Joe Mixon’s Fantasy Outlook Approaches Troubling Ground After Week 3

Joe Mixon's fantasy outlook is troubling after three weeks.
Joe Mixon's fantasy outlook is troubling after three weeks. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

After receiving a well-deserved pay day before the season began, Joe Mixon's production for the Cincinnati Bengals has been largely disappointing through three weeks, leaving his fantasy football outlook troubling going forward. In fact, it is so troubling that New England Patriots running back Red Burkhead out-scored Mixon's entire season in just one game.

Through three weeks, Mixon has totaled just 27.2 fantasy points in PPR scoring. In comparison, Burkhead put up 34.8 fantasy points this week against the Las Vegas Raiders. Mixon has ran for just 164 yards this season, averaging 3.2 yards per carry, which is the lowest per carry average in his career.

Mixon has added another 58 yards on seven receptions, but this is not enough to improve his overall fantasy outlook. He has failed to find the end zone as well, with the Bengals opting to pass the ball on the one-yard line.

Before Monday Night Football for Week 3, Mixon ranks as RB37 in PPR scoring for the 2020 season. Obviously, this is disappointing, but it hurts even more when undrafted fantasy players like Burkhead, Mike Davis and Jerick McKinnon rank above him.

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