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.
Good to go Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
December 7, 2018
Mixon (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mixon was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday, but there never seemed to be much concern about his Week 14 availability. The Bengals are in a tough spot as heavy road underdogs this week, facing a Chargers defense that's tied for 13th in yards per carry (4.4) and 11th in rushing yards allowed (104 per game). Mixon and wideout Tyler Boyd are doing their best to keep an injury-depleted offense afloat.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Joe Mixon's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
6.4%
 
Positive Run %
78.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.9
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
18.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
9.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.6%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Dec 9th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.4
 
Cornerbacks
90.3
 
Safeties
52.9
 
Linebackers
81.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Joe Mixon's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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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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Limited for second straight day
RBCincinnati Bengals
Foot
December 6, 2018
Mixon (foot) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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At practice Thursday
RBCincinnati Bengals
Foot
December 6, 2018
Mixon (foot) was spotted at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Logs limited practice
RBCincinnati Bengals
Foot
December 5, 2018
Mixon was limited at practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Tallies 95 yards against Denver
RBCincinnati Bengals
December 2, 2018
Mixon rushed for 82 yards on 12 carries and added 13 yards on two catches during Sunday's 24-10 loss to Denver.
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Totals 155 scrimmage yards in loss
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 25, 2018
Mixon rushed 14 times for 89 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 35-20 loss to Cleveland.
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