The Cincinnati Bengals face the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round on Sunday, Jan. 22 at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Joe Mixon is primed to play a substantial role in the Bengals' offense, and will once again see a bulk of work in the running game.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bengals RB Joe Mixon ($6,500)
Mixon finished with 11 carries for 39 rushing yards and caught three of four targets for 17 yards in Cincinnati’s 24-17 Wild Card victory over the Baltimore Ravens last week. Mixon has recorded double-digit touches in his last five appearances but has only come away with one touchdown.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit. Mixon is priced as the third-most expensive RB on the DFS market this week. Given his high volume, and low production in recent games, it would be recommended to avoid Mixon against a Bills defense that finished as the fourth-best team against the run in the regular season.