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Giovani Bernard | Running Back | #25

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (37) / CIN
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Giovani Bernard rushed 10 times for 52 yards and caught six passes for 18 yards in Week 17 against Baltimore.
Bernard opened the year buried on the depth chart behind Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill. He came on late, with 507 total yards over the last five games. Bernard is signed through the next three seasons, so he'll return in a pass-down role. The Bengals could look to get Bernard more involved in 2018. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:43:00 PM

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Giovani Bernard (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Bernard should be fine for Sunday's finale in Baltimore. His workload will depend on the health of Joe Mixon (ankle), who was sidelined for most of Week 16.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 03:30:00 PM

Giovani Bernard (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

He came away with a minor ankle injury in Week 16 but should be ready to go for Sunday's finale at Baltimore. Bernard is coming off a 168-yard effort against the Lions and could see another big workload in Week 17 if Joe Mixon (ankle) can't get the green light.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Lions, adding 52 yards and seven catches on seven targets.

With RB Joe Mixon leaving the game early in the first quarter, Bernard was the workhorse. He consistently ran with power despite his slight frame, breaking tackles often. He found big holes with ease and exploited them. His touchdown came on a run that he bounced outside and avoided overpursuing Lions defenders. His fantasy status will depend on Mixon's availability in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 14 times for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 15 loss to the Vikings, adding 13 yards on three catches on five targets.

The Bengals' couldn't get anything going on offense, putting up only 161 yards of total offense. Bernard's touchdown came in garbage time with the Bengals down 34 points and Andy Dalton pulled. He had little room to run on the majority of his carries, doing his best to gain positive yardage. With Joe Mixon likely to return in Week 16, Bernard shouldn't be started in most fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Giovani Bernard (knee) wasn't listed on the Bengals' final injury report for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Bernard was limited at practice this week but was never in any real danger of sitting out against the Vikings. He'll be in play as an RB2/3 if Joe Mixon (concussion) is ruled out.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Giovani Bernard (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Bernard should be available Sunday at Minnesota, but fantasy owners can probably ignore him if Joe Mixon returns from a concussion, which seems likely.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Giovani Bernard (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new issue for Bernard after he played a season-high in snaps and turned 17 touches into 130 yards. Perhaps it's more of a maintenance day after the big workload. Joe Mixon (concussion) remains in the protocol.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 11 times for 62 yards and caught 6-of-8 targets for 68 yards in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Bears.

The Bengals' inability to stay competitive in this 33-7 loss didn't hurt Bernard, who racked up late-game catches and receiving yards delivered by both Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron. Joe Mixon's (concussion) Week 15 status is uncertain at Minnesota. If Mixon can't clear protocol, Gio will again be a borderline RB1 play. On Sunday, Bernard led the Bengals in both rushing and receiving yards.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 13 times for 77 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

Joe Mixon suffered a second-quarter concussion and missed the rest of the night. With Jeremy Hill already on I.R., it was all Bernard the rest of the way. Considering the Bengals are now on a short week ahead of next Sunday's home date with the Bears, Bernard needs to be added in all formats with Mixon looking very iffy for that one. Bernard would be in the RB2 conversation.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Giovani Bernard lost four yards on three carries and added one catch for eight yards on two targets Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

Incredibly, Bernard has now rushed for negative yards in two of his last three games. That’s just not going to cut it. With Joe Mixon emerging as the Bengals’ bell-cow, Bernard won’t be a fantasy consideration next week against the Browns.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:18:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed two times for ten yards and caught all five of his targets for 38 yards in Week 10 against the Titans.

Bernard continues to score the majority of his points through the passing game. Receiving five targets is encouraging, but he was out-snapped by RB Joe Mixon 30-to-21. Bernard shouldn't be started in any formats in Week 11 against Denver.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:07:00 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed twice for five yards and couldn’t catch either of his two targets Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 8 win over the Colts.

The two touches were a season-low for Bernard, who was briefly sidelined with a nose injury in the third quarter. Once considered the Bengals’ preferred back on passing downs, Bernard has totaled just three catches for a combined 29 yards over his last three games. He won’t be on the fantasy radar next week versus Jacksonville.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Giovani Bernard caught 1-of-3 targets for -1 yards while rushing three times for eight yards in the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.

In a game the Bengals' were trailing for the majority of, Bernard led their running back trio in snaps with 23. Bernard can be dropped in most leagues.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 09:33:00 PM

Giovanni Bernard caught two passes for 30 yards in Week 5 against Buffalo.

Bernard didn't see many snaps with the Bengals playing with a lead. He was only targeted twice in the pass game. Bernard is a Week 6 drop candidate.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2Matt Barkley
3Jeff Driskel
4Logan Woodside
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Mark Walton
4Brian Hill
5Tra Carson
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Josh Malone
3Cody Core
4John Ross
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Tyler Boyd
3Alex Erickson
4Kermit Whitfield
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Cethan Carter
5Mason Schreck
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cedric Ogbuehi
3Justin Murray
4Javarius Leamon
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
3Rod Taylor
C1Billy Price
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Trey Hopkins
2Alex Redmond
RT1Jake Fisher
2Kent Perkins
3Bobby Hart
K1Randy Bullock
2Jonathan Brown