Giovani Bernard
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By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 8:10pm EDT

In week 2, Bernard rushed 27 times for 90 yds and a td, adding 5 catches for 79 yds.

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Bernard owners are thrilled in a week that Jeremy Hill received 17 touches for 96 yds and a td speaks volumes. With a rare combination of workload and talent, Bernard has the very real potential to be a top-five RB this season.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:05am EDT

Giovani Bernard had 110 yds from scrimmage on twenty touches in the Bengals' first regular-season game.

Fantasy Impact: Although Bernard didn't find the end zone, he out-touched rookie Jeremy Hill 20 to 4 and received all goal-line work. Any concerns about workload should now be put to rest as Bernard seems to be one of the few bellcow RBs in the NFL.

By Bobby Lancaster, Bengals Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 10:01pm EDT

Bernard rushed 10 times for 17 yards Sunday against Arizona. So far this preseason Bernard is averaging 2.45 yards per attempt and has 4 catches for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact: If Bernard continues to be ineffective, Hill could make a push for more carries, limiting Bernard's huge appeal as a second-round pick.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 11:44pm EDT

In the Bengals second preseason game. Giovani Bernard received back-to-back opportunities to score from inside the five-yard line, converting the second attempt into a one-yard TD.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals continue to demonstrate that they are willing to give Bernard short-yardage work. Presumed goal-line back Jeremy Hill is still in the picture, but this is a good sign for those who either currently own or plan on drafting Bernard.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 10:15pm EDT

In the starters' only series of the first preseason game, the Bengals featured Giovani Bernard with three runs and a reception.

Fantasy Impact: We knew about Bernard's catching ability, but it was nice to see that Marvin Lewis isn't afraid to run him between the tackles. This could suggest that Bernard won't always cede short-yardage carries to Jeremy Hill or the Law Firm. In PPR leagues, he likely deserves a bump above Marshawn Lynch and Le'Veon Bell, who are ranked just above Bernard in the FantasyPros consensus rankings.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 10:14am EDT

After Sunday’s practice, running backs coach Kyle Caskey said of Bernard, "I don't know if it's the workload that's going to get more, it's more the type of plays that we're going to run with him in the game." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Last season, Bernard had 170 carries and 56 catches. While it’s likely that he gets some sort of a bump in touches in his second year, the Bengals are being mindful of his workload. With more RBs than not in a RBBC, Bernard is still in a good position as the lead back on a team that commits to the run. However, Caskey implies that rookie Jeremy Hill will be heavily involved, capping Bernard’s upside at a very weak RB1 or reliable RB2. When you’re drafting, think 2013 Reggie Bush, not 2013 Jamaal Charles.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 19th
The Titans are 16th against fantasy backs and the Bengals will lean on the running game with WR A. J. Green out until Week 5.
FFLockerRoom | Sep 19th
The Bengals are relying on the run more and more, and with A.J. Green grounded, they will rely on Bernard and Hill even more.
Breaking Football | Sep 19th
Gio has been very solid and Tennessee can be run on.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 15th
Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders for the upcoming season. Gio Bernard, who the Cincinnati Enquier speculates will receive a 'good share' of goal-line looks and accumulate roughly 300 total touches, touchdowns this fall 9.5 Andy – UNDER, b...
EDSFootball | Aug 13th
With a change in offensive coordinators and schemes, the Cincinnati Bengals should run the ball more often in Hue Jackson's offense than they did last year. Bengals beat reporter Paul Dehner and Richard Skinner of the Cincinnati Enquirer did a fantasy football mock draft of only Bengals players and here's what Dehner wrote of the team's top-two running backs: Giovani Bernard: "I think he gets 3...