Joe Mixon

FPPG: 12.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,000
FPPG: 12.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,000
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Bengals' Joe Mixon "accepting all challenges" heading into 2021 season

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is ready to embrace in an expanded role this season, following the departure of Giovani Bernard in the offseason, according to ESPN's Ben Baby.

What It Means:

Speaking to the media about embracing leadership, Mixon said "I look forward to the roles, whatever comes my way. I'm accepting all challenges." He specifically mentioned the important of protecting Joe Burrow in the passing game, stating "at the end of the day you're not going to win every rep, but I always take the initiative of protecting the quarterback for sure.” Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan emphasized Mixon's potential in the passing game, telling reporters "he runs good routes for his size, he’s hard to cover, he’s hard to tackle. All the things we want to do with him are open to us.”

numberFire's models project Mixon for 1,295.7 rushing yards, 9.05 rushing touchdowns, 410.7 receiving yards, and 2.69 receiving touchdowns this season. He is the RB12 in our preseason fantasy projections.