• Giovani Bernard (RB) #25

    Giovani Bernard
    ADP:Round: 13, Pick: 9
    Ht / Wt:5'8" / 202 lb.
    College:North Carolina
    Born:November 22, 1991
    Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (37)
    Draft Team:CIN

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Giovani Bernard Good To Go For Week 17

    Friday, December 29, 6:16 PM

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (ankle) practiced in full Friday and was taken off the final injury report for Week 17 against the Ravens. Bernard is in line to play in the regular season finale, but with Joe Mixon (ankle) looking set to return for at least a partial workload, Bernard's fantasy value will take a big hit this weekend.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    June 24, 2018

    Giovani Bernard's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Bernard's current ADP is 13.09, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 9th pick of the 13th round, and 153rd selection overall.

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


    2016 Season Stats

    Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
    91 337 2 39 336 1

    Recent drafts with Giovani Bernard:

    Draft #DateFormatBernard's Draft Pick
    4888192 6/25/2018 Standard 172nd
    4888177 6/25/2018 Standard 171st
    4888148 6/25/2018 Standard 170th
    4888139 6/25/2018 Standard 171st
    4888107 6/25/2018 Standard 170th
    4888105 6/25/2018 Standard 178th
    4888102 6/25/2018 Standard 156th
    4888074 6/25/2018 Standard 172nd
    4888067 6/25/2018 Standard 150th
    4888061 6/25/2018 Standard 172nd

    Players drafted after Giovani Bernard:

    Dede Westbrook WR JAX 13.10
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE JAX 13.10
    Wil Lutz PK NO 13.11
    Matt Breida RB SF 13.12
    Kenneth Dixon RB BAL 13.12
    Rishard Matthews WR TEN 14.01
    Eli Manning QB NYG 14.01
    David Njoku TE CLE 14.02
    Spencer Ware RB KC 14.02
    Mitch Trubisky QB CHI 14.03
    New England Defense DEF NE 14.04
    Josh Doctson WR WAS 14.04
    Brandon Marshall WR SEA 14.05
    Chicago Defense DEF CHI 14.05
    Kansas City Defense DEF KC 14.06

    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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