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Joe Mixon, Dameon Pierce Viewed As A "One-Two Punch"

According to Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, running back Dameon Pierce will have a role this season. While Joe Mixon is believed to be the No. 1 option on the depth chart, it appears Pierce could have a bigger function than anticipated. "I see Dameon having a very clear headspace as we are out working, and I think that will allow him to have a really productive year this year, " said Ryans during an interview with the Houston Chronicle. "He has everything it takes to be a really good running back for us, and I think him and Joe as a one-two punch would be very beneficial for us all." Of course, it remains to be seen how things will work out for the revamped Texans' offense. However, it seems Mixon and Pierce could collectively remain productive enough to exceed expectations during the 2024-25 campaign, although it will be tough to tell which player will be the most productive from week to week.

May 25, 2024 10:04 PM EST


Joe Mixon Signs Three-Year Extension With Texans

New Houston Texans running back Joe Mixon signed a three-year, $27 million contract extension with the team on Thursday that includes $13 million guaranteed, according to a source. The Cincinnati Bengals were set to cut Mixon for salary cap purposes earlier this week but ended up trading him to the Texans instead. Devin Singletary, Houston's primary back last year, signed with the Giants in free agency. The 27-year-old Mixon, a Pro Bowler in 2021, goes from one potent offense to another and will be the Texans' No. 1 back, giving him clear RB1 upside in fantasy. In 17 starts for Cincy in 2023, Mixon had the fourth 1,000-yard season of his career while scoring nine rushing touchdowns on 257 carries. He added 52 receptions (64 targets) for 376 yards and another three TDs.

Mar 14, 2024 6:02 PM EST



Joe Mixon Traded To Texans

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is being traded to the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It was previously reported that Mixon was going to be released after the team signed Zack Moss, but Houston zeroed in on the four-time 1,000-yard rusher after losing Devin Singletary to the New York Giants. Now in Houston, Mixon will have plenty of upside in the ascending offense led by C.J. Stroud. Although Mixon has averaged just under 4.0 yards per carry over the last two years, he still has some gas left in the tank, and his situation is a great one for fantasy production. Mixon has the fifth-most receptions by a running back since 2022 (112), making him a valuable asset in PPR formats.

Mar 12, 2024 11:34 AM EST


Bengals Release Joe Mixon

According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, the Bengals released running back Joe Mixon on Monday night. This was relatively expected, considering the former Sooner needed to take a pay cut to remain in Cincinnati heading into the 2023-24 campaign. However, Mixon ended up having a quality season despite the plethora of injuries to the Bengals offense, running for over 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his career while totaling 12 touchdowns. At any rate, despite the number of available running backs still looking for work, Mixon should be one of the most coveted. He may have a few more quality years left, so he could flirt with making another Pro Bowl appearance before his career is over. Yet, until the 27-year-old signs somewhere, his fantasy outlook will remain a mystery.

Mar 11, 2024 10:52 PM EST


Joe Mixon Could Be A Salary Cap Casualty

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler says that Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon and defensive tackle BJ hill are among the team's potential salary cap casualties this offseason, even though Mixon totaled 1,034 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2023. If the Bengals were to cut Mixon, they'd save $5.8 million for the salary cap. After re-negotiating his deal last year, the 27-year-old is scheduled for an $8.85 million cap hit in 2024 in the final year of his deal. He's due a $3 million roster bonus on March 18, so we'll know by then if he'll be back with Cincinnati. In total, Mixon had 1,410 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns, making him the RB7 in half-PPR scoring in the 2023 regular season. As he gets closer to 30 years old, Mixon's days as an RB1 in fantasy could be coming to an end soon, especially if he leaves Cincy.

Feb 19, 2024 8:23 PM EST



Joe Mixon Scores Twice In Season Finale

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran the ball 14 times for 111 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Browns. He caught just one of two targets. However, it was good enough for another end-zone trip. The former Oklahoma Sooner hit the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time this year, and his efforts in Week 18 resulted in the fourth 1,000-yard rushing season of his career. But with the regular season in the books, the question remains whether Mixon will return to Cincinnati next season. He was almost released in the offseason. But he took a pay cut to stay with the team and finished the year with 12 touchdowns. Overall, Mixon exceeded expectations for fantasy managers. Yet, his outlook for the 2024-25 campaign will hinge on whether he remains in Cincinnati.

Jan 7, 2024 9:18 PM EST


Joe Mixon Closes Out A Strong Year Versus Cleveland

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of the Week 18 encounter with the Browns. Mixon hasn't hit the 100-yard rushing mark in any game this season. However, he's totaled 10 touchdowns, finding the end zone in eight of his previous 10 games. With the Bengals not going to the playoffs, the former Sooner may not see a full workload. But he has an excellent chance of finding the end zone even if he doesn't log a full 60 minutes against a Browns defense that could rest or limit some of their starters on the defensive end. Mixon also needs just 77 rushing yards for 1,000. As a result, head coach Zac Taylor may allow Mixon to stay out there to attempt to hit that mark for the fourth time in his career, which keeps him in play for any fantasy format.

Jan 6, 2024 12:33 AM EST


Joe Mixon Out Sick Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (illness) sat out of Thursday's practice due to an illness. Mixon should be ready to play by Sunday's Week 18 regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but with the Bengals already eliminated from postseason contention, the Bengals could choose to give rookie fifth-rounder Chase Brown and Trayveon Williams more run in the final game of the year. With that hanging over the 27-year-old if he's still under the weather on Sunday, it makes Mixon a much more risky DFS option and RB2 in season-long leagues. On the season as a a whole, Mixon was the RB7 in half-PPR scoring over 16 games with 923 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 243 carries while adding 51 catches for 370 yards and two more scores.

Jan 4, 2024 7:08 PM EST


Joe Mixon Gets Back In The End Zone On Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon had 65 yards off 21 attempts in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He added four catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. The 27-year-old didn't do much to benefit fantasy managers in the Week 16 meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he certainly made up for it versus Kansas City, scoring his tenth touchdown of the 2023-24 campaign. Unfortunately, the Bengals' hopes of a postseason appearance were crushed after the loss, so there's a chance Mixon won't be on the field for the Week 18 divisional clash with the Cleveland Browns.

Jan 1, 2024 12:59 AM EST


Joe Mixon Still A Must-Start In Week 17

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) is off the injury report, meaning he's good to go for Sunday's meeting with the Chiefs. The 27-year-old hasn't been the most impactful runner throughout the 2023-24 campaign. However, he still had a touchdown in seven of his eight appearances leading up to the Week 16 matchup with the Steelers. Unfortunately, Mixon didn't play the best in that one, rushing for 43 yards off 11 attempts while catching two passes for seven yards. That said, the former Oklahoma Sooner has been a touchdown-dependent fantasy option all year. But he should remain heavily involved against Kansas City, so fantasy managers in all fantasy formats should keep him in the starting lineup.

Dec 29, 2023 11:21 PM EST


Joe Mixon Doesn't Find The End Zone In Week 16

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon amassed 43 yards off 11 carries in Saturday's loss to the Steelers. He added two receptions for seven yards. The former Sooner scored a touchdown in seven of his last eight appearances. Unfortunately, Mixon couldn't get anything going in Week 16, although the Steelers' decisive lead during the contest led to more passing plays from Jake Browning. At any rate, the 27-year-old has been a potent fantasy performer all season, so he'll remain a must-start in Week 17 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dec 23, 2023 10:26 PM EST


Joe Mixon A Must-Start Versus Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has had an impressive 2023-24 campaign. Although the former Sooner hasn't surpassed the 100-yard mark on the ground, that hasn't mattered, considering he's scored a touchdown in seven of his previous eight appearances. With the Bengals coming off an overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15, the team will look to remain in the postseason by earning a victory over the Steelers. Mixon didn't play the best the first time these clubs met at the end of November. However, it appears the offense has things figured out with Jake Browning under center, so Mixon should continue to play a pivotal role on that side of the ball in Week 16, especially with Ja'Marr Chase (shoulder) sidelined. Keep him starting in all fantasy setups.

Dec 22, 2023 9:53 PM EST


Joe Mixon Finds The End Zone Again On Saturday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran for 47 yards and a touchdown off 10 carries in Saturday's three-point, overtime win over the Vikings. He added three catches for 14 yards. Once again, the former Oklahoma Sooner wasn't spectacular on the ground. However, he at least managed to find the end zone for the seventh time in the last eight games. Mixon remains one of the top fantasy running backs this season, so there's no reason to keep him out of the starting lineup for the Week 16 AFC showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Keep him rolling in all formats.

Dec 16, 2023 9:08 PM EST


Joe Mixon Remains A Must-Start On Saturday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon played better than expected through the first 14 weeks of the 2023-24 campaign. Although the former Sooner hasn't hit the 100-yard mark as a runner this season, he's still getting it done for fantasy managers. Mixon found the end zone in six of his previous seven games, and he's also demonstrated his pass-catching prowess, which has certainly benefitted PPR managers. The 27-year-old may be the safest fantasy option for the Bengals in Week 15, so he is a must-start in all formats against the Minnesota Vikings.

Dec 15, 2023 8:41 PM EST


Joe Mixon Scores Again In Week 14

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon looked good in the Week 14 win over the Colts. He ran the ball 21 times, amassing 79 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 46 yards. The former Sooner now has seven touchdowns in the last seven games. Although he still hasn't hit the 100-yard rushing mark, he's a must-start in Week 15 versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Dec 10, 2023 9:04 PM EST


Joe Mixon Looks To Build On Strong Week 13 Showing

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon played well in the Week 13 overtime victory over the Jaguars. He ran the ball 19 times, amassing 68 yards and scoring two touchdowns. The former Sooner also collected six of his seven targets for 49 yards. Of course, Mixon still has work to do as a runner, considering he hasn't surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark this season. However, he's found the end zone at least once in five of his previous six appearances, giving him plenty of upside for fantasy managers in Week 14 versus a vulnerable Colts defense.

Dec 8, 2023 11:43 PM EST


Joe Mixon Plunges Into End Zone Twice In Win

Cincinnati Bengals running Joe Mixon topped 100 scrimmage yards in Week 13's 34-31 upset win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, carrying the ball 19 times for 68 yards and two touchdowns with a season-high six catches plus 49 yards. Besides a 28-yard screen catch, Mixon curiously lost five first-quarter touches to change-of-pace back Chase Brown but took over the backfield work afterward for a huge fantasy showing. The 27-year-old former Pro Bowler made a great effort to power his way into the end zone for a six yard-score early in the second period before punching it in from two yards out on his second score right before halftime. Mixon has quietly acted as one of fantasy's safest plays at the position in 2023, and he will be back in play as a high-floor RB2 against an Indianapolis Colts defense that's given way for back-to-back 100-yard rushing days to Rachaad White and Derrick Henry.

Dec 5, 2023 12:58 AM EST


Joe Mixon Looks To Rebound From Rough Week 12 Showing

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon had his worst game of the year in the Week 12 loss to Pittsburgh, amassing 16 yards off eight touches. The former Sooner entered that contest having found the end zone in his previous four games. While fantasy managers are no longer expecting the version of Mixon from a few seasons ago, it's safe to say nearly anyone who had him in the lineup was disappointed. At any rate, Mixon is hard to trust in any fantasy setup. But he's still capable of having big showings, making him a flex option, at the very least, on Monday night versus Jacksonville.

Dec 3, 2023 2:05 AM EST


Joe Mixon Underwhelms In Week 12

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon finished with 16 yards off eight carries in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. The former Oklahoma Sooner had one of the worst rushing performances of his career. Unfortunately, his four-game scoring streak also came to an end. Still, he at least had two catches for 44 yards to help salvage the day for fantasy managers. Nonetheless, Mixon will be hard to trust in Week 13 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, he remains in the flex conversation, and he could turn it around if things go well with quarterback Jake Browning during practice throughout the week.

Nov 26, 2023 8:16 PM EST


Joe Mixon Could See More Work In Week 12

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon hasn't had a Pro Bowl season. He's averaged just 4.0 yards per carry and still hasn't eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground. However, the former Oklahoma Sooner has been a serviceable fantasy option, considering he'll enter the Week 12 matchup with the Steelers riding a four-game scoring streak. Tee Higgins (hamstring) remains out, and with the inexperienced Jake Browning under center, Mixon could see plenty of work on Sunday, making him at least a flex option.

Nov 24, 2023 10:06 PM EST