Cincinnati Bengals
  • 6'1"
  • 228
  • 21
  • 0 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 10 153 127 370 2.9 3 1 26 23 207 0 577 3 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 7/13/2017 5:58pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis admitted that RB Joe Mixon is 'off the charts talent-wise,' just from the brief time they have spent together on the football field. 'Big, fast, catch, run, see, smart -- and he's 20-year-old kid. He's as smart as a whip. You know, I mean, those things are fun. And I keep reminding everybody, he's a 20-year-old kid. Keep understanding that. Let Joe continue to grow and develop as we go.'

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has dropped 10 pounds since the rookie minicamp and currently weighs 228 pounds.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals second-round RB Joe Mixon intends to spend at least two weeks training with New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson in Houston following the conclusion of Cincinnati's mini-camp next week.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon, a second-round pick, signed his rookie four-year contract Friday, June 2.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese said he is excited about everything RB Joe Mixon brings to the offense. 'I think he has a very, very bright future,' Zampese said.

    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

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to get back into football shape after spending the offseason making pre-draft visits, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

    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

    The Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

    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.

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

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