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Bernard had just 28 snaps in the Bengals' win over the Browns last week, 19 fewer than teammate Jeremy Hill, ESPN.com reports.

Part of Bernard's low snap count can be attributed the big lead that the Bengals had, but also to how well Hill was running.

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Bernard had 15 carries for 79 yards and three catches for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-0 victory over the Browns.

Bernard's 103 total yards completely flew under the radar thanks to Jeremy Hill's outstanding day. Even with Hill gobbling up 25 carries, there was still enough leftover work for Bernard to be successful. There are plenty of carries to spread around against a team like Cleveland (the Bengals had 45 rushing attempts Sunday), but that won't be the case the next time out, when the Bengals take on Denver next Monday night. The Broncos rank second against the run, and with Hill seemingly entrenched as Cincinnati's favored back, Bernard is a high-risk play for Week 16.

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Bernard had six carries for 17 rushing yards and three catches on five targets for 19 receiving yards Sunday against the Steelers.

Bernard finished with two fewer carries than Jeremy Hill, though the latter rushed for 46 yards, while also adding 21 receiving yards on three catches. The good news is that the Bengals will face the Browns in Week 15, a team that is allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per game this season, but the bad news is that he'll continue to play behind Hill, which is the biggest detriment to his fantasy upside.

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Bernard had 10 carries for a team-high 49 rushing yards and one catch on one target for four receiving yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Jeremy Hill started once again, though he racked up only 52 yards on 17 total touches (13 carries, four receptions). Neither back made much of a difference, and they appear to be in a timeshare, which limits their respective upsides. Up next is a Week 14 matchup against a Steelers defense that allowed 122 rushing yards to Mark Ingram on Sunday.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) had 17 carries for 45 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 22 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.

Playing in his first game since Week 8 against the Ravens, Bernard finished with one fewer carry than Jeremy Hill, who rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, a two-yard run in the third quarter. With the way that Hill played while Bernard was sidelined, it wouldn't be surprising if the backfield turned a bit into a timeshare, which certainly will limit the upside of both backs. Up next is a Week 13 matchup against a Buccaneers defense allowing the 11th-most rushing yards per game this season.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle), who is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, is listed as the starter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

We're passing the news along, but we don't believe this information really means anything as far as Bernard's workload is concerned. He is still going to share time with Jeremy Hill, and may even see fewer touches than Hill as the Bengals ease him back into action.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

With Jeremy Hill running so well in Bernard's absence and Bernard still not fully healthy, the Bengals seem likely to ease their regular starter back into action, possibly employing some sort of timeshare against the Texans. It's not an ideal situation for owners of either back, but it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't start Bernard. Simply be aware of the fact that he might share a big chunk of the workload with Hill.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

While Bernard is on track to resume action this week, his potential workload level in his anticipated return to action lacks clarity, though it appears as though the Bengals may be inclined to ease Bernard back into their backfield mix this weekend, with Jeremy Hill still a candidate to see his share of Week 12 carries, on the heels of his 27-carry, 152-yard effort in Week 11.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) indicated that he felt good after practicing fully Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Per the report, it appears as though the Bengals are inclined to ease Bernard back into their backfield mix this weekend, with Jeremy Hill also a candidate to see his share of Week 12 carries. In any case, while Bernard's workload level in his anticipated return to action may lack clarity, it appears as though only a setback would prevent him from suiting up Sunday against the Texas.

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Bernard (hip/clavicle) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.

Per the Bengals' official site, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said after practice Wednesday that Bernard looked "tremendous," though he did suggest that that the running back would be eased back into the lineup, with fellow RB Jeremy Hill also on hand and deserving of his share of touches.