Giovani Bernard, RB Cincinnati Bengals

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 206 lbs
  • DOB: 11-22-1991

Rankings

CIN Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Joe Mixon is questionable with an ankle injury. If he plays, Bernard isn’t much of a start, but if Mixon is out, he could see a big workload once again. He has averaged 21.3 touches in the last three games.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Giovani Bernard was basically used as the third-down back and held some value in PPR leagues last season. However, he was made the feature back the last five weeks of the season because of injuries to other runners on the team and he averaged almost 20 touches per game. He should be used more as the No. 2 back on the team this season.

Fantasy Downside

Cincinnati will rely heavily on Joe Mixon in 2018, which means Bernard could see only about five touches per game. He still has the ability to be an every-down running back, but will probably not get the opportunity.

2018 Bottom Line

Bernard should be drafted only for depth in standard scoring leagues, but he could have some value as an RB3 in PPR leagues. His ADP is 123, making him, at best, a late-round pick.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
@IND
30
BAL
2
@CAR
5
@ATL
25
MIA
17
PIT
7
@KC
18
TB
BYE10
NO
30
@BAL
15
CLE
6
DEN
22
@LAC
9
OAK
15
@CLE
17
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1BAL740005.711390239.007.98.929/6147.5%
2HOU510002.00216048.002.64.633/6451.6%
3@GB327009.00212126.009.911.913/6121.3%
4@CLE312004.003671422.3313.916.921/6432.8%
5BUF22001.002300215.003.25.222/6633.3%
6BYE--------------
7@PIT38002.671-103-1.000.71.723/5145.1%
8IND25002.500002-0.50.514/5625.0%
9@JAX1-100-1.001-501-5.00-0.60.411/3928.2%
10@TEN210005.00538057.604.89.820/5139.2%
11@DEN3-400-1.3318028.000.41.420/5536.4%
12CLE312004.001150115.002.73.715/6124.6%
13PIT1377005.92219039.509.611.644/6468.8%
14CHI1162005.646680811.3313.019.046/5485.2%
15@MIN1430102.14313054.3310.313.349/5589.1%
16DET23116105.04752077.4322.829.872/8683.7%
17@BAL1052005.20618093.007.013.054/7968.4%
Per game6.5628.630.1304.362.6924.310.133.759.056.799.4830.38/60.4448.76%
Totals105458204.36433892609.05108.7151.7486/96748.76%