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Joe Mixon

#1 RB,


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240 FPTS



198 FPTS

RANK: 21


26 yrs


6'1'' / 220 lbs



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Gets extension from Houston

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-14

Mixon has signed a three-year contract extension with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Per Schefter, Mixon's reported deal with Houston -- which runs through 2026, according to Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle -- is for $27 million and includes $13 million guaranteed. The Bengals sent the 27-year-old to the Texans in exchange for a 2024 seventh-rounder, setting the stage for Mixon to take over as the lead back in his new locale, replacing Devin Singletary, who signed on with the Giants in free agency. Also in the mix for carries for Houston will be 2022 fourth-rounder Dameon Pierce, but the team's decision to extend Mixon clearly demonstrates confidence in the 2017 second-rounder, a context that should allow him to maintain steady weekly volume in 2024.

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.

Headed to Houston

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

The Bengals are slated to trade Mixon to the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Previous reports indicated that Cincinnati intended to release Mixon, but instead the running back is in line to be dealt to Houston. The 27-year-old will thus fill the void created by the departure of Devin Singletary and is on track to lead a Texans backfield that also includes Dameon Pierce. In 17 regular season games with the Bengals in 2023, Mixon carried 257 times for 1,034 yards and nine TDs, to go along with 52 catches for 376 yards and three receiving scores.

Released by Bengals

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-11

Mixon was released by the Bengals on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It was suspected that Mixon could be a potential cap casualty for the Bengals, and that has turned out to be the case. He spent his first seven seasons in Cincinnati and finished the 2023 campaign with 1,410 yards and 12 touchdowns from scrimmage. The veteran back turns 28-years-old in July and will now be looking for a fresh start elsewhere.

Possible cap casualty

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-19

Mixon is a potential cap casualty this offseason, though it won't be surprising if he's back with the Bengals instead, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

The same was said last offseason until Mixon renegotiated his contract in mid-July to lower his base salaries for 2023 and 2024 while adding some incentives. He's now scheduled for an $8.85 million cap hit in the final year of his deal, with the Bengals carrying $2.75 million in dead money for 2024 if the running back is traded or released before he's due a $3 million roster bonus March 18. The timing of the bonus at least means we should have some clarity early in the offseason, whereas last year there were rumors swirling around Mixon from January to July. Possibilities for 2024 include a trade, release, contract extension or simply keeping him under his current deal. He turns 28 in July, coming off a 2023 campaign with 1,410 yards and 12 touchdowns from scrimmage.

Tops 1,000 yards in two-TD finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Mixon rushed 14 times for 111 yards and a touchdown while catching one of two targets for a six-yard touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns. He finishes the season with 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns on 257 rushing attempts, along with 52 catches on 63 targets for 376 yards and three touchdowns.

Mixon took advantage of Cleveland resting numerous defensive starters with the Browns preparing for the playoffs. He opened the scoring with a one-yard rushing touchdown, and after eclipsing 1,000 rushing yards in a season for the fourth time in his career with a 44-yard carry, Mixon celebrated by capping that possession with a six-yard receiving score. The 27-year-old running back has one more year left on his deal after restructuring his contract in July, so Mixon should be back in the lead role for the Bengals next season.

In clear for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Mixon (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Mixon sat out Thursday's practice after coming down with an illness, but he returned to the field Friday as a full participant to clear up any concern about his status heading into the season finale. The veteran back has played more than 60 percent of the offensive snaps in all but one of Cincinnati's 16 games to date, but given that the 8-8 Bengals are eliminated from the playoffs and have little at stake in Week 18, it's possible the coaching staff looks to lighten Mixon's workload heading into the offseason. If that's the case, rookie fifth-round pick Chase Brown could take on a heightened role as Cincinnati's No. 2 option out of the backfield.

Misses practice with illness

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Mixon was added to the Bengals' Week 18 injury report after sitting out Thursday's practice with an illness.

If Mixon is able to return to practice Friday as a limited or full participant, it would assuage some of the concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Browns. However, with Cincinnati already eliminated from postseason contention heading into the Week 18 matchup, Mixon could be subject to a lighter workload than usual Sunday even if the illness is fully behind him. Rookie fifth-round pick Chase Brown has worked in a change-of-pace capacity behind Mixon over the last few weeks, but the Bengals could be motivated to give the Illinois product more reps in an otherwise meaningless season finale in preparation for him taking on a larger role in 2024.

Finds end zone against Chiefs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Mixon rushed the ball 21 times for 65 yards in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chiefs. He added four receptions on four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown.

After being challenged in his role as lead back for the last several weeks, Mixon out-touched Chase Brown 25-5. He was highly inefficient on the ground by averaging only 3.1 yards per carry, though he found more success as a pass catcher. The highlight of Mixon's performance came on a seven-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter -- his ninth total trip to the end zone in his last 10 games.

Limited impact in lopsided loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-23

Mixon rushed 11 times for 43 yards and caught two of four targets for seven yards in Saturday's 34-11 loss to the Steelers. He also caught a two-point conversion

Mixon was held to just four yards on five first-half carries as the Bengals took a 24-0 deficit into the locker room. Cincinnati largely abandoned the run in the second half due to the large deficit, though Mixon found a bit more running room and caught a two-point conversion after Cincinnati's lone touchdown in the third quarter. Mixon's 50 scrimmage yards marked his lowest total since Week 10, but backup Chase Brown had only 24 scrimmage yards, so Mixon remains in the lead role heading into a Week 17 trip to Kansas City.

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