Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

RB - CIN
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 25
College: Oklahoma
Cincinnati Bengals

2021 Season Outlooks

Joe Mixon is a top-12 back in all formats, worthy of a pick early in Round 2. This will be Mixon's first year in Cincinnati without Giovani Bernard, who has averaged 52 targets per year the past four seasons. Mixon's career high in catches is 43, but without Bernard we expect Mixon to top 50 catches. The only thing left stopping Mixon from being a top-five back is whether the Bengals offense and offensive line can push him over the top. For that to happen they'll need to improve on Mixon's 3.6 yards per carry from 2020 and get him to double-digit touchdowns for the first time in his career. Don't rule either out.
Before a lost 2020, Mixon tallied 1,400 total yards in back to back seasons. That production surfaced primarily with Andy Dalton under center and Gio Bernard siphoning receptions.Mixon’s 2021 setup looks like his best one yet. Joe Burrow is track to return for Week 1, while Gio Bernard is finally gone. Plus, impact rookie Ja'Marr Chase joins an already strong WR corps. So Mixon should find more room to run— even with modest O-line improvements.Only 25, the highly-athletic Mixon looks like one of the league’s top rebound candidates and a desirable RB1/2.  
Mixon is entering his fifth NFL season after an injury-plagued 2020 campaign in which he was limited to six games. Mixon was busy those weeks, handling 81% of Cincinnati's carries and 12% of the targets while sitting 10th among RBs in fantasy points per game. For perspective, he handled 75% of the carries and 8% of the targets in 16 games while finishing as RB13 in 2019. Mixon is only 24 years old and has now delivered solid RB2 numbers in three-consecutive seasons. An early-down feature back with a rising target share (especially with Giovani Bernard gone) and a healthy Joe Burrow under center, Mixon's outlook is on the upswing. He's a good RB2 target with RB1 upside.
Mixon only played six games last season due to a foot injury. As of March, though, coach Zac Taylor said he's fully recovered. With the team's release of Giovani Bernard, Mixon should be expected to be the workhorse in Cincinnati. With only two-down plodder Semaje Perine, unproven Trayveon Williams, and sixth-round rookie Chris Evans behind him, this is not a 1A/1B committee situation that many NFL teams employ. Mixon will be leaned on heavily and could be among the NFL's leaders in touches.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#17

PPR

#21

Half-PPR

#24

Superflex

#28

2021 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
1091.3 7.3 50.7 379.0 2.4

2021 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#18

Pick 2.06

PPR

#19

Pick 2.07

Half-PPR

#19

Pick 2.07

Superflex

#26

Pick 3.02

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
High

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