Ravens thoughts on Bengals RB Giovani Bernard
"He's almost like a punt returner that's playing running back," Ravens defensive end Chris Canty said. "He's a jitterbug. He gets in and out of cuts very quickly. He can accelerate very quickly. He gets into those small holes.
"He's got good vision for a young back. He's fearless. He'll cut it all the way back to the back side. We're going to have to play disciplined team defense."
"Very dynamic back," strong safety James Ihedigbo said. "The things he can do out of the backfield create mismatches. He's a good player."
Bernard has rushed for 361 yards on 81 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He's caught 30 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for two touchdowns against the Dolphins, gaining 79 yards on nine carries. Bernard is still losing carries to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but Bernard continues to impress this season. It's a tough matchup for Bernard this season who is ranked 24th in our PPR rankings, making him a flex or RB3 play.