Bengals Beat: RB Joe Mixon to get 'a lot of work early and often'

The Bengals have a sizeable stable of backs between Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon. Figuring out how to divvy up those snaps is a good problem for the Bengals to have.

Pencil Hill in as the starting back for now, but expect Mixon to get a lot of work early and often.

Fantasy Impact: 

The story commented the Bengals have been in somewhat of a rut at RB since 2014, when they ranked sixth overall in rushing average. That average has fallen from 134.2 yards per game that season to 110.6 yards per game. Drafting Mixon gives them new life at running back because of how many things he can do. Mixon had 1,812 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns in final season at Oklahoma. Putting him in the mix early can keep defenses on their toes, particularly with the speed that’s also been added at wide receiver, the story added. Fantasy-wise, it's more of a three-headed monster that needs to be sorted out. The story did add Hill is the starter - for now at least.

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