Bengals RB Joe Mixon (calf) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Mixon's calf issue is worth monitoring since it's a new injury and the Bengals face the Dolphins this week, meaning that Giovani Bernard would be in a smash spot if Mixon were unable to play. Owners (with or without Mixon) may want to add Bernard just in case.
CIN RB Giovani Bernard - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Cleveland
Giovani Bernard only had four touches last week although he did play on 57% of the snaps. It was the most snaps he played since Week 1 so it won't be a surprise to see him on the field for Week 17.
Even with a very favorable matchup against the Browns who are 28th in aFPA to running backs and playing more than 50% of the snaps, we don't expect significant fantasy numbers Keep Bernard on the bench.