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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
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RB - PHI
 
 
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ECR# 11# 19-
Best Rank# 6# 10-
Worst Rank# 23# 30-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.6142.4-
Avg Game13.111.9-
Avg Projection214.0186.3-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1423-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Miles Sanders
RB - PHI
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIN at ATL
Week 2 at CHI vs. SF
Week 3 at PIT at DAL
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. KC
Week 5 vs. GB at CAR
Week 6 at DET vs. TB
Week 7 at BAL at LV
Week 8 at NYJ at DET
Week 9 vs. CLE vs. LAC
Week 10BYE WEEK at DEN
Week 11 at LV vs. NO
Week 12 vs. PIT at NYG
Week 13 vs. LAC at NYJ
Week 14 vs. SFBYE WEEK
Week 15 at DEN vs. WAS
Week 16 vs. BAL vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. KC at WAS
Week 18 at CLE vs. DAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Miles Sanders
RB - PHI
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts278.0218.4
Rush Yards1,168.51,047.1
Rush TDs8.06.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions50.243.4
Rec Yards364.1363.2
Rec TDs2.81.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points214.0186.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Miles Sanders
RB - PHI
2020 Points 
Week 15.1
Week 28.617.1
Week 36.510.7
Week 436.17.6
Week 59.421.9
Week 612.911.2
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 1011.5
Week 116.1
Week 124.2
Week 133.1
Week 1425.6
Week 159.0
Week 1614.4
Week 17
Week 18
Total78.6142.4
Average13.111.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Miles Sanders
RB - PHI
2020 Targets 
Week 12
Week 247
Week 338
Week 464
Week 584
Week 632
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 105
Week 115
Week 123
Week 131
Week 145
Week 152
Week 166
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Miles Sanders
RB - PHI
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 concern: 1.) 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. The question, is that enough in 2021? If things break right- (aka- Joe Burrow must stay healthy)- then yes!This might finally be the year Miles Sanders arrives. Jalen Hurts is a threat on the read option and that will open up running lanes for Sanders. Rookie WR Devonta Smith adds some much needed punch into the offense. The Eagles line was decimated with injuries last year. They should be much better in 2021. Many fantasy owners were burned by Sanders. The concern is that the Eagles continue with a RBBC by splitting the carries with Kerryon Johnson, Jordan Howard, and Boston Scott. Jalen Hurts could also vulture some TDs. Keep an eye on this in training camp. With a 3rd round ADP, that still seems too high for a guy in a RBBC. I need a better price point than that.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Did you know that Joe Mixon has actually played more games than Dalvin Cook since they both came into the league in 2017? Yet somehow Mixon gets labeled as an injury risk every single season and Cook is being drafted as a top-3 pick this year. While Cook's production when he's on the field is certainly worthy of a top-3 pick, it goes to show the recency bias that comes into play for fantasy managers when they're on the clock. When Mixon is on the field, he's going to receive one of the heaviest workloads in the entire league. He's one of the most talented RBs in the league and this offense is set to take a major jump in 2021 with Joe Burrow and his surfeit of receiving weapons. If Mixon had been shut down immediately last season and put on IR when his injury occurred, we wouldn't have this perception in our minds of him as a huge injury risk. However, because of Zac Taylor's inconsistent commitment to Mixon returning to the lineup last year, fantasy managers have a bad taste in their mouths. Go get some mouthwash, clean out that taste, and draft Mixon at a major discount this year. The production's going to be too good to pass up. My Very Early Projection: 298-1193-9 rushing & 61-459-2 receiving. 
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.The start to Sanders' career hasnt been what we'd hoped for, delivering RB2 or better numbers in just 14-of-28 of games (50 percent). To be fair, he hasn't been used in a workhorse role, totaling more than 15 touches just 11 times over that span. Will the departure of Doug Pederson allow him to shine, or will Nick Sirianni implement a timeshare as well? The depth chart now consists of Sanders, Kerryon Johnson, and Kenneth Gainwell, so this could very well be a Colts-like backfield, which would make sense given that's where Sirianni comes from. Sanders should be treated as a timeshare RB2 who's more talented than most in that conversation.
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.Love that the team is turning to Hurts, as Sanders played significantly better w/ him under center. Wonder how new HC will deploy backs, don't enjoy Howard's return & they stole Gainwell. Love the talent and potential, but the volume & injury question marks have me a bit lower on Miles
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.Sanders had 156.4 fantasy points in 12 games and the Eagles have a new coach, Nick Sirianni. Sanders figures to be the featured running back in this offense and he is a borderline RB1 with upside if he can stay healthy.