RB Joe Mixon - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-1, 228||Born: 7-24-1996||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2017|
Week 7: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Joe Mixon's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs PIT (11 / 64 / 1 rush, 7 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
The Bengals didn't have enough possession to truly get Mixon going and only managed 13 rushing attempts total as a team. However, with somewhat limited touches, Mixon's physicality and explosiveness was on full display. He set the tone for the offense early with cutback runs of 13 and 17 yards, both time lowering his pads and delivering blows at the end of the run. He also made some nice plays as a pass catcher singled up against linebacker Vince Williams. He was able to get separation with quick cuts and showed off his excellent hands. Mixon's 4-yard touchdown went right up the middle and put the Bengals ahead late. He lowered his pads and powered through two defenders near the goal line.
2018 Week 5 vs MIA (22 / 93 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)
Mixon showed no ill effects from the knee surgery that kept him out of the last two games. He looked quick and was able to make explosive cuts. Mixon also instantly returned to a massive workload, touching the ball 25 times against Miami despite sharing time with Mark Walton. Mixon was instrumental on the two most important drives of the day for the Bengals. He scored the only offensive touchdown of the game on an 18-yard catch. He lined up in the backfield and ran a route down the seam before breaking to the outside. Under heavy pressure, Dalton lofted it up in Mixon's direction. Mixon was able to come back to the ball and make a leaping catch and then run a couple yards into the end zone. He is one of the few bigger backs in the league who can make wide receiver-like plays like this out of the backfield. On the go-ahead field goal drive late in the fourth quarter, it was almost all Mixon. He had an 11-yard gain on a delayed draw up the middle. The next play, he took a handoff up the middle, found no room to run and bounced it outside with a sharp cut and then accelerated for a 31-yard gain. He showed the change of direction and speed that make him a special talent. He then made a man miss and on an eight yard gain just down to the 2-yard line. In addition to the crucial tangible contributions, Mixon's playmaking and attitude helped get the crowd into the game and build some mo-mentum when things were looking bleak.
2018 Week 2 vs BAL (21 / 84 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Mixon ran hard and had a couple highlight runs, including a 21-yard scamper that was one of the game's deciding plays. He started right and found nowhere to run, then reversed all the way back across the field to break loose for the big gain. It allowed the Bengals to milk the clock late and set up a field goal to put Cincinnati up by 8 in the games final minutes. Mixon had a goal line carry from the 1-yard line early, but was dropped for a three-yard loss when he tried to break it outside. Mixon left the game in the first half with a knee injury and was listed as questionable to return, spending much of the second quarter in the locker room. He returned and gutted through a knee injury that was obviously bothering him, as he came up gimpy after a couple runs. After the game, Mixon had surgery to remove a loose body in his knee. The procedure was deemed a success and Mixon is reported to be out for the next 2-4 weeks. The most likely return dates would be either Week 5 against the Dolphins or Week 6 against the Steelers.
2018 Week 1 vs IND (17 / 95 / 1 rush, 7 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Mixon was fantastic, both as a runner and pass catcher against the Colts and looks to be well on his way to a breakout season. The Bengals clearly wanted to get him established early, with six of the first seven plays of the game either handoffs or passes to Mixon. He quickly made his presence with a decisive 7-yard run straight up the gut on the first play of the game. He opened the second drive with runs of 4 and 7 yards and then burst for a gain of 21 on a screen pass down the left sideline. He looks noticeably faster and more explosive after slimming down in the offseason. His speed was evident on his long run of the day as well. He outran a Colts linebacker to the edge on an outside run and flew down the sideline for a gain of 21. Mixon's touchdown came from a yard out. The Bengals lined up in a heavy formation with a defensive lineman in at fullback and Mixon leaped over the top to get in. Mixon dominated in terms of usage, with over 90% (22 of 24) of the running back touches on the day. On the game-winning fourth-quarter drive, Mixon was the key, touching the ball on 7-of-10 plays. His seven targets show the Bengals plan to use him heavily as a pass catcher, which makes him an elite fantasy option going forward.
Latest NewsBengals | Joe Mixon runs for 64 yards, TD (Sun Oct 14, 05:42 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added four grabs for 20 yards on seven targets. Our View: Mixon didn't get a chance to get in a groove in the running game, but he was able to score the go ahead touchdown to salvage his week. He'll have a high ceiling against the Chiefs next week.
link to story Bengals | Joe Mixon to lead Cincy backfield (Sun Oct 14, 12:16 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will serve as the team's main back with RB Giovani Bernard (knee) inactive and out for the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 14. link to story Bengals | Joe Mixon rushes for 93 yards (Sun Oct 7, 05:46 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5. He also caught three passes for 22 yards and one touchdown during the game. Our View: Mixon started slow and finished strong as there was little concern about the size of his workload despite buzz to the contrary before the game. He'll be a strong RB1 against the Steelers next week.
link to story Bengals | Snap count for Joe Mixon? (Sat Oct 6, 09:34 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) will have some limits to his workload against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5 because his conditioning has suffered a bit following knee surgery, head coach Marvin Lewis said. Our View: Mixon should still get 12-18 touches in any event, which should make him a solid RB2 choice today against a reeling Miami defense.
link to story Bengals | Week 5 injury report for Cincinnati (Fri Oct 5, 03:31 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals C Billy Price (foot) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins. DE Michael Johnson (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Oct. 5, but no longer appears on the injury report. LB Preston Brown (shoulder), DE Carl Lawson (ankle), RB Joe Mixon (knee) and C Alex Redmond (shoulder) participated fully in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story More News
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