Veteran RB Giovani Bernard is signing a one-year deal with the #Bucs, per source.
Tom Brady and Bruce Arians both personally recruited Bernard, one of the NFL’s best receiving backs, after his release from Cincinnati. Another weapon for Brady and the Super Bowl champs.
It's been a while since we've had a fantasy-relevant signing, but this one qualifies. Tom Brady has potentially found his James White 2.0. Bernard is a good pass-catcher, so he'll eat into Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones's snaps on third down. This backfield is going to be tough to predict again in 2021.
CIN RB Giovani Bernard - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Baltimore
Giovani Bernard has now recorded 20+ touches in two straight games. Last Sunday, he had 131 yards from scrimmage. He has been the offensive workhorse over the past two weeks which has produced two wins for Cincinnati.
Bernard will face the Ravens who are 20th in aFPA to running backs. He wasn't a factor in the first meeting with Baltimore with only one touch. The Ravens are playing for a playoff spot so they will have all hands on deck defensively.
Bernard has been getting the touches and we expect more of the same for Week 17. Start him as a high-end RB3 or flex in standard leagues and a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues as the Bengals try to play spoiler.