Giovani Bernard news, rumors and stats

 

Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 208

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2013CIN161706954.0950565149.183022612091
Average:1706954505651493022612091
Total:1706954505651493022612091

Bengals | Cincinnati has lethal RB duo

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:59:49 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard both finished among the top-16 running backs in point-per-reception leagues last season.

Fantasy Tip: Hill will be the Bengals' starter, but Bernard should see his fair share of playing time, particularly on passing downs. Don't expect them both to finish in the top 16 again, but Hill and Bernard should be considered a RB1 and RB2, respectively, in PPR leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard still a solid option

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:17:10 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard finished as the 16th best running back in point-per-reception leagues last year, despite RB Jeremy Hill starting eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard and Hill have already proven they can coexist. Hill should do most of the running out of the backfield while Bernard contributes mainly in the passing game. Even with Hill succeeding last year, Bernard still gained more than 1,000 total yards and seven total touchdowns. Consider him a RB2 in PPR leagues again this year.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard to return punts?

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:51:48 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard might see an expanded role as a punt returner this season. He returned two punts for touchdowns in college, and was working as a returning the preseason in his rookie season before his running back role expanded. If he sees fewer snaps playing alongside RB Jeremy Hill it might open up an opportunity for Bernard on special teams.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is worth watching in the preseason, as he could be dangerous in the return game. If so, he would be a strong fantasy option in formats which reward individual return yardage. As it stands, he'll be a good option in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR), even if he sees decreased snaps this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Jeremy Hill expects to share snaps

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:28:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill said he expects to share carries with RB Giovani Bernard this upcoming season. "Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way we can make it through all 16 games for a playoff push."

Fantasy Tip: Hill led the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2014 and probably will be more valuable in fantasy leagues this season. Giovani Bernard will see solid playing time and could be more of a factor in the passing game, which increases his value in point-per-reception leagues. Hill and Bernard should be selected in drafts in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Bengals | Giovani Bernard with upside Sunday

Sun, 04 Jan 2015 08:24:32 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard could be relied upon heavily in the passing game Sunday, Jan. 4, in the wild-card playoff game with WR A.J. Green (concussion) and TE Jermaine Gresham (back) out.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard ($5,800; 11.6% of your cap) is a good receiver out of the backfield, and the team could split him out wide or in the slot in some formations. He's at a good price on FantasyScore, considering he could have WR2 targets and receive a handful of rushes.

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Bengals | Gio Bernard sees 13 touches

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:21:34 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard carried eight times for 36 yards in the Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Dec. 22, while adding five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard's touchdown was his first since Oct. 26 against the Baltimore Ravens. He is clearly behind Jeremy Hill on the depth chart, but he can still be effective. FantasyScore owners should consider Bernard as a low-end RB2 or flex play heading into Week 17.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill the better second-half back

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:03:34 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is averaging 4.8 yards per carry in the second half of games this year, and RB Giovani Bernard is averaging 2.8 yards per carry in the second half of games.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is set to start for the Bengals in Week 15, and his tendency to improve in the second half of games makes him an intriguing play at FantasyScore in what will likely be an expanded role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Bengals | Jeremy Hill to start in Week 15

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:44:33 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill will be the starting running back over RB Giovani Bernard for the team's Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals have used a tandem approach with Hill and Bernard otherwise, with the two backs often alternating series. Bernard's snap counts have been near equal to Hill's in the last three weeks after returning from injury. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson favors a one-back system. "I'm used to having one guy kind of dominate some carries because, in order for backs to be really good, they've got to get lathered up to play," Jackson said. "You've got to get a feel for the game."

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($5,300) is the team leader in rushing this year with Bernard missing some time to injury earlier this year. Hill now becomes a much safer play at FantasyScore for his price against the Cleveland Browns, while you should look to avoid Bernard ($5,900) at a slightly higher price.

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Bengals | Cincy RBs likely 50-50 again

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:20:23 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill are likely to have a 50-50 split again in Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard's ($6,900; 13.8% of your cap) salary is still quite prohibitive on FantasyScore. Hill ($5,300; 10.6%) is at a better price point, but we'd probably look elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard to start

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:30:41 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) will be the starting running back for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard missed several weeks because of injury but will be able to play in Week 12. His role for the game is uncertain, but there is a chance that he could be limited during the game. Bernard costs $6,800 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive for some owners.

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