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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.

Legion Report | Aug 21st
Out with the old and in with the new in Cincy! Many people may not recognize that Bernard didn’t start a single game in 2013, but Marvin Lewis and the Gang expect big things as Bernard is expected to be used heavily in the Cinci Offense. Previous OC Jay Gruden allowed Andy Dalton to toss 586 passes last season (The Red Rifle averaged 543 Passing Attempts over the past 3 Seasons). New OC Hue Jackson is dedicated to the ground game and the philosophy will be adapted in 2014. Expect Bernard to be heavily utilized (touching the ball around 300 times) as a dual-threat this season with huge break-out potential. (BTW – Bernard had 56 Receptions in 2013, which was 8th amongst RB’s)
The Fake Football | Aug 20th
Bernard is one of my favorite players this season. He gets Hue Jackson to help make the run game better and bigger and he's still a great 3rd down/receiving back. We may see Jeremy Hill near the goal line, but i don't believe it will be 100% of the time and Jackson will give enough looks to Gio for it not to be a huge detriment.
The New York Times | Aug 20th
Will handle featured run/pass duties in new OC Jackson's run first scheme.
The Football Girl | Aug 20th
He'll be worth a first-round pick even if touch volume increases only slightly.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 20th
I love watching Gio run on the field. He is an outstanding RB talent and his PPR upside is amazing. He will be given more workload in 2014 and will see double-digit TDs.
Breaking Football | Aug 20th
Gio is very much on the rise. There is tons to love about his game and role for 2014.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
With the system in place from Hue Jackson, Bernard has the most to gain. Expect big things from Gio this season.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
No. 16 fantasy RB as a rookie, and now looking at an expected 50+ extra touches
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Bernard finished his rookie season as the 16th ranked fantasy back, despite tallying only 170 rushing attempts and 56 receptions. He should have a bigger role in the Bengals offense this year and be a Top 10 running back. Think Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice in his second year with the Ravens.
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...
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Giovani Bernard will approach RB1 numbers this year especially in PPR formats but lost a bit of his appeal when the Bengals drafted the talented Jeremy Hill to replace BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
FantasySharks | Jul 24th
In this week’s “Draft Day Dilemma,” we are taking a look at the top 2 running backs in the AFC North. Who should you draft, Le’Veon Bell or Giovani Bernard? I’m going to make this decision an easy one.
Rotoprofessor | Jun 24th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Which running backs are more valuable in PPR Formats? We all have a good idea, but let’s take a look at the most notable jumps in value when we start taking PPR into account (please note, our full PPR
Rotoworld | Jun 23rd
Adam Levitan uncovers notable nuggets coming out of offseason practices for all 16 AFC teams. Gio Bernard is on the verge of a breakout.