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Joe Mixon

#1 RB,


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240 FPTS



202 FPTS

RANK: 21


26 yrs


6'1'' / 220 lbs



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Has support of coach

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-30

In his post-draft news conference Saturday, coach Zac Taylor relayed his support of Mixon's standing on the Bengals' roster, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.

There's been offseason speculation that Mixon, who carries a $12.8 million hit against the salary cap in 2023, could be on the move, but Taylor noted Saturday that the running back's "future is here with the team...I like Joe Mixon." Following the draft, Mixon, who has been participating in the Bengals' voluntary workouts, remains atop an RB depth chart that also includes fellow returnees Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans, as well as fifth-round rookie Chase Brown. Meanwhile, last year's No. 2 back Samaje Perine signed with the Broncos in free agency. During the 2022 campaign, Mixon carried 210 times for 814 yards and seven TDs to go along with 60 catches for 441 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 14 games.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 PIT Outdoor 73° 21.5 4th 0.63-7.044.527823.0016%110763079%
2 @DAL Dome 93° 11.3 8th 0.51-7.042.519573.0046%100326076%
3 @NYJ Outdoor 67° 6.8 16th 0.45-6.545.512242.0021%000314043%
4 MIA Outdoor 63° 17.4 5th 0.62-4.047.524612.5131%000413080%
5 @BAL Outdoor 52° 11.8 9th 0.693.048.514785.6030%300310067%
6 @NO Dome 78° 16.8 3rd 1.40-3.043.58455.6049%100423157%
7 ATL Outdoor 72° 18.1 5th 0.91-6.547.517583.4112%100333081%
8 @CLE Outdoor 66° 12.9 11th 0.86-3.547.58273.4059%000732080%
9 CAR Outdoor 68° 55.1 1st 2.12-7.043.5221537.0455%520458156%
11 @PIT Outdoor 27° 9.2 14th 0.92-3.541.57202.9065%000342029%
14 CLE Outdoor 47° 12.6 7th 0.79-4.048.514966.9069%310210054%
15 @TB Outdoor 66° 10.4 13th 0.65-3.544.511211.9043%000533052%
16 @NE Outdoor 21° 17.8 5th 0.77-3.041.516654.109%100743067%
18 BAL Outdoor 38° 17.8 4th 1.11-11.041.511272.510%000541055%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 17 1721.50.952nd811.14.340%
Away Outdoor 14 1412.00.6629th500.13.443%
Away Dome 3 322.51.049th870.74.755%
Away Retractable Dome 2 213.10.6228th560.53.051%

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2017 21 CIN 14 7 141 34th17862643.552%172047%302870
2018 22 CIN 14 13 243 10th2371,16884.946%3411166%432961
2019 23 CIN 16 15 225 13th2781,13754.157%296072%352873
2020 24 CIN 6 6 100 49th11942833.647%63029%211381
2021 25 CIN 16 16 288 4th2921,205134.145%266067%423143
2022 26 CIN 14 14 240 9th21081473.938%164053%604412
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Pleads not guilty

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-19

Mixon has pleaded not guilty to a single count of aggravated menacing, stemming from an alleged Jan. 21 incident, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.

The report notes that Mixon was granted recognizance for a $10,000 bond and requested a jury trial in relation to his case, which had been dismissed by the city prosecutor's office before being re-filed April 7. The running back, who was present for the first day of the Bengals' offseason workouts Monday, is coming off a 2022 season in which he recorded 1,255 yards from scrimmage and a total of nine TDs in 14 games.

Charges being refiled

Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-07

The Cincinnati Police Department refiled a first degree misdemeanor criminal charge of Aggravated Menacing against Mixon on Friday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Mixon was initially charged early February before the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court dismissed them the next day, but now the running back has been summoned to appear in court April 19. This refiling reopens the possibility for Mixon to potentially be subject to criminal punishment, not also discounting the possibility of punishment from the NFL. Mixon remains under contract with the Bengals through 2024.

Won't be indicted

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-16

Mixon won't be indicted in connection with a shooting that occurred near his home March 6, Ben Baby of reports.

Per Baby, Mixon's home was part of a crime scene investigation where a teenager was shot in the foot while playing "Nerf wars," described by the report as a game involving toy guns. While Mixon's sister and her boyfriend reportedly face indictments stemming from the incident, the running back won't be subject to any criminal punishment. This past season, Mixon -- who is under contract with the Bengals through 2024 -- carried 210 times for 814 yards and seven TDs to go along with 60 catches for 441 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 14 games.

Has charge dismissed

Latest Headline: Published 2023-02-03

Mixon's charge of aggravated menacing was dismissed by the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court on Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports

An arrest warrant was issued for Mixon on Thursday, after which the Bengals released a statement: "The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time." While the initial charge now isn't actionable, the presiding judge of the court said it could be refiled after further investigation. As such, Mixon doesn't appear to be out of the woods yet on the legal front, meaning punishment from the NFL remains a possibility.

Issued warrant for arrest

Latest Headline: Published 2023-02-02

Mixon has been issued an arrest warrant on a count of aggravated menacing, per Hamilton County (Ohio) Court records, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals released a statement Thursday in the wake of the news: "The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time." With the entire offseason ahead of him, the NFL will allow the legal process to play itself out before determining if any sort of punishment will be levied upon Mixon under the personal conduct policy.

Struggles in season-ending loss

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-29

Mixon rushed eight times for 19 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-20 AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs.

With Cincinnati's offensive line needing all the blocking help it could get against Kansas City's pass rush, Mixon ceded significant playing time to superior blocker Samaje Perine, who had 26 yards from scrimmage on eight touches, including a two-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. It was a disappointing ending to an up-and-down season for Mixon, who had five total touchdowns in Week 9 against the Panthers but only five TDs in 16 other appearances between the regular season and playoffs. Mixon has two years remaining on his deal with the Bengals, while Perine is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

Tops century mark

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-22

Mixon rushed 20 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Bills in the AFC divisional round. He also caught two of three targets for 18 yards.

Mixon dashed through the snow behind a dominant offensive line, topping the 100-yard mark for the first time since his Week 9 explosion versus the Panthers. The tailback also plowed his way in for one-yard touchdown to close the third quarter, helping Cincinnati extend its one-score lead at the time. Mixon will now set his sights on next Sunday's matchup versus the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Although he was sidelined for his team's meeting with Kansas City in Week 13 of the regular season, Mixon totaled 115 yards on 24 touches in last year's AFC Championship Game victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

Quiet in wild-card round

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-15

Mixon rushed 11 times for 39 yards while catching three of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-17 wild-card round win over the Ravens.

Mixon failed to find much running room as the Bengals had to grind out difficult drives against the tough Baltimore defense. Joe Burrow vultured a short touchdown with a quarterback sneak, but Samaje Perine had just three scrimmage yards on two carries and one target, so Mixon should have an opportunity to bounce back with another sizable workload against the Bills in the AFC divisional round.

Scores to close regular season

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Mixon rushed the ball 11 times for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-16 win over Baltimore. He added five receptions on five targets for 41 yards.

Mixon was bottled up on the ground, though the Bengals averaged only 2.8 yards per rushing attempt as a team. He still managed a decent fantasy performance thanks to a one-yard plunge into the end zone late in the first quarter. Mixon was also active as a pass catcher and recorded the team's longest play from scrimmage with a 33-yard reception. He closes the regular season with 814 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns across 14 games and will be a key contributor during Cincinnati's postseason run.

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