Joe Mixon

Cincinnati Bengals
Running Back #28
Cincinnati Bengals
Running Back #28

Joe Mixon News

Status up in air for Sunday

Mixon, who still is in the concussion protocol as of Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: While Mixon didn't practice at all last week before getting ruled out for this past Sunday's contest at Tennessee, he's been able to maintain limited listings on all three injury reports this week. With at least one phase to complete before Cincy can remove him from the protocol for head injuries, his status is up in the air, and Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff doesn't do fantasy managers any favors. If Mixon doesn't gain clearance to play, the Bengals again will hand over the backfield to Samaje Perine, who turned 21 touches into 93 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD in place of the former in Week 12.

Dec 2, 2022 1:31 PM EST

Still in concussion protocol

As of Friday, Mixon remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: The running back has been able to practice in a limited fashion this week, but given that he has yet to officially clear concussion protocol, his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs has yet to be determined. Friday's final injury report is slated to add further context with regard to Mixon's chances of playing this weekend, but if he's unable to suit up, Samaje Perine would be in line to lead the Bengals' Week 13 backfield.

Dec 2, 2022 9:34 AM EST

Stays limited in practice

Mixon (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of reports.

Analysis: Mixon's reps were capped in practice for the second day in a row, an indication that he hasn't made any notable progress since Wednesday as he works his way through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. If Mixon is able to practice in full Friday, he would likely be in good shape to suit up Sunday against the Chiefs, though he would still need to receive clearance for an independent neurologist before getting the green light to suit up. In the event Mixon can't get cleared for the Week 13 matchup, Samaje Perine would be in store for another turn as Cincinnati's lead back after getting 21 touches (17 carries, four receptions) in last Sunday's win over the Titans.

Dec 1, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Mixon (concussion) returned to a limited practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Mixon, who was inactive in Week 12 against the Titans, didn't practice at all leading up to that contest, so his participation in Wednesday's session bodes well for the running back's chances of returning to action Sunday against the Chiefs. In order to do so, Mixon will need to progress through the NFL's concussion protocol, but barring any setbacks in the coming days, he appears poised to return to leading Cincinnati's backfield this weekend.

Nov 30, 2022 1:11 PM EST

Expected to practice Wednesday

Coach Zac Taylor expects Mixon (concussion) to practice Wednesday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Mixon, who was inactive for this past Sunday's win over the Titans, will need to fully clear the NFL's concussion protocol in order to suit up this weekend against the Chiefs, but the running back's looming return to practice Wednesday has him trending in the right direction ahead of Week 13 action.

Nov 30, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Trending towards playing in Week 13

Mixon (concussion) is trending towards playing in Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: As of Monday, Mixon remains in concussion protocols, per Ben Baby of, but it appears he's making good progress and should be able to clear protocols by the end of the week. Nonetheless, fantasy mangers should pay close attention to Mixon's participation in practices throughout Week 13 prep to ensure he'll be 100 percent heading into Sunday's showdown with Kansas City.

Nov 28, 2022 12:33 PM EST

Remains in concussion protocol

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Mixon remains in concussion protocol but is making progress, Ben Baby of reports.

Analysis: Mixon suffered a concussion during the second quarter of Week 11 and was sidelined for Week 12, paving the way for Samaje Perine to lead Cincinnati's backfield. It's concerning to see Mixon still in protocols following the team's win over the Titans, but the starting running back's availability for Sunday's matchup against Kansas City should become clearer as the week progresses. If Mixon remains sidelined to begin Week 13 prep Wednesday, Perine could be in line for another expanded workload.

Nov 28, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Ruled out for Sunday

Coach Zac Taylor noted Friday that Mixon (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Titans, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: As a result, look for Samaje Perine to lead the Bengals' Week 12 backfield, with Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams available to handle change-of-pace touches. Mixon's next chance to suit up will arrive in Week 13, when Cincinnati faces Kansas City at home.

Nov 25, 2022 9:57 AM EST

Absent from practice Friday

Mixon (concussion) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Ben Baby of reports.

Analysis: Mixon didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, so the running back's absence from the early portion of Friday's session doesn't bode well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Titans. If Mixon isn't able to play this weekend, Samaje Perine would be in line to lead the Bengals' backfield. After Perine, the Bengals would have Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams on hand to handle change-of-pace work.

Nov 25, 2022 9:23 AM EST

Misses another practice

Mixon (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Following back-to-back missed sessions, Mixon has one more chance to take the practice field ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans. Friday's injury report will reveal whether the running back has a chance to suit up this weekend, but if Mixon is unable to gain clearance to face Tennessee, Samaje Perine would be in line to lead Cincinnati's Week 12 backfield, with Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams also on hand.

Nov 24, 2022 12:26 PM EST

Not practicing

Mixon (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Mixon got concussed during the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Steelers and unsurprisingly wasn't able to practice three days later. Samaje Perine scored three receiving TDs on Sunday and figures to get most of the backfield snaps/touches if Mixon isn't active this Sunday against Tennessee. The Bengals also have Chris Evans (knee) and Trayveon Williams as possible options, though neither has taken many touches this year.

Nov 23, 2022 1:44 PM EST

In concussion protocol

Mixon remains in the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of Wednesday's practice, Ben Baby of reports.

Analysis: Mixon will need to clear the league's concussion protocol in order to be able to play Sunday against the Titans. However, if he's unable to suit up this weekend, Samaje Perine would be in line to handle an expanded role in the Bengals' backfield in Week 12.

Nov 23, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Officially has concussion

Mixon has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh due to a concussion.

Analysis: Mixon thus will end Week 11 with seven carries for 20 yards and three catches (on three targets) for 42 yards. He'll be subject to the protocol for head injuries before he'll be able to return to action, but his status for next Sunday's contest at Tennessee now is up in the air. Mixon will yield the Bengals backfield to Samaje Perine until he's healthy.

Nov 20, 2022 3:47 PM EST

Being examined for head injury

Mixon is under evaluation for a head injury during Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Prior to his exit in the third quarter, Mixon posted seven carries for 20 yards and hauled in all three targets for 42 yards. If Mixon enters the concussion protocol, he'll cede the Bengals backfield to Samaje Perine, who has two TD catches to his name so far in Week 11.

Nov 20, 2022 3:29 PM EST

Erupts for five touchdowns

Mixon rushed the ball 22 times for 153 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Panthers. He added four receptions on five targets for 58 yards and an additional score.

Analysis: Mixon entered the game with only three total touchdowns and without a rush of more than 20 yards since Week 1. He reversed both trends in convincing fashion, accounting for five of the six Bengals' touchdowns. The majority came near the goal line, though he also tallied a 12-yard receiving score and a 14-yard rushing touchdown. Additionally, Mixon ripped off long gains of 35, 29, 20 and 17 yards to average more than four yards per carry in a game for only the third time this season. After maintaining fantasy value on the basis of volume for the majority of the season, Mixon put it all together in his massive performance against the Panthers.

Nov 6, 2022 1:49 PM EST

More targets than carries in loss

Mixon rushed eight times for 27 yards and caught seven of nine targets for 32 yards in Monday's 32-13 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Mixon was bottled up in the first half, mustering only 17 scrimmage yards on nine touches as the Bengals took an 11-0 deficit into the locker room. Things didn't get much better for the Bengals in the second half, as the offense didn't get going until the game was well out of hand. Mixon's rushing attempts were limited with the team down big, but he tied his season highs in both targets and catches. A more favorable game script should lead to more carries for Mixon in Week 9, as the Bengals will be favored at home against the Panthers.

Oct 31, 2022 8:47 PM EST

Tallies 91 total yards

Mixon rushed the ball 17 times for 58 yards in Sunday's 35-17 win over the Falcons. He added three receptions for 33 yards.

Analysis: Mixon accounted for 17 of Cincinnati's 18 carries by running backs, and five of his attempts came from inside Atlanta's 10-yard line. His inefficiencies on the ground -- his longest carry went for 11 yards and he averaged only 3.4 yards attempt -- were also tempered by his involvement in the passing game. While his role in Cincinnati's offense is unquestioned, Mixon has yet to top 85 rushing yards in a game this season and has not recorded a gain of more than 20 yards on the ground since Week 1.

Oct 23, 2022 4:54 PM EST

Nabs receiving TD in win

Mixon rushed eight times for 45 yards and caught four of five targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-26 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Joe Burrow (300 yards and four scores) and Ja'Marr Chase (132 yards and two scores) stole the show at the Superdome, but Mixon was able to get in on the fantasy goodness with his first receiving touchdown of the season. The veteran did see his carries decline for the third game in a row, but he also received 80 percent of the backfield touches, maintaining his status as Cincinnati's lead back over Samaje Perine (two carries for five yards). Mixon has also been more efficient over his last two contests (5.6 YPC) compared to earlier in the year, which is a positive signal heading into a favorable matchup against Atlanta next Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 3:08 PM EST

Goes for 88 yards on SNF

Mixon rushed 14 times for 78 yards and corralled all three of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 19-17 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The Bengals seemed to forget that Mixon was active in the first quarter, giving their lead back just one carry in the period before eventually getting him rolling in the second half. The 25-year-old finished with his most-efficient game as a rusher this season despite the lower usage (5.6 yards per carry), as he entered Sunday's contest with an ugly mark of 2.7 YPC through four weeks. Mixon will look to carry this positive momentum into next Sunday's tilt against the Saints, who have allowed 130.0 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs through five games.

Oct 9, 2022 9:52 PM EST

Toughs out heavy workload Thursday

Mixon rushed 24 times for 61 yards and a touchdown and brought in all four targets for 13 yards in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.

Analysis: As expected, Mixon couldn't find any room against a Dolphins team that had been stingy against the run and operating behind an offensive line that had struggled to open any lanes over the first three games. However, the veteran back toughed it out while handling his second-highest volume on the ground this season, and he salvaged his fantasy night with a five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to open the scoring for the Bengals. Mixon also notched his second-highest reception total over the first four games, and he'll likely shoulder another heavy workload in a Week 5 road divisional showdown with the Ravens a week from Sunday.

Sep 29, 2022 9:10 PM EST

News powered by