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Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals

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Draft: 2013 Round 2 (5)
College: North Carolina
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1991-11-22 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#52 8 13.10

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 CIN 16 170 695 4.1 5 71 56 514 9.2 3 168.9 10.6
2014 CIN 13 168 680 4.0 5 59 43 349 8.1 2 144.9 11.1
2015 CIN 16 154 730 4.7 2 66 49 472 9.6 0 132.2 8.3
2016 CIN 10 91 337 3.7 2 51 39 336 8.6 1 85.3 8.5
2017 CIN 6 23 99 4.3 0 17 11 163 14.8 2 38.2 6.4
2017 (Projected) CIN   85 356 4.2 1   35 316 9.0 2 85.2  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Bernard was having trouble holding a ton of value even before going down in Week 10 with a torn ACL. Outside of a huge 9-catch, 100-yard receiving day in Week 2, Bernard wasn't producing his typical numbers in the air, failing to surpass 50 yards or 5 receptions. Seeing as much of his value in standard leagues (and especially PPR leagues) came via the air, this was a letdown for fantasy owners. Cincinnati seems to have never seen Bernard as a lead back, and with the addition of rookie Joe Mixon, this is more evident than ever.

The good news for Bernard is that his recovery from ACL surgery seems to have been flawless, and he's making noise in camp. I don't think the Bengals anticipated having Bernard for meaningful snaps to start the season, but now that they do, this will change the backfield rotation significantly. Look for Jeremy Hill to remain the goal-line back, and for Bernard to be the 3rd down and no-huddle option. At least early on, look for Mixon to be sprinkled in, and Bernard to be good for 8-10 touches a game. I don't know that this changes much as the season goes on, so I have real trouble finding a place for Bernard in standard leagues. It's simply not enough volume for a guy who averages around 4 yards-per-carry for his career. So while the injury risk isn't as big as it once was, the development of Mixon weighs more heavily on Bernard's value. Add Gio as one of the last runners on your roster and hope Mixon gets off to a slow start I guess.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Joe Mixon
RB2RB3 Giovani Bernard
RB3RB1 Jeremy Hill
RB4RB4 Cedric Peerman
RB5RB5 Brandon Wilson
Bengals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Bengals running back usage unclear
RB coach hints at hot-hand approach
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 8, 8:00 am

Cincinnati Bengals
Nobody can pin down exactly how the Bengals’ rotation of running backs Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon will look in its debut Sunday against Baltimore. The coaching staff stayed understandably tight-lipped and players are adopting the do-what-I’m-asked mentality. Jeremy Hill is listed as the starter and expected to start. Signs point to Giovani Bernard continuing to hold down his role on third downs. (Cincinnati.com)

FFToday's Take: Running backs coach Kyle Caskey went on to say: “You plan initially for it and try to put guys in the right places for what their talents can do and once the game gets going there is a flow to it. “If a guy does have a little juice to him at that time then you stick with him.” Sounds like this might be a hot-hand approach and one that could frustrate fantasy owners on Sunday.


Huge role right out the gate for Joe Mixon?
Team website hints at feature-back role for rookie
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 3, 5:55 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson addressed Joe Mixon in a Q&A with readers Wednesday, Aug. 3: Mixon is the real deal. I think you have to think about him as a 15-to-20-carry-a-game guy with three to five catches. Right away. Sept. 10. Vs. Baltimore. That said, I think they should keep Jeremy Hill. ... This guy can still help them. He’s a good back, very good on the goal-line and what a perfect panacea for an offensive line in transition: a stable of three starting caliber backs in Mixon, Hill, and Giovani Bernard. Perfect. Rotate them, make sure you run it 30-35 times to take heat off the young tackles, and how much room do you think that will give A.J. Green and friends? (Bengals.com)

FFToday's Take: Mixon has done nothing in camp to remove any of the shine off his luster, and the idea of him starting Week 1 should come as a surprise to no one. Whether or not the Bengals want to give him 250 carries and 40 catches is another story, especially since Hill remains an effective goal-line back and Bernard is a very capable receiver. Mixon's workload in the team's dress rehearsal (third preseason game) could be telling as to whether Hobson is right.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL L 0-20 7 40 5.7 0 2 1 39 39.0 0 7.9
2 HOU L 9-13 5 10 2.0 0 4 2 16 8.0 0 2.6
3 at GB L 24-27 3 27 9.0 0 2 2 12 6.0 1 9.9
4 at CLE W 31-7 3 12 4.0 0 4 3 67 22.3 1 13.9
5 BUF W 20-16 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 30 15.0 0 3.2
7 at PIT L 14-29 3 8 2.7 0 3 1 -1 -1.0 0 0.7

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYJ W 23-22 5 25 5.0 0 4 2 5 2.5 0 3.0
2 at PIT L 16-24 5 17 3.4 0 11 9 100 11.1 1 17.7
3 DEN L 17-29 5 8 1.6 0 5 5 36 7.2 0 4.4
4 MIA W 22-7 10 18 1.8 0 4 3 24 8.0 0 4.2
5 at DAL L 14-28 9 50 5.6 0 6 6 46 7.7 0 9.6
6 at NE L 17-35 15 49 3.3 0 5 4 45 11.3 0 9.4
7 CLE W 31-17 17 80 4.7 1 2 1 7 7.0 0 14.7
8 WAS T 27-27 11 52 4.7 1 1 1 14 14.0 0 12.6
10 at NYG L 20-21 7 17 2.4 0 5 3 19 6.3 0 3.6
11 BUF L 12-16 7 21 3.0 0 8 5 40 8.0 0 6.1

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at OAK W 33-13 8 63 7.9 0 6 6 25 4.2 0 8.8
2 SD W 24-19 20 123 6.2 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 13.9
3 at BAL W 28-24 13 49 3.8 0 4 3 34 11.3 0 8.3
4 KC W 36-21 13 62 4.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.2
5 SEA W 27-24 15 80 5.3 0 8 5 21 4.2 0 10.1
6 at BUF W 34-21 8 50 6.3 1 2 1 23 23.0 0 13.3
8 at PIT W 16-10 1 12 12.0 0 3 2 22 11.0 0 3.4
9 CLE W 31-10 13 72 5.5 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 8.6
10 HOU L 6-10 8 36 4.5 0 8 5 43 8.6 0 7.9
11 at ARI L 31-34 6 18 3.0 0 10 8 128 16.0 0 14.6
12 STL W 31-7 10 16 1.6 0 3 2 51 25.5 0 6.7
13 at CLE W 37-3 5 26 5.2 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 3.5
14 PIT L 20-33 6 40 6.7 0 5 3 27 9.0 0 6.7
15 at SF W 24-14 14 33 2.4 0 4 4 18 4.5 0 5.1
16 at DEN L 17-20 8 14 1.8 0 5 4 29 7.3 0 4.3
17 BAL W 24-16 6 36 6.0 0 3 1 12 12.0 0 4.8
WC PIT L 16-18 6 28 4.7 0 4 2 2 1.0 0 3.0
WC = Wild-Card

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