RB Giovani Bernard - Cincinnati Bengals

5-9, 202Born: 11-22-1991College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 2, pick 37 (2013)

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Summary

When given the chance, Bernard has shown that he can be a between-the-tackles three-down player. But due to his size, that role isn't ideal. Bernard is best used in the passing game, a role he has embraced during his six NFL seasons. With Joe Mixon emerging, it's likely that Bernard will be a true backup who gets involved occasionally on passing downs but ultimately serves as a player to spell Mixon when the third-year man needs a break. (August 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 56, 40, 45, 52, 52, 53, 54, 57, 57, 59, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 51, 33, 45, 45, 46, 46, 46, 52, 53, 55, 55, 57, 58, 58, 59, 59, 60, 60
RB Dynasty - 58, 46, 55, 60, 61, 62, 71

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 CIN 10 91 337 2 51 39 336 1 1
2017 CIN 16 105 458 2 60 43 389 2
2018 CIN 12 56 211 3 48 35 218 0
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 65.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 78.0 * * 34.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 55.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 66.0 * * 36.0 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 197
RB: 63
Overall-PPR: 191
RB-PPR: 62

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Latest News

Bengals | Giovani Bernard back on field (Mon Aug 12, 06:53 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 12.

Our 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.

Our 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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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