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Giovani Bernard

23-Year-Old Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

168

Yds

680

TD

5

Yds

349

TD

2

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Expected to become the lead dog in the Cincinnati backfield last season, Bernard instead battled shoulder, rib and hip injuries, missing three games and ceding the starting role to rookie Jeremy Hill ...

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2015 ADP:  54.4

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 5' 9"   WT: 208   DOB: 11/22/1991  College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Giovani Bernard Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $5.253 million deal with the Bengals in May of 2013.

January 4, 2015  –  Giovani Bernard News

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Bernard rushed for six yards on three carries and caught eight passes on nine targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 26-10 playoff loss to the Colts.

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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
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 Proj 23 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2013 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
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 Proj 23 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Giovani Bernard

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Giovani Bernard – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

509

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 509 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 571 3
2014 509 1
Giovani Bernard 2014 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 @Bal 57 0 14 48 0 3.4 0 0 6 62 10.3 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
2 Atl 45 0 27 90 1 3.3 0 0 5 79 15.8 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
3 Ten 39 1 14 47 2 3.4 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 0 0
4 @NE 42 0 13 62 0 4.8 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
5 Car 55 0 18 137 1 7.6 1 1 4 20 5.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ind 40 0 7 17 0 2.4 0 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 36 0 16 45 1 2.8 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 3 0 0 0
8 Jax
9 Cle
10 @NO
11 @Hou 49 0 17 45 0 2.6 0 0 2 22 11.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 30 0 10 49 0 4.9 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit 34 0 6 17 0 2.8 0 0 3 19 6.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Cle 28 0 15 79 0 5.3 0 0 3 24 8.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Den 24 0 8 36 0 4.5 1 0 5 45 9.0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
16 @Pit 30 0 3 8 0 2.7 0 0 7 56 8.0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
17 @Ind 0 0 3 6 0 2.0 0 0 8 46 5.8 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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:   208 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
GOOD
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 caught 7-of-8 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown, adding eight yards on three carries, in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Steelers.

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Bernard caught all five of his targets, finishing with 45 yards and a touchdown and adding eight carries for 36 yards in a 37-28 win over the Broncos on Monday.

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Bernard played just 28 snaps - 19 fewer than teammate Jeremy Hill - in the Bengals' win over the Browns last week, ESPN.com reports.

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Bernard had 15 carries for 79 yards and three catches on three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-0 victory over the Browns.

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Bernard had six carries for 17 rushing yards and three catches on five targets for 19 receiving yards Sunday against the Steelers.

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Bernard had 10 carries for a team-high 49 rushing yards and one catch on one target for four receiving yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) had 17 carries for 45 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 22 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle), who is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, is listed as the starter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

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While Bernard is on track to resume action this week, his potential workload level in his anticipated return to action lacks clarity, though it appears as though the Bengals may be inclined to ease Bernard back into their backfield mix this weekend, with Jeremy Hill still a candidate to see his share of Week 12 carries, on the heels of his 27-carry, 152-yard effort in Week 11.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.