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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 36-
Best Rank# 4# 17-
Worst Rank# 29# 94-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIN at LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs MINThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att29.524.3
Rush Yds134.491.3
Rush TD1.20.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.6210.8-
Avg Game13.114.1-
Avg Projection13.97.8-
2019 Average13.114.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIN at LAR
Week 2 at CHI vs. CIN
Week 3 at PIT at CLE
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. DET
Week 5 vs. GB at LV
Week 6 at DET vs. GB
Week 7 at BAL at TB
Week 8 at NYJ vs. SF
Week 9 vs. CLE at PIT
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at LV vs. BAL
Week 12 vs. PIT at DET
Week 13 vs. LAC vs. ARI
Week 14 vs. SF at GB
Week 15 at DEN vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. BAL at SEA
Week 17 vs. KC vs. NYG
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Active
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.614.7
Rush Yards78.056.2
Rush TDs0.60.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.81.1
Rec Yards22.610.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.97.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 15.17.4
Week 28.618.7
Week 36.55.4
Week 436.17.7
Week 59.411.9
Week 612.99.7
Week 76.9
Week 810.5
Week 92.2
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1220.3
Week 1323.1
Week 1421.5
Week 1528.2
Week 1618.1
Week 1719.2
Total78.6210.8
Average13.114.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Targets 
Week 123
Week 243
Week 333
Week 466
Week 588
Week 635
Week 75
Week 85
Week 93
Week 10
Week 11
Week 126
Week 134
Week 144
Week 152
Week 162
Week 179
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Active
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers were just 22nd against fantasy running backs last year, Mixon should be a low-end RB1 in Week 1.Montgomery was able to get back to full health and should be good to go against a bad Lions D. He is a boom / bust RB2 who is risky if the Bears are lying about his workload or he aggravates his injury.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Montgomery has now logged back to back full practices on Thursday and Friday, which indicates that he should be good to go for Sunday. Based on his assumed volume and the matchup, Montgomery should be a fine RB2 start this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Now that Mixon is under contract, it's business as usual. The coaching staff said they realized at the mid-way point last year that this offense needed to revolve around Mixon. The result? He totaled 214 touches over the final nine games. That's a ridiculous 23.8 touches per game. Now you add a more potent offense alongside him? There's massive upside here. The Chargers have one of the best pass-rush/secondary combos but haven't been true showstoppers when it comes to the run. They allowed a healthy 4.29 yards per carry last year with 14 rushing touchdowns (one every 25.9 carries, ranked as the seventh-most often). The issue is that their opponents averaged just 57.7 plays per game in 2019, the second lowest in the NFL. There were just four running backs who topped 17 carries against them last year, and each of them finished with at least 17.8 PPR points and as a top-eight running back that week. The biggest worry about Mixon and the Bengals offense is the Chargers running their slow-paced offense draining the clock. It's not a brutal matchup for Mixon and he can succeed here, so start him as you normally would. I might avoid in cash lineups just because of the low-play potential here if the Bengals fall behind and can't get their defense off the field. I do think Mixon has tournament appeal, though. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
While I'm tepid about Joe Burrow this week, I'm very high on Joe Mixon in this matchup. Zac Taylor will be looking for every opportunity to get the ball to Mixon in order to make things easier for his rookie quarterback. The Chargers struggled against pass-catching running backs last year and Mixon has the versatile skill set to take advantage. The Chargers did bring in Linval Joseph, Chris Harris Jr., and rookie Kenneth Murray to shore up the defense, but the Bengals' offensive line can only get better and Mixon is a superstar talent.I'm doing my best to stay away from David Montgomery this week as his injury situation is pretty up in the air. The fact that the Bears didn't bring in any veterans to contribute should be indicative of their belief that Montgomery will be back sooner rather than later. This is a good matchup as the Lions gave up the 6th-most points to running backs last year, but I'm not starting Montgomery in most situations this week.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
I like Mixon for Week 1. Without a preseason, Joe Burrow may have more growing pains than most rookie quarterbacks, and the Bengals could opt to run with Mixon instead. He takes on a beatable Chargers front seven this week, and he'll have a healthy Jonah Williams to block for him. The Bengals' run blocking improved over the course of last season, and I'm cautiously optimistic that they'll keep growing in this one.