Fearless Forecast: 1530 TOTAL YDS, 49 REC, 12 TD
Projected Rank: 8
ANDY BEHRENS: Joe Mixon spent the first three years of his pro career turning hopeless handoffs into just miraculous 3 and 4-yard gains. So it is really nice to see him now attached to an elite offense. Last year, this man gained over 1,500 scrimmage yards, add 16 touchdowns on the season. His ceiling? Joe Mixon's ceiling? It's the RB1.
His team's offensive line is much improved. The Cincinnati Bengals are probably going to average close to 30 points per game. It's just all systems go for Joe Mixon. He was one of only four running backs last season to reach 300 total touches. That is a rarity in today's game, and he's one of those guys. I'm going to forecast this year, 1155 rushing yards, 49 catches for 375. I'm going to give him a dozen total touchdowns.