Week 2 at Cleveland
Joe Mixon got 20 touches which is what we expected, but the disappointing aspect is he ended the day with only one reception. If he is going to be an RB1 with chance to be a top- five fantasy back, he will have to get more involved in the passing game. The numbers weren't great with 71 total yards and zero touchdowns, but as long as he is getting the touches, his value will remain high.
Mixon faces the Browns who are 29th in aFPA to running backs. It's hard to judge where the Cleveland defense is because the Ravens offense is that good. But keep in mind Mixon's best rushing performances of 2019 were against the Browns with a combined 308 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The Bengals offense will be a work in progress so that could hold Mixon back a little bit. We do like him as low-end RB1 for Week 2 and keep in mind his success last season against Cleveland. His ranking is a little lower for PPR leagues, but still an RB1. Start him in all leagues and formats.