RB Countdown No. 47: Giovani Bernard
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At RotoViz, our motto is “seeing is believing.” Our team leverages various internal apps and external resources to make that motto come to fruition. The RB Countdown series will provide you fantasy analysis and outlooks on the top-50 running backs in PPR formats to empower you to make educated decisions on draft day. Did you know that running back Giovani Bernard held Joe Mixon to just nine third-down touches? Both had eerily similar production last season as a receiver out of the backfield. Bernard only averaged around five touches per game until a concussion sidelined Mixon in December. Bernard averaged 19.0 touches per game over the last five games of the season. Bernard played 50.3 percent of the Bengals offensive snaps, but was not utilized as heavily as Mixon. He touched the football or was targeted on only 34 percent of the Bengals offensive snaps. Mixon, on the other hand, only played 39.8 percent, but was utilized on 55.1 percent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three things you should know about Bernard heading into fantasy drafts.