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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard involved in run, pass game    Sun Dec 27, 05:58 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 65 yards on 16 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 16. He also caught seven passes for 66 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Bernard came through for anyone that trusted him after his strong Monday night performance even though he shared touches and snaps with Samaje Perine. Derrick Henry should stomp on the Texans next week while the Bengals face the much tougher Ravens defense.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard finds the end zone twice    Tue Dec 22, 12:26 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran 25 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while adding one reception for 14 yards and a score in his only target.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard struggles    Sun Dec 13, 05:11 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for three yards on eight carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14 but also lost a fumble during the game. He also caught three passes for 15 yards.

Footballguys view: Bernard fumbled on the first drive for the first time in over 800 touches and the coaches benched him. He got a few touches later in the game but was a crushing bust in a crucial fantasy football week. We won't even think about playing a Bengals running back against the Steelers next Monday night.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals 14 touches    Sun Dec 6, 06:02 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard registered 12 runs for 30 yards in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins and he added two receptions for minus-1 yard on two targets.

Footballguys view: Bernard is only a desperation play without Joe Burrow, even against the Cowboys next week.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals 10 touches    Sun Nov 29, 05:53 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed eight times for a team-high 32 yards in Week 12 against the New York Giants while adding two receptions for 17 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Bernard is only a desperation play against the Dolphins next week despite being the starter. The Bengals might want to see what they have in Trayveon Williams before the season is over.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard officially active    Sun Nov 29, 11:56 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) is officially active for the Week 12 game.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard likely to play    Sun Nov 29, 09:33 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) is expected to play in Week 12's game versus the New York Giants, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bernard is still a low ceiling play with Brandon Allen in at quarterback.

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  Bengals | Questionable tag for Giovani Bernard    Fri Nov 27, 04:46 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 27, but is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: That makes two practices for Bernard this week, and practicing fully on Friday shows that he's on the probable side of questionable. With Brandon Allen at quarterback, Bernard is a RB2/flex play for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's injury report for Week 12    Fri Nov 27, 04:04 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Mike Thomas (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12 against the New York Giants. RB Giovani Bernard (concussion), CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) and LB Markus Bailey (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and are listed as questionable. DT Geno Atkins (rest), DT Mike Daniels (rest), WR A.J. Green (rest) and LB Logan Wilson (neck) also practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Zac Taylor said he felt good about Bernard's chances to play, but he's still a weak RB2/Flex play with Brandon Allen starting for the Bengals at quarterback. A.J. Green will play a bigger role with Thomas likely out and Auden Tate on the covid list.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard upgraded    Thu Nov 26, 05:31 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

Footballguys view: Bernard's concussion came up mid-week. The Bengals would have to turn to guys like Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams if Bernard can't play in Week 12. We'll see if there are any setbacks for the veteran back after practicing in a limited fashion on Thursday.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 26, 02:33 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion), WR Mike Thomas (hamstring) and CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. DT Geno Atkins (rest), DT Mike Daniels (rest), WR A.J. Green (rest), LB Markus Bailey (hamstring) and LB Logan Wilson (neck) practiced in full.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard does not practice    Wed Nov 25, 05:22 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Footballguys view: This is a new issue for Bernard. Fantasy GMs need to have other options ready. The Bengals are already starting Brandon Allen at quarterback, and now they may have to use Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams more at the running back position.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals 13 touches    Sun Nov 22, 08:49 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed nine times for just 18 yards in Week 11 against the Washington Football Team and he added four catches for 37 yards on five targets.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals 12 touches    Sun Nov 15, 11:30 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed eight times for 30 yards in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added four receptions for 17 yards on seven targets.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard gets into end zone twice    Sun Nov 1, 07:43 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran 15 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans and he added three receptions for 16 yards and a score on his four targets.

Footballguys view: Bernard has been worth the starts in your fantasy lineup with Joe Mixon sidelined. Both of his scores came after Samaje Perine got the first Bengals running back score of the game. It's possible that he'll start after the bye with the mysterious nature of this foot injury for Mixon, so don't drop him.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard gets chance to shine    Sun Oct 25, 07:15 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran 13 times for 37 yards in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns and he added five receptions for 59 yards and a score on his five targets.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard getting start    Fri Oct 23, 12:32 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard will start Sunday, Oct. 25, against the Cleveland Browns with RB Joe Mixon sidelined with a foot injury.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard scores in Week 6    Sun Oct 18, 06:41 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed eight times for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added three receptions for 13 yards on his three targets.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's Week 6 injury report    Fri Oct 16, 04:58 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 6 versus the Indianapolis Colts. WR Auden Tate (shoulder) limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 16, and is listed as doubtful. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is listed as questionable. DT Geno Atkins (rest), DE Carlos Dunlap (rest), CB Darius Phillips (shoulder), RB Giovani Bernard (groin), WR A.J. Green (hamstring) and RB Joe Mixon (personal) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 15, 04:34 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 15. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), DT Geno Atkins (shoulder), RB Giovani Bernard (groin), WR A.J. Green (hamstring), CB Darius Phillips (shoulder) and WR Auden Tate (shoulder) were limited. DE Carlos Dunlap (rest) practiced in full.

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  Bengals | Wednesday practice report for CIN    Wed Oct 14, 04:35 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (non-injury), DE Carlos Dunlap (non-injury), CB Darius Phillips (shoulder), DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) and WR Auden Tate (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14. CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) and RB Giovani Bernard (groin) were limited during practice.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard out in Cincy?    Thu Feb 6, 11:21 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard could be a cap casualty this offseason, according to Joe Goodberry of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: A fresh start would be a good thing for Bernard. There's more there for him and he could perhaps find a team that would give him a larger role...or at least the opportunity for a larger role. The Bengals would save $2.8 million in cap space by releasing Bernard.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard dealing with sprained knee    Mon Nov 11, 12:07 PM

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was diagnosed with a knee sprain Monday, Nov. 11. He is not expected to miss significant time, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard returns    Sun Nov 10, 03:21 PM

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was able to return to the Week 10 game after missing some time because of a knee injury.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard leaves game    Sun Nov 10, 02:11 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 10 game and is considered doubtful to return.

Footballguys view: Rookie Trayveon Williams could get more work in the second half backing up Joe Mixon with Bernard out.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals six touches    Sun Oct 20, 05:43 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran four times for no gain while adding two grabs for four yards on three targets in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Bengals | Six total touches for Giovani Bernard    Sun Oct 13, 06:18 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed four times for just four yards in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens while adding two catches for 20 yards on three targets.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals five touches    Sun Oct 6, 04:59 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed twice for 10 yards in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals and he added three grabs for 16 yards on his three targets.

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  Bengals | Five total touches for Gio Bernard    Tue Oct 1, 12:18 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed just one for three yards and he added four grabs for 16 yards on six targets in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 30.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard signs extension    Tue Sep 3, 12:39 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard signed a two-year, $10.3 million extension Tuesday, Sept. 3. He received a raise to $5.9 million in 2019 and $11 million over two seasons. He receives a guaranteed $600,000 bonus in March.

Footballguys view: Bernard is now signed through the 2021 season. He's a quality backup to Joe Mixon and he could do more with a larger role if called upon. This is a good move for both sides. Projecting Bernard for around 40 catches in 2019 is fair.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard back on field    Mon Aug 12, 06:53 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Bernard will work behind Joe Mixon as the Bengals primary backup. The veteran will also get work as a third-down back and we could see him catching 40 or so passes in 2019.

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  Bengals | Cincy to rest top two RBs    Thu Aug 8, 07:30 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard held out Monday    Mon Aug 5, 08:01 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hamstring) was held out of practice Monday, Aug. 5, because he is dealing with a slight hamstring injury, according to head coach Zac Taylor.

Footballguys view: Bernard is going to get some time to deal with this hamstring injury. He's going to work as the primary backup to Joe Mixon in 2019. In the final year of his contract, Bernard may get around 10 touches per game according to beat writers around the team.

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  Bengals | More touches for Giovani Bernard?    Fri Jul 5, 10:01 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to see 11-13 touches per game in 2019, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, and Dehner expects Bernard and RB Joe Mixon to be on the field at the same time more often this season.

Footballguys view: We could see Bernard work into the mix mostly as a pass-catching back. Bernard had 35 catches in 2018 (12 games) but could push for 45-plus catches in 2019. He is a deep flex option for Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues or a handcuff for players who are in deep leagues.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard likely to play key role    Sun Jun 30, 02:41 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard 'is reportedly lining up all over the field' as head coach Zac Taylor aims to implement 'an unpredictable offense with myriad formations and personnel arrangements,' according to NFL.com's Grant Gordon.'We've got a good backfield right now with Joe (Mixon) and Gio to start. It's good to get them both out here and take the load off of each other and help the young guys come along. Happy with what I am seeing from both of those guys. They are dialed in and focused. We are in good shape with those guys,' Taylor said.

Footballguys view: Bernard is good enough to start for some teams and he's an excellent receiving back. He costs next to nothing in drafts right now and should be drafted simply on the Joe Mixon handcuff value. If Bernard can establish a larger role without Mixon getting hurt, he could have weekly PPR flex value.

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  Bengals | More carries for Giovani Bernard?    Fri Jun 21, 09:31 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard has spent time with the first-team offense during spring practices, and head coach Zac Taylor said he hopes to spread out carries more this year to keep RB Joe Mixon fresh for late in the season.

Footballguys view: Bernard is still a top backup/handcuff, and he could earn enough extra touches to be a better emergency play, but this isn't going to become a committee. Mixon may lose some touches at the margin, but increasing efficiency in a new look offense with an improved offensive line should make up for that and give Mixon a higher weekly and season-long ceiling.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard not a factor    Sun Dec 23, 04:13 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught two passes for zero yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He did not receive any carries during the game.

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  Bengals | Five touches for Giovani Bernard    Sun Dec 9, 09:38 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed three times for seven yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in a 26-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals 11 touches    Sun Dec 2, 06:03 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed five times for 14 yards in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos and he added six receptions for 32 yards on eight targets.

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  Bengals | Two total touches for Gio Bernard    Sun Nov 25, 06:45 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard managed just one run for 10 yards and one catch for 12 yards in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard quiet in Week 11    Sun Nov 18, 05:50 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught four passes for 20 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also rushed for five yards on two carries during the game.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard will be in uniform    Sun Nov 11, 11:45 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 10 game.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard likely to play    Sun Nov 11, 09:53 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard questionable for Week 10    Fri Nov 9, 05:04 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Nov. 9, and officially he is listed as questionable for Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Bengals | Week 10 injury report for Cincinnati    Fri Nov 9, 04:55 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (toe), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), OG Alex Redmond (hamstring) and LB Nick Vigil (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 9. Redmond is listed as doubtful for Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints while the others are ruled out. RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was listed in practice and is considered questionable. OG Clint Boling (back), C Billy Price (foot), WR John Ross (groin) and TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) practiced in full and were each removed from the report.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard expected to make return    Fri Nov 9, 12:42 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) on Friday, Nov. 9, was listed as questionable for Week 10 with a knee injury but is expected to play.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard still limited    Thu Nov 8, 02:49 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard limited in practice    Wed Nov 7, 05:17 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: The Bengals might get Bernard involved more as a receiver if he can play in Week 10. They're down WR A.J. Green for quite some time and they'll be searching for other pass-catching options. Bernard might be worth a 'what the heck' flex against the Saints.

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  Bengals | Wednesday's injury report for Cincinnati    Wed Nov 7, 05:13 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (toe), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), OG Alex Redmond (hamstring) and LB Nick Vigil (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. RB Giovani Bernard (knee) and TE C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) were limited participants, while OG Clint Boling (back), C Billy Price (foot) and WR John Ross (groin) were listed as full participants.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard returns to practice    Mon Nov 5, 12:59 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was back at practice Monday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: It's been over a month since Bernard last practiced. The Bengals had a bye in Week 9, so by practicing on Monday it looks like Bernard could return this week. They'll monitor his progress during the week of practice. Upon his return, Bernard will provide the Bengals with veteran depth behind Joe Mixon...but he may not have much of a role so long as Mixon is healthy.

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