8. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
Mixon’s 2022 campaign has been underwhelming so far, from a rushing standpoint. He has 46 carries for 139 yards but no touchdowns. In addition, Mixon secured 10 receptions for 89 yards, but again, no end zone dances. Cincinnati’s leading back is overdue.
Everyone knows how bad the offensive line has been for Joe Burrow and that’s contributed to Mixon’s subpar rushing numbers. Mixon could also be part of the solution that helps Burrow’s struggles. More carries and quick screens to Mixon helps get the ball out faster and gives him a high percentage of completion. Everyone wants to see Ja’Marr Chase make those sweet grabs, but for the longevity of Burrow to last the season, the Bengals need to lean on Mixon more.
What better time than against the Jets who surrendered 145 rushing yards, 42 receiving yards and three rushing touchdowns to the Browns’ leading backs?