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RB CIN

College: Oklahoma | 2 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 7/24/1996
2019 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 215.4
Avg Pts: 13.46
Rank: 15 RB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Mixon had a breakout sophomore season, finishing 10th overall in fantasy running back scoring despite missing two games because of injury. He had four 100-yard games and seven games with 100-plus total yards. Mixon had his first 1,000-yard rushing season and averaged an impressive 4.9 yards per carry. He will continue to be a huge part of this offense going forward. Mixon is a big-play back that can get to the next level in a hurry and has the size to carry the load for three downs. He is a good pass catcher out of the backfield and improving inside runner. He has failed to play a full season each of his first two years in the league, which is a concern.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Mixon is a legit No. 1 fantasy back. He had a big year on a bad offensive team last year, so don't be surprised if his numbers improve some this season. Mixon can take his game to another level. He can get around 1,600 total yards, double-digit scores and 60-plus receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is primed for an excellent 2019 season. He was great in his sophomore season of 2018, putting up 1168 rushing yards on 237 attempts and eight touchdowns despite not much talent around him. He added 43 catches for 296 more yards and another touchdown. With a new coaching staff and hopefully an improving team around him, Mixon should be able to put up an even better third NFL season. He proved his talent last season, and an improved situation could lead to a legitimate breakout season. He's one of the best assets in dynasty because of his age, but he should also be among the top running backs chosen in redraft leagues. He's a true three-down talent in a league with more and more running back committees.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 120.90Joe Mixon 54 receiving yds (5.40 pts)
Joe Mixon 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 95 rushing yds (9.50 pts)
Week 28.70Joe Mixon 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Joe Mixon 84 rushing yds (8.40 pts)
Week 3
Week 4
Week 529.50Joe Mixon 18 yd TD reception (18.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 22 receiving yds (2.20 pts)
Joe Mixon 93 rushing yds (9.30 pts)
Week 614.40Joe Mixon 20 receiving yds (2.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 4 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 64 rushing yds (6.40 pts)
Week 75.10Joe Mixon 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Joe Mixon 50 rushing yds (5.00 pts)
Week 825.80Joe Mixon 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Joe Mixon 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 8 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 123 rushing yds (12.30 pts)
Week 9
Week 108.50Joe Mixon 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
Joe Mixon 61 rushing yds (6.10 pts)
Week 1111.20Joe Mixon 38 receiving yds (3.80 pts)
Joe Mixon 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)
Week 1215.50Joe Mixon 66 receiving yds (6.60 pts)
Joe Mixon 89 rushing yds (8.90 pts)
Playoff Week 19.50Joe Mixon 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Joe Mixon 82 rushing yds (8.20 pts)
Playoff Week 219.80Joe Mixon 27 receiving yds (2.70 pts)
Joe Mixon 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 111 rushing yds (11.10 pts)
Playoff Week 328.00Joe Mixon 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Joe Mixon 1 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 15 yd TD rush (9.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 129 rushing yds (12.90 pts)
Playoff Week 47.80Joe Mixon 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Joe Mixon 68 rushing yds (6.80 pts)
Playoff Week 510.70Joe Mixon 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Joe Mixon 105 rushing yds (10.50 pts)
Player Notes
Jul 21 3:03pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Spin: Mixon shook a ho-hum rookie season to finish as fantasy's ninth-ranked running back in 2018. Look for him to cement himself as an elite back this season, so value him as mid-level RB1 with upside in drafts.

From TheHuddle

Jul 17 6:00am ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon will look to improve after a solid 2018 season. After accruing just 626 yards on the ground during his rookie campaign, Mixon eclipsed the millennium mark last season to finish with 1,168 yards to go along with nine total trips to the end zone. Though it has been argued that he isn't a top-five back, he will begin his first season under the tutelage of new head coach Zac Taylor, who served as an assistant under Sean McVay. Taylor, who will mirror some parts of the Rams' playbook initially, will utilize the same packages that helped running back Todd Gurley become a fantasy success. As a result, Mixon has a better chance than most to have a dominant season despite being behind a weaker offensive line, and as long as he can remain healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jun 21 9:43pm ET

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.

Fantasy Spin: Mixon emerged as workhorse for the Bengals offense last year, leading the AFC in rushing Even if the new coaching staff dials back Mixon's touches a bit, it is still hard to see Bernard being anything more than a handcuff for Mixon owners.

From TheHuddle

Apr 7 11:33pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished second in the NFL with 23 runs of 15 or more yards in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Spin: Mixon finished fourth in the NFL in rushing, adding 43 catches and finishing with nine total touchdowns. He should remain the centerpiece of the Cincinnati backfield and RB1 candidate in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Mar 26 12:33pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to be kept fresh and healthy for later in the season, and that likely will entail some early-season rest and platoon work, new head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, March 25, at the NFL owners' meetings. Taylor's experience on the Los Angeles Rams' staff last season and seeing lead back Todd Gurley wear down late could be instructive for Taylor's handling of Mixon, according to one NFL beat reporter.

Fantasy Spin: Things were the opposite last season for Mixon, who missed two games early with a knee issue and then finished with some of his higher touch-count games late in the year. It sounds like, though, Gio Bernard and second-year back Mark Walton, provided off-field issues don't get in the way, could be spelling Mixon thoughout the season, casting some doubt on his early projection as a solid RB1.

From TheHuddle

Feb 25 9:53pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'

Fantasy Spin: Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns this past season even though he missed two games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 02-Jun-2017: CIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
NFL Week
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Week 2BAL8.7021840013010
Week 3@CAR0.00000000000
Week 4@ATL0.00000000000
Week 5MIA29.50229300322140
Week 6PIT14.40116410420070
Week 7@KAN5.1013500031050
Week 8TAM25.802112320315040
Week 9bye
Week 10NOR8.50116100224020
Week 11@BAL11.20121410338030
Week 12CLE15.50148900766070
Week 13DEN9.50128200213020
Week 14@LAC19.802611110527060
Week 15OAK28.00271292021040
Week 16@CLE7.80176800210020
Week 17@PIT10.70131050012010