Draft Joe Mixon as the #9 RB... Ahead of Nick Chubb and After David Johnson

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Joe Mixon as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019. His 193 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind David Johnson and ahead of Nick Chubb. He has averaged 14.31 fantasy points in his past 14 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 12 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #10 ranked running back. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #5 most highly owned running back. Last season he was also the #9 ranked running back.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#8 David Johnson (99% OWN)193 FP, 12.1 per game197 FP, 16 gp, 12.3 per game (#14)
#9 Joe Mixon (99% OWN)193 FP, 12 per game200 FP, 14 gp, 14.3 per game (#9)
#10 Nick Chubb (99% OWN)188 FP, 11.8 per game174 FP, 16 gp, 10.9 per game (#18)
#11 Derrick Henry (95% OWN)188 FP, 11.7 per game186 FP, 16 gp, 11.6 per game (#17)
#12 Dalvin Cook (99% OWN)187 FP, 11.7 per game112 FP, 11 gp, 10.2 per game (#23)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Joe Mixon is projected for 12 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #10 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. This is a typical week for him with a FP projection that is the same as his projected per game average over the rest of the season. He is ranked above James Conner but behind Melvin Gordon. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 12.4 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Leonard Fournette (98% OWN)12.9 FP11.1 FP
#9 Melvin Gordon (99% OWN)12.6 FP12.9 FP
#10 Joe Mixon (99% OWN)12 FP12 FP
#11 James Conner (94% OWN)12 FP12.6 FP
#12 Todd Gurley (98% OWN)11.7 FP11 FP
WEEK 2 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 James Conner (94% OWN)13 FP12.6 FP
#7 Melvin Gordon (99% OWN)12.8 FP12.9 FP
#8 Joe Mixon (99% OWN)12.4 FP12 FP
#9 Le`Veon Bell (34% OWN)12.2 FP12.2 FP
#10 Damien Williams (80% OWN)12.1 FP10.1 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.