Joe Mixon Fantasy Football News 2020

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.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot for this weekend's game vs. the Titans. Look for Gio Bernard to again serve as Cincinnati's lead back.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He's "week to week," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, so owners shouldn't be banking on him returning for Sunday's game against the Titans. That'd mean another game as lead back for Gio Bernard.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon is considered "week to week" with his foot injury and is uncertain for next week's game vs. the Titans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll keep an eye on Mixon's progress this coming week -- and what Cincinnati's backfield looks like today without Mixon.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns. It's a surprise after he was able to play through the foot injury last week. HC Zac Taylor called Mixon "day to day" earlier this week, so we're not expecting this to be an extended absence. Gio Bernard now figures to serve as Cincinnati's lead back vs. Cleveland on Sunday. In the 2 games Mixon missed back in 2018, Bernard tallied 27 carries, 13 targets and 3 TDs. He scored19.6 and then 25.6 PPR points. Bernard is 28 now and has struggled to just 3.3 yards per carry over the past 2 seasons, so don't expect a highly efficient outing this weekend. But volume puts him in the low-end RB2 mix. Bernard will be backed up by Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. We're still expecting him to play against the Browns on Sunday after he played through this injury last week, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. He briefly exited last week's game with this injury but eventually returned. We're expecting him to be fine for Sunday's game against the Browns, although it wouldn't be a bad idea to stash RB Gio Bernard just in case.

2:10pm EDT 10/18/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon suffered a right foot injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Colts. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Mixon's absence leaves Gio Bernard as Cincinnati's lead back.

Update: Mixon returned at the start of the 2nd half.

The Colts had 1 player and 3 staff members originally test positive for COVID, but all 4 have come back as false positives, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. So the Bengals-Colts game is on for Sunday. We'll let you know if that changes.

The Colts had "several" COVID tests come back positive, insider Kevin Bowen reports. The team's facility has been closed as they confirm the tests. This weekend's Colts-Bengals game is now in question. Stay tuned for updates.

11:10am EDT 10/11/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. There was never any concern over his status.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is expected to play against the Ravens today, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms. Mixon was limited on Thursday and Friday, but we never sensed any concern about his availability for this one. He's safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Ravens. He was a full-go Wednesday but limited on Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting Mixon to play and will find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. Fantasy owners can add RB Gio Bernard as insurance.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a shin issue. No word yet on the severity or if Mixon is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Ravens. Check back tomorrow for an update.

11:10am EDT 10/4/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. We’ve heard nothing about him being limited, so Mixon should be locked into fantasy lineups.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) is expected to play against the Jaguars today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mixon was surprisingly added to the injury report on Saturday, but we've yet to hear any real concern about his status. Keep him penciled into fantasy lineups.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Tyler Dragon tweets that the "belief" is that Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) will play against the Jaguars tomorrow. The team also didn't promote a RB from the practice squad, which is another hint that Mixon is on track to suit up. We'll find out for sure by noon ET tomorrow.

The Bengals have added RB Joe Mixon to the injury report with a chest issue and list him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We'll check his status Sunday morning. In the meantime, Gio Bernard should find a roster in pretty much any fantasy football league of 10+ teams.

RB Joe Mixon and the Bengals have agreed to a 4-year extension that will keep him with the team for the next 5 seasons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That removes any holdout worry as we head toward Week 1, so you should feel fine about drafting Mixon as you've planned. That could be anywhere from the 2nd half of Round 1 on, depending on your format.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has been sidelined recently due to migraines, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. There were rumors that Mixon was holding out for a new contract, but that's not the case. The migraine issue is worth monitoring, but we're not moving Mixon in the RB rankings.


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