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Giovani Bernard

24-Year-Old Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

154

Yds

730

TD

2

Yds

472

TD

0

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 y...

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2016 ADP:  83.12

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

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.

June 8, 2016  –  Giovani Bernard News

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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 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
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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 23 Cin 16 8.3 11.3 9.8 10 46 32 13 3 3 30 7.2 4 1 1
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Giovani Bernard – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #3 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

580

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 580 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Giovani Bernard was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 571 3
2014 509 1
2015 580 2
Giovani Bernard 2015 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 @Oak 30 0 8 63 0 7.9 1 0 6 25 4.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
2 SD 45 0 20 123 0 6.2 1 0 3 16 5.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0
3 @Bal 48 0 13 49 0 3.8 0 0 3 34 11.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
4 KC 23 1 13 62 1 4.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 Sea 66 0 15 80 0 5.3 0 0 5 21 4.2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Buf 26 0 8 50 1 6.3 0 0 1 23 23.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Pit 32 0 1 12 0 12.0 0 0 2 22 11.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cle 34 0 13 72 0 5.5 0 0 1 14 14.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
9 Hou 49 0 8 36 0 4.5 0 0 5 43 8.6 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ari 52 1 6 18 0 3.0 0 0 8 128 16.0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 StL 27 0 10 16 0 1.6 0 0 2 51 25.5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
12 @Cle 19 0 5 26 0 5.2 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit 38 0 6 40 0 6.7 0 0 3 27 9.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
14 @SF 37 0 14 33 0 2.4 0 0 4 18 4.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Den 33 0 8 14 0 1.8 0 0 4 29 7.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 Bal 21 0 6 36 0 6.0 0 0 1 12 12.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Pit 0 0 6 28 0 4.7 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 4 1 1 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:   205 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 (concussion) is among the Bengals' running backs heading into a contract year.

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Bernard (concussion) exited the Bengals' wild-card playoff loss to the Steelers with a concussion, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

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Bernard rushed six times for 36 yards and caught one of three targets for 12 receiving yards during Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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Bernard caught four passes off five targets for 29 total yards and added 14 rushing yards on eight carries in Monday's loss to the Broncos.

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Bernard started Sunday's win at San Francisco, rushing for 33 yards on 14 carries, while catching all four of his targets for 18 yards.

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Bernard rushed for 40 yards on six carries and added three catches off of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

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Bernard ran the ball five times for 26 yards and added a nine-yard catch in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

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Bernard caught two passes off of three targets for 51 yards in Sunday's win over the Rams. He added 16 yards on the ground off of 10 carries. He fumbled during the game.

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Bernard gained 128 yards on eight receptions (10 targets) and 18 yards on six carries in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Cardinals.

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Bernard rushed eight times for 36 yards and caught five passes (on eight targets) for 43 yards in Monday night's loss to the Texans.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.