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I don't think anything is set in stone, so you may end up being right. But I think there are some things working pretty strongly against Hill and in favor of Mixon. The first is that the Bengals offen

If you saw my injury-riddled squad, you would realize that any starting warm body at RB is a potential gem.

I don't think it is a bad or good match up for Bernard against Dallas. Bernards best game this year was against the Steelers who are 4th overall against the run and 31st against the pass in total

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Did not practice today due to a concussion.

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Giovani Bernard (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

This is the first anyone's hearing of a Bernard concussion, so perhaps it's a new issue that popped up Wednesday, similar to the D'Andre Swift situation last week. Bernard now has four days to progress through the league's strenuous protocols. If he can't play in Week 12, Samaje Perine is next man up followed by Trayveon Williams. It's another lost season for the Bengals.

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Nov 25, 2020, 4:49 PM ET

 

 

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Did Gio get a concussion during the game or walking to the bus?

Odd that we're heaving about this on Wednesday.

Although what else is new I guess with Z. Taylor. 

Perine probably flex worthy for the desperate. As a Gio owner I'm not even bothering though.

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Giovani Bernard (concussion) was a limited participant for Thursday's practice.

It's an upgrade from Wednesday's surprising DNP designation. Third-stringer Samaje Perine has averaged 8.3 touches in Cincinnati's last three games and would likely get the first crack at Bernard's role in a timeshare with Trayveon Williams if Gio is shockingly ruled out. Friday's injury designation will be worth monitoring.

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Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said he "feels good" about Gio Bernard's (concussion) chances of playing this week against the Giants. 

Bernard returned to practice late in the week after missing Wednesday's practice. He should be good to go for Sunday against New York. Joe Burrow being out for the season lowers the fantasy floors and ceilings for every Bengals skill position player, including Bernard. He still has a shot to catch some short passes in a game that should see the Bengals face considerable negative game script. Fantasy players should treat him as a high-end RB3 this week. Samaje Perine would probably get the start if Bernard is inactive. 

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Giovani Bernard (concussion) is questionable for Week 12 against the Giants.

Even if Bernard, who practiced in full on Friday, is cleared from the league's protocol prior to kick-off, fantasy players should lower their expectations for the Bengals' offense as a whole with Brandon Allen under center. Bernard has also ceded 11, 8, and 6 touches to teammate Samaje Perine in Cincinnati's last three games. Consider Gio a middle-of-the-road RB3 for Sunday.

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Bernard makes for an interesting DFS bargain if he plays. The Cincinnati RB has 20+ fantasy point upside, as he surpassed that threshold in two of his last three outings. Bernard will face a Giants team that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to RBs this year. 

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Nov 27, 2020, 2:33 PM ET

 

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Very small sample size but Brandon Allen completed exactly 0 passes to RBs in his 3 starts foe Denver (though the Bengals don't have a TE as talented as Fant who got a bunch).

But obv if you are looking to start Gio you probably cannot worry about such things at this point.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion, questionable) is expected to play in Week 12 against the Giants.

Bernard has split running work with veteran back Samaje Perine in recent weeks but remains the pass-catching back of choice for the Bengals. That's important because Cincinnati doesn't project to be in many favorable game-scripts with Brandon Allen as their starting quarterback to close out the year. Bernard is a viable RB2 in PPR leagues this week.

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Giovani Bernard rushed eight times for 32 yards in the Bengals' Week 12 loss to the Giants, adding two receptions for 17 additional yards. 

Bernard had seven more carries than any other Bengals back, but with the passing game completely incapable of sustaining drives, there wasn't much work to go around. Bernard has now been held below 10 carries in three straight games. Joe Mixon must miss at least one more game on injured reserve, but with bye weeks functionally over and the player pool flush, Bernard is struggling to provide RB2 relevance in a dead-letter offense. The Dolphins are a shy-away Week 13 matchup. 

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Is this guy droppable now in a standard (non ppr) league? 
The first few fill in weeks for Mixon were great. But Gio has regressed and this offense is just a dumpster fire without Burrow. I know RBs are tough to come by, but would anyone feel remotely comfortable starting this guy in the playoffs going forward?

 

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56 minutes ago, Johnny Utah #9 said:

Is this guy droppable now in a standard (non ppr) league? 
The first few fill in weeks for Mixon were great. But Gio has regressed and this offense is just a dumpster fire without Burrow. I know RBs are tough to come by, but would anyone feel remotely comfortable starting this guy in the playoffs going forward?

 

I'm in a league with two flex positions so for me, he's potentially flex worthy.

The matchup isn't bad against Miami this weekend...especially if Tua somehow plays. Also, Perine was nowhere to be found yesterday which was a bit of a surprise.

Would I expect much? Nope. But if I could squeeze out 10 PPR points it may make do.

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Basically expectation needs to be that or an average back on a team that struggles to move the ball.  Allen may get more comfortable playing and better timing may help - but the game scripts just look bad.  5 total targets to RBs - Allen just doesn't use them a lot.  My quick scans shows 3 third and short situations.  One a Gio run for the first, one Allen run for a first, one incompletion - a little small sample size but I don't think they pull him at the goal line necessarily but will they ever get down there?

Hey he's starting is the sum of the appeal.

-QG

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Giovani Bernard rushed 25 times for 83 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Steelers, adding a 14-yard touchdown catch on his lone target.

After fumbling on his first touch last week and getting benched for the rest of the half, the Bengals went right back to Bernard as their feature back against the Steelers. The 26 touches were easily a new season high, as Cincinnati went with a Bernard-centric game plan featuring their running game. He and Ryan Finley combined for 35 carries, as Finley threw the ball just 13 times in a game the Bengals surprisingly controlled from start to finish. Bernard's scores were a four-yard rushing score on the ground and 14-yard receiving one from Finley where the QB was drilled on the throw. Bernard can't be trusted as anything more than a low-end RB2 for Week 16 at Houston.

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Giovani Bernard rushed 16 times for 65 yards and caught 7-of-8 targets for 66 yards in Week 16 against the Texans.

This was another high-volume game for Bernard, but he was outshined by Samaje Perine (146 total yards, 2 TDs). Bernard's snaps were scaled back in the second half with Perine running hot. The Texans defense is among the worst in the league, but Bernard's role is secure as one of the featured players in an offense that's missing Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd. Bernard is a low-end RB2 for Week 16 against the Ravens.

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Gio Bernard rushed three times for seven yards in the Bengals' Week 17 loss to the Ravens. 

Bernard ceded the backfield to Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams in the blowout loss to the Ravens. Bernard was second on the team in rushing yards despite Joe Mixon missing ten games with a foot injury. His main function this season, as usual, was in the passing game. He caught 47 balls on 58 targets as the Bengals' No. 1 running back for much of the season. Bernard, who is signed through the 2021 season, should return to the Bengals as a rotational back. 

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