Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
Inactive
Injury Concussion
Est. Return 12/11/2022
Fri Practice: Limited
2022 Fantasy Outlook
In terms of raw yardage and efficiency, 2021 was a fairly typical season for Mixon. His 1,519 scrimmage yards were a career high, but by less than 60 yards over his previous best, while 4.1 yards per carry matched his 2019 performance. What changed for Mixon, and indeed for the whole Bengals franchise, was the emergence of QB Joe Burrow. With the young quarterback leading the way and challenging defenses, Mixon got more high-value touches. He finished the year tied for eighth in red-zone carries with 42 and tied for fourth in red-zone rushing touchdowns with 12, and he faced eight-man fronts just 18.8 percent of the time, one of the lower rates in the league. Mixon still possesses a solid all-around skill set, but he's not quite one of the game's elite backs and still doesn't get consistent third-down work even though he's a capable pass catcher. Fortunately, the offense around him could take another step forward, as Cincinnati spent big money in the offseason to shore up its offensive line by adding Alex Cappa, La'el Collins and Ted Karras. While those signings were largely geared toward keeping Burrow upright, Mixon should also find more running room behind them. If he stays healthy and creeps back toward the 4.9 yards per carry he managed in 2018, another career year could be in the cards. Read Past Outlooks
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#10.94
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$Signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Bengals in August of 2020.
Inactive Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 4, 2022
Mixon (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Mixon, who missed last Sunday's win over Tennessee, logged limited listings on all three of the Bengals' practice reports this week, but the running back was ultimately unable to gain clearance to face Kansas City. In his continued absence, Samaje Perine -- who recorded 17 carries for 58 yards and a TD to go along with four catches (on seven targets) for 35 yards last weekend -- is slated to lead Cincinnati's Week 13 backfield, with Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans on hand to handle complementary work.
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How do Joe Mixon's 2022 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 rush attempts.
  • 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
8.9%
 
Positive Run %
81.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
3.8%
 
Touches Per Game
19.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.9%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.4%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
% Targeted On Route
24.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.42
 
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Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2022 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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44556%
147%
25432%
9850%
223%
2211%
152%
32%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Chiefs
Sunday, Dec 4th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
99.6
 
Cornerbacks
95.8
 
Safeties
115.3
 
Linebackers
80.4
 
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Mixon started 2020 on pace for another solid campaign. With Joe Burrow adding some life to the passing game, defenses couldn't stack the box, and the 24-year-old averaged better than 23 touches a game and appeared headed for his first season with 1,500 scrimmage yards. Then Mixon injured his foot and didn't play another game after Week 6, as the Bengals decided there was no need to rush him back once Burrow also went down. When he's 100 percent healthy, Mixon is an elusive and powerful runner with reliable hands, and while he doesn't have any elite traits that would give him a superstar ceiling, there's also no obvious weakness. The biggest issue so far in his career has been an offensive environment that prevents him from fully maximizing his potential. Cincinnati has added foundation pieces at the skill positions in recent drafts, but the team's offensive line was among the worst in the league last year, and the defense wasn't much better. Mixon has only Samaje Perine, Trayveon Williams and sixth-round rookie Chris Evans as competition in the backfield now that Gio Bernard is in Tampa, but the O-line doesn't inspire confidence even after adding 32-year-old Riley Reiff and second-round pick Jackson Carman.
It was clear early on that the Bengals offense was going to be bad in 2019, and it was Mixon who bore the brunt of those struggles as new coach Zac Taylor focused on his passing game. The third-year back didn't record his first 100-yard rushing game until Week 10 and didn't score his first rushing TD until Week 11. It's arguably a testament to Mixon's talent that his season totals look as palatable as they do given his washout first half. A big, powerful runner with surprising nimbleness, the 6-1, 220-pound Mixon is a prototypical three-down back who adds some value in passing situations while also wearing down defenses with his physicality. Neither Mixon nor Giovani Bernard saw a big increase in receiving usage last year, which was somewhat surprising given Taylor's background working under Sean McVay for the Rams. Cincinnati finished 30th in points and 26th in yards, despite being sixth in pace and ninth in total plays run. Better days should be ahead, though. With No. 1 pick Joe Burrow stepping in at quarterback, A.J. Green returning from an ankle injury and the potential for better offensive line play with last year's first-round pick Jonah Williams healthy, the offense should be more efficient this season, and that improvement is likely to extend to Mixon. There's been some chatter about a potential contract holdout, but Mixon hadn't made an announcement at press time.
Can a player still be a breakout candidate after successfully breaking out the season before? We may be about to find out. Mixon emerged as a legitimate lead back in 2018, improving both as a runner and a receiver while handling a large workload for a Bengals offense that otherwise struggled. The second-year RB also took his game to another level when he became the focal point of the attack after Andy Dalton broke his thumb, piling up 495 rushing yards in the final five games of 2018. Mixon offers a compelling combination of size, power and elusiveness, and he did his damage working behind a bad offensive line that should be improved with the addition of No. 11 overall pick Jonah Williams. With last year's performance as a baseline, it's now time to see whether Mixon's ceiling is even higher. New coach Zac Taylor spent the last two years on Sean McVay's staff in Los Angeles, and if Taylor's scheme works even close to as well in Cincinnati, Mixon could see the same kind of opportunities Todd Gurley enjoys. Giovani Bernard remains on hand to handle some of the passing-down workload, but even if Mixon doesn't see 300 touches, he could still take another big step forward with the help of a better environment around him.
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.
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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Looks like 'long shot' to play
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 4, 2022
Mixon, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, is viewed as a "long shot" to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Remains in concussion protocol
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 3, 2022
Mixon (concussion) did not clear concussion protocol Saturday and remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Status up in air for Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 2, 2022
Mixon, who still is in the concussion protocol as of Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Still in concussion protocol
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 2, 2022
As of Friday, Mixon remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Stays limited in practice
RBCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
December 1, 2022
Mixon (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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