Cincinnati Bengals
  • 6'1"
  • 228
  • 21
  • 0 years
  • Oklahoma
  • 2017 R2 O, None

Recent Player News

  • 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.

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