Fantasy Football: Joe Mixon’s knee surgery makes Giovani Bernard a must-add player

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The Cincinnati Bengals received bad news Friday, with Tom Pelissero reporting Joe Mixon will need a procedure to clean up a knee injury suffered during Thursday night’s win over the Ravens. Mixon left the game twice, returning both times, but now it appears he’ll be sidelined for the next few weeks as a result of the injury — Adam Schefter reports Mixon will have surgery this weekend and will miss two weeks

For Mixon owners this is bad news, though not as bad as if he had required a more substantial procedure. He was looking like one of the true workhorse backs in the league. In two games he’d totaled 44 touches for 236 yards and a touchdown. You can’t consider dropping him, but you need to prepare for a future without him for at least a few weeks. 

I reached out to Dr. Brandon Bowers of Sportsline who had this to say:

“Knee scopes are usually designed to “clean up” cartilage damage. In Mixon’s

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