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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.

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Bengals RB Joe Mixon is "full go" for OTAs, HC Zac Taylor said Tuesday. Mixon missed the final 10 games of last season with a right foot injury that we never learned much about. It shouldn't be an issue in 2021, though. The Bengals have talked up a bigger receiving role for Mixon this season, which would be a nice boost to his fantasy value.

Bengals OC Brian Callahan was asked about his plans for a 3rd-down back this season and had this to say: "I don't want Joe (Mixon) to leave the field, and I think he's up for that challenge." Nice. Mixon has been an excellent pass-catching back dating back to his college days. But that part of his game has never been fully unleashed in Cincinnati. He topped out at 43 catches back in 2018 -- although he was on pace for 56 through 6 games last season. The Bengals cut RB Gio Bernard this offseason and only added 6th-round rookie Chris Evans and undrafted rookie Pooka Williams to the backfield so far. A healthy Mixon is a good bet for a new career high in receptions this year. His ADP at the Round 2-3 turn in FFPC best-ball drafts right now (RB15) makes him a good target.

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.

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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.

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