6'1'' / 220 lbs
Mixon had 13 carries for 59 yards and four catches for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Early on, Mixon's runs were the only aspect of the Bengals' offense that were working. The offense opened up in the second half, which worked against Mixon a little bit as the Bengals tried to catch up. He'll hope to get in the end zone for the first time this season next Monday against the Rams.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 PIT||Outdoor 73°||21.5||4th||0.63||-7.0||44.5||27||82||3.0||0||16%||1||1||0||7||63||0||79%|
|2 @DAL||Dome 93°||11.3||8th||0.51||-7.0||42.5||19||57||3.0||0||46%||1||0||0||3||26||0||76%|
|3 @NYJ||Outdoor 67°||6.8||16th||0.45||-6.5||45.5||12||24||2.0||0||21%||0||0||0||3||14||0||43%|
|4 MIA||Outdoor 63°||17.4||5th||0.62||-4.0||47.5||24||61||2.5||1||31%||0||0||0||4||13||0||80%|
|5 @BAL||Outdoor 52°||11.8||9th||0.69||3.0||48.5||14||78||5.6||0||30%||3||0||0||3||10||0||67%|
|6 @NO||Dome 78°||16.8||3rd||1.40||-3.0||43.5||8||45||5.6||0||49%||1||0||0||4||23||1||57%|
|7 ATL||Outdoor 72°||18.1||5th||0.91||-6.5||47.5||17||58||3.4||1||12%||1||0||0||3||33||0||81%|
|8 @CLE||Outdoor 66°||12.9||11th||0.86||-3.5||47.5||8||27||3.4||0||59%||0||0||0||7||32||0||80%|
|9 CAR||Outdoor 68°||55.1||1st||2.12||-7.0||43.5||22||153||7.0||4||55%||5||2||0||4||58||1||56%|
|11 @PIT||Outdoor 27°||9.2||14th||0.92||-3.5||41.5||7||20||2.9||0||65%||0||0||0||3||42||0||29%|
|14 CLE||Outdoor 47°||12.6||7th||0.79||-4.0||48.5||14||96||6.9||0||69%||3||1||0||2||10||0||54%|
|15 @TB||Outdoor 66°||10.4||13th||0.65||-3.5||44.5||11||21||1.9||0||43%||0||0||0||5||33||0||52%|
|16 @NE||Outdoor 21°||17.8||5th||0.77||-3.0||41.5||16||65||4.1||0||9%||1||0||0||7||43||0||67%|
|18 BAL||Outdoor 38°||17.8||4th||1.11||-11.0||41.5||11||27||2.5||1||0%||0||0||0||5||41||0||55%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Mixon had 13 carries for 56 yards and caught three of five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-3 loss to Cleveland.
Mixon had more rushing yards (45) than Joe Burrow did passing yards (36) in the first half, but his success on the ground didn't lead to any points. Neither Chris Evans (three touches) nor Trayveon Williams (two touches) posed much of a threat to Mixon's workload while rookie fifth-round pick Chase Brown was a healthy scratch, so Mixon is the clear lead back for the Bengals heading into a Week 2 home game against the Ravens.
With coach Zac Taylor noting Thursday that none of the Bengals' starters will play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Commanders, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, Mixon is presumably not in line to see action in the contest.
With the team's key players in line to sit out the contest, Mixon's next opportunity to see game action will occur in Week 1 against the Browns. While Mixon remains the Bengals' clear-cut top back when available, the pecking order behind him has yet to be solidified, with Trayveon Williams still dealing with an ankle injury. Also in the mix for complementary work behind Mixon are Chris Evans, who is a candidate for third-down duty, as well as 2023 fifth-rounder Chase Brown.
Mixon didn't make the trip for Friday's preseason game against the Falcons after attending to personal matters in Cincinnati, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Along with Mixon, fellow RB Trayveon Williams (ankle) also didn't make the trip, which sets the stage for Chris Evans and rookie Chase Brown to log the bulk of the team's carries as they did in last week's preseason opener against the Packers. Mixon's last chance to see exhibition action ahead of Week 1 will arrive Aug. 26 against the Commanders.
Mixon was found not guilty of aggravated menacing in a county court ruling Thursday, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.
Per the report, Hamilton County judge Gwen Bender indicated that city prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to prove the aggravated menacing charge stemming from an alleged road rage incident that took place on Jan. 21. In a statement released by the team Thursday, the Bengals noted "the organization is pleased that this matter is now behind everyone...and we look forward to an exciting season with Joe being an important part of the football team." As the coming season approaches, Mixon is slated to lead a Cincinnati backfield that also includes Trayveon Williams (ankle), Chase Brown and Chris Evans.
Mixon agreed to restructure his contract Friday in order to remain with the Bengals this season, ESPN"s Adam Schefter reports.
Mixon was initially due a non-guaranteed $9.4 million salary for 2023, but he's reworking the deal to stay with the only team he's ever known. It's good news for Mixon's fantasy prospects, as it locks him in as Cincinnati's unquestioned lead back, especially after Samaje Perine left in free agency for Denver. Mixon turns 27 later this month but should have at least another season of top-18 fantasy numbers in him at the running back position.
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.com 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.
Mixon pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated menacing in his first court appearance Wednesday in Hamilton County, Ohio, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
The aggravated menacing charge stemmed from Mixon allegedly pointing a gun at a woman and threatening to shoot her in a Jan. 21 incident. Baby 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 refiled 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 touchdowns in 14 games.
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.
Charges against Mixon were originally filed in 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, as well as punishment from the NFL. Mixon remains under contract with the Bengals through 2024.