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Bengals | Joe Mixon will be bell cow back

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:13:55 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will be the featured running back with RB Giovani Bernard mixed in, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.

Fantasy Tip: This was to be expected, especially with the departure of Jeremy Hill. The Bengals need to better fortify their offensive line to give Mixon better opportunities for success, but Mixon has an RB2 floor if he can keep good health.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Week 17 game recap for Bengals

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:42:21 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 23-of-44 passes for 222 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens. RB Joe Mixon ran 18 times for 96 yards, RB Giovani Bernard rushed 10 times for 62 yards while adding six receptions for 18 yards, and WR Tyler Boyd led the charge with five catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. WR Tyler Kroft found the end zone twice, finishing with 53 yards on six receptions. WR A.J. Green rounded things out with two grabs for 17 yards.

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Bengals | Week 17 injury report for Bengals

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:49:32 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals OT Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 17. LB Vontaze Burfict (shoulder) did not practice and is listed as questionable. CB William Jackson III (knee) and RB Joe Mixon (ankle) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. RB Giovani Bernard (ankle), CB Darqueze Dennard (knee), LB Jordan Evans (concussion), FB Ryan Hewitt (knee) and SS Shawn Williams (concussion) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard ready to play

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:48:58 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is ready to play and could receive another start if Joe Mixon is not ready to play in Week 17. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense this week but could be at least a flex option in leagues if he starts.

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Bengals | Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard both limited

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:46:25 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon (ankle) and Giovani Bernard (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen how Cincinnati will use their running backs, but it would make sense for Bernard to see a bigger load again so as not to risk aggravation of Mixon's concussion. Bernard deserves more snaps, too, after his breakout performance in Week 16. Both are flex options right now.

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Bengals | Limited practice for Giovani Bernard

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:00:22 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard went off last week with Joe Mixon limited. Mixon didn't practice today, so he could be on his way to another limited outing or he may not even play. Either way, Bernard is at worst a great PPR flex option.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard shines as replacement

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:10:53 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added seven receptions for 52 yards on seven targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard was thrust into a lead role once Joe Mixon (ankle) went down with an early injury and he really stepped up. He is a talented player who could do this on a regular basis somewhere else in the near future.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard suffers minor injury

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 11:57:33 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in Week 16 but is considered probable to return.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is receiving most of the work at running back since Joe Mixon was sidelined and should return to the game. He can be considered a flex option next week if he receives the start.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard finds end zone

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:21:52 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also caught three passes for 13 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard received most of the touches at running back and had some success against the Vikings. He will lose the starting job when Joe Mixon returns to the lineup and can be avoided in most leagues at that point.

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Bengals | Career numbers for Giovani Bernard

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:28:37 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is averaging a career-high 4.5 yards per carry and a career-high 11.3 yards per reception this season.

Fantasy Tip: A matchup with a tough Minnesota Vikings defense isn't ideal, but if Joe Mixon doesn't clear concussion protocol, Bernard will be worthy of a starting spot in Week 15.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard on track to play

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:48:41 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard will start this week if Joe Mixon is ruled out but should have a decent role if Mixon is cleared to play. He can be a flex option if he starts but probably should be avoided if he is the No. 2 running back.

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Bengals | Week 15 injury report for Cincinnati

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:35:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) and LB Nick Vigil (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings. RB Joe Mixon (concussion) and S Shawn Williams (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 15, and are listed as questionable. CB Darqueze Dennard (knee), TE Tyler Kroft (hamstring), RB Giovani Bernard (knee), DE Carlos Dunlap (chest), RB Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder), DT Pat Sims (heel), OT Eric Winston and OT Andre Smith were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard limited

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:02:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard should have a good chance to play this week and could start again if Joe Mixon is not ready to play. He will be facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 15 but can still be a flex option in some leagues if he starts.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard limited

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:47:50 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like there will be a heavy dose of Bernard again this week as Mixon is still in the concussion protocol. Both players' statuses will need to be monitored, but for now deploy Bernard as an RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard fills in with 130 total yards

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:32:21 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 11 times for 62 yards in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears and he added six receptions for 68 yards on eight targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard showed he can still get it done, taking advantage of the absence of rookie Joe Mixon to shine and do his thing even in a loss. If Mixon is forced to miss time, Bernard is an attractive flex fantasy option, particularly in PPR formats.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard fills in and shines on MNF

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:03:21 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard recorded 13 carries for 77 yards in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also caught two of his three targets for 19 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It was by far a season high in rush attempts for Bernard, who received the extra work after teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) went down in the second quarter, and the result was a season-best performance from the five-year veteran. With the Bengals on a short week, it'll be tough for Mixon to suit up in Week 14, making Bernard someone to target everywhere he is available.

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Bengals | Four total touches for Gio Bernard

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:45:01 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard posted three receptions for 12 yards in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns while adding one catch for 15 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is clearly in the back seat with Joe Mixon being relied upon as the bellcow in the Queen City. Bernard's barely hanging on as a RB4 or flex option in deeper PPR at this point unless something happens to Mixon.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard has role in passing game

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:29:09 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught five passes for 38 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. He also rushed for 10 yards on two carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard will see more touches with Jeremy Hill out but should see most of his work in the passing game. He can be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues against favorable matchups.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard a non-factor in Week 9

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:36:39 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for minus one yard on one carry against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. He also caught one pass for minus five yards.

Fantasy Tip: Most of the Bengals offense struggled in Week 9, so Bernard has a chance to bounce back next week. He is involved mostly in the passing game but probably can be avoided in most point-per-reception leagues.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard are afterthoughts

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:08:59 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushed four times for 11 yards in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, and RB Giovani Bernard ran twice for just five yards. Neither player had a reception.

Fantasy Tip: Hill and Bernard have been pushed aside by rookie Joe Mixon, who totaled 14 touches with 109 yards, including a 67-yard reception. If you have been holding out hope that Hill or Bernard would eat into Mixon's workload, it isn't happening. Hill and Bernard cannot be trusted right now outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard suffers minor injury

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:08:57 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (nose) suffered a nose injury in Week 8 but is considered probable to return.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Benard should be fine and will not miss a lot of playing time. He will continue to part of a committee at running back and could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard do little

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:23:55 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushed four times for 16 yards while RB Giovani Bernard rushed twice for two yards with two catches for 30 yards in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Hill and Bernard are well behind Joe Mixon for touches in the Cincinnati backfield, as the rookie had 15 rushes for 51 yards and a touchdown. As such, they're only worth using in the deepest of fantasy leagues right now. Cincinnati is off in Week 6 before traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 7.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard finds end zone

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:26:59 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught three passes for 67 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. He also rushed for 12 yards on three carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is being used mostly in the passing game and has become a reliable target for Andy Dalton. He can be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues most weeks because of his role in the passing game.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard ready to play

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:39:02 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard likely will receive limited snaps with Joe Mixon taking over as the team's main running back. He should still be involved in the passing game and could be a flex option in some point-per-reception leagues.

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Bengals | Week 4 injury report for Cincinnati

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:31:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring) and WR John Ross (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out Week 4 versus the Cleveland Browns. S Derron Smith (ankle) has yet to practice this week as well and listed as doubtful. OG Trey Hopkins (knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day and is listed as questionable. RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), WR Cody Core (ribs), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), S George Iloka (hamstring), WR Brandon LaFell (knee), CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring), CB Joshua Shaw (hip) and S Shawn Williams (knee) all participated fully in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and have been removed from the injury report.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard remains limited

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:16:35 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard should have a decent chance to play in Week 4, but owners will need to check the inactive list. Bernard probably will be losing touches to Joe Mixon moving forward but will still have a role in the passing game. He can be a flex option for owners in point-per-reception leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard limited in practice

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:14:56 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (thigh) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Bernard is able to play in Week 4 he isn't a terribly attractive play due to the emergence of Joe Mixon. The Bengals have a three-headed monster in the backfield and Bernard's touches were limited to just five total in Week 3. He saw eight touches in Week 1, and seven total touches in Week 2. He is only worth using on a regular basis in deeper PPR formats as long as Mixon and Hill are also healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Wednesday's practice report for Cincinnati

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:14:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring), WR John Ross (knee), S Derron Smith (ankle) and S Shawn Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. RB Giovani Bernard (thigh), WR Cody Core (ribs), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), OG Trey Hopkins (knee), S George Iloka (hamstring), WR Brandon LaFell (knee), CB KeiVarae Russell (hamstring) and S Josh Shaw (hip) were listed as limited participants.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Joe Mixon receives majority of snaps

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:30:41 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon received 34 offensive snaps in the team's Week 3 game. RB Jeremy Hill received 14 snaps, while RB Giovani Bernard received 13 snaps.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Mixon will be the No. 1 running back for the Bengals moving forward, which makes him a valuable option for fantasy owners. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option most weeks. Hill can be considered a flex option against certain opponents in standard leagues, while Bernard can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard sputters Thursday night

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:42:26 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard managed just 10 yards on five carries Thursday, Sept. 14, against the Houston Texans. Bernard was targeted four times in the passing game, which led to two catches for 16 yards.

Fantasy Tip: On some level it makes sense to ease Bernard, who tore his ACL last November, back into action, but it's unclear that's what's happening as all three of Cincinnati's RBs are getting just a handful of touches each game. Bernard offers a unique skill set and should eventually hold value in PPR leagues, however, so don't cut bait just yet.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard leads three-headed monster

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:19:06 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed seven times for 40 yards in Week 1 against Baltimore and he added one catch for 39 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon nearly split the carries evenly, but Bernard had the most production with 79 total yards. As such, Bernard looks like the more attractive of the trio from a fantasy perspective heading into Week 2 against the Texans on Thursday night.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard to remain involved

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:56:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard should maintain his role on passing downs to start the year, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard will likely find carries tough to come by with Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill also in the mix, but his skills as a receiver make him a RB4 candidate in PPR formats.

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Bengals | Cincinnati to utilize hot hand at RB

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:17:26 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Jeremy Hill, Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard are expected to begin the season in a committee, according to running backs coach Kyle Caskey. "You plan initially for it and try to put guys in the right places for what their talents can do and once the game gets going there is a flow to it. If a guy does have a little juice to him at that time then you stick with him," Caskey said.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals have a history of taking it easy on their rookie running backs, but it seems a bit ridiculous in this case, as Hill hasn't been very effective or efficient since his rookie season in 2014. Mixon is the superior talent, so owners need to remain patient. About the only near-certainties in Cincinnati's backfield are that Bernard is expected to see most of the third-down work and Hill is likely to get the bulk of the work at the goal line. It's up to Mixon to make it obvious he needs to be playing the rest of the time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard returns to action

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:17:20 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 27, rushing four times for 25 yards in a 23-17 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: With Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill part of the backfield, Bernard will likely be used mainly on passing downs. He is someone to target in PPR formats as a RB4.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard, John Ross will not play

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:39:10 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) and WR John Ross (shoulder) will not play in the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Both players are coming back from surgeries and likely will play later in the preseason. Bernard will be part of a committee at running back and may be used as more of a receiver out of the backfield. He could be considered a No. 4 running back in point-per-reception leagues. Ross should be used as a deep threat in the passing game this season and could be a No. 5 receiver in some leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard impressive Friday

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:00:59 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) looked very impressive during practice Friday, July 28, in the opinion of The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. Bernard is eight months recovered from suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Bernard is close to full strength but probably will receives some days off during camp. He will be part of a committee with Jeremy Hill and Joe Mixon but should be used as a receiver out of the backfield. Owners should keep an eye on during the preseason to see what his role will be in the offense. He probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues and could be a No. 4 running back in some leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard likely cleared for camp

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:53:40 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is likely to be cleared for the beginning of training camp. Bernard is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Joe Mixon has been the talk of camp, and Bernard could be used sparingly behind Mixon and Jeremy Hill. There is still some PPR luster, but the upside isn't what it once was. Look at him as an RB4 in fantasy.

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Bengals | Joe Mixon the Week 1 third-down back?

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:35:35 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon could serve as the third-down back for the first few games as RB Giovani Bernard (knee) works his way back from knee surgery, according to beat writer Geoff Hobson, and Hobson believes Mixon will be a big part of the running back rotation even when Bernard is healthy.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals drafted Mixon to add some explosiveness to the running game, so he is going to be worked into the offense one way or another. He is a high-upside RB4 in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard will be limited at OTAs

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:50:37 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) will be a limited participant when organized team activities begin Tuesday, May 23. He continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard should be healthy enough to play by the time the regular season rolls around, but the Bengals may take it easy with him for starters. The presence of rookie Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill make it easier for Bernard to recover. Considering the serious injury and the competition at the position, Bernard is best drafted as an RB4 in PPR formats.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard doing well in recovery

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:44:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making progress in his recovery from the torn anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered during the season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard likely will be sidelined for all of the offseason workouts but could be ready for training camp. Bernard will be part of a committee at the position once he is ready to play and may be used more in the passing game. Fantasy owners can consider Bernard a No. 3 or No. 4 running back if he is healthy next season.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard rehab update

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:16:23 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making solid progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could avoid landing on the PUP list, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. However, Hobson believes there is still a possibility that he could miss the first game or two of the 2017 regular season.

Fantasy Tip: With RBs Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead set to become free agents, Jeremy Hill could open the 2017 campaign as the starting running back in Cincinnati, although the Bengals could target someone during the early rounds of the draft. In the event that Bernard is available for the season opener, Hill is still worthy of consideration as a flex option in many fantasy formats because the team is likely to use him as a goal-line specialist.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard placed on IR

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:09:19 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 22. Bernard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: No surprise here. This will be Jeremy Hill's backfield now, but Rex Burkhead should see a larger role, particularly in the passing game. Even with Hill being featured now, though, he draws a really tough test in the Baltimore Ravens this week. Expecting a breakout performance as the featured back right away would be naïve.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard has torn ACL

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:58:12 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills, a source said Sunday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: With Bernard done for the season it will be Jeremy Hill handling the majority of the backfield touches down the stretch. Rex Burkhead might benefit from a few extra touches, while Tyler Eifert could picked up a few more targets in the pass game as a result.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard used in run, pass game

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:01:12 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 21 yards on seven carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. He also caught five passes for 40 yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard has received a decent amount of touches over the past few weeks but has not posted great numbers. He will continue to be involved in the running and passing game and can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

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Bengals | Gio Bernard totals 10 touches

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:52:17 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed seven times for 17 yards in the Week 10 game against the New York Giants Monday, Nov. 14, and he added three receptions for 19 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: It was a bit of a disappointment from a fantasy perspective, especially for PPR owners, as his catch total and yardage was well under his average. In fact, over the past three games he has just five grabs for 40 yards while the past two games he there has been more emphasis on the run. Tonight, he did neither very well. He remains a solid RB2 in most PPR leagues and he looks to rebound in Week 11 against Buffalo.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard involved in run, pass game

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:09:07 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 52 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against the Washington Redskins in Week 8. He also caught one pass for 14 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard has been a versatile running back for the Bengals this season and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game moving forward. He should be a fine flex option against most opponents.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard finds end zone

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:11:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard has received at least 10 carries in three of the last four games but had not rushed for more than 50 yards in any game before Week 7. Bernard has more value in point-per-reception leagues because he has a solid role in the passing game. He should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard busy in loss

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:15:50 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for a team-high 49 yards in the Week 6 game against the New England Patriots and he added four receptions for 45 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is a solid fantasy option in leagues which reward points per receptions (PPR), but he is more of a flex fantasy option in standard formats. The Bengals host the Browns in Week 7.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard leads the way

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:55:49 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed nine times for 50 yards in the Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he added six receptions for 46 yards on six targets.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard remains a decent low-end RB2 in most standard fantasy leagues and he is a must-start option in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard posts nine grabs, TD

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:16:03 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran five times just 17 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he more than made up for the shortcomings in the rush game with nine receptions for a game-high 100 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is a fabulous fantasy option in most formats, especially in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR). He faces another difficult rush defense in Week 3 against the Broncos, but he remains a solid RB2 in PPR formats.

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