Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
2 days 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 weeks 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)
3 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)
4 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)
8 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)
8 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)
8 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.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
8 months ago

Bernard started Sunday's win at San Francisco, rushing for 33 yards on 14 carries, while catching all four of his targets for 18 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard had a 14-yard catch at one point, but wasn't able to do much otherwise. Meanwhile, Jeremy Hill was also held in check as a runner, but was able to score a pair of short touchdowns. The versatile Bernard has really seen his carries drop as of late, with just two games of 10+ carries over the last nine contests. Contrast that to the first five games of the season, when the third-year RB saw double-digit carries four times. He's still a major weapon as a receiver, although he's been quiet in that area too, since his eight-catch, 128-yard explosion at Arizona in Week 11. Unfortunately, he and the Bengals' rushing attack won't find things easier next week at Denver.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
9 months ago

Bernard rushed for 40 yards on six carries and added three catches off of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard saw fewer than 10 touches just twice in the season's first 11 games, but has since been held in single digits back-to-back weeks. Bernard's value depends on touches and amassing consistent yardage given his seven-game scoreless streak. Despite going three games without topping 70 yards, there is hope for Bernard. With starting quarterback Andy Dalton out for at least a week with a broken hand, expect the Bengals to lean on its two-headed backfield of Bernard and Jeremy Hill to ease the pressure off of A.J. McCarron

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (9)
9 months ago9 Comments

Bernard ran the ball five times for 26 yards and added a nine-yard catch in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard was somewhat surprisingly targeted just once on Sunday, despite tight end Tyler Eifert missing from the lineup. Bernard tallied more total yardage than his counterpart, Jeremy Hill, in each of the Bengals' first 10 games. Hill has now topped Bernard in Cincinnati's past two games, however, a trend that may continue during the season's final four weeks as the approaching cold weather favors Hill's bruising style. Last season, Bernard played in 13 games. During the first nine, Bernard averaged just shy of 18 touches per game, an average that went down to 12.5 in the season's final four weeks. Hill, on the other hand, saw his touches increase from 13.75 during the season's first 12 games to 21 in the final four. If history repeats itself, Bernard will need to do more with less to keep his numbers up.