Joe Mixon says not cleared yet this week but hopes to be. He will “for sure” play against Pittsburgh, though.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 3, 2018
Joe Mixon is dressed out and practicing— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) October 3, 2018
In fact, it looks like Mixon playing in Week 6 will be a foregone conclusion and he might possibly even see the field against the Dolphins in Week 5. This is great news for the Bengals, as Mixon was having a great start to the year with 179 yards and one touchdown through two games. Giovani Benard has filled in admirably, but now he's not practicing while Mixon is.
Giovani Bernard not practicing today. Got hurt at end of Atlanta game.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 3, 2018
If you're a Benard owner and not a Mixon owner, it might be time to look into other options for your Week 5 matchup. It's still not certain that Mixon will play this week, but if he does, Benard is no longer a startable option.
For anyone that had Mixon as they RB2 or even RB1 coming into the year, fear not. He'll be back on the field soon.
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