- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 228 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 24, 1996 (22)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 48 (CIN)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (knee) said he feels "great" and is walking after having arthroscopic knee surgery four days ago. He's expected to be out two to four weeks and is now going through the recovery process. "Just me going out there being comfortable cutting and running around to my comfortability," Mixon told reporters. "I'm sure whenever the time is, that's when you all will catch me out there." Head coach Marvin Lewis expects Giovani Bernard and rookie Mark Walton to "shoulder the load for the next few weeks" in the backfield. For now, Bernard should be seen as an RB3/flex option, while Walton doesn't have any standalone value. Continue to stash Mixon everywhere.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (knee) is scheduled to have a cleanup procedure on his knee on Saturday, and he is expected to be sidelined for two weeks, according to a source. Mixon is dealing with a small particle in his knee that was dislodged on Thursday night. Cincinnati is set to face Carolina in Week 3 and Atlanta in Week 4 with Mixon sidelined. In his absence, Giovani Bernard should see the majority of work, but rookie Mark Walton, who was inactive on Thursday, could also be mixed in on early downs. Bernard should now be owned in all leagues and will be an RB3/flex play for as long as Mixon is out.
The Cincinnati Bengals are fearful that running back Joe Mixon (knee) will need arthroscopic surgery to clean up the knee that he injured in the Week 2 win over the Ravens on Thursday, according to sources. Mixon will receive a second opinion first. The team's top back would obviously miss some time if he has surgery, but it might only be a few weeks. Regardless, if Giovani Bernard remains on your league's waiver wire, he needs to be picked up immediately. If Mixon misses any time, Bernard will be an RB2 option as the starter.