Joe Mixon

RB · Cincinnati Bengals

Height 6'1" Weight 220
DOB 1996-07-24 Age 27.6
College Oklahoma

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 11 (Tier 2) · ADP (12-team PPR): 4.03, 39th

Fantasy Advice

Mixon sure doesn't have the explosiveness any more that we look for in a top back, but he's locked into a high volume role in a top offense. A safe and solid choice. Not sure there is a handcuff now Samaje Perine is gone. I would lean to the rookie Chase Brown.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 2
9Josh Jacobs, LV1326.03.0117.8
10Rhamondre Stevenson, NE1126.03.0812.6
11Joe Mixon, CIN727.64.0315.0
Tier 3
12Aaron Jones, GB629.34.0912.8
13J.K. Dobbins, BAL1325.25.119.7
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Joe Mixon Could Be A Salary Cap Casualty

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    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler says that Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon and defensive tackle BJ hill are among the team's potential salary cap casualties this offseason, even though Mixon totaled 1,034 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2023. If the Bengals were to cut Mixon, they'd save $5.8 million for the salary cap. After re-negotiating his deal last year, the 27-year-old is scheduled for an $8.85 million cap hit in 2024 in the final year of his deal. He's due a $3 million roster bonus on March 18, so we'll know by then if he'll be back with Cincinnati. In total, Mixon had 1,410 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns, making him the RB7 in half-PPR scoring in the 2023 regular season. As he gets closer to 30 years old, Mixon's days as an RB1 in fantasy could be coming to an end soon, especially if he leaves Cincy.

    Feb 19 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Bengals' biggest decisions include Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon

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    Is Higgins destined for a franchise tag? Has Mixon played his last game for the Bengals? Here's the intel.

    Jan 29 · ESPN Cincinnati Bengals Tee Higgins Joe Mixon
  • Chase Brown Logs Career-High 11 Carries On Sunday

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown had 43 yards off 11 carries in Sunday's win over the Browns. He added one catch for 10 yards. The Bengals were eliminated from playoff contention after the Week 17 loss to the Chiefs. However, Cincinnati wanted to end the year with a winning record. Brown's 11 attempts were the most of his career. Although he couldn't find the end zone for the second time this season, he still had a decent year as Joe Mixon's backup. At any rate, the 23-year-old should at least remain the No. 2 running back on the depth chart, so he'll draw interest from fantasy managers during drafts ahead of Week 1 for insurance purposes. Of course, the Bengals should strongly consider keeping Joe Mixon on the roster, even more so since he had 12 touchdowns this season. Yet, Brown's outlook could improve even more if he finds himself atop the depth chart heading into the 2024-25 campaign.

    Jan 7 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Chase Brown Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Scores Twice In Season Finale

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran the ball 14 times for 111 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Browns. He caught just one of two targets. However, it was good enough for another end-zone trip. The former Oklahoma Sooner hit the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time this year, and his efforts in Week 18 resulted in the fourth 1,000-yard rushing season of his career. But with the regular season in the books, the question remains whether Mixon will return to Cincinnati next season. He was almost released in the offseason. But he took a pay cut to stay with the team and finished the year with 12 touchdowns. Overall, Mixon exceeded expectations for fantasy managers. Yet, his outlook for the 2024-25 campaign will hinge on whether he remains in Cincinnati.

    Jan 7 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Out Sick Thursday

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (illness) sat out of Thursday's practice due to an illness. Mixon should be ready to play by Sunday's Week 18 regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but with the Bengals already eliminated from postseason contention, the Bengals could choose to give rookie fifth-rounder Chase Brown and Trayveon Williams more run in the final game of the year. With that hanging over the 27-year-old if he's still under the weather on Sunday, it makes Mixon a much more risky DFS option and RB2 in season-long leagues. On the season as a a whole, Mixon was the RB7 in half-PPR scoring over 16 games with 923 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 243 carries while adding 51 catches for 370 yards and two more scores.

    Jan 4 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Still A Must-Start In Week 17

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) is off the injury report, meaning he's good to go for Sunday's meeting with the Chiefs. The 27-year-old hasn't been the most impactful runner throughout the 2023-24 campaign. However, he still had a touchdown in seven of his eight appearances leading up to the Week 16 matchup with the Steelers. Unfortunately, Mixon didn't play the best in that one, rushing for 43 yards off 11 attempts while catching two passes for seven yards. That said, the former Oklahoma Sooner has been a touchdown-dependent fantasy option all year. But he should remain heavily involved against Kansas City, so fantasy managers in all fantasy formats should keep him in the starting lineup.

    Dec 29 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Doesn't Find The End Zone In Week 16

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon amassed 43 yards off 11 carries in Saturday's loss to the Steelers. He added two receptions for seven yards. The former Sooner scored a touchdown in seven of his last eight appearances. Unfortunately, Mixon couldn't get anything going in Week 16, although the Steelers' decisive lead during the contest led to more passing plays from Jake Browning. At any rate, the 27-year-old has been a potent fantasy performer all season, so he'll remain a must-start in Week 17 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Dec 23 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon A Must-Start Versus Pittsburgh

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has had an impressive 2023-24 campaign. Although the former Sooner hasn't surpassed the 100-yard mark on the ground, that hasn't mattered, considering he's scored a touchdown in seven of his previous eight appearances. With the Bengals coming off an overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15, the team will look to remain in the postseason by earning a victory over the Steelers. Mixon didn't play the best the first time these clubs met at the end of November. However, it appears the offense has things figured out with Jake Browning under center, so Mixon should continue to play a pivotal role on that side of the ball in Week 16, especially with Ja'Marr Chase (shoulder) sidelined. Keep him starting in all fantasy setups.

    Dec 22 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Finds The End Zone Again On Saturday

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran for 47 yards and a touchdown off 10 carries in Saturday's three-point, overtime win over the Vikings. He added three catches for 14 yards. Once again, the former Oklahoma Sooner wasn't spectacular on the ground. However, he at least managed to find the end zone for the seventh time in the last eight games. Mixon remains one of the top fantasy running backs this season, so there's no reason to keep him out of the starting lineup for the Week 16 AFC showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Keep him rolling in all formats.

    Dec 16 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Chase Brown Not A Safe Option In Week 15

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown is coming off the best performance of his young career. The rookie had eight carries for 25 yards in the Week 14 win over the Colts. More importantly, he caught all three of his targets, one of which resulted in his first career touchdown. Brown has 17 carries in the last two games. However, Joe Mixon is still the top option out of the backfield, meaning Brown's ceiling is capped. As a result, it may be safe for fantasy managers to keep the 23-year-old out of the starting lineup for Week 15 against the Vikings. But he still has some value for those with nowhere else to turn. If anything, Brown can be stashed in case Mixon goes down with an injury during the final stretch of the 2023-24 campaign.

    Dec 15 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Chase Brown Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Remains A Must-Start On Saturday

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon played better than expected through the first 14 weeks of the 2023-24 campaign. Although the former Sooner hasn't hit the 100-yard mark as a runner this season, he's still getting it done for fantasy managers. Mixon found the end zone in six of his previous seven games, and he's also demonstrated his pass-catching prowess, which has certainly benefitted PPR managers. The 27-year-old may be the safest fantasy option for the Bengals in Week 15, so he is a must-start in all formats against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Dec 15 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Scores Again In Week 14

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon looked good in the Week 14 win over the Colts. He ran the ball 21 times, amassing 79 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 46 yards. The former Sooner now has seven touchdowns in the last seven games. Although he still hasn't hit the 100-yard rushing mark, he's a must-start in Week 15 versus the Minnesota Vikings.

    Dec 10 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Looks To Build On Strong Week 13 Showing

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon played well in the Week 13 overtime victory over the Jaguars. He ran the ball 19 times, amassing 68 yards and scoring two touchdowns. The former Sooner also collected six of his seven targets for 49 yards. Of course, Mixon still has work to do as a runner, considering he hasn't surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark this season. However, he's found the end zone at least once in five of his previous six appearances, giving him plenty of upside for fantasy managers in Week 14 versus a vulnerable Colts defense.

    Dec 8 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Joe Mixon Plunges Into End Zone Twice In Win

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    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon topped 100 scrimmage yards in Week 13's 34-31 upset win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, carrying the ball 19 times for 68 yards and two touchdowns with a season-high six catches for 49 yards. Besides a 28-yard screen catch, Mixon curiously lost five first-quarter touches to change-of-pace back Chase Brown but took over the backfield work afterward for a huge fantasy showing. The 27-year-old former Pro Bowler made a great effort to power his way into the end zone for a six-yard score early in the second period before punching it in from two yards out on his second score right before halftime. Mixon has quietly acted as one of fantasy's safest plays at the position in 2023, and he will be back in play as a high-floor RB2 against an Indianapolis Colts defense that's given way for back-to-back 100-yard rushing days to Rachaad White and Derrick Henry.

    Dec 5 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2017CIN126.39.01438544.924.715.11786263.52434302879.602
    2018CIN221.915.91459669.434.020.923711684.93855432966.910
    2019CIN208.013.01666158.928.820.227811384.09545352878.230
    2020CIN89.114.9629064.932.424.21194283.60326211386.611
    2021CIN266.916.71669863.530.921.329212054.131348423147.531
    2022CIN209.515.01462456.425.720.42108143.88775604417.420
    2023CIN239.014.11775269.129.518.925710344.02964523767.230

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@CLEL 3-248.8263562.532.11813564.31053175.700
    2BALL 24-2711.5204778.330.01813594.54054369.000
    3LARW 19-1613.5155875.327.32119653.4212155.000
    4@TENL 3-278.1254279.228.31514674.7901199.000
    5@ARIW 34-2011.4186376.835.42925813.24044133.300
    6SEAW 17-137.7283870.429.61612383.17043248.000
    8@SFW 31-1718.574774.630.21916875.44133237.700
    9BUFW 24-1815.3115172.928.62014372.64165316.200
    10HOUL 27-3011.5214773.421.91411464.18132-1-0.500
    11@BALL 20-3418.563963.934.42116694.31055316.210
    12PITL 10-167.0352865.123.3108162.000224422.000
    13@JACW 34-3126.715271.235.62619683.58276498.200
    14INDW 34-1420.073863.341.72521793.761434615.300
    15MINW 27-2413.6144970.018.61310474.70133144.700
    16@PITL 11-346.0413859.423.41511433.9104273.500
    17@KCL 17-2516.7134560.833.82521653.10044225.510
    18CLEW 31-1424.243554.725.016141117.9312166.010

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 14, 5, 2, 1, 6, 2, 1, 1, 1
    Receiving: 4, 7, 6

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1PITL 20-2318.097373.036.03627823.04097639.000
    2@DALL 17-209.8195375.732.92319573.00043268.700
    3@NYJW 27-125.3434566.227.91912242.00073144.700
    4MIAW 27-1515.4135382.843.82824612.54144133.300
    5@BALL 17-1910.3274469.827.01714785.57033103.300
    6@NOW 30-2614.8124171.924.6148455.63064235.810
    7ATLW 35-1716.6114972.129.42017583.411333311.000
    8@CLEL 13-329.4273871.732.1178273.38097324.600
    9CARW 42-2153.114864.936.527221536.954545814.510
    11@PITW 37-307.7281421.215.2107202.860334214.000
    12@TENW 20-160.0---------------
    13KCW 27-240.0---------------
    14CLEW 23-1011.6173958.223.91614966.86022105.000
    15@TBW 34-237.9394263.625.81711211.91065336.600
    16@NEW 22-1814.3114959.030.12516654.06097436.100
    18BALW 27-1615.383654.524.21611272.45155418.200
    WCBALW 24-177.1-2644.825.91511393.55043175.700
    DP@BUFW 27-1019.3-4256.030.723201055.25132189.000
    CC@KCL 20-234.9-2334.816.7118192.38033155.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 1, 2, 3, 1, 14, 1, 1
    Receiving: 9, 12

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1MINW 27-2423.025478.347.833291274.38144235.800
    2@CHIL 17-207.6354683.640.02220693.4502122.000
    3@PITW 24-109.9273574.540.41918905.0001144.000
    4JACW 24-2113.2214069.031.01816674.1912100.000
    5GBL 22-2510.0331928.416.41110333.3011122.000
    6@DETW 34-1123.844562.533.32418945.220655911.810
    7@BALW 41-1711.9223454.019.01212594.921000-00
    8@NYJL 31-3423.124376.833.91914332.361545814.510
    9CLEL 16-4125.544762.724.01813644.92255469.200
    11@LVW 32-1324.335371.640.530301234.102000-00
    12PITW 41-1030.324972.147.132281655.89244-2-0.500
    13LACL 22-419.4245065.826.32019542.841100-01
    14SFL 23-267.8294059.729.92018583.22022105.000
    15@DENW 15-106.5383158.534.01817583.4101122.000
    16BALW 41-2128.526281.631.62418653.611667011.710
    17KCW 34-3112.1245071.428.62012463.83087405.700
    18@CLEL 16-210.0---------------
    WCLVW 26-199.6-4877.435.52217482.82054287.000
    DP@TENW 19-1619.5-4671.932.82114543.86176518.500
    CC@KCW 27-2413.0-5275.434.82421884.19033279.000
    SBLARL 20-2314.1-4472.136.12215724.8006510.200

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 6
    Rushing: 2, 1, 8, 21, 1, 11, 2, 11, 20, 1, 1, 7, 1, 16
    Receiving: 40, 8, 9

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LACL 13-165.6464058.830.92119693.6302122.001
    2@CLEL 30-3510.6274650.021.72016462.880444010.000
    3@PHIT 23-237.5335272.227.82017492.88032168.000
    4JACW 33-2539.116282.741.331251516.04266305.010
    5@BALL 3-2712.4235176.147.83224592.46086355.800
    6@INDL 27-3113.983953.428.82118543.00132157.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 34, 23, 7
    Receiving: 9

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