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What to do with Joe Mixon in fantasy football Week 16

Joe Mixon is running hot right now. Will he keep it up in Week 16?

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushes for a first down run during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Paul Brown Stadium Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Bengals Week 9 bye, Mixon has seen 23.8 touches per game, which ranks him fourth in the league. During that stretch Mixon has been the fourth-best fantasy running back in standard and sixth-best in PPR.

Mixon has had a big turnaround after a poor start and it’s all thanks to them dedicating more work for him after the bye. His target numbers haven’t seen a bump unfortunately, but he still sees enough to help him a little, as he has 10 receptions on 11 targets over his last three games and three receiving touchdowns on the season.

Fantasy football analysis: Cincinnati Bengals, RB, Joe Mixon

This week Mixon faces the Dolphins, who have given up the most rushing yards to running backs on the year, along with the fourth-most fantasy points to the position. In his last two games, Mixon has rushed for the most yards allowed by the Browns and the Patriots in a game this season. He should be able to keep that going against the Dolphins.

Mixon’s better in standard right now but is a smash play in all formats, as the team looks to get him over 1,000 yards rushing and build momentum for him and possibly Joe Burrow going into next season.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Mixon.