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Joe Mixon Week 4 Outlook - Dolphins at Bengals

By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 29th 2022, 1:05pm EDT

Mixon left last week's game due to an ankle injury, but reports are he'll be good to go, so that's how we'll approach it. Mixon has been one of the most inefficient rushers in the NFL. The offensive line hasn't been great, ranking 26th or worst in adjusted line yards, second-level yards, and open field yards, but Mixon isn't creating any yards for himself. Out of 59 rushers with at least ten carries, he ranks 49th in PFF's elusive rating and has the third-lowest yards after contact per attempt. He's averaged 23.6 touches and 88.6 total yards through three games. Considering Mixon's struggles, the Dolphins are a scary rushing matchup. They have allowed the seventh-lowest rushing success rate while also ranking second and fifth in adjusted line yards and second-level yards. Mixon's best chance of walking away with a solid day could come in the passing game. While his route run rate is nauseating (41.3%), he's drawn a 15.9% target share (sixth-best). Sadly he hasn't been inefficient through the air either, ranking 23rd in yards per route run (minimum five targets), so the prospects aren't amazing here either. Miami ranks 27th in DVOA against receiving backs with the sixth-most receptions and receiving yards. Mixon is best viewed as a volume RB2.

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