Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
Out
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a lackluster rookie campaign, Mixon heads into 2018 atop the Bengals' depth chart with a chance to blossom in his second season. Despite having the frame and physicality of a prototypical lead back, he displayed little of the explosiveness or elusiveness he flashed in college at Oklahoma, managing only two rushes of 20 or more yards last season. He did at least show that he can handle three-down responsibilities, though with Giovani Bernard still in town Mixon likely won't be asked to do too much in passing situations. Jeremy Hill's departure opens snaps and touches on early downs, and fourth-round pick Mark Walton doesn't figure to pose an immediate threat to Mixon's playing time. Perhaps most important, the Bengals made a serious effort to beef up their woeful offensive line, trading for oft-injured Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn and drafting Ohio State center Billy Price with the 21st overall selection. If Glenn stays healthy, Mixon should see a lot more open space in front of him and a lot less traffic in the backfield, giving him a much better chance of fulfilling his immense potential. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.45 million contract with the Bengals in June of 2017.
Knee procedure goes well
RBCincinnati Bengals
Knee
September 17, 2018
Saturday's procedure to remove a small particle from Mixon's knee reportedly went well, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com.
ANALYSIS
While a specific timetable has yet to be confirmed by the team, initial reports suggested a two-week recovery period for Mixon. With that in mind, Giovani Bernard is in line to see added work in the Bengals' backfield, beginning Sunday against the Panthers. Tra Carson and Mark Walton are also on hand for backup/complementary duty.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    81
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
385
16
2018
81
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   7.00 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   108 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Arguably no running back taken in the 2017 draft has more to prove than Mixon. On talent alone he should have been a first-round selection, as he showed a complete package of skills at Oklahoma. The 6-1, 226-pound back has elite burst, exceptional elusiveness and the strength and bulk to thwart tacklers with stiff arms or simply lower his shoulder and grind out extra yards. He also flashed soft hands and plus route-running ability, along with a willingness to pass protect, making him a true three-down option. Overshadowing his on-field skills is a volatile off-field reputation, and a 2014 incident in which he punched a female student led to a suspension for that entire season. The Bengals drafted Mixon in the second round and have a history of taking on talented players with similar risk profiles, but as Vontaze Burfict has shown, they aren't always able to keep such players on the straight and narrow. With Jeremy Hill struggling the past two years and Giovani Bernard recovering from a torn ACL, the door is wide open for Mixon to take on a large workload for Cincinnati right away, but he'll be on a very short leash if further off-field troubles surface.
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Undergoes successful surgery
RBCincinnati Bengals
Knee
September 15, 2018
Mixon (knee) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Expected to miss two weeks
RBCincinnati Bengals
Knee
September 14, 2018
Mixon (knee) is scheduled for a minor surgical procedure this weekend, with an estimated recovery timeline of two weeks, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
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May need knee scope
RBCincinnati Bengals
Knee
September 14, 2018
The Bengals fear that Mixon will need an arthroscopic procedure to address his knee issue, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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Discusses knee injury
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 14, 2018
When asked about his injured knee Friday by Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, Mixon said, "It felt weird. My knee was hurting. Other than that, it's just the mental side of it. You always want to play at 100 percent, but when something is bothering you it's hard mentally. I just had to check back in mentally and physically tough it out."
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Solid effort despite knee issue
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 13, 2018
Mixon rushed 21 times for 84 yards and secured his only target for three yards in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.
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