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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 18-
Best Rank# 6# 10-
Worst Rank# 23# 27-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.6210.8-
Avg Game13.114.1-
Avg Projection206.6177.9-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank147-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIN at LAR
Week 2 at CHI vs. CIN
Week 3 at PIT at CLE
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. DET
Week 5 vs. GB at LV
Week 6 at DET vs. GB
Week 7 at BAL at TB
Week 8 at NYJ vs. SF
Week 9 vs. CLE at PIT
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at LV vs. BAL
Week 12 vs. PIT at DET
Week 13 vs. LAC vs. ARI
Week 14 vs. SF at GB
Week 15 at DEN vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. BAL at SEA
Week 17 vs. KC vs. NYG
Week 18 at CLE at MIN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts267.2237.7
Rush Yards1,075.1972.3
Rush TDs7.77.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions49.136.2
Rec Yards362.4293.3
Rec TDs3.41.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points206.6177.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 15.17.4
Week 28.618.7
Week 36.55.4
Week 436.17.7
Week 59.411.9
Week 612.99.7
Week 76.9
Week 810.5
Week 92.2
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1220.3
Week 1323.1
Week 1421.5
Week 1528.2
Week 1618.1
Week 1719.2
Week 18
Total78.6210.8
Average13.114.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Targets 
Week 123
Week 243
Week 333
Week 466
Week 588
Week 635
Week 75
Week 85
Week 93
Week 10
Week 11
Week 126
Week 134
Week 144
Week 152
Week 162
Week 179
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Mixon is a rare three down RB. He's excellent at catching passes and a talented runner. The comp scouts gave when he came out of college was LeVeon Bell. Gio Bernard left for Tampa in free agency so he should get the third down work. The concerns: did the Bengals do enough in the offseason up front to help the blocking for Mixon and Burrow? They signed Riley Reiff in free agency and drafted Jackson Carman out of Clemson. Mixon might be a year away from fantasy greatness. He has the chops. That's not in doubt. But is that enough in 2021? If things break right- (aka- Joe Burrow must stay healthy)- then yes!The addition of OT Teven Jenkins in the draft helps bolster a Bears line that badly needed an upgrade. The scouting report on Jenkens is he is a mauler. Hopefully he can pass block too. Chicago also traded up to take a certain QB who played his college ball at THE Ohio State University, Justin Fields. Monty needs this offense to take a step forward and score some TDs for him to reach his potential. I'm still skeptical. After all this is the Bears we're talking about.
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
Entering his fifth season in the NFL, Joe Mixon is once again set up for a massive fantasy campaign -- on paper, at least. We've been here before with Mixon and it hasn't always gone according to plan. For those who view him as injury prone following a frustrating 2020 in the health department, it's important to note that he appeared in 44-of-48 possible games from 2017-19. The departure of Gio Bernard to the Bucs gives Mixon a legitimate chance at seizing a three-down workload in (likely) the best/fastest offense he has ever played in. It's set up for him to smash. O n paper, at least... 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Over the final nine games of 2019, Zac Taylor gave Mixon 214 touches (23.8 per game), which made us believe they'd finally realized he should be used in a workhorse fashion. The start of 2020 wasn't as generous, but he did average 19.7 touches per game over the first three weeks. Then we saw Giovani Bernard get knocked out of the lineup for a few weeks, and it led to Mixon totaling 27.0 touches per game over the next three weeks before getting hurt. Now that Bernard is gone, are we finally going to get a full season's worth of 20-plus touch games for Mixon? If so, top-five is in the realm of possibilities, especially knowing he'll be more involved in the passing game. Don't sleep on Mixon; he's still a top-10 running back talent-wise. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 I was the one pounding the drum for David Montgomery last season when he was being drafted as the 25th RB off the board. With that being said, in no way did I anticipate a top-5 finish! Despite a truly terrible offense, Montgomery produced for fantasy managers and helped deliver some titles with his dominant stretch to end the year. Unfortunately, we shouldn't be expecting that same level of dominance in 2021. Tarik Cohen will be back and healthy, which means a dramatic dip in receiving production for Montgomery. Additionally, Damien Williams was added to this backfield to take the Cordarrelle Patterson role, which will take some carries away too. Montgomery is still going to provide fantasy managers with a very safe floor week after week, but we need to temper our expectations for the young RB heading into this season. Fantasy players that draft Montgomery thinking that they're going to get 2020 production are most likely going to be disappointed. It's safe to view Montgomery as a mid-range RB2. My Very Early Projection: 249-1058-8 rushing & 31-238-1 receiving.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
It's easy to understand people being frustrated with Joe Mixon in 2020, but once Joe Burrow was done, there was no reason to push him back onto the field after his injury. The Bengals invested heavily in Joe Mixon last off season, and there are no challengers to his position in the offense. He also had back to back 1K yard rushing seasons before 2020's disappointment. Having faith and buying back into Mixon for '21 is a good idea and will be rewarded. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Beware of the narrative of "improved OL." The addition of rookies can be a great thing for an offensive line, i.e. last year's Tampa Bay Bucs, but it can also make a glaring problem worse, i.e. last year's NY Giants. Mixon will likely see insane volume, but he has been historically inefficient and, unless 2nd-round-pick OT Jackson Carman is a transcendent talent, there is no way you can predict, with a straight face, Mixon will be more efficient with his opportunities. Unless you are getting Mixon as your RB 2 in the late second or third round of your drafts, stay away. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
No Gio Bernard. No real rookie competition added. Even more explosive offense with Chase here assuming Burrow is healthy. Line may suck, but Mixon is easily o ne of the top winners of the offseason.*UPDATE* I do LOVE the Fields pick for this entire offense. No one finished hotter, but Montgomery preyed on weakest SOS and w/ no Cohen stealing work and now Damien Williams is here w/ Matt "Too Cute" Nagy returning to OC after Bill Lazor called the shots for DMont's explosion. Everything's stacking up ugly, besides Fields... which could offset it all.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mixon has averaged only 4.5 and 4.0 yards per touch the last two years and he missed 10 games with injury last year. Mixon has a ton of talent, but he is a dicey RB2 due to injuries and a bad offensive line.Montgomery had 237.8 fantasy points last year, but that was fueled by the final five games coming against teams that were in the Bottom-7 against fantasy running backs. I like Montgomery to be a solid running back in 2021, but I view him as more of a RB2 than an RB1.