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Joe Mixon
CIN

RB CIN

#10 Running Back

213 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 226
40 Time: 4.45

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

91%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

13.2%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

2.40

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 4, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 2 Mixon missed 2 games after getting concussed against Pittsburgh.
Dec 24, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Mixon departed early in Week 16 but returned for Week 17.
Sep 13, 2018 NFL Knee Tear Mixon needed arthroscopic surgery to remove a "loose particle" from his right knee after the Week 2 game against Baltimore.
Oct 8, 2020 NFL Leg Shin Bruise Mixon was added to the Bengals' Week 5 injury report after being listed as limited at practice by a shin injury. He was active for the /game against the Ravens
Oct 18, 2020 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Mixon suffered a right foot injury in Week 6 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was placed on injured reserve and missed the rest of the season
Sep 30, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Mixon suffered a low-grade ankle sprain during the Bengals’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Mixon signed a 4-year extension just prior to Week 1 of last season.
  • Injuries quickly became the theme of his 4th year. He landed on the injury report with shin, chest and foot injuries. The right foot injury ended Mixon’s season after Week 6.
  • No specifics were given on Mixon’s injury, but the lengthy absence was curious after HC Zac Taylor initially called the RB “day to day.” The good news is that Mixon was a full-go for the start of OTAs in late May.
  • Prior to the foot issue, Mixon struggled to produce behind a bad O-line. His 1.9 yards before contact per attempt ranked bottom-5 among qualifiers.
  • Mixon saw 20+ opportunities (carries + targets) in all 6 games. He was on pace for a career-high 56 catches.
  • Mixon averaged 3.6 yards per carry; 2.55 yards after contact per attempt. The poor O-line certainly played a role.
  • He faced 8+ defenders in the box on just 8.4% of his carries. Cincy will continue going 3-WR heavy with Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and top pick Ja'Marr Chase.
  • The hope is that the O-line improves. Veteran RT Riley Reiff is locked into a starting role, and Round 2 rookie OG Jackson Carman will battle for another. LT Jonah Williams will need to stay healthy after landing on IR in back to back years.
  • The Bengals released Gio Bernard in April. The career-long Bengal had caught 30+ balls in 8 straight seasons.
  • There isn’t a clear handcuff to Mixon. Samaje Perine, Trayveon Williams and rookie Chris Evans will battle for the role.
  • OC Brian Callahan said the following this offseason: "I don't want Joe to leave the field, and I think he's up for that challenge.”
  • Joe Burrow suffered a major knee injury last November. A slow start is possible for the young passer, but the doctor working on Burrow’s rehab said in May that he’s on track for Week 1.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Before a lost 2020, Mixon tallied 1,400 total yards in back to back seasons. That production surfaced primarily with Andy Dalton under center and Gio Bernard siphoning receptions.

Mixon’s 2021 setup looks like his best one yet. Joe Burrow is track to return for Week 1, while Gio Bernard is finally gone. Plus, impact rookie Ja'Marr Chase joins an already strong WR corps. So Mixon should find more room to run— even with modest O-line improvements.

Only 25, the highly-athletic Mixon looks like one of the league’s top rebound candidates and a desirable RB1/2.

 

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He was listed as questionable after getting in only 2 limited practices this week. But HC Zac Taylor said Friday morning that Mixon “should get a full workload” vs. Detroit. RB Samaje Perine (COVID) is out, which can’t hurt Mixon’s volume. Consider him a risk/reward RB1 today.

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Lions today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mixon got in just 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable. But HC Zac Taylor said Friday that Mixon is ready for a full workload. Consider him a risk/reward RB1 in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions after getting in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. That’s not a great look, but HC Zac Taylor said Friday morning that Mixon “should get a full workload” this weekend. RB Samaje Perine remains on the COVID list as of Friday afternoon, leaving RBs Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams behind Mixon on the depth chart.

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Bengals HC Zac Taylor said Friday that RB Joe Mixon (ankle) "should get a full workload" against the Lions on Sunday. Mixon was obviously limited by that ankle last week but came out of that game without suffering a setback. He averaged 20.8 carries and 2.3 targets over the first 4 games of the season and should be in line for similar volume on Sunday.

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. He either suffered a setback with that ankle or got the day off. Tomorrow's practice participation and final injury report will tell the story. With RB Samaje Perine still on the COVID list, rookie Chris Evans could be left as the lead back for Sunday's game vs. the Lions.

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