RB Joe Mixon - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 228Born: 7-24-1996College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 2, pick 48 (2017)

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Summary

Mixon was controversial player entering his rookie season due to off-field issues in college. But as he entered Year 2, the debate centered on his on-the-field performance. Mixon only averaged 3.5 yards per carry in his rookie season, which had many wondering if he could adapt to the NFL game. Mixon had bulked up prior to the draft, thinking he needed to be bigger for an NFL workload. But he shed weight before his second season, which made him quicker and more nimble, resulting in 4.9 yards per carry last year. Those data points are on opposite extremes, but it's more likely that the second year is sustainable, given Mixon's weight and the natural expected growth curve of an NFL player from Year 2 to Year 3. Mixon's performance last season showed that he can be a three-down back and relegated Giovani Bernard to true backup status. Mixon allows the team to be more versatile and unpredictable. If the offense as a whole can improve under new head coach Zac Taylor, expect Mixon's 2019 to look at least like his 2018 - if not better. (May 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 10, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13
Overall Redraft - 16, 9, 10, 10, 13, 14, 18, 20, 25, 31
RB Redraft PPR - 8, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Overall Redraft PPR - 16, 10, 12, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 19, 27, 31
RB Dynasty - 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 11
Overall Dynasty - 10, 10, 10, 11, 12

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 CIN 14 178 626 4 34 30 287 0 2
2018 CIN 14 237 1168 8 55 43 296 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 247.0 * * 48.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 260.0 * * 51.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 270.0 * * 58.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 237.0 * * 41.8 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Joe Mixon's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 15
RB: 10
Overall-PPR: 17
RB-PPR: 10

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2019 Schedule

1@ Seattle Seahawks
2vs San Francisco 49ers
3@ Buffalo Bills
4@ Pittsburgh Steelers
5vs Arizona Cardinals
6@ Baltimore Ravens
7vs Jacksonville Jaguars
8@ Los Angeles Rams
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Baltimore Ravens
11@ Oakland Raiders
12vs Pittsburgh Steelers
13vs New York Jets
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs New England Patriots
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Cleveland Browns