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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.

The Bengals are trading DE Carlos Dunlap to the Seahawks, according to multiple reports. The move sends a disgruntled veteran whose playing time had fallen off to a defense badly in need of pass rush help. Dunlap remained a productive player last season. We'll see what kind of numbers in what should be greatly increased playing time with Seattle. COVID protocols will keep Dunlap from being available for Sunday's game against San Francisco, but he's worth stashing in IDP leagues for Week 9 and beyond. The Seahawks have already had their bye.

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.

8:10am EDT 10/20/20

The Bengals placed DE Sam Hubbard on IR with his left elbow injury ahead of Sunday's loss to the Colts. That means Hubbard will also miss at least weeks 7 and 8. He'll be eligible to return after the Week 9 bye, though, if that elbow is ready. Cincinnati still played DE Carlos Dunlap for a season-low 44% of the snaps against Indy, even with Hubbard out. Dunlap isn't much of an IDP option at his current usage.

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.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday, so he should be available for his usual role. That doesn’t make Green a recommended fantasy play, though. He hasn’t topped 51 yards all season.

Bengals DE Sam Hubbard left Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a left elbow injury. HC Zac Taylor told reporters Monday that Hubbard won't play in Week 6 and could miss multiple games. That likely gives slight playing-time boosts to DEs Carl Lawson and Carlos Dunlap. Rookie Khalid Kareem was the 4th DE in against Baltimore and could see the largest boost. None makes for a strong option this week against a tough Colts O-line.

Bengals WR A.J. Green suffered a hamstring injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. He was deemed doubtful to return, so don't expect to see him back out there. Green had already been getting out-played by rookie WR Tee Higgins over the past couple of weeks.

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.


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