Cincinnati Bengals
  • 6'1"
  • 228
  • 22
  • 2 years
  • Oklahoma
  • 2017 R2 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 CIN 14 212 178 626 3.5 4 2 34 30 287 0 913 4 0 3 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/19/2018 9:33am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has shed weight this offseason, going from 230 pounds to 218 pounds. 'I feel like that's where I play my best,' Mixon said. 'I was trying to get last year but I wasn't able to make it. I feel real good. My body feels real good. I feel like I'm in really good shape.'

    Huddle Up: This is the kind of stuff you want to hear during the offseason. Mixon held his own as a rookie behind a suspect line, but he was considered by and large to be a disappointment. With an improved line and an improved physique, Mixon is primed to reach low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 status.

  • Posted: 6/24/2018 8:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon should break 1,000 yards behind a revamped offensive line this season, in the opinion of Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Mixon struggled with efficiency as a rookie, but he still finished with 913 yards from scrimmage while starting just seven games. As the unquestioned starter in 2018, he should at least provide RB2 production.

  • Posted: 4/16/2018 2:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has decreased his weight to 225 pounds this offseason after weighing in at 238 pounds last offseason. The sophomore running back plans to lose five more pounds before the season begins.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is still considered a game-time decision for Week 17's game against the Baltimore Ravens, although he is expected to be active. He wants to test the injury during pregame warmups before an official decision is made.

    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

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) practiced in full for a third straight day Friday, Dec. 22, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) has not cleared the concussion protocol yet and will not be able to play in Week 15.

    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

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 15, but is listed as questionable for Week 15.

    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

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 14.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) missed practice again Thursday, Dec. 7.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) finished with 34 yards on seven carries in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, against the Pittsburgh Steelers before departing in the second quarter with a concussion. He also caught his only target for eight yards.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) had to exit the team's Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a concussion. He's been declared out for the rest of the contest.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon posted 23 rushes for a career-high 114 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns. He also added three receptions for 51 yards on his three targets.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 20 times for 49 yards and caught two passes for no yards in a 20-17 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. He also caught three passes for 15 yards during the game.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for just 18 yards in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, but he made up for his lack of rush yards with three grabs for 91 yards on his three targets.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon faces the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8, and the Colts have allowed a league-high 10 rushing touchdowns this year and the sixth-most rushing yards per game.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon was not give a single carry in the second half of the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mixon verbalized his feelings, saying it was difficult watching Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell carry the football 35 times while he was a non-factor in the second half. The rookie running back ran the ball well in the first half, too, averaging 6.9 yards per carry.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished with seven carries for 48 yards and three catches for 20 yards in a 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 15 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 29 yards on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. He also caught four passes for 19 yards during the game.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished with a team-high 18 carries for 62 yards and three catches for 39 yards in a 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to receive a bigger role in the offense under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, according to sources.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon gained 36 yards on nine carries against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 14, both of which led the team. He added one reception for five yards.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals rookie RB Joe Mixon rushed eight times for just nine yards in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, and he added three grabs for 15 yards.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals rookie RB Joe Mixon is listed as the No. 3 running back on the Bengals' official depth chart.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon had six carries for 31 yards and one catch for 11 yards in a 23-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 11. 'Once I got that first carry and got the first-game jitters out of the way, I adjusted,' Mixon said.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals rookie RB Joe Mixon is listed with the third-team offense on the Bengals' initial depth chart.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (heel) was able to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 4.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (heel) was kicked in the heel and cut during practice Thursday, Aug. 3, according to a source. The injury is not considered serious, however.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon was used in a variety of scenarios and saw some first-team reps during practice Saturday, July 29.

    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.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 BAL 8 9 0 3 15 0
2 HOU 9 36 0 1 5 0
3 @GB 18 62 0 3 39 0
4 @CLE 17 29 0 4 19 0
5 BUF 15 51 1 0 0 0
7 @PIT 7 48 0 3 20 0
8 IND 11 18 0 3 91 0
9 @JAC 13 31 1 3 15 0
10 @TEN 9 37 1 1 3 0
11 @DEN 20 49 0 2 0 0
12 CLE 23 114 1 3 51 0
13 PIT 7 34 0 1 8 0
16 DET 3 12 0 2 20 0
17 @BAL 18 96 0 1 1 0

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