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Joe Mixon Injury Update Boosts Giovani Bernard Fantasy Outlook in Week 17

Max Staley
Joe Mixon injury update gives Giovani Bernard fantasy outlook a boost in Week 17.
Joe Mixon injury update gives Giovani Bernard fantasy outlook a boost in Week 17. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Cincinnati Bengals star running back Joe Mixon hasn't seen the field since Week 6. There was some hope that he could get healthy down the stretch, but the team has officially ruled him out for Week 17.

This news gives Giovani Bernard's fantasy outlook a real boost in the regular-season finale.

Giovani Bernard Fantasy Outlook

Bernard draws a really difficult matchup in Week 17, however, as he's set to take on the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is surrendering the ninth-fewest rushing yards per game to opposing RBs, giving up bottom-12 PPR production to opposing running backs.

Plus, Bernard is in danger of losing work to Samaje Perine.

Samaje Perine Fantasy Outlook

Perine handled 13 carries for 95 rushing yards and 2 TDs last week. He added 4 receptions for 41 yards as well. With Perine potentially carving out a bigger role for himself, he and Bernard could certainly be splitting touches in Week 17.

Against a defense as good as Baltimore's, trusting either RB a risky proposition.

Both check in as risky, low-end FLEX options in Week 17.

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