Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
2 days ago

Bernard rushed 11 times for 62 yards and caught six of eight pass attempts for 68 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Bernard was indeed the workhorse back with Joe Mixon out due to a concussion. The 26-year-old saw all but two of the Bengals' carries and was their second most-targeted receiver.He'll be in line for a similar role in Week 15 at Minnesota if Mixon is out again, although it ought to be a much tougher contest. The Vikings have allowed the second fewest rushing yards per game this season.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
4 days ago

Bernard is expected to start at running back Sunday against the Bears with teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) ruled out for the contest, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With special-teams contributor Brian Hill representing the only healthy running back on the roster, Bernard should be in store for workhorse duties out of the backfield, an assignment that should make him an attractive and affordable DFS option and a popular pickup in season-long formats. Following Mixon's early departure in Monday's 23-20 loss to the Steelers, Bernard shined while taking on his largest workload of the season, logging 77 yards on 13 carries and adding two receptions for 19 yards.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
1 week ago

Bernard rushed 13 times for 77 yards and caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard saw his workload expanded after Joe Mixon was forced out with a concussion during the first half. With recently signed rookie Brian Hill the only other active running back on the Bengals roster, Bernard was given the entirety of the backfield touches after Mixon's departure, resulting in season highs in rushing attempts and yards. Mixon will need to clear concussion protocol in order to play this Sunday against the Bears, but Bernard's strong showing should earn him some extra looks even if that occurs.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Bernard rushed for 12 yards on three carries and added a 15-yard catch during Sunday's 30-16 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Once Jeremy Hill was placed on injured reserve, there was a presumption that Bernard might see a few of those spare touches. Instead, they've all gone to rookie Joe Mixon and then some. Bernard has seen 4.3 touches per game in the four contests since Hill went down as compared to 5.1 touches per game with Hill available. Mixon, meanwhile, has seen his touches increase from 14.6 per game with Hill to 18.5 in his absence. With Mixon coming off his best statistical game as a pro, things are more likely to get worse than better for Bernard.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Bernard caught all five of his targets for 38 yards and added two carries for 10 yards during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

The meager seven touches represented Bernard's highest total since Week 2 and the 48 yards were Bernard's third highest total of the year. The season-ending injury to Jeremy Hill might free up a few more opportunities, but Cincinnati still seems content to ride rookie Joe Mixon more often than not. Bernard's niche remains as a change-of-pace back and pass-catcher out of the backfield. Neither role likely warrants much fantasy attention in the Bengals' offense until further notice.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Bernard could see his snap count increase Sunday against the Jaguars with starting running back Jeremy Hill (ankle) inactive for the game, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Dehner, Joe Mixon is scheduled to start the Week 9 contest while retaining his usual role as the Bengals' feature back, but since Bernard is the only other back active Sunday, he could see slightly more work than usual as a change-of-pace option. Even a modest uptick from the 14 snaps Bernard logged in the Week 8 victory over the Colts probably wouldn't be enough for him to bring much appeal in most standard or PPR settings, however. Bernard has accumulated only 44 total yards on 10 touches (three receptions) over the Bengals' last three games.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Bernard carried the ball twice for five yards in Sunday's 24-23 win over Indianapolis.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard has now been held to under 10 yards in back to back games. Both Bernard and Jeremy Hill have taken a back seat as new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor rolls with rookie Joe Mixon. Bernard's fall as been more modest, he recorded 14 offensive snaps to Hill's seven on Sunday, but he isn't producing consistently enough to warrant relying on.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
2 months ago

Bernard had three carries for eight yards along with one catch that lost a yard, on three targets, in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard had 23 snaps, topping Joe Mixon by one, to have the most backfield snaps on the team, but often was held in to block against the Steelers' ferocious pass rush. Perhaps the Bengals will find it easier this week against the Colts.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
2 months ago

Bernard caught two passes for 30 yards and added two yards on two carries in Sunday's 20-16 win over Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard has now caught at least two passes in four consecutive weeks, though his two-game streak with a touchdown reception was snapped on Sunday. The shifty back's abilities in the passing game makes him a little less susceptible to the emergence of rookie Joe Mixon than fellow veteran Jeremy Hill, but make no mistake about it: it's Mixon's time in Cincinnati and any damage that Bernard manages to do will be accomplished with limited opportunities. He has yet to top eight touches in a game this season.

Giovani Bernard
RB CIN (6)
2 months ago

Bernard carried three times for 12 yards while adding three receptions (on four targets) for 67 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-7 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Bernard struggled for much of the afternoon, but he provided the biggest highlight of the game with a 61-yard touchdown reception just before the half. Despite the big play, it was another light day in terms of volume for the 25-year-old, who saw Joe Mixon take on 21 touches, including four receptions of his own. With passing down duties slipping a bit, Bernard will need to make big plays a regularity if he is going to continue providing any sort of fantasy value.