Cincinnati Bengals RB Roles
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Last Update:   5/1/2023
RB Overview
Role Security: Medium
05/01/23 Joe Mixon played on all three downs and roughly 60% of the snaps down the stretch while seeing at least 15 touches per game. It's possible the team moves on from him before the season, largely due to his contract. The Bengals drafted Chase Brown in the fifth round. He could have an immediate impact backing up Mixon. And if Mixon ends up off the roster, Brown could have a major role on all three downs. Trayveon Williams is the No. 3, but he's done very little during his tenure with the team. He could see work if the team moves on from Mixon. Finally, Chris Evans projects as a receiving RB. He hasn't had much opportunity in his time in Cincinnati, but if the team doesn't add RBs, he could have PPR value. Currently, Mixon would be the heavy favorite to dominate red-zone work.
WR Overview
05/01/23 Ja'Marr Chase plays a full-time role, seeing 8-15 targets in most games last year. He should retain one of the highest target floors in the league. Tee Higgins played roughly 90% of the snaps and is averaged nine targets in the second half of the 2022 season. He should see a similar role this year. Tyler Boyd played at least 75% of the snaps, and his targets usually were between 4-9 per game. He'll be the primary slot WR, and the Bengals play a lot of snaps with three WRs. Fourth-round draft choice Charlie Jones, Trenton Irwin and Trent Taylor will provide depth.
TE Overview
05/01/23 Irv Smith will have every opportunity to be a factor in the receiving game as the lead TE. And with defenses having to devote much attention to the WRs, Smith could see a solid target share and production. Drew Sample and Devin Asiasi are unlikely to have significant receiving roles.