Mixon hasn't played since Week 6 against Indy, dealing with a foot injury. While he didn't light up the fantasy scoreboard most weeks, he did average 19 carries a game. He averaged 71 rushing yards a game but most of that came from a 151-yard performance against the Jags. His second highest rushing total was 69 yards in Week 1. He averaged 3.5 catches a game as well, which came with QB Joe Burrow under center. It will be tough to trust Mixon in 2021 but with Burrow back and the volume Mixon got this season, he'll likely be a highly-desired fantasy pick once again next summer.
Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor ruled running back Joe Mixon out for Week 16 due to his foot injury.
The news is not surprising as this will mark Mixon's ninth consecutive missed game and it certainly looks like the Bengals have shut him down for the season. Giovani Bernard will continue to handle the majority of the backfield work in Cincinnati with Samaje Perine and rookie Trayveon Williams mixing in for occasional touches.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach suggested running back Joe Mixon will not play against the Steelers in Week 15. When asked if Mixon would play this week, Zac Taylor said "Check back next week".
Joe Mixon has not been officially ruled out, but head coach Zac Taylor comments suggest that he will be officially ruled out on Friday. Mixon was disappointing when healthy, but remains one of the most talented running backs in the league. Gio Bernard, Samaje Perine, and Traveon Williams will share touches in his absence. Gio is our 37th ranked running back for Week 15.
Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor announced that starting running back Joe Mixon will not be activated for Week 14's game against Dallas.
Mixon is eligible to return this week but apparently is not ready yet. Given how his injury has progressed, it appears possible, if not likely, the Bengals have simply shut Mixon down for the season. Giovani Bernard will retain his role as Cincinnati's primary running back, but his usage and efficiency has dropped off in recent weeks. That being said, he gets a great matchup against the Cowboys in Week 14.