Joe Mixon Fantasy Football News 2021

The Bengals released RB Gio Bernard, saving $4.2 million against the 2021 salary cap. Bernard has been a thorn in RB Joe Mixon's side, averaging 3.5 targets and 2.6 catches per game over the past 4 season. Cincinnati now has only Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams behind Mixon on the depth chart. We'll see if they make any additions, but Mixon should be in for more work in the passing game this season. The 29-year-old Bernard, meanwhile, is unlikely to be a 2021 fantasy factor.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor ruled RB Joe Mixon (foot) out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Taylor said there's a "possibility" Mixon plays again this season -- but fantasy owners shouldn't be banking on it. Gio Bernard gets another game as Cincinnati's lead back this weekend and creeps toward RB2 territory vs. a crumbling Dallas defense.

2:11pm EST 11/21/20

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
 
 

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