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Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

Running Back #28
ADP:Round: 1, Pick: 11
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 228 lb.
College:Oklahoma
Age:24
Born:July 24, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 2 (48)
Draft Team:CIN

Joe Mixon: Sitting out Sunday

Mixon (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Mixon now will miss back-to-back contests due to a right foot injury suffered Week 6. With a Week 9 bye on tap, he'll aim to return Sunday, Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, but in the meantime Giovani Bernard will lead the Bengals backfield.

October 30, 2020 11:38 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Not likely to play Sunday

Coach Zac Taylor acknowledged Friday that "it doesn't look good" for Mixon (foot) in terms of the running back playing Sunday against the Titans, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: There's a pretty solid chance that Mixon will be officially ruled out later Friday and if that's the case, Giovani Bernard will once again lead the Bengals' backfield in Week 8.

October 30, 2020 9:20 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Not practicing Friday

Mixon (foot) won't participate at Friday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old is certainly trending in the wrong direction, as he was unable to practice in any capacity this week. Mixon appears poised to miss his second straight contest, and his status will be confirmed when Cincinnati releases its injury report later in the day. Assuming he's unavailable, Giovani Bernard is in line to lead the Bengals' backfield again Sunday versus the Titans.

October 30, 2020 8:12 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Not present for practice

Mixon (foot) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: After he was sidelined for the first time all season in last week's 37-34 loss to the Browns, Mixon hasn't created much optimism about his chances of returning to action Sunday against the Titans. With Mixon absent from practice for the second day in a row, he may need to get back on the field in at least a limited capacity Friday just to carry a questionable designation into the weekend. If Mixon is inactive for a second straight game, Giovani Bernard would be in store for another turn as Cincinnati's lead back.

October 29, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Can't practice Wednesday

Mixon (foot) will not participate in Wednesday's practice, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: The Bengals still consider Mixon day-to-day, but missing practice to begin the week isn't a good sign. Mixon will have two more chances to resume practicing before Cincinnati has to tag him with an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, but if he's forced to miss any more time Giovani Bernard would be in line to draw another start.

October 28, 2020 10:39 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Dubbed day-to-day

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Mixon (foot) is day-to-day, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mixon's foot injury kept him from suiting up for Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns, but it looks like he has a chance to return Week 8. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported that Mixon was considered week-to-week, so Taylor's day-to-day label seems like a step in the right direction. Giovani Bernard will remain on hand and ready to handle a lead role again, should the Bengals opt to give Mixon the benefit of a bit more rest prior to the team's Week 9 bye.

October 26, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Joe Mixon: No lock to return in Week 8

Mixon, who won't play Sunday against the Browns, is considered week-to-week with a foot injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With that in mind, there's a chance he could also miss next weekend's tilt against the Titans. In such a scenario, Mixon would gain extra healing time by way of the Bengals' scheduled Week 9 bye. For as long as he's out, Giovani Bernard is in line to serve as the team's lead back, with Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams on hand to work behind him.

October 25, 2020 7:26 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Won't play Week 7

Mixon (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Mixon was unable to practice this week after exiting the Week 6 loss to the Colts with the foot injury, and he'll miss at least one game as a result. Giovani Bernard should enter Sunday's game as the Bengals' lead back, with Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams set to work behind him.

October 23, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Still not practicing

Mixon (foot) is sitting out the early portion of Friday's practice, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old appears to be sitting out his third straight practice as his status for Sunday's game against the Browns is in doubt. The release of the official injury report later in the day should provide a better idea of his availability, but Mixon is likely to be considered questionable, at best. Giovani Bernad would be in line for a heavier workload should Mixon be unable to play.

October 23, 2020 8:19 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Sitting out practice Thursday

Mixon (foot) will miss a second consecutive practice Thursday, Maria Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Missing a Wednesday practice isn't necessarily a concern, but missing back-to-back practices on the heels of having to leave the previous game put Mixon into a different level of concern. It's hard to start him with confidence this week against the Browns.

October 22, 2020 11:08 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Misses practice Wednesday

As expected, Mixon (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bengals haven't provided much of an update on the severity of Mixon's current foot issue, but a return to practice in any capacity Thursday would brighten his Week 7 playing prospects. If, however, Mixon ends up limited or out this weekend against the Browns, Giovani Bernard would be in line to see added work, backed up by Samaje Perine.

October 21, 2020 1:22 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Not in line to practice Wednesday

Mixon (foot) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beyond that, coach Zac Taylor didn't have an update on Mixon's Week 7 injury status, so the running back will need to be tracked throughout the week. If Mixon is limited or out Sunday against the Browns, added carries would be available for Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine.

October 21, 2020 10:52 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Awaiting injury information

Coach Zac Taylor said that he expects to receive more information about Mixon's foot injury Monday or Tuesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor confirmed that Mixon was available at the end of Sunday's loss to the Colts, and that Giovani Bernard finishing the game as solely due to being a better fit for the two-minute offense. That would seem to bode well for Mixon's chances of suiting up without issue for Week 7's divisional matchup against the Browns, and the Bengals should have official confirmation of his injury severity before Wednesday's practice report of the week.

October 19, 2020 12:26 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Finds end zone amid foot injury

Mixon carried 18 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while catching two of three targets for 15 additional yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Mixon exited the game briefly with a foot injury, which cold in part explain his subpar average of 3.0 yards per carry, but he returned to the contest after a stint on the sidelines. He was facing one of the better defensive units in the league so his struggles do not come as much of a surprise considering he came into the contest averaging 3.7 yards per tote on the season. Mixon has four total touchdowns over his last three games to keep his fantasy value afloat and will look to make the most of steady volume again next Sunday against the Browns, assuming he doesn't aggravate his foot throughout the week.

October 18, 2020 2:42 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Returns to game

Mixon returned to Sunday's game against the Colts after having exited the contest with a right foot injury.

Analysis: Great news for the Bengals, as Mixon has been the team's clear-cut go-to back this season. Heading into Week 6, Mixon had logged 101 carries through the team's first five outings.

October 18, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Injures right foot

Mixon exited Sunday's game against the Colts after sustaining a right foot injury.

Analysis: Prior to his exit from the contest, Mixon had carried 11 times for 44 yards and a TD. Next up for the team's carries are Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine.

October 18, 2020 11:21 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Gargantuan workload in Week 5 loss

Mixon registered 59 rushing yards on 24 carries, adding six receptions for 35 yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Even in a game script that involved Cincinnati falling into a 17-0 halftime deficit, the 24-year-old back still managed to garner 24-plus carries for a second consecutive game. Mixon's involvement as a pass-catcher has increased of late as well, as he has translated 14 targets into 12 receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown over the past two weeks. Upcoming next is an extremely challenging opponent for Mixon, as he and the Bengals offense face a Colts defense that entered Week 5 as the No. 1 unit in the NFL in terms of DVOA.

October 11, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Listed as active Sunday

Mixon (shin) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Mixon was added to the Bengals' Week 5 injury report Thursday after logging a limited practice that day, but as was the case last weekend when the running back also approached game-day with the questionable tag, Mixon will be available Sunday and is poised to continue to serve as the team's lead back. In Week 4's 33-25 triumph over the Jaguars, the 24-year-old logged 25 carries for 151 yards and two scores, while hauling in all six of his targets for 30 yards and another TD.

October 11, 2020 8:38 AM EST

Joe Mixon: Likely to play Sunday

Mixon (shin) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old received the questionable tag for the second consecutive week, but he's expected to take the field once again Sunday. Mixon is coming off his best performance of the season after racking up 181 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns during last week's win over the Jaguars, though the Ravens offer a more difficult matchup this week.

October 10, 2020 9:08 PM EST

Joe Mixon: Gets questionable tag for Week 5

Mixon (shin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: For a second time in as many weeks, Mixon will take a questionable tag into game day, but fantasy managers shouldn't have much reason to fear an absence. After the shin injury limited his participation in practice Thursday, Mixon was on the field again Friday, with Ben Baby of ESPN.com noting that the running back was "going through drills with no problems." So long as the Bengals don't have to abandon the run game early in the road matchup with a favored Baltimore squad, Mixon should be in store for a healthy workload coming off a huge Week 4 in which he ran 25 times for 151 yards and two scores while catching all six of his targets for 30 yards and another touchdown.

October 9, 2020 11:55 AM EST

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