Mixon shows creativity in limited attempts.
Joe Mixon toted the rock 9 times for 36 yards with 1 reception of 5 yards. They’re not eye popping totals but Mixon was clearly the superior back for Cincinnati on Thursday. If the Bengals have any hope of getting their offense on the right track they need to go with Joe as a 3 down workhorse. Bernard and Hill are simply not up to the task of running behind an offensive line that is struggling to create rushing lanes
Joe Mixon is still an unreliable start in fantasy but there are probably owners out there that are in a bit of a panic that took Joe early with expectations of immediate production. Cutting a deal for the rookie back now or next week may be at a big enough discount to warrant pulling the trigger and stashing him until his role expands.