|10/8/2017 9:09:27 PM||
Joe Mixon rushed 15 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against Buffalo.
Mixon continued to lead the backfield, with Jeremy Hill getting just four carries. He was quiet for most of the game, but converted on a fourth quarter TD inside the five-yard line. Mixon hasn't been productive on a per-play basis, averaging just 2.8 YPC. It's a concern for his going-forward outlook, but his role looks secure with 19 touches per game the last three weeks. Mixon will get a matchup with Pittsburgh after the Bengals' bye.
|10/1/2017 9:24:27 PM||
Joe Mixon rushed 17 times for 29 yards while adding four catches for 19 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win versus the Browns.
The production is an extreme disappointment as Mixon ran for just 1.7 yards per carry with a long of 10 yards on the ground. Despite the lack of production, Mixon now has 42 touches over the past two weeks after just 21 over the opening two weeks of the season. While that usage is promising, the Bengals offensive climate just may not be enough to turn those into consistent fantasy production. Mixon should be considered a lower-end RB2/flex option Week 5 against the Bills.
|9/24/2017 1:23:00 PM||
According to Jason La Canfora, the Bengals "anticipate a bigger role" for Joe Mixon going forward.
La Canfora expects Mixon to be one of the "primary beneficiaries" of Bill Lazor's promotion to OC and believes the "division of labor" in Cincinnati's backfield will soon "skew further in his direction." Mixon leads the team with 17 carries, though he's been significantly out-snapped by passing-down back Giovani Bernard. If Mixon's role does increase, it will likely come at the expense of Jeremy Hill, who has shown little in the early going (12 carries for 43 yards).
via: CBS Sports