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Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard


Height: 5' 9"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 31College: North CarolinaDrafted: #37 (2nd Rd. by Cincinnati)

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Giovani Bernard activated from injured reserve Saturday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated Giovani Bernard from injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact

Bernard was placed on injured reserve early in the season with an ankle injury. With Leonard Fournette officially out, Bernard provides Tampa Bay with another option in the backfield. Fantasy managers should leave Bernard out of their lineups for now.

Jesse Garcia9 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard (ankle) designated to return from IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers designated RB Giovani Bernard to return from IR ahead of Week 12.

Fantasy Impact

Bernard's practice window is now open and he can return to the team right away. There likely isn't too much to read into here, given the recent emergence of rookie RB Rachaad White. The combination of White and Leonard Fournette should relegate Bernard to third-string duties, were he even to toe the field again this season. He had not been playing particularly well prior to going down with injury.

Dan Tursky10 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard (ankle) placed on IR Wednesday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed Giovani Bernard on IR Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact

Bernard was ruled out with an ankle injury during the second half of Tampa Bay's game with the Saints in Week 2. The 30-year-old back will now miss at least the next four games. Fantasy managers should expect Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White to continue to be the only fantasy viable options out of the Bucs' backfield.

Jesse Garcia19 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard (ankle) ruled out for rest of game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Giovani Bernard was declared out for the remainder of the team's divisional matchup against the New Orleans Saints with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact

Bernard was declared out prior to the start of the fourth quarter. He had neither a rushing attempt nor a target, and should not have been in fantasy lineups today anyway. Rachaad White remains the direct backup to Leonard Fournette and only other fantasy-relevant running back Bucs' roster.

Michael De Dora19 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard (ankle) practices in full Friday, cleared for Week 1

Buccaneers veteran running back Giovani Bernard (ankle) practiced in full on Friday and does not carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game vs. the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact

Bernard was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, so his participation on Friday was an improvement. The 30-year-old has experience as a solid pass-catcher, but he could rank behind Leonard Fournette, Rachaad White, and Ke'Shawn Vaugh in the Bucs' gameplan ahead of Sunday.

Andersen Pickard20 weeks ago