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Posted: 4/16/2018 2:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon held his own behind a subpar offensive line as a rookie. With an improved line and improve physique, Mixon should be ready to better his numbers in his second year. As it stands, Mixon can be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 despite yielding touches to Giovani Bernard.
Posted: 12/31/2017 12:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon may have to share playing time with Giovani Bernard because of Bernard production over the last few weeks. Mixon could be a flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 12/31/2017 5:13am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon was officially listed as questionable on the injury report but was a limited practice participant during the team's two final sessions during the week. If he is active, he should be viewed as nothing more than a flex option.
Posted: 12/29/2017 12:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon may be a game-time decision for Week 17, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He will be a risky option for owners because he could be limited if he plays. Fantasy owners may want consider to healthier options for their lineups this week.
Posted: 12/24/2017 10:24am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon was just returning from a concussion and is now sidelined with an ankle injury. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Mixon will be able to return to the game. Giovani Bernard would take over as the starter if Mixon is out and could be a flex option.
Posted: 12/22/2017 1:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon appears to be in line for his regular workload in the penultimate game of the regular season so start him as you normally would as a low-end RB2 or flex option.
Posted: 12/21/2017 1:19pm ET
Huddle Up: There's no reason to believe Mixon won't see his normal workload after back-to-back full practices, unless the Bengals just want to preserve him more heading into the offseason. As of now, Mixon is in the RB2 conversation.
Posted: 12/20/2017 1:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Apparently Mixon has cleared the concussion protocol after all. It may be too late for some fantasy owners, but the rookie can be plugged right back into starting lineups in what is a phenomenal matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Posted: 12/16/2017 12:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Giovani Bernard will receive most of the work at running back with Mixon sidelined. He is coming off a solid Week 14 performance and can be a flex option for owners.
Posted: 12/15/2017 4:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon needs to be cleared by the doctors because he is allowed to play, so owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He can be a flex option if he is cleared to play, but owners will need other options available in case he is ruled out.
Posted: 12/14/2017 2:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon needs to be cleared by doctors before he is allowed to play, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He can be at least a flex option for owners if he plays, but they will need other options ready in case he is ruled out.
Posted: 12/14/2017 8:58am ET
Huddle Up: It's unknown how much, and he's not a shoo-in to return this week. He has a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings if he's fit to play, which makes him a low-end RB2.
Posted: 12/13/2017 8:37am ET
Huddle Up: If he makes it back, he'll have a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings as a low-end RB2.
Posted: 12/8/2017 9:37am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon's absence paves the way for Giovani Bernard to make his first start of the season. With only rookie Brian Hill behind him, Bernard figures to be a high-volume back this week and will be a popular DFS target as a result. Owners should feel confident about using him as a RB2 or flex option.
Posted: 12/7/2017 10:45am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon has an uphill battle to clear the concussion protocol and be able to play this weekend. If he can't practice tomorrow then Giovani Bernard is all but assured to start in a decent matchup with the Chicago Bears. He would at least be a flex option if Mixon is inactive.
Posted: 12/4/2017 9:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon was out to a nice start, looking to build on his career-high 114-yard effort from a week ago, but a concussion unfortunately cut his night short. With Cincinnati being on a short week, it might be tough for the rookie to suit up in Week 14, and if that's the case, Giovani Bernard figures to be looking at another big workload in his place.
Posted: 12/4/2017 7:23pm ET
Huddle Up: This would be a tough break for owners if Mixon has to miss any time right before the fantasy postseason is set to begin. The rookie out of Oklahoma was having a fine start to his evening before sustaining the injury in the second quarter. Giovani Bernard will benefit significantly in the event Mixon has to miss any further action.
Posted: 11/26/2017 1:44pm ET
Huddle Up: The Bengals have officially kicked off the training wheels and they're leaning on Mixon hard. He has 20 or more carries in each of the past two games and he has 314 total scrimmage yards over the past two games. He has three or more catches in seven of his 11 games, too, giving him a little more appeal as a RB2 in PPR formats. Next up is a visit from the Steelers on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Posted: 11/19/2017 8:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon didn't do much with his heavy workload, and he is managing just 3.0 yards per carry this year. The yardage just hasn't been there for Mixon, making him more of a flex play.
Posted: 11/5/2017 2:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon received nearly all of the touches in the running game but was only able to pick up 31 yards on the ground. He probably will continue to see a solid amount of touches during the game but may only be a flex option for owners until he is more productive.
Posted: 10/29/2017 6:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon's big play was a 67-yard catch and run to set up the team's first offensive touchdown in the second quarter. It wasn't all great, as he lost his first career fumble, and he has put the ball on the ground twice in the past two weekends. However, he is the clear-cut No. 1 tailback in Cincinnati right now, and he'll duel with fellow rookie RB Leonard Fournette in Week 9 in Jacksonville in what could be an entertaining contest.
Posted: 10/28/2017 9:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon has just one rushing touchdown this year and hasn't rushed for more than 62 yards in a game, but Sunday's meeting with Indianapolis is a chance for a big performance. Consider him a high-upside RB2.
Posted: 10/23/2017 11:30am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon's frustrations are logical. The Bengals ditched the talented rookie despite his successful first half. Next week is a prime opportunity for Cincinnati to recompense as the Bengals face off against one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL in the Indianapolis Colts. Try to put this game in the past and start Mixon as an RB2.
Posted: 10/22/2017 8:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon still led all backs in carries, and he was efficient with the touches he did receive. The Bengals couldn't establish a rhythm on offense against the Steelers, but Mixon should see a more typical workload against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.
Posted: 10/8/2017 6:20pm ET
Huddle Up: It wasn't a bad performance for the rookie, as the Bills have been stout against the run this season. The rookie is clearly the top banana in Cincinnati right now, as he had 15 total touches to just four for Jeremy Hill and four for Giovani Bernard. The Bengals are off in Week 6 before returning in Week 7 on the road against the Steelers.
Posted: 10/1/2017 1:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon has become the leading running back for the Bengals but did not have much success against the Browns. He will continue to see a significant amount of touches moving forward and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back against the Buffalo Bills next week.
Posted: 9/24/2017 7:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon had 11 more carries than Jeremy Hill, the biggest discrepancy so far this season. It's too soon to tell if the trend will continue, but the needle is pointing up for Mixon, and he could soon find himself entrenched as a RB2.
Posted: 9/24/2017 7:18am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon has not been a big factor on offense so far this season with 45 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards in two games. He could become the starting running back in the near future but likely will still have to share work with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard. Mixon has the potential to be a productive fantasy option and can be at least a flex option if he receives the majority of the touches.
Posted: 9/14/2017 9:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon's modest 4.0 YPC in Week 2 dwarfed those of Gio Bernard (2.0 YPC) and Jeremy Hill (2.8), though a long gain of seven yards tells you there was nothing explosive about Cincy's offense Thursday night. The Bengals will have a few extra days to regroup before Week 3, so we'll see if they solider on with their three-headed approach to the running game. Mixon's upside is too high to cut him loose at this juncture.
Posted: 9/10/2017 6:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon, Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard each split the tailback duties fairly evenly in the opener, but Bernard did the most with his opportunities. Mixon has a ton of upside and will be a fantasy stud before too long, but avoid using him in Week 2 against Houston on a short week.
Posted: 9/5/2017 11:24am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon is the most talented running back on Cincinnati's roster, but he'll have to work his way up from the get-go. Don't be surprised to see him inevitably take over the starting role, but for now he can't be trusted as a viable weekly starter.
Posted: 8/11/2017 8:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon will have to compete with Jeremy Hill for playing time on early downs, but if he keeps playing well, he could grab the reins of the backfield. He has enough upside to consider as a low-end RB2.
Posted: 8/8/2017 11:25am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon possesses the most talent and upside in Cincy's backfield, but he is part of a committee right now. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard will stunt his ceiling as long as they are healthy. Still, Mixon is capable of earning the starting job and managing an RB2 campaign.
Posted: 8/4/2017 4:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon is competing for the starting job but should have a solid role in the offense even if he does not start. Owners should keep an eye on Mixon during the preseason to have a better understanding of his role. He can be at least a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/3/2017 2:35pm ET
Huddle Up: The Bengals need to see what Mixon can do in his first preseason, but they also want to preserve their prized possession. As was said earlier, Mixon has RB2 upside if he can win and maintain the Bengals' starting running back job.
Posted: 7/29/2017 8:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon will likely battle Jeremy Hill for work on early downs, and given his superior athleticism, Mixon could have the edge. He is a high-upside RB4 in redraft leagues, and he is worthy of a top-five pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 7/13/2017 5:58pm ET
Huddle Up: There's no question about Mixton's talent level, as it was only off-the-field issues that pushed him into the second round of this year's draft. However, it may be hard to lean on him for consistent production in his rookie season, considering the other talented running backs on Cincinnati's roster. At the same time, Giovani Bernard may miss the first few regular season games, which could provide a valuable opportunity for the former Oklahoma star.
Posted: 6/10/2017 11:05am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon probably will not start right away but should have a decent role in the offense as a rookie. Owners in standard leagues should consider Mixon a No. 4 running back at this point, but he will have more value in keeper leagues since he could be the Bengals starting running back in a year or two.
Posted: 6/6/2017 5:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Peterson and Mixon both went to school at Oklahoma. One would imagine only good can come out of training with a physical freak such as Peterson, so we can only hope this is the first of many smart decisions Mixon makes as a pro. The rookie will likely begin the season in some kind of committee with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, but the odds are strong he'll take over the backfield around midseason and serve as a high-upside RB2 if/when he does.
Posted: 6/2/2017 8:57am ET
Huddle Up: Mixon could be the third-down back to open the season and should find his way into the offense despite Gionvani Bernard and Jeremy Hill's presence. Mixon is a speculative RB4 or a good RB5.
Posted: 5/7/2017 8:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon could overtake Jeremy Hill on early downs before the end of the year, and he will likely headline the backfield in 2018. Grab him as a low-end RB4 in redraft leagues, and he should be one of the first players off the board in rookie drafts.
Posted: 5/5/2017 4:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon should have a decent role in the offense this season but will have to share playing time with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard. He could be a late-round option in standard leagues but should be a popular pick in keeper leagues because he could be a starting running back as soon as 2018.
Posted: 4/28/2017 5:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Mixon has dealt with some off-field issues but was considered one of the better running back prospects in the draft. He probably will share playing time with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard as a rookie and can be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts. He should be a solid pick in keeper leagues because he can be at least a No. 2 running back as soon as 2018 since Hill will be a free agent next offseason.
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