Cincinnati Bengals
  • 5'9"
  • 205
  • 27
  • 6 years
  • North Carolina
  • 2013 R2 O, None
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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
2013 CIN 16 241 170 695 4.1 5 1 71 56 514 3 1209 8 0 3 6
2014 CIN 13 227 168 680 4.0 5 0 59 43 349 2 1029 7 0 4 6
2015 CIN 16 220 154 730 4.7 2 0 66 49 472 0 1202 2 0 3 2
2016 CIN 10 142 91 337 3.7 2 1 51 39 336 1 673 3 0 1 3
2017 CIN 16 165 105 458 4.4 2 0 60 43 389 2 847 4 0 2 4
  Avg 13 175 120 509 4.3 3 0 55 41 356 1 866 5 0 2 4

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 4 55 34 155 4.6 3 0 21 14 78 0 233 3 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 11:36am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee, toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bernard probably will miss at least one more game, so owners should continue to monitor his progress. Joe Mixon will continue to receive most of the work at running back and can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back this week.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 2:35pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee, toe) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is nursing a couple of injuries. That coupled with the fact Joe Mixon is back means that Bernard goes back to being more of a low-end RB3 or flex option in PPR formats, with lesser value in standard play when he is healthy.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 9:59am ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and is expected to be out two to four weeks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

    Huddle Up: Joe Mixon returns just in time for the Bengals, but it seems unlikely he'll be given a full complement of carries so soon after missing two weeks following a knee scope. Owners in deeper leagues should entertain the thought of adding Mark Walton, who impressed in limited playing time in Week 4 and could be in line for a handful of touches if Mixon isn't quite in peak condition yet.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 9:43am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Joe Mixon is no longer on the injury report and will almost certainly reclaim his role as a 20-touch workhorse in a favorable matchup. Owners should not hesitate to plug him back into their lineups as a result.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 8:17am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 5, and unlikely to play in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: The team leaned on Mark Walton in crunch time after Bernard went down, but Joe Mixon is back and will be a surefire RB1 against the Miami Dolphins. Walton could be worth a flex play with a great matchup.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 9:12am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is headed toward a doubtful status, or at least an extremely questionable status. Joe Mixon is returning this week, and if Bernard can't play then Mixon immediately re-enters RB1 territory in a tasty matchup versus the Miami Dolphins.

  • Posted: 10/3/2018 2:23pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Bernard performed splendidly in Joe Mixon's absence over the last two weeks. With Mixon on the mend and Bernard now hurting, things might be back to normal in Week 5. However, Bernard could see more touches if he's at full health given his recent success.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 2:20pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for 69 yards with two touchdowns in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added four grabs for 27 yards on his four targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard handled the majority of the backfield workload with Joe Mixon (knee) sidelined for the second consecutive games. Bernard remains a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play in PPR formats as long as Mixon remains on the shelf. The Bengals host the Dolphins in Week 5.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 12:05pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Bernard should continue to receive a majority of work at running back while Joe Mixon is sidelined. He is coming off a solid Week 3 performance and can be a No. 2 running back for owners in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 9:22am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 28, after being limited the previous two days.

    Huddle Up: With Joe Mixon ruled out another week, fire up Bernard as a strong RB2 play as Sunday's foe, the Atlanta Falcons, allowing the 27th-most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 11:44am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Bernard probably will be able to play in Week 4 and is in line for most of the snaps at running back with Joe Mixon still sidelined. He is coming off a solid Week 3 performance and would be No. 2 running back or a flex option again this week.

  • Posted: 9/26/2018 2:39pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Bernard is really injured or just being preserved with Joe Mixon (knee) sidelined. Bernard remains a solid RB3 in most fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats, heading into Week 4 as long as he is available. We'll have a clearer idea later in the week.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 2:09pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 12 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers and he added five grabs for 25 yards on a game-high nine targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard did a decent enough job handling the rushing duties with Joe Mixon (knee) on the shelf. He remains a decent low-end RB3 in standard play and a nice low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues heading into Week 4 in Atlanta if Mixon remains sidelined.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 9:15am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Mark Walton are the team's only two active running backs Sunday, Sept. 23, for the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers. RB Joe Mixon (knee) is inactive and newly signed Thomas Rawls is a healthy scratch.

    Huddle Up: This is especially good news for Bernard owners as their man averaged 19 touches per game over the final five contests of last season when Mixon was out or not at full strength. Walton, a rookie fourth-round pick, will make his regular-season debut, but likely will just a see a handful of touches spelling Bernard.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 11:48am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Bernard takes over for Joe Mixon in Cincinnati's backfield and immediately becomes a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 with extra value in PPR leagues. Claim him right away if he's still on waivers.

  • Posted: 9/19/2018 12:50pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is expected to see a much bigger role this week with Joe Mixon on the shelf, and Tra Carson cut loose. The Bengals backfield is so banged up that they signed Thomas Rawls off the street, and he might be active. Circle back around Friday to check his official injury status before plugging him into your active lineup.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 7:27pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to see an increased workload starting in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Joe Mixon (knee) sidelined two to four weeks.

    Huddle Up: Bernard will see a larger piece of the pie, but he won't be the primary back. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor reportedly wants to keep a rotation with two running backs, so Tra Carson will also factor into the mix. Bernard is still worth a look as an RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues, with lesser appeal in standard play.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 8:39pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran six times for 27 yards and caught four passes for 15 yards Thursday, Sept. 13, against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is clearly the second fiddle to Joe Mixon and has some appeal in PPR leagues for gamers looking to fill a flex spot.

  • Posted: 8/26/2018 6:47pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed four times for three yards and caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in a 26-13 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: Bernard will open the season as the backup, but he's still worth drafting as a RB4. He is a Joe Mixon injury away from becoming a weekly RB2 option.

  • Posted: 2/28/2018 11:13am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will be the featured running back with RB Giovani Bernard mixed in, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.

    Huddle Up: This was to be expected, especially with the departure of Jeremy Hill. The Bengals need to better fortify their offensive line to give Mixon better opportunities for success, but Mixon has an RB2 floor if he can keep good health.

  • Posted: 12/29/2017 12:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is ready to play and could receive another start if Joe Mixon is not ready to play in Week 17. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense this week but could be at least a flex option in leagues if he starts.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 1:46pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon (ankle) and Giovani Bernard (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: It remains to be seen how Cincinnati will use their running backs, but it would make sense for Bernard to see a bigger load again so as not to risk aggravation of Mixon's concussion. Bernard deserves more snaps, too, after his breakout performance in Week 16. Both are flex options right now.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 2:00pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Bernard went off last week with Joe Mixon limited. Mixon didn't practice today, so he could be on his way to another limited outing or he may not even play. Either way, Bernard is at worst a great PPR flex option.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 4:10pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added seven receptions for 52 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard was thrust into a lead role once Joe Mixon (ankle) went down with an early injury and he really stepped up. He is a talented player who could do this on a regular basis somewhere else in the near future.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 11:57am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in Week 16 but is considered probable to return.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is receiving most of the work at running back since Joe Mixon was sidelined and should return to the game. He can be considered a flex option next week if he receives the start.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 1:21pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also caught three passes for 13 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Bernard received most of the touches at running back and had some success against the Vikings. He will lose the starting job when Joe Mixon returns to the lineup and can be avoided in most leagues at that point.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 8:28pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is averaging a career-high 4.5 yards per carry and a career-high 11.3 yards per reception this season.

    Huddle Up: A matchup with a tough Minnesota Vikings defense isn't ideal, but if Joe Mixon doesn't clear concussion protocol, Bernard will be worthy of a starting spot in Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 4:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Bernard will start this week if Joe Mixon is ruled out but should have a decent role if Mixon is cleared to play. He can be a flex option if he starts but probably should be avoided if he is the No. 2 running back.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 3:02pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Bernard should have a good chance to play this week and could start again if Joe Mixon is not ready to play. He will be facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 15 but can still be a flex option in some leagues if he starts.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 12:47pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: It looks like there will be a heavy dose of Bernard again this week as Mixon is still in the concussion protocol. Both players' statuses will need to be monitored, but for now deploy Bernard as an RB2.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 3:32pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 11 times for 62 yards in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears and he added six receptions for 68 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard showed he can still get it done, taking advantage of the absence of rookie Joe Mixon to shine and do his thing even in a loss. If Mixon is forced to miss time, Bernard is an attractive flex fantasy option, particularly in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/4/2017 9:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard recorded 13 carries for 77 yards in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also caught two of his three targets for 19 yards.

    Huddle Up: It was by far a season high in rush attempts for Bernard, who received the extra work after teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) went down in the second quarter, and the result was a season-best performance from the five-year veteran. With the Bengals on a short week, it'll be tough for Mixon to suit up in Week 14, making Bernard someone to target everywhere he is available.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 1:45pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard posted three receptions for 12 yards in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns while adding one catch for 15 yards.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is clearly in the back seat with Joe Mixon being relied upon as the bellcow in the Queen City. Bernard's barely hanging on as a RB4 or flex option in deeper PPR at this point unless something happens to Mixon.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 2:36pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for minus one yard on one carry against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. He also caught one pass for minus five yards.

    Huddle Up: Most of the Bengals offense struggled in Week 9, so Bernard has a chance to bounce back next week. He is involved mostly in the passing game but probably can be avoided in most point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 6:08pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushed four times for 11 yards in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, and RB Giovani Bernard ran twice for just five yards. Neither player had a reception.

    Huddle Up: Hill and Bernard have been pushed aside by rookie Joe Mixon, who totaled 14 touches with 109 yards, including a 67-yard reception. If you have been holding out hope that Hill or Bernard would eat into Mixon's workload, it isn't happening. Hill and Bernard cannot be trusted right now outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 12:08pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (nose) suffered a nose injury in Week 8 but is considered probable to return.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Benard should be fine and will not miss a lot of playing time. He will continue to part of a committee at running back and could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @IND 1 -2 0 1 11 0
2 BAL 6 27 0 4 15 0
3 @CAR 12 61 1 5 25 0
4 @ATL 15 69 2 4 27 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 BAL 7 40 0 1 39 0
2 HOU 5 10 0 2 16 0
3 @GB 3 27 0 2 12 1
4 @CLE 3 12 0 3 67 1
5 BUF 2 2 0 2 30 0
7 @PIT 3 8 0 1 -1 0
8 IND 2 5 0 0 0 0
9 @JAC 1 -1 0 1 -5 0
10 @TEN 2 10 0 5 38 0
11 @DEN 3 -4 0 1 8 0
12 CLE 3 12 0 1 15 0
13 PIT 13 77 0 2 19 0
14 CHI 11 62 0 6 68 0
15 @MIN 14 30 1 3 13 0
16 DET 23 116 1 7 52 0
17 @BAL 10 52 0 6 18 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NYJ 5 25 0 2 5 0
2 @PIT 5 17 0 9 100 1
3 DEN 5 8 0 5 36 0
4 MIA 10 18 0 3 24 0
5 @DAL 9 50 0 6 46 0
6 @NE 15 49 0 4 45 0
7 CLE 17 80 1 1 7 0
8 WAS 11 52 1 1 14 0
10 @NYG 7 17 0 3 19 0
11 BUF 7 21 0 5 40 0
15 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @OAK 8 63 0 6 25 0
2 LAC 20 123 0 3 16 0
3 @BAL 13 49 0 3 34 0
4 KC 13 62 1 0 0 0
5 SEA 15 80 0 5 21 0
6 @BUF 8 50 1 1 23 0
8 @PIT 1 12 0 2 22 0
9 CLE 13 72 0 1 14 0
10 HOU 8 36 0 5 43 0
11 @ARI 6 18 0 8 128 0
12 LAR 10 16 0 2 51 0
13 @CLE 5 26 0 1 9 0
14 PIT 6 40 0 3 27 0
15 @SF 14 33 0 4 18 0
16 @DEN 8 14 0 4 29 0
17 BAL 6 36 0 1 12 0
P1 PIT 6 28 0 2 2 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @BAL 14 48 0 6 62 0
2 ATL 27 90 1 5 79 0
3 TEN 14 47 2 1 7 0
5 @NE 13 62 0 2 10 0
6 CAR 18 137 1 4 20 0
7 @IND 7 17 0 2 -1 0
8 BAL 16 45 1 2 2 0
12 @HOU 17 45 0 2 22 0
13 @TB 10 49 0 1 4 0
14 PIT 6 17 0 3 19 0
15 @CLE 15 79 0 3 24 0
16 DEN 8 36 0 5 45 1
17 @PIT 3 8 0 7 56 1
P1 @IND 3 6 0 8 46 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CHI 4 22 0 1 8 0
2 PIT 8 38 1 1 27 1
3 GB 10 50 1 4 49 0
4 @CLE 10 37 0 6 38 0
5 NE 13 62 0 2 7 0
6 @BUF 15 28 0 6 72 1
7 @DET 7 27 0 5 32 0
8 NYJ 5 18 0 1 9 0
9 @MIA 9 79 2 4 25 0
10 @BAL 14 58 0 8 37 1
11 CLE 10 45 0 4 41 0
13 @LAC 14 57 0 1 9 0
14 IND 12 99 0 4 49 0
15 @PIT 13 33 1 2 13 0
16 MIN 13 20 0 2 47 0
17 BAL 13 22 0 5 51 0
P1 LAC 12 45 0 7 73 0

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