when Cincinnati gets back to work next week.

The Bengals have ruled S Jessie Bates out for Thursday night's game against the Jaguars with a neck injury. We haven't seen any indication yet this is expected to be a multi-week issue, but we'll watch for updates. It'll either be Sean Davis or Brandon Wilson filling in.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Jaguars. We still don't have a timetable for Higgins' return. Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd will again operate as Cincinnati's clear top 2 WRs in tomorrow's plus matchup.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice. Fantasy owners shouldn't plan on him playing against the Jaguars on Thursday night, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Steelers. Auden Tate figures step in as Cincinnati’s #3 WR but would be a desperation fantasy play. Higgins’ absence frees up a bunch of targets for WRs Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) is not expected to play vs. the Steelers today. Higgins is listed as doubtful, so no surprise there. Auden Tate is the favorite to move into Cincinnati's 3-WR sets but isn't a viable fantasy play. WRs Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd should pick up extra targets with Higgins out.

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