Giovani Bernard Fantasy Football News 2019

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. HC Zac Taylor said earlier this week that Mixon might not practice at all, so this doesn't exactly tell us much about his Week 2 availability. But it'd sure be nice to see him get back on the field tomorrow. Check back then for another update -- and make sure RB Gio Bernard is rostered in your league.

The MRI on Bengals RB Joe Mixon's injured ankle came back "all good," a source tells NFL Network's Pelissero. Mixon reportedly has a shot to play Week 2 against the 49ers. We'll track his status this coming week, but RB Gio Bernard is still worth adding in leagues where he's available.

"Early reports are optimistic" on Bengals RB Joe Mixon's injured ankle, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. He's believed to have "just an ankle sprain." It sounds like Mixon avoided the dreaded high sprain, which would have cost him multiple weeks. We still wouldn't consider him a lock for Week 2, though, and would be grabbing RB Gio Bernard wherever he's available. Bernard racked up 27 carries and 13 targets in the 2 games Mixon missed last year.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon hurt his ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Seattle and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Mixon's absence has Gio Bernard operating as Cincinnati's lead back.

The Bengals and RB Gio Bernard have agreed to a 2-year, $10.3 million extension, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The deal locks him up through the 2021 campaign. And the $5.15 million per year makes Bernard the league's 11th highest-paid RB in average annual salary. It's a surprising chunk of change and might hint at Bernard playing a bigger role alongside Joe Mixon this season. We'll start to find out when the Bengals open their season in Seattle this weekend.

The Bengals grabbed Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams in Round 6 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Williams turned in an impressive 3-year career for the Aggies, topping 1,000 rushing yards as a freshman and ripping off 1,760 yards and 18 scores on 6.5 yards per carry this past season. He also totaled 66 catches for 561 yards and 1 TD. Williams is a bit undersized at 5’8 and 206 pounds, though, and disappointed with a 15th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. He’ll likely max out as a change-of-pace back as a pro. He joins a crowded backfield in Cincinnati behind Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard. But it’s worth noting that Bernard is set to hit free agency next offseason.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to the injury report on Thursday as limited with a knee. We don't have any other details at this point, although it's certainly worth noting that Mixon missed 2 games earlier this season with a knee injury. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow. If Mixon can't play against the Ravens this weekend, Gio Bernard would step in as Cincinnati's lead back and be a viable fantasy starter.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He’s not a recommended fantasy starter in his 1st action since Week 4.

After missing the past 4 games with an MCL sprain, Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to play today against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We wouldn't look to use him in fantasy lineups in the 1st game back, especially because Bernard's usage was limited to start the season, when Joe Mixon was also healthy. But we'll be interested to see how big a role Bernard plays. WR A.J. Green's absence leaves targets available.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Saints on Sunday. It’s possible he takes on an expanded role with WR A.J. Green out, but Bernard would be a fantasy flier in his 1st action since Week 4.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) participated in the team's post-bye week practice on Monday. That presumably puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Saints. Bernard isn't a standalone fantasy option but is worth stashing as a high-end handcuff to RB Joe Mixon.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's been sidelined for 4 weeks now and doesn't look particularly close to a return. Joe Mixon will again serve as Cincinnati's feature back vs. Tampa, with Mark Walton picking up the scraps.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. Joe Mixon will again be in a workhorse role, with Mark Walton as the #2 RB.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. That'll again put Joe Mixon in a workhorse role. He played 78% of the offensive snaps and racked up 25 touches last week.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. It's at least good timing for Cincinnati with RB Joe Mixon ready to return from his own knee issue. Rookie Mark Walton will serve as the #2 RB while Bernard is sidelined.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is not listed on the final injury report, so he’ll return for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, RB Gio Bernard (knee) has been ruled out. That should mean a heavy workload for Mixon, putting him right back in RB1 territory.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was limited for the 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It sounds like he's trending toward returning for this weekend's game against the Dolphins, but we still haven't heard that he's received final clearance. Check back tomorrow for another update. RB Gio Bernard, meanwhile, has missed the first 2 practices of the week with a knee issue.

 
 
 

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