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Joe Mixon practices in full on Thursday for Week 16

We break down the news that Joe Mixon practiced in full on Wednesday.

Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson (22) tackles Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) in the second half of the NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Empower Field in Denver. Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Thursday update: Mixon was once again a full participant.

Wednesday update: Mixon was a full participant in practice and should be good to go for this week barring a setback.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters on Wednesday that running back Joe Mixon will practice and that he’s feeling pretty good. Mixon suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday’s win against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy football implications

Despite dealing with a nagging ankle injury, Mixon still battled for 58 yards on 17 carries in the Bengals’ 15-10 win over the Broncos. However, it was the second-straight week that the veteran running back had at least 50 yards on the ground and zero touchdowns.

This season, Mixon has quietly rushed for 1,094 yards and scored 12 touchdowns, while adding two receiving touchdowns. The Bengals are hoping that the 25-year-old running back can find the end zone in this weekend’s pivotal game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The last time the Bengals played the Ravens in Week 7, Mixon had 59 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. The star running back should be starting either at the RB1/RB2 spot in fantasy football this week.