By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 3:25pm EDT
For fantasy managers that took advantage of the massive discount on one of the NFL's most talented RBs, congratulations! Joe Mixon was a divisive player heading into draft season due to his injury woes from last season, but his workload was never in question. We saw that on full display in week one against the Vikings and Mixon finished with the highest rushing yards total of any RB in week one. He was a monster after contact with 78 of his 127 rushing yards coming after contact and he finished as a top-7 RB in PFF Elusive Rating (minimum of 10 rush attempts). The talent has never been in question and we now know that he's going to rival McCaffrey and Cook's workload when he's healthy and on the field. The Bears defense has a lot to figure out after the Rams moved the ball at will on them and Mixon should be viewed as a very safe option for fantasy lineups this week with tremendous upside.