IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Bernard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard's season ends after he tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Bills. In 10 games, he racked up 337 yards on 91 attempts, finding the end zone twice. He also recorded 39 receptions for 336 yards and a touchdown. It's been a dismal season for the Bengals thus far, as they head into Week 12 without Bernard and their biggest offensive weapon, A.J. Green (hamstring). Jeremy Hill, who has split carries with Bernard all season, will now take on the role of true No. 1 back. Look for Rex Burkhead to assume the role of the No. 2 back as he remains the only other healthy option on the active roster.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Bernard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Sunday's game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Further details regarding Bernard's status were not immediately available, but he will be out for the remainder of the season. Jeremy Hill figures to see plenty of work the rest of the way for the Bengals, and Rex Burkhead is in line to take over as the No. 2 back.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
3 weeks ago

Bernard carried the ball seven times for 17 yards and pitched in three catches for 19 yards in Monday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals' bye interrupted what was four consecutive games with at least 65 total yards and two total touchdowns for Bernard. Bernard is capable of wracking up a bunch of yards and remains an important part of the Bengals' passing game with limited depth behind A.J. Green at receiver. Monday served as a reminder, however, the Jeremy Hill was either hampered or performed even better than Bernard during the versatile back's stretch. In other words, Bernard might get his, but it will seldom be at the expense of Hill's success.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
1 month ago

Bernard carried 11 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Redskins. He added 14 yards while securing his only target in the 27-27 tie.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard saw nine fewer carries than Jeremy Hill, but he averaged a healthy 4.7 yards per tote and found the end zone on the ground for the second straight game after failing to do so through the first six contests. He was curiously targeted just once, bringing his total in that regard to three over the last two games. That trend seems unlikely to continue, as Bernard has proven himself as a useful weapon catching passes out of the backfield over the course of his career. Perhaps the coaching staff will take the upcoming bye week to reevaluate the way Bernard is deployed, which could result in more passes thrown his way in Week 10 versus the Giants.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
1 month ago

Bernard carried 17 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Browns. He also caught one of two targets for an additional seven yards in the 31-17 win.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard received more carries than Jeremy Hill for the third consecutive game, although he uncharacteristically failed to make an impact through the air. The rushing touchdown was his first of 2016 and he notched season-highs in carries and yardage as well. If Bernard continues to see this sort of volume on the ground, he could hold significant fantasy value, as his pass-catching involvement should resurface sooner rather than later. Hill and Bernard will continue to hinder each other's upside at times, but both backs could feast in Week 8 against a feeble Redskins run defense.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard rushed for 49 yards on 15 carries and reeled in four of five targets for 45 yards in Sunday's loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard's usage has spiked in the past two weeks, his 36 total touches just two fewer than his total in the previous four games and twice as many as an injury hampered Jeremy Hill over the same stretch. The multi-purpose back has converted both of those extended stretches of play into 90-yard games and leads Hill in total yardage on the season 423 to 311. Bernard is a solid start in PPR leagues, and will be a factor in standard leagues if he keeps this pace up - though his scoring struggles, just one this season, keeps his value modest. Given Hill's poor start, he might get the chance.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard's backfield mate Jeremy Hill re-injured his chest during Sunday's 28-14 loss at Dallas, ESPN reports

EDGE Analysis

Bernard got his first start of the season in Sunday's game, even though the Bengals opened in a one-wide formation with two tight ends and H-back Ryan Hewitt all on the field. Such a formation would typically be Jeremy Hill's domain, so the decision to start Bernard may have been related to the former's chest injury. As it turns out, the Bengals fell behind by multiple scores early in the game, necessitating a pass-first approach that favored Bernard over Hill, who then re-injured his chest and thus finished with just four touches (all carries). With everything working in favor of his workload, Bernard gained 50 yards on nine carries and 46 yards on six receptions (six targets). While Hill's health will play a role in determining Bernard's Week 6 workload, a road matchup against the Patriots already works strongly in Gio's favor, as there's a good chance the Bengals will have to play from behind again. Also, the Patriots are allowing just 3.7 yards per carry and 86.4 rushing yards per game, suggesting Bernard could be more useful than Hill even if both are healthy and the game stays close.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard had nine carries for a season-high 50 yards and caught all six of his targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss at Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard has done very little as a rusher this season, but he's among the league leaders at his position with 25 receptions. Unless Jeremy Hill gets injured, or the Bengals suddenly start using Bernard more as a runner, his value, while solid in PPR leagues, will be capped in general. He'll take on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Week 6.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard totaled 18 yards on 10 carries and added 24 yards through the air by snaring three of four targets in Thursday's 22-7 victory over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard was once again stymied on the ground, following a Week 3 outing versus the Broncos where he managed just eight yards on five carries. However, while that type of performance against a stalwart Broncos defense was understandable, his struggles against a Dolphins unit that was missing two starting linebackers was a bit more perplexing. Nevertheless, Bernard's biggest contributions typically come in the passing game, with Jeremy Hill handling the lion's share of carries, so the lack of production on the ground is not overly concerning. Through four games, Bernard has now tallied 25 carries but already hauled in 19 passes, including one for a touchdown.

IRGiovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard rushed for eight yards on five carries in Sunday's loss to Denver. He added 36 yards receiving on five catches.

EDGE Analysis

With the Bengals unveiling a run-heavy approach to start the game, it was Jeremy Hill getting the lion' share of the looks after the two both collected 14 touches in Week 2. Bernard collected more touches than Hill in six of the first nine games of 2015, but hasn't done so since. Don't expect that to change anytime soon, though Bernard still holds the very valuable role as arguably being the team's second most reliable receiver outside of A.J. Green.