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Theo Riddick or Giovani Bernard

 
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  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
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  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
Theo Riddick
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at IND vs. NYJ
Week 2 vs. BAL at SF
Week 3 at CAR vs. NE
Week 4 at ATL at DAL
Week 5 vs. MIA vs. GB
Week 6 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 7 at KC at MIA
Week 8 vs. TB vs. SEA
Week 9BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 10 vs. NO at CHI
Week 11 at BAL vs. CAR
Week 12 vs. CLE vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. LAR
Week 14 at LAC at ARI
Week 15 vs. OAK at BUF
Week 16 at CLE vs. MIN
Week 17 at PIT at GB
  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
Theo Riddick
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts89.761.2
Rush Yards372.6226.8
Rush TDs1.91.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions36.849.1
Rec Yards315.9390.0
Rec TDs1.52.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points87.680.2
   
  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
Theo Riddick
2017 Points 
Week 17.98.6
Week 22.63.7
Week 39.93.8
Week 413.91.2
Week 53.25.3
Week 65.3
Week 70.7
Week 80.54.5
Week 9-0.67.3
Week 104.810.7
Week 110.43.9
Week 122.73.0
Week 139.612.2
Week 1413.021.3
Week 1510.34.1
Week 1622.83.9
Week 177.02.2
  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
Theo Riddick
2017 Targets 
Week 127
Week 243
Week 329
Week 442
Week 525
Week 67
Week 73
Week 822
Week 914
Week 1053
Week 1122
Week 1212
Week 1335
Week 14810
Week 1553
Week 1674
Week 1793
  Giovani Bernard
RB - CIN
Giovani Bernard
Theo Riddick
RB - DET
Theo Riddick
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I know we all love Joe Mixon and his talent (I do too), but let's not forget that Giovani Bernard is still a pretty darn good running back. He finished the year last season with a 3.4% DVOA, good for 16th in the league (and better than Mixon). However, as it stands, Bernard is a valuable handcuff that could be an RB2 if Mixon gets hurt and a guy who will have some flex appeal in PPR leagues.In the past, Riddick has been a worthwhile flex option in PPR leagues but not worth much in standard leagues. Now, with the addition of Kerryon Johnson alongside LeGarrette Blount, Riddick's value may decrease even more. Still, he's a good pass-catching running back, so he might still get some work.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Joe Mixon is the no-doubt lead back heading into the season, which pushes Bernard to his normal receiving-back role. Bernard did put up good numbers when injuries pushed him into more work, but he'll need a Mixon injury to have that shot again.Riddick will continue to be a PPR fantasy option, as he has a clear path to the majority of running back targets this season with Blount and Johnson both not proficient as receivers.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's clear that the Bengals didn't ever view Bernard as a three-down back, as they've now drafted three running backs with high equity. Still, he's had a role with a team throughout the whole time, so it's unrealistic to think that ends now. He's never finished outside the top 45 running backs during his five-year career, and that's despite scoring just two rushing touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. He's a safe-floor, though low-upside option.Possibly one of the hardest players to predict in fantasy football, as Riddick has been one of the more consistent RB3/RB4's in the game the last few years, but the scenery has changed quite a bit in Detroit.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Once a steady RB2 in all formats, Bernard sagged to limited flex appeal with 6.8 standard PPG in 2017. Although an effective player in between the 20s, he has now deposited 9 TDs over the past three seasons after receiving half as many red-zone touches (13) as Joe Mixon. Available near his floor (RB48), the 26-year-old is a solid depth pick who would immediately vault back to starter status if anything happens to Mixon.The only RB with 50+ catches in each of the last three seasons, Riddick has maintained PPR value (RB 18, 25, and 26) despite compiling 776 combined rushing yards on 219 carries. Drafters are nevertheless nonplussed with a steady hand who has not scored more than six TDs in a single season or hit the 100-yard plateau since Oct. 20, 2016. Kerryon Johnson's three-down abilities caps Riddick's ceiling, but he's a useful low-floor PPR bench pick.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Mixon should be the primary back and may even end up as a bell-cow for the Bengals. With that said, Bernard has always performed well in a limited roll and did post 158 yards in Week 16, so there seems to be a chance that Cincy would give him another opportunity to shine in a larger role.The Lions backfield is loaded with a bunch of decent backs who are all about on the same level. It will be tough for most of them to find touches except for Riddick who has his job locked in. Expect much of the same, making him a solid depth piece to fill in during bye weeks and injuries.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Riddick has more value in PPR formats but even there it's tough to project him too high given all the bodies in DET now
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Over the last Five seasons Gio Bernard is Fourth in receptions behind only Le'Veon Bell, Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray. He'll catch close to 50 passes. He's only 26 & makes a great hand cuff for Joe Mixon owners. Perfect player for Zero RB realist to take late in drafts. @JustinLonero Gio Bernard when he plays with Joe Mixon sees far less opportunity on the ground and scores less fantasy points. @friscojosh