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Giovani Bernard

25-Year-Old Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

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91

Yds

337

TD

2

Yds

336

TD

1

2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Bernard was on pace for his fourth consecutive season with more than 1,000 combined yards, along with a career high in receptions, when he tore his ACL in Week 11's game against the Bills. When health...

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2017 ADP:  169.29

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee - ACL
HT: 5' 9"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/22/1991
College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Giovani Bernard Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15.5 million extension with the Bengals in June of 2016.

July 24, 2017  –  Giovani Bernard News

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Bernard (knee) may be cleared to join his teammates when the Bengals open training camp Friday, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Giovani Bernard NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 19 CFB 13 239 1253 13 5.2 - - - - - 45 362 8.0 1 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 10 184 1228 12 6.7 - - - - - 47 490 10.4 5 - - - - - -
2013 21 CIN 16 170 695 5 4.1 3 0 0 0 0 56 514 9.2 3 71 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 22 CIN 13 168 680 5 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 43 349 8.1 2 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 CIN 16 154 730 2 4.7 2 0 1 0 0 49 472 9.6 0 66 6 0 0 0 2 0
2016 24 CIN 10 91 337 2 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 39 336 8.6 1 51 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Proj 25 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Giovani Bernard

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Giovani Bernard Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 19 CFB 13 18.9 22.3 20.6 18 96 - - - 3 28 - - - -
2012 20 CFB 10 27.4 32.1 29.7 18 123 - - - 5 49 - - - -
2013 21 CIN 16 10.6 14.1 12.3 11 43 21 10 6 4 32 7.2 8 1 0
2014 22 CIN 13 11.1 14.5 12.8 13 52 31 16 8 3 27 5.9 4 1 0
2015 23 CIN 16 8.3 11.3 9.8 10 46 32 13 3 3 30 7.2 4 1 1
2016 24 CIN 10 8.5 12.4 10.5 9 34 13 7 3 4 34 6.6 6 2 0
2017 Proj 25 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Giovani Bernard

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Giovani Bernard – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

394

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 394 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 509 1
2015 580 2
2016 394 0
Giovani Bernard 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @NYJ 28 0 5 25 0 5.0 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 @Pit 47 0 5 17 0 3.4 0 0 9 100 11.1 1 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3 Den 35 0 5 8 0 1.6 0 0 5 36 7.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
4 Mia 34 0 10 18 0 1.8 0 0 3 24 8.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
5 @Dal 53 0 9 50 0 5.6 0 0 6 46 7.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NE 45 0 15 49 0 3.3 0 0 4 45 11.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 1 1 0
7 Cle 33 0 17 80 1 4.7 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8 Was 48 0 11 52 1 4.7 0 0 1 14 14.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @NYG 31 0 7 17 0 2.4 0 0 3 19 6.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
11 Buf 40 0 7 21 0 3.0 0 0 5 40 8.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Bal
13 Phi
14 @Cle
15 Pit
16 @Hou
17 Bal

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Giovani Bernard  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   205 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.12 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.91 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   28.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   122 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Giovani Bernard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bernard (knee) will be limited during the Bengals' OTA practices, Kevin Patra of Around the NFL reports.

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With the Bengals drafting Joe Mixon in the second round, Bernard (knee) faces an uphill battle for playing time this season, though perhaps he won't be challenged by Mixon as much as Jeremy Hill, Bengals.com reports.

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The Bengals hope to have Bernard (knee) available early in the 2017 season, the team's official website reports.

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Bernard (knee) is making great progress in his rehabilitation from last season's torn ACL and anticipated to return some time during training camp, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

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Bernard (knee) will miss organized team activities this spring and potentially the start of training camp, but there's optimism that he'll be ready for the 2017 season opener, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

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2016

Sometimes less is more, as we saw with Bernard during his third NFL season. Although his rushes dropped to a new personal low, he hiked his YPC up to a personal best, a jump of 0.7 over the previous year. Bernard also nudged his catch rate forward, adding up to a Top 20 RB finish in PPR leagues. Ah, but touchdowns also pay a lot of the fantasy bills, and that’s where Bernard was disappointing — perhaps unlucky — last year. Although his red-zone usage was similar to where it was in 2014, Bernard dropped from seven touchdowns to just two. He was the only back in the league to score just twice on 26 or more red-zone rushing attempts (Bernard collected 32 in all). And it wasn’t like all the totes were from long distances; he had 13 chances inside the 10. It’s not that Bernard is ever likely to lead the league in touchdowns — heck, his running mate, Jeremy Hill, did that last year — but given his expected volume and breakaway ability, you’d expect a modest gain in TDs this time around. There’s nothing particularly thrilling about Bernard entering his fourth campaign, but he’s been a fantasy-useful player his entire career, and he might be entering the boring-but-thrifty veteran portion of the program.

2015

Expected to be Cincinnati's lead back last season, Bernard instead battled shoulder, rib and hip injuries, missing three games and ceding the starting role to rookie Jeremy Hill, who never let it go. That's not an encouraging trend for an undersized player who'd already undergone ACL surgery in college. When healthy, Bernard still showed the incredible quickness, vision, balance and elusiveness that make him a threat to explode for a long gain on every touch. Although he bails out too often in pass protection, his 130 targets through two seasons demonstrate the Bengals' commitment to giving him a prime spot in their passing game to take advantage of his hands and ability to make defenders miss in space. The more physical, bruising Hill is a reliable asset on the ground, and Bernard likely will get fewer carries this season to limit the punishment he takes. That might actually be the best scenario for his career prospects, as he might stay more effective with a reduced workload.

2014

One of the league's most exciting rookies last season, Bernard made an instant impact in the pass game and showed quick cutting ability as well as great burst despite seeing his carries limited by a timeshare with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He'll again have to split off some carries to Green-Ellis and second-round pick Jeremy Hill this year, but appears poised to take over a more featured role in the Bengals' offense. A second-round selection in 2013, Bernard's final numbers were depressed by a lack of playing time alongside Green-Ellis – and yet he still racked up more than 1,200 total yards from scrimmage. He could have ended up with even more, but did struggle over the season's final three games, carrying 39 times for a total of just 77 yards. But the Law Firm seems in line to be phased out after his third consecutive season of sub-4.0 yards per carry, meaning that Bernard should see his carries jump well over 200 while retaining all his usefulness in the pass game. Despite being a smaller back at 5-9, 208, Bernard has so far looked terrifically durable, and even though Green-Ellis is a more prototypical short-yardage back, Bernard still saw six goal-line touches last season and should see that role expanded this year. He has all the goods to be a true three-down back, and he could finally see that role materialize this season.

2013

The 37th overall pick – and first RB selected this year – Bernard has extremely quick feet and the vision and burst to break runs outside. Bernard's also a natural receiver out of the backfield and, as such, is likely to see plenty of third-down work. He'll likely begin the year as a change-of-pace runner and complement to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but has the tools to be a productive three-down back should Green-Ellis miss time.