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Joe Mixon Fantasy Value Continues to Plummet With Dud against Jaguars in Week 7

Jason Schandl
Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals / Bryan Woolston/Getty Images

Joe Mixon has been a fantasy football draft bust to start the season. Through his first six games he had scored only one touchdown and eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage only once (both in the same game). He had hit double digit PPR points only three times, averaging 9.5 per game.

Things remained ugly in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he ran the ball 10 times for only two yards, adding one reception for another two yards. A receiving TD was the only thing that came close to salvaging an otherwise egregious game.

This absolute dud is doubly concerning after Mixon saw his workload fall off significantly in Week 6. That game saw him play fewer than 50 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps for the first time since Week 1, and his 11 opportunities (eight carries and three targets) were his second fewest of the year.

Mixon was outrushed significantly on Sunday by quarterback Andy Dalton, who led the Bengals with 33 yards on four carries. If there's any consolation for Mixon owners, it's that Giovani Bernard (4 carries for 0 yards) had no more success.

Mixon is quickly losing his status as an every week fantasy starter, as volume was the only thing keeping him in that role in an inefficient Bengals offense. With a tough matchup on tap against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, it may be best to leave Mixon on your bench.

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