Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
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.
Production curtailed by game flow
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 11, 2018
Mixon was effective when used Sunday against the Saints, carrying the ball 11 times for 61 yards to go along with two catches for 24 yards.
ANALYSIS
Unfortunately for Mixon, the Bengals were getting blown out, so running opportunities after the second quarter were scarce. The Bengals next travel to Baltimore, where the game at least figures to be closer, even if the matchup isn't great for Mixon.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Joe Mixon's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
4.4%
 
Positive Run %
78.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
3.4%
 
Touches Per Game
19.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
9.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.2
 
Cornerbacks
79.8
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
81.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Joe Mixon's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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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Finds end zone twice in win
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 28, 2018
Mixon rushed 21 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and brought in three of four targets for 15 yards in the Bengals' 37-34 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Gains 50 yards in loss
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 21, 2018
Mixon rushed 13 times for 50 yards and added three receptions for just one yard in Sunday's 45-10 loss to Kansas City.
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Late rushing score not enough
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 14, 2018
Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown while catching four of seven targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
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Handles bell-cow role in return
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Mixon (knee) rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries and caught three of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 win over Miami.
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Returns to action in Week 5
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Mixon (knee) is in uniform Sunday against the Dolphins, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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