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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 to buy, sell, or hold heading into Week 5

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 08: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor at CenturyLink Field on September 8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 08: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor at CenturyLink Field on September 8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon looks to be turning around a season that looked dismal in Week 1 and Week 2. In the Season opener, Mixon had six carries for 10 yards. In Week 2 in Cincinnati against the San Francisco 49ers, he had 11 carries for 17 yards. In both games, he also failed to find the end zone.

Fans in the home opener were quick to voice their displeasure with Mixon and the team, as the Bengals faithful left early after admonishing the team with boos. Mixon didn’t care much for the boos, but quickly thereafter let fans know he’d play better.

He has. Not necessarily “game-changing” better, but better in the sense that he’s a brighter spot on a team that has yet to win a football game.

In Week 3 at Buffalo, a loss, Mixon had 15 carries for 60 yards. He’d follow that performance with 15 carries for 62 yards against Pittsburgh. If that’s a trend he can maintain and build off of, he’s a player the fans will definitely want to buy.

Week 5 against Arizona could be something of a coming-out party for Mixon. The Cardinals struggled to stop the run against the Seahawks in their 27-10 loss. Seattle running back Chris Carson rushed for 104 yards. If Mixon gets any help from an awful offensive line, “buying” Joe Mixon could be a weekly trend.

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