Giovani Bernard, RB

  • 5'9"
  • 205
  • 26
  • 5 years
  • North Carolina
  • 2013 R2 O, None

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
  Avg 14 208 146 611 4.1 4 1 62 47 418 2 1028 5 0 3 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
2016 CIN 10 142 91 337 3.7 2 1 51 39 336 1 673 3 0 1 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 3:39pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) and WR John Ross (shoulder) will not play in the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: Both players are coming back from surgeries and likely will play later in the preseason. Bernard will be part of a committee at running back and may be used as more of a receiver out of the backfield. He could be considered a No. 4 running back in point-per-reception leagues. Ross should be used as a deep threat in the passing game this season and could be a No. 5 receiver in some leagues.

  • Posted: 7/28/2017 5:00pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) looked very impressive during practice Friday, July 28, in the opinion of The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. Bernard is eight months recovered from suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: It appears Bernard is close to full strength but probably will receives some days off during camp. He will be part of a committee with Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon but should be used as a receiver out of the backfield. Owners should keep an eye on during the preseason to see what his role will be in the offense. He probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues and could be a No. 4 running back in some leagues.

  • Posted: 7/24/2017 6:53am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is likely to be cleared for the beginning of training camp. Bernard is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Joe Mixon has been the talk of camp, and Bernard could be used sparingly behind Mixon and Jeremy Hill. There is still some PPR luster, but the upside isn't what it once was. Look at him as an RB4 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 5/28/2017 5:35pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon could serve as the third-down back for the first few games as RB Giovani Bernard (knee) works his way back from knee surgery, according to beat writer Geoff Hobson, and Hobson believes Mixon will be a big part of the running back rotation even when Bernard is healthy.

    Huddle Up: The Bengals drafted Mixon to add some explosiveness to the running game, so he is going to be worked into the offense one way or another. He is a high-upside RB4 in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 5/22/2017 12:50pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) will be a limited participant when organized team activities begin Tuesday, May 23. He continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.

    Huddle Up: Bernard should be healthy enough to play by the time the regular season rolls around, but the Bengals may take it easy with him for starters. The presence of rookie Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill make it easier for Bernard to recover. Considering the serious injury and the competition at the position, Bernard is best drafted as an RB4 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 3/3/2017 2:44pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making progress in his recovery from the torn anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered during the season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

    Huddle Up: Bernard likely will be sidelined for all of the offseason workouts but could be ready for training camp. Bernard will be part of a committee at the position once he is ready to play and may be used more in the passing game. Fantasy owners can consider Bernard a No. 3 or No. 4 running back if he is healthy next season.

  • Posted: 2/19/2017 8:16am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making solid progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could avoid landing on the PUP list, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. However, Hobson believes there is still a possibility that he could miss the first game or two of the 2017 regular season.

    Huddle Up: With RBs Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead set to become free agents, Jeremy Hill could open the 2017 campaign as the starting running back in Cincinnati, although the Bengals could target someone during the early rounds of the draft. In the event that Bernard is available for the season opener, Hill is still worthy of consideration as a flex option in many fantasy formats because the team is likely to use him as a goal-line specialist.

  • Posted: 11/22/2016 12:09pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 22. Bernard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here. This will be Jeremy Hill's backfield now, but Rex Burkhead should see a larger role, particularly in the passing game. Even with Hill being featured now, though, he draws a really tough test in the Baltimore Ravens this week. Expecting a breakout performance as the featured back right away would be naïve.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 8:58pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills, a source said Sunday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: With Bernard done for the season it will be Jeremy Hill handling the majority of the backfield touches down the stretch. Rex Burkhead might benefit from a few extra touches, while Tyler Eifert could picked up a few more targets in the pass game as a result.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 3:01pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 21 yards on seven carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. He also caught five passes for 40 yards in the game.

    Huddle Up: Bernard has received a decent amount of touches over the past few weeks but has not posted great numbers. He will continue to be involved in the running and passing game and can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/14/2016 8:52pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed seven times for 17 yards in the Week 10 game against the New York Giants Monday, Nov. 14, and he added three receptions for 19 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: It was a bit of a disappointment from a fantasy perspective, especially for PPR owners, as his catch total and yardage was well under his average. In fact, over the past three games he has just five grabs for 40 yards while the past two games he there has been more emphasis on the run. Tonight, he did neither very well. He remains a solid RB2 in most PPR leagues and he looks to rebound in Week 11 against Buffalo.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 1:09pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 52 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against the Washington Redskins in Week 8. He also caught one pass for 14 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Bernard has been a versatile running back for the Bengals this season and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game moving forward. He should be a fine flex option against most opponents.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 2:11pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Bernard has received at least 10 carries in three of the last four games but had not rushed for more than 50 yards in any game before Week 7. Bernard has more value in point-per-reception leagues because he has a solid role in the passing game. He should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 10:15pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for a team-high 49 yards in the Week 6 game against the New England Patriots and he added four receptions for 45 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is a solid fantasy option in leagues which reward points per receptions (PPR), but he is more of a flex fantasy option in standard formats. The Bengals host the Browns in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 9:55pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed nine times for 50 yards in the Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he added six receptions for 46 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Bernard remains a decent low-end RB2 in most standard fantasy leagues and he is a must-start option in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 10:16pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran five times just 17 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he more than made up for the shortcomings in the rush game with nine receptions for a game-high 100 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is a fabulous fantasy option in most formats, especially in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR). He faces another difficult rush defense in Week 3 against the Broncos, but he remains a solid RB2 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 8/28/2016 9:02pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard had three carries for 27 yards and two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in a 26-21 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Sharing the backfield with Jeremy Hill caps Bernard's upside, but his ability as a pass-catcher makes Bernard a viable RB3 in PPR formats.

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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