RB: Joe Mixon

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Joe Mixon (ankle) will practice Saturday to determine his status for Week 5 against the Packers.

It's not looking great for Mixon after a week of working to the side during Bengals practices as the team preps for Green Bay. Mixon drafters should assume he'll miss this week with what the team has called a "low" ankle sprain, presumably to avoid mass panic among Bengals faithful (and fantasy managers scarred from Mixon's 2020 season). Samaje Perine and Chris Evans will reportedly split backfield duties for Cincy if Mixon is out. Evans would be the more valuable PPR option if the Bengals play from behind against the Packers, who have allowed an average of 6.25 running back catches per game.

SOURCE: Pat Carey on Twitter Oct 8, 2021, 12:26 PM ET