Cincinnati Bengals
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  • 3 years
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Historical Stats

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
  Avg 14 252 208 897 4.2 6 1 45 37 292 1 1189 7 0 5 6

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
2018 CIN 14 292 237 1168 4.9 8 0 55 43 296 1 1464 9 0 7 7

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 4/7/2019 8:23pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished second in the NFL with 23 runs of 15 or more yards in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: Mixon finished fourth in the NFL in rushing, adding 43 catches and finishing with nine total touchdowns. He should remain the centerpiece of the Cincinnati backfield and RB1 candidate in 2019.

  • Posted: 3/26/2019 9:17am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to be kept fresh and healthy for later in the season, and that likely will entail some early-season rest and platoon work, new head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, March 25, at the NFL owners' meetings. Taylor's experience on the Los Angeles Rams' staff last season and seeing lead back Todd Gurley wear down late could be instructive for Taylor's handling of Mixon, according to one NFL beat reporter.

    Huddle Up: Things were the opposite last season for Mixon, who missed two games early with a knee issue and then finished with some of his higher touch-count games late in the year. It sounds like, though, Gio Bernard and second-year back Mark Walton, provided off-field issues don't get in the way, could be spelling Mixon thoughout the season, casting some doubt on his early projection as a solid RB1.

  • Posted: 2/25/2019 6:45pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'

    Huddle Up: Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns this past season even though he missed two games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/19/2019 7:16pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished fourth in the NFL with 1,168 rushing yards in 2018, running for at least 50 yards in 13 of his 14 games and topping 80 rushing yards nine times.

    Huddle Up: Mixon proved he was capable of headlining the Cincinnati backfield, and the promise of a heavy workload should safely keep him in RB1 territory in 2019.

  • Posted: 12/30/2018 9:09pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 105 yards and caught his only target for two yards in Week 17 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: The 100-yard rushing effort put Mixon over 1,000 for the season, making him the first Bengal since Jeremy Hill in 2014 to reach that mark. Perhaps most impressively, the second-year back ran for over 100 yards three times in the final four games when most of the established playmakers on offense were done for the season. Although he did miss a couple of early games due to injury, Mixon showed he can be counted on to carry a heavy workload. He should be considered a low-end RB1 in drafts next season.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 1:09pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 10 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Mixon has been playing well but ran into a tough Browns defense this week. He will continue to be a main part of the Bengals offense and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back next week.

  • Posted: 12/21/2018 9:40am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not listed on the team's Week 16 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off the first back-to-back 100-yard games of his career and has scored three TDs during those two games, making him a low-end RB1 starter in all formats this week.

  • Posted: 12/20/2018 11:18am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Mixon should be able to play in Week 16 as long as he does not suffer a setback. He has rushed for at least 80 yards in each of the last four games and should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.

  • Posted: 12/19/2018 1:21pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (wrist) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19 due to a wrist ailment.

    Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off a career high in rushing yardage last week, and it's likely he plays in this one despite the fact the Bengals are all but out of the AFC playoff picture. Still, double check on Friday when the official injury designations come out to make sure he is trending in the right direction.

  • Posted: 12/16/2018 4:43pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 27 times for a career-high 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders and he had a pair of grabs for just one yard on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Mixon had back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time in his career, racking up 240 rushing yards with three touchdowns. He has emerged as a solid RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 16 in Cleveland.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 6:20pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 26 times for 111 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 27 yards in a 26-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Mixon has now topped 80 rushing yards in three straight games, and he is seeing plenty of work as one of Cincinnati's few healthy weapons. He's a strong RB2 option heading into a Week 15 matchup with Oakland.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 4:29pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Mixon has been playing well over the last few weeks and should continue to receive plenty of touches because of the quarterback situation. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all leagues despite the matchup.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 10:35am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) looked good in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is expected to play in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Mixon has been a bright spot in the battered and sluggish Cincy offense, and despite the Bengals' status as heavy road underdogs Sunday against the host Chargers, Mixon is still worthy of high-end RB2 starting consideration.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 10:26am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) participated in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Dec. 6. He was limited the previous day with a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: There was no setback Thursday for Mixon, keeping him on track as a high-end RB2 play against the Chargers in Week 14.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 12:40pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Mixon pops up on the injury report every now and then, but this issue doesn't seem to be serious enough for him to miss time. Practicing fully over the next couple of days would be ideal, but he's a fringe RB1 nonetheless.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 3:01pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon racked up 12 carries for 82 yards in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos and he added two grabs for 13 yards.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a terrible day for Mixon, especially with the Bengals getting away from the run in the second half. He remains a decent low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 14 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 3:36pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 14 times for 89 yards in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns with seven grabs for 66 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: The 155 total scrimmage yardage marked a season high, as his previous best was 149 total yards back in Week 1 at Indianapolis. Mixon has been rather erratic from a fantasy perspective, but he is a decent low-end RB2 heading into Week 13 against the Denver Broncos, a team which has allowed a pair of runner to go over 200 rushing yards this season.

  • Posted: 11/23/2018 7:17pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he is tired of playing 'not to lose' and tired of playing scared. 'We just got to go out there, and we got to go win,' Mixon said.

    Huddle Up: Mixon was bottled up by Baltimore last time out, but his heavy workload should have him back in the RB2 mix against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 2:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 14 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 38 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Mixon was facing a tough Ravens defense this week, so owners should look for a bounce back performance next week. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/16/2018 9:13am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was seen fully participating in the team's walkthrough Friday, Nov. 16, and 'looks like all systems go' for Week 11, according to a beat reporter.

    Huddle Up: After he suddenly was listed as limited Thursday, Mixon needed to trend the other way Friday, and it looks like that was indeed the case. Plug him in as a RB2 Sunday in a tough divisional matchup against the Ravens.

  • Posted: 11/15/2018 11:06am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 15, because of a knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if he is in any danger of missing the Week 11 game. He has posted solid numbers over the last few weeks and would be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he is able to play.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 1:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 61 yards in the Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints and he added 24 yards on two receptions.

    Huddle Up: Mixon had a pretty decent afternoon considering the Bengals were tuned up and they abandoned the run rather early. Still, it wasn't a great fantasy performance and he remains more of a low-end RB2 heading into Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 4:39pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 21 times for a career-high 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added three grabs for 15 yards.

    Huddle Up: Mixon recorded his first-career multi-score performance and the yardage total was a career best. Fantasy owners have to be pleased with what they saw in this one. He is back to low-end RB2 or flex fantasy status heading into Week 10 after the team's bye.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 10:08pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three catches for one yard.

    Huddle Up: Not exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for against one of the worst defenses in the league. To his credit, very little of the blame falls on Mixon, who was basically a victim of game flow after the Chiefs built a 31-point lead early in the third quarter. Mixon will be on the RB1/RB2 borderline in Week 8 when the Bengals host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 2:42pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added four grabs for 20 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Mixon was leading the backfield with Giovani Bernard sidelined and he didn't have any setbacks with the knee injury which forced him out last month. The Bengals travel to meet the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 2:46pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5. He also caught three passes for 22 yards and one touchdown during the game.

    Huddle Up: Mixon received most of the work at running back with Giovani Bernard sidelined and played well despite the extra work. He should be considered a No. 2 running back next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Posted: 10/6/2018 6:34pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) will have some limits to his workload against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5 because his conditioning has suffered a bit following knee surgery, head coach Marvin Lewis said.

    Huddle Up: While Mixon might see a reduction in his workload, it probably won't be much of one since Giovani Bernard is sidelined. Don't hesitate to deploy Mixon as a solid RB2.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 10:56am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) practiced fully Friday, Oct. 5, and will not appear on the team's Week 5 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Mixon had 22 touches in each of his first two games this season prior to his injury, and that looks like a safe bet again Sunday with fellow RB Giovani Bernard out and Mixon facing a Dolphins defense yielding the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing backs so far.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 11:32am ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Mixon is coming back from knee surgery but may need to play with Giovani Bernard also dealing with an injury. He can be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he plays but would come with some risk.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 8:55am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is practicing Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Mixon is an RB1 against the Miami Dolphins, which rank in the bottom five against the position.

  • Posted: 10/3/2018 2:18pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Seemingly out of nowhere it looks like Mixon will be on the field Sunday morning. The Miami Dolphins have been kind to running backs too, so if Mixon sees his full allotment of touches he carries RB1 upside.

  • Posted: 10/3/2018 9:48am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) is expected to play in Week 5, in the opinion of beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. He has yet to be cleared, though.

    Huddle Up: Mixon would be a solid RB1 start against a Miami Dolphins team in the bottom five at defending the position.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 9:29am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) will miss a second straight game as he was ruled out Friday, Sept. 28, for the Week 4 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here as Mixon was expected to miss a couple of weeks following his injury in Week 2, leaving Giovani Bernard with a juicy matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 9:13am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: It will be Giovani Bernard's backfield again this week. Mixon has a chance to return next week, but a full recovery may take at least another week or two. As for Week 4, Bernard demands low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration as a bigger bonus in PPR scoring.

  • Posted: 9/26/2018 2:46pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: Mixon was expected to miss multiple weeks and he has sat for just one game, so fantasy owners shouldn't be holding out hope he'll be back in Week 4. It's the Gio Bernard show until Mixon can return. Keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues until Mixon can officially return, knock off the rust and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 8:22am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) may be available to play in Week 4, according to sources. He is feeling much better since the surgery and may play if his incision heals before the game.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor his practice participation next week to see if he will be able to play in Week 4. He will be a weekly starting option once he is able to return to the field.

  • Posted: 9/15/2018 9:54am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Saturday, Sept. 15, and is expected to be sidelined for two to four weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Mixon will miss at least one game because of the injury and could miss more depending on his recovery. Giovani Bernard should take over the starting job for now and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 9/14/2018 2:28pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) will have a small particle removed from his knee Saturday, Sept. 15, according to a source. He is expected to miss two weeks.

    Huddle Up: This is a little bit of a sigh of relief given the initial scare. Mixon owners can cancel the scurried trade offers they sent for Giovani Bernard, although Bernard's value massively increases over the next two weeks. Simply put Mixon in an IR slot and claim Bernard if he's available.

  • Posted: 9/14/2018 1:54pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) may need to undergo arthroscopic surgery on the knee he injured in Week 2, which would sideline him for an undisclosed period of time, according to sources. Mixon is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his knee.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because Mixon likely would miss several weeks if he undergoes surgery. Giovani Bernard probably would take over as the starting running back if Mixon is sidelined and could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 8:31pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) returned to the game for a second time Thursday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Mixon not only managed to get back in, he returned with a fury, promptly notching two rushes for more than 10 yards in his first drive back in the game. He's now registered a respectable performance after it looked like he might hang a dud following his standout Week 1 showing. He should unquestionably be in all lineups as long as he can stay healthy.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 8:27pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) rushed 21 times for 84 yards Thursday, Sept. 13, against the Baltimore Ravens. Mixon left the game more than once with an apparent knee injury. He finished with one reception for three yards.

    Huddle Up: Mixon will have a few extra days to heal before the Bengals take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 23. The injury did not appear to be hampering him much in the fourth quarter.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 8:13pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) had to exit for a second time during the team's game Thursday, Sept. 13, versus the Baltimore Ravens due to a right knee injury. He's considered questionable to return this time.

    Huddle Up: Despite it being a close game, the Bengals may opt to keep Mixon sidelined this time, since it's the same knee he banged up earlier in the contest. The second-year tailback tallied 48 yards on 14 carries along with a three-yard reception before coming out.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 6:15pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) returned to the game Thursday, Sept. 13, after missing just one series.

    Huddle Up: Fortunately, Mixon left only very briefly and was given some rush attempts right away upon his return. He's exhibited early RB1 potential for all fantasy leagues and is thriving on being the team's workhorse.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 5:59pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) sustained a right knee injury in the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 13, opposite the Baltimore Ravens but is being considered probable to return.

    Huddle Up: Mixon didn't seem to be shaken up or anything after failing to get into the end zone from one yard out prior to his injury being announced. Thus, expect him to return to the contest sooner than later.

  • Posted: 9/10/2018 12:30pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon could receive up to 22 carries in future games this season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

    Huddle Up: Mixon's star shone bright in Week 1, albeit against a weaker defense in the Indianapolis Colts. His involvement in the passing game was also encouraging. The sophomore back deserves to be mentioned among the low-end RB1s going forward.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 1:23pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon carried 17 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. He also added five receptions for 54 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Mixon dominated the backfield touches, as he has a total of 22 touches to just two for Giovani Bernard, his nearest competition. That's music to the ears of fantasy owners, who hate RB committees. There is no such thing in the Queen City, at least after Week 1. It's a quick turnaround for Mixon and the Bengals, who host the Ravens in Week 2 on Thursday night.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 12:22pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 16, despite leaving practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Mixon appears to be fine and could play in the team's next preseason game. He likely will be the main running back for the Bengals this season and can be considered a No. 2 running back on most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/15/2018 2:32pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15, walking off under his own power and without a trainer. He did not return from the locker room.

    Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Mixon suffered an injury, needed a restroom break or was just taken off as a precaution with weather in the area. We'll keep on top of Mixon's absence and let you know the latest when more details emerge.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 6:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed three times for nine yards and caught a 24-yard touchdown pass against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: Slated to lead the Cincinnati backfield, the second-year back should be a high-end RB2 in standard formats.

  • 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.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @IND 17 95 1 5 54 0
2 BAL 21 84 0 1 3 0
5 MIA 22 93 0 3 22 1
6 PIT 11 64 1 4 20 0
7 @KC 13 50 0 3 1 0
8 TB 21 123 2 3 15 0
10 NO 11 61 0 2 24 0
11 @BAL 12 14 1 3 38 0
12 CLE 14 89 0 7 66 0
13 DEN 12 82 0 2 13 0
14 @LAC 26 111 1 5 27 0
15 OAK 27 129 2 2 1 0
16 @CLE 17 68 0 2 10 0
17 @PIT 13 105 0 1 2 0

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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