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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: 26
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 10 31 109 3.5 0 27 18 204 11.3 2 43.3 4.3
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
RB1RB1 Joe Mixon
RB2RB2 Giovani Bernard
RB3RB3 Jeremy Hill
RB4RB4 Cedric Peerman
RB5RB5 Brandon Wilson
Bengals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Jeremy Hill placed on IR
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 11, 1:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals placed RB Jeremy Hill on Reserve/Injured list and waived K Marshall Koehn. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hill was inactive last week and had fallen to third on the depth chart behind rookie Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard. Mixon is the back to own in this offense but has yet to produce more than 11.1 fantasy points (standard scoring) in any week. Randy Bullock will return to kicking duties in Week 10.


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.



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
8 IND W 24-23 2 5 2.5 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.5
9 at JAC L 7-23 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 1 -5 -5.0 0 -0.6
10 at TEN L 20-24 2 10 5.0 0 5 5 38 7.6 0 4.8
11 at DEN W 20-17 3 -4 -1.3 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 0.4

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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