Mixon registered a season-low snap share (58%) outside of Week 11 when he suffered a concussion. McFarland went on to tweet, "it could be nothing, but there is a chance Perine earned a few extra opportunities." The Bengals could have just been easing Mixon back into form, but the more likely reason seems to be Perine was pretty good when he took over for Mixon as the lead back and the Bengals want to get him more involved.
Beat reporter Paul Dehner Jr. tweeted that while HC Zac Taylor said many great things about what Perine has done, especially when Mixon was out, he also added "Mixon is our starting running back, he had five touchdowns the last time he played.” Owners should be able to conclude that Mixon will have his normal workload for Week 14, but it's easy to imagine Perine getting a few more touches, perhaps especially in the passing game. Overall, it looks like Mixon is going to be the better fantasy play here.