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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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11:30am EDT 10/17/21

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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