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Joe Mixon Week 14 Outlook - Bengals at Browns

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thursday, Dec 5th

He's totaled at least 16 touches in each of the last five games, as the Bengals are letting him run with the workhorse job. Even more good news is that he ran a season-high 22 pass routes yesterday in a game they were leading throughout. Is it possible that he's finally going to be utilized in the passing game like he should? The Browns have been slightly below average on both the ground and through the air to running backs, and we just watched Benny Snell turn in 67 yards and a touchdown against them on 17 touches last week. There have been just nine running backs who've totaled double-digit carries against the Browns this year, which is odd in itself, but the worrisome part is that just six of them finished as top-36 options. Mark Ingram, Sony Michel, and Todd Gurley failed to get into that territory, though that's likely due to the fact that they combined for exactly zero yards through the air. The remaining six all finished as top-24 options. Knowing we're trending in the right direction with Mixon's passing usage, he should be in lineups as a stable low-end RB2 this week.

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