Joe Mixon Fantasy Outlook 2020

Joe Mixon Fantasy Outlook 2020

This is the best and realest Joe Mixon fantasy outlook 2020 on the internet. You can take that to the bank. Below you will get an in depth look at how Joe Mix will perform this year. We will look at every possible angle so that you have all the information you need in determining if you should draft Joe Mix in 2020.

Joe Mixon Fantasy Outlook 2020

Team: Cincinnati Bengals

Height: 6’1

Weight: 220

Age: 24

Year in NFL: Entering his 4th year

Joe Mixon Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020

ADP (Average Draft Position): 12

2020 Projection: 287 carries. 1,223 yards. 10 rush TDs. 30 receptions. 198 yards. 0 receiving TDs. 

2020 Score Projection: 217.1

Joe Mixon Fantasy Outlook

There is not a better example of a great player on a bad team than Joe Mixon. 

The Bengals were flat out bad last season offensively and defensively for what it’s worth. Joe Mixon did the best he could. It would behoove the Bengals to pay him and keep him happy because he did not quit on them.

He had his best games late in the season last year when there was nothing to play for. He just loves to play and has too much pride to lay down.

He was running determined all year and he did not slow up just because their record was what it was. My hat is off to Joe Mixon and his integrity. 

In three of the last 4 games of 2019 Joe Mixon had at least 23 carries and 130 yards. Granted, two games were against Cleveland but the other was against New England. Nonetheless, that is some good momentum to ride into 2020. 

The Bengals are in their second year now with head coach Zac Taylor who works double duty and calls his own plays. Expect growth from the Bengals who are a young squad with a young coach.

It showed last year the inexperience Taylor had as a head coach as well as how young the Bengals were. It almost had a feel at times they were just testing the waters. 

Pros & Cons

  • Uber Talented
  • Contract Year
  • Terrible Offensive Line

They were predictable with their runs. Most of them coming from under center or on early downs when running is expected.

Later in the season you saw more runs from shotgun and a bit more success. Another key note to mention, Andy Dalton was bad last season and it had a direct impact on the running game.

So much of the Bengals run game is dependent on the play action pass game. Dalton missed so many throws that it really hurt the rhythm of the offense. 

However, with 1st overall pick Joe Burrow and some other key additions from the 2020 offseason I think there is a new energy in Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Line 2020

Projected Starting Line: LT: Jonah Williams, LG: Michael Jordan, C: Trey Hopkins, RG: Xavier Su’a-Filo, RT: Bobby Hart

Left tackle Jonah Williams was the 1st round pick for Cincinnati in 2019, but unfortunately missed his entire rookie season with a torn labrum. Getting him back should be a nice boost. Michael Jordan was a rookie last year also who made 9 starts but did not impress nor disappoint too much.

Bobby Hart & Su’a Filo each have 53 career starts. Hart is serviceable but hopefully he can continue to improve. Su’a-Filo is the only projected starter who was on a different team in 2019. He fills in for Alex Redmond who was just awful. Nothing is a guarantee, but expect an automatic upgrade at the RG position just because it is not Redmond.

Trey Hopkins has 37 starts to his career but he struggled last season. Especially being the center, there are too many times on film there is penetration up the middle of the Bengals line.

Bottom line, the Bengals did not do much too improve one of the worst offensive lines in 2019. There is no proven leader which is worrisome. Don’t expect this unit to help Mixon too much.

Joe Mixon Strength of Schedule

The Bengals play in the AFC North which is a tough division. Both the Steelers and Ravens had top 10 defenses in 2019 which is 4 guaranteed games for Joe Mixon. The Eagles and Cowboys add two more games against defenses who finished top 10 in 2019. 

If you were hoping to see Joe Mix under the big lights think again.. Only twice will the Bengals be on primetime. 

A week 9 bye is a positive.

Joe Mixon Fantasy Playoff Schedule

Yikes! Home vs Dallas and Pittsburgh Week 14 and 15. At Houston Week 16 and home vs Baltimore Week 17. Not an ideal pick of the litter.

Joe Mixon Injury History

Last season Joe Mix played all 16 games. In 2018 he missed two games with a knee injury. 2017 he missed two games because of a concussion.

Joe Mixon Skillset

Home Run Ability: C. Joe Mix is not slow, but he has not shown the ability to go the distance. His longest career run is 51 yards and he did not score.

Playmaking Ability: B+. What a competitor. He breaks tackles, cuts back and basically fights people off of him trying to gain positive yards!

Is Joe Mixon a Good Fantasy Pick?

Hesitatingly yes. I really like Mix. If you can grab him in the 2nd round then it would be a more sturdy yes. As I stated in the beginning he is a great talent on a bad team. I do think the Bengals will be better but the offensive line is bad and he has a tough schedule!


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