Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon was decent in his rookie year, as he rushed for 626 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games, not to mention adding 30 receptions for 287 yards in the passing game. However, in 2018, Mixon took his game to a whole new level. He played in 14 games for the second season in a row, and he rushed for 1,168 yards with eight touchdowns, and added 296 yards and one touchdown in the passing game. In a 0.5 PPR format, Mixon was the No. 10 running back in fantasy football last season. Not only did he receive more work, but he was more efficient. In his rookie season, he played just 44.9 percent of the snaps, and when that number increased to 69.3 percent last season, Mixon rushed for nearly 1.5 more yards per carry, and caught an extra pass per game. With a new coaching regime in Cincinnati, finally, and a potentially improved offensive line, Mixon is poised to take the next step and jump a tier among running backs this season.

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