• Giovani Bernard (RB) #25

    Giovani Bernard
    ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 6
    Ht / Wt:5'8" / 202 lb.
    College:North Carolina
    Born:November 22, 1991
    Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (37)
    Draft Team:CIN

    Injury Status - Week 18

    Not on injury report



    Another tiny stat line

    Sunday, December 30, 10:05 PM

    Bernard had three carries for seven yards and two catches for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    March 25, 2019

    Giovani Bernard's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football mock drafts. In recent drafts, Bernard's current ADP is 12.06, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 6th pick of the 12th round, and 138th selection overall.

    Giovani Bernard Average Draft Position

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    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

    Recent drafts with Giovani Bernard:

    Draft #DateFormatBernard's Draft Pick
    5960706 3/25/2019 Standard 176th
    5960577 3/25/2019 Standard 179th
    5960494 3/25/2019 Standard 162nd
    5960451 3/25/2019 Standard 178th
    5960353 3/25/2019 Standard 178th
    5960323 3/25/2019 Standard 174th
    5960295 3/25/2019 Standard 176th

    Players drafted after Giovani Bernard:

    James Washington WR PIT 12.08
    Devin Funchess WR IND 12.08
    Adrian Peterson RB WAS 12.10
    Kaimi Fairbairn PK HOU 12.10
    Keke Coutee WR HOU 12.11
    Minnesota Defense DEF MIN 12.12
    Kenny Stills WR MIA 12.12
    Justin Tucker PK BAL 13.03
    Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 13.07
    Jordy Nelson WR OAK 13.07
    Harrison Butker PK KC 13.07
    Jaylen Samuels RB PIT 13.07
    Damien Harris RB FA 13.07
    Duke Johnson RB CLE 13.08
    Austin Hooper TE ATL 13.08

    Giovani Bernard Biography

    Childhood and High School

    Born to Haitian parents in West Palm Beach Florida November 22, 1991, Bernard began his football career at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, ranking number two running back in the state, and number twelve in the United States.

    College Career

    Recruited by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, after release from an initial commitment with Notre Dame, Bernard  made running back rush five straight games. His season high rush of 155 yards during a game against Georgia Tech contributed to 1,222 rushing yards, and 20th rank by the NCAA Division. The second Tar Heels running back to exceed the 1,000-yards plateau, Bernard established the bar for rushing yards, average yards per carry, and receiving yard performance. Highlights from his college career include the 2012 CFPA Punt Returner Trophy.

    2013 Pre-draft

    Entering the 2013 NFL Draft, Bernard was projected to be selected between the first to third round. Ranked the 4th best running back / 67th best prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, at the NFL Combine, he was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2nd round, placing 37th overall in the recruiting process. Bernard was a  top running back prospect in the draft, with a 40 time of 4.53. 

    2013 Rookie Season

    The Bengals signed Bernard on a four-year, $5.25 million salary, $2.2 million bonus, and $3.2 million guarantee contract on May 23, 2013. He made his professional debut at the season opener against rival, Chicago Bears, resulting in 4 carries for 22 rushing yards, and an 8-yard reception. He scored 2 touchdowns in a 20–10 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, September 16, 2013. He ended the season with 695 rushing yards, 56 receptions, 1,209 total yard, 514 receiving yards, 5 rushing and 3 receiving touchdowns.


    Named the Bengals' starting running back for 2014, Bernard carried the ball 14 times for 48 yards, and making 6 receptions for 62 receiving yards at the season opener. He finished the second season with 168 carries, 680 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 43 catches, 349 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns in 13 games, and 9 starts, despite injury in Week 9.


    Week 1 Bernard scored with 20 carries for 123 rushing yards for a 24-19 win against the San Diego Chargers. Week 5 the Bengals defeated the Seattle Seahawks in an overtime win of 27–24, and tallying 100-yards scrimmage, 80 yards on the ground. Bernard also performed  33 rushing yards on 14 carries, in a 24–14 win against the San Francisco 49ers. He  finished the season with 154 rushing attempts for 730 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns, 49 receptions for 472 receiving yards, in 16 games and 1 start.


    In a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers September 18, 2016, Bernard caught 9 vertical passes for 100 yards, and a touchdown, in a career-high, second 100-plus receiving yard game, and 6th receiving touchdown. While playing the Cleveland Browns October 23, 2016, he ran for 80 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Bernard finished the season with 92 carries for 337 rushing yards, as well as 2 touchdowns during 39 receptions for 336-yards, and 1 touchdown in 10 games, and 2 starts.


    Giovani is the sibling of Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State running back.



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