Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a lackluster rookie campaign, Mixon heads into 2018 atop the Bengals' depth chart with a chance to blossom in his second season. Despite having the frame and physicality of a prototypical lead back, he displayed little of the explosiveness or elusiveness he flashed in college at Oklahoma, managing only two rushes of 20 or more yards last season. He did at least show that he can handle three-down responsibilities, though with Giovani Bernard still in town Mixon likely won't be asked to do too much in passing situations. Jeremy Hill's departure opens snaps and touches on early downs, and fourth-round pick Mark Walton doesn't figure to pose an immediate threat to Mixon's playing time. Perhaps most important, the Bengals made a serious effort to beef up their woeful offensive line, trading for oft-injured Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn and drafting Ohio State center Billy Price with the 21st overall selection. If Glenn stays healthy, Mixon should see a lot more open space in front of him and a lot less traffic in the backfield, giving him a much better chance of fulfilling his immense potential. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.45 million contract with the Bengals in June of 2017.
Late rushing score not enough
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 14, 2018
Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown while catching four of seven targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
ANALYSIS
Mixon gave his team a 21-20 lead with 1:18 remaining on a four-yard rushing score. Cincinnati likely regrets not giving Mixon more work, as he was extremely effective on a per-touch basis. Expect more opportunities for the workhorse running back against the vulnerable Chiefs defense in Week 7.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    170
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
385
16
2018
170
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   7.00 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   108 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Arguably no running back taken in the 2017 draft has more to prove than Mixon. On talent alone he should have been a first-round selection, as he showed a complete package of skills at Oklahoma. The 6-1, 226-pound back has elite burst, exceptional elusiveness and the strength and bulk to thwart tacklers with stiff arms or simply lower his shoulder and grind out extra yards. He also flashed soft hands and plus route-running ability, along with a willingness to pass protect, making him a true three-down option. Overshadowing his on-field skills is a volatile off-field reputation, and a 2014 incident in which he punched a female student led to a suspension for that entire season. The Bengals drafted Mixon in the second round and have a history of taking on talented players with similar risk profiles, but as Vontaze Burfict has shown, they aren't always able to keep such players on the straight and narrow. With Jeremy Hill struggling the past two years and Giovani Bernard recovering from a torn ACL, the door is wide open for Mixon to take on a large workload for Cincinnati right away, but he'll be on a very short leash if further off-field troubles surface.
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Handles bell-cow role in return
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Mixon (knee) rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries and caught three of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 win over Miami.
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Returns to action in Week 5
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Mixon (knee) is in uniform Sunday against the Dolphins, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Should see bulk of Week 5 workload
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Although both Mark Walton and Thomas Rawls are active for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Dolphins, Mixon is still expected to see a solid workload in his return from a knee injury, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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Could be eased back in Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 5, 2018
Though Mixon (knee) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Dolphins, coach Marvin Lewis said the 22-year-old could be eased into the backfield mix in his return from a two-game absence, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Cleared to play this week
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 5, 2018
Mixon (knee) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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