Joe Mixon Fantasy Football News 2018

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is not listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. The knee isn't a real concern, but a tough matchup vs. the Ravens makes Mixon more of a low-end RB1 this week.

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) 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 HC Marvin Lewis doesn't expect to "fully unleash" RB Joe Mixon this weekend in his first game back from a knee injury. Lewis said there will be "some limits due to conditioning taking a hit during the rehab process." Mixon tallied 22 touches in both of his first 2 games this year. Perhaps he gets 15-18 against the Dolphins on Sunday, but Mixon remains a strong fantasy play.

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.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday -- his first since going down in Week 2. Mixon still hadn't received full clearance as of this morning, but it looks like he has a shot to get the green light by Sunday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) said Wednesday morning that he still hasn't received full clearance. He added that he'll "for sure" be back for Week 6. HC Marvin Lewis seemed to suggest, though, that Mixon still has a shot to play against the Dolphins this Sunday. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his progress over the next few days.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. He didn’t practice at all this week but has reportedly resumed running and cutting. Mixon has a shot to be back for Week 5. Gio Bernard gets another game as Cincinnati’s feature back on Sunday and is a RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. There was some hope that he'd be back for this weekend's game against Atlanta, but that's looking unlikely. Gio Bernard will again serve as Cincinnati's feature back vs. a defense yielding massive pass-catching production to RBs.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon told reporters Wednesday that the knee injury that required surgery on Saturday is a "slight tear" of his meniscus. "As soon as I feel any type of comfortability, in terms of me going out there and able to run full speed and cut a dime, that's definitely when I'll be out there," Mixon said of his return. "And even if I did have a little pain, I'll definitely still be out there at that point when I'm comfortable." We'll keep a close eye on Mixon's progress. He won't play against the Panthers this Sunday, and we'd bet against him being ready for Week 4. A Week 5 return seems possible.

The Bengals "fear" RB Joe Mixon needs arthroscopic surgery on the knee he injured in Thursday night's win over the Ravens, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Mixon is getting a 2nd opinion before a final decision is made. We'll update his status as soon as we know more. Mixon's absence would leave Gio Bernard as Cincinnati's lead back -- and a strong fantasy starter.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Mixon will have a "procedure" Saturday to remove a "particle" from the knee. Mixon's expected to miss 2 weeks. That's still bad news for fantasy owners, obviously, but better than it could have been.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon suffered a right knee injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's game against the Ravens. He headed back to the locker room but returned to the game after missing just 1 series. He exited again late in the 3rd quarter, though. Mixon was shown standing on the sidelines, so this doesn't have the look of a serious injury. But we'll update his status when we learn more.

UPDATE: Mixon returned (again) in the 4th quarter.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has dropped 12 pounds from last season, currently tipping the scales at 218. “I was working in that heat,” Mixon said of his offseason. “I feel like that’s where I play my best. I was trying to get low last year but I wasn’t able to make it. I feel real good. My body feels real good. I feel like I’m in really good shape.” We've seen trimming down work well for plenty of RBs, so consider this good news for Mixon. With every opportunity to capture a feature role in Cincinnati, he's a prime 2018 breakout candidate.

The Bengals added Miami RB Mark Walton in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Walton might have gone much higher had he been able to enter last year’s draft. He broke out for 1,117 yards and 14 TDs on a 5.3 yards-per-carry average in 2016, adding another 240 yards and a score on 27 catches. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry through 5 games this past season, but his campaign was cut short by a right ankle injury that required surgery. Walton then disappointed in the pre-draft process, registering a 15th percentile SPARQ score at 5’10 and 202 pounds. He joins a crowded Bengals backfield alongside Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard. Mixon is signed through 2020; Bernard 2019.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has dropped weight this offseason and is currently tipping the scales at 225 pounds, according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website. Mixon reportedly showed up to rookie minicamp last year at 238 pounds -- 12 pounds heavier than he checked in at the Combine. Shedding some lbs. usually works out well for RBs, so consider this report good news for Mixon's 2018 fantasy value. He's coming off a mostly disappointing rookie campaign but has breakout potential with Jeremy Hill out of the way this year.

 
 
 

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