Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 days 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.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
1 week ago

Bernard rushed five times for 17 yards and secured nine of 11 targets for 100 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard led his team in receptions, receiving yards and targets while scoring the only Cincinnati touchdown of the day. His receiving total represented the second 100-yard game of his career, and served as a reminder of Bernard's effectiveness in PPR settings. He may be in for similar usage in the passing game next week as well when the Bengals host the Denver Broncos.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Bernard rushed five times for 25 yards, and caught two of his four targets for five more in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

This was a disappointing effort for Cincinnati's receiving back given that quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards while New York's defense unsurprisingly bottled up the run. Powerful complement Jeremy Hill out-touched Bernard nine to seven and converted at the goal line to establish his stranglehold on that role. Bernard will have a tough time carving out a consistently meaningful role for himself as long as Hill remains healthy and effective.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
1 month ago

Bernard had three carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown (on two targets) in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard split first-team work with Jeremy Hill, who had eight carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and 28 yards on his only reception. Even with Hill getting the early-down work and goal-line carries, Bernard managed five touches on only three drives. If Tyler Eifert (ankle) misses time at the beginning of the season, Bernard could pick up some extra targets in the short passing game.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Bernard turned seven carries into a team-high 21 rushing yards while hauling in his lone target for six yards in Friday's preseason debut against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard should once again serve as the more elusive complement to Jeremy Hill's power running style, with both seeing the ball quite a bit for a balanced Bengals offense. He outperformed Hill in this particular outing, but both have pretty defined roles heading into the regular season.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
4 months ago

Bernard signed a three-year, $15.5 million extension with the Bengals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard will now be a Bengal through 2019 as he heads into the prime of his career. The 24-year-old rushed for 730 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 49 receptions for 472 yards last season, as he split time with Jeremy Hill.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
5 months ago

Bernard (concussion) is among the Bengals' running backs heading into a contract year.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to Rex Burkhead and Cedric Peerman, while Jeremy Hill is the only Cincinnati back signed for 2017. With that in mind, it wouldn't surprise us if the team added some running back depth in next week's draft. In any case, Bernard -- who has had plenty of time to bounce back from the concussion he suffered during the NFL playoffs -- is in line to reprise his role working in tandem with Hill, a time-share that favors Hill on early downs and Bernard in passing situations.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
9 months ago

Bernard (concussion) exited the Bengals' Wild Card playoff loss to the Steelers with a concussion, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier that went unflagged, and that separated the Bengals tailback from the ball after he'd initially notched the reception. The 24-year-old is in the NFL concussion protocol as a result of the blow, and gained 28 yards on six carries before exiting the contest. He also secured two of his four targets for four yards.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
9 months ago

Bernard rushed six times for 36 yards and caught one of three targets for 12 receiving yards during Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Jeremy Hill led the Bengals' backfield once again, rushing 16 times for 96 yards and a touchdown and adding 19 yards through the air. Bernard may grab a goal-line carry here or there, but Hill remains the upside back of the two for fantasy purposes.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
9 months ago

Bernard caught four passes off of five targets for 29 yards and added 14 rushing yards on eight carries in Monday's loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

In AJ McCarron's two starts, both Bernard and Jeremy Hill have seen an uptick in touches, however Hill's has been more pronounced. Through the first 13 weeks of the season, Bernard averaged 12.8 touches per game, but is up to 15 per game with McCarron under center. Hill has seen his weekly touches spike from 13.8 to 20. More importantly, Hill has found the end zone twice during that brief span while Bernard is sporting a nine-game scoreless streak. With the Bengals in a must-win situation and McCarron dinged up, expect Cincinnati to continue to lean toward Hill's bruising style.