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AFC North Standings

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2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 2 12 6.0 0 7 0

Top Chris Evans News

  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Healthy ahead of Week 3

    Evans (hamstring) is no longer listed on the Bengals' injury report ahead of Monday night's Week 3 game against the Rams, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Evans played just seven offensive snaps in the Week 1 loss and then missed last week's game against the Ravens. He's been no threat to Joe Mixon's workload and might even be behind Trayveon Williams on the depth chart, a context that limits Evans' fantasy utility.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Sitting out Sunday

    Evans (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Evans' absence will leave the team without its No. 3 running back and kick returner. In his place, Charlie Jones, who handles punt return duties, will likely also take over on kicks, while running back Chase Brown will make his NFL debut after being selected in the fifth round of the 2023 Draft.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Back at practice

    Evans (hamstring) is present for Friday's practice, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Evans didn't practice Thursday due to a hamstring issue, so it will be encouraging if he's even officially listed as a limited participant. He logged three touches Week 1 while splitting depth work behind Joe Mixon with Trayveon Williams.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Week 2 status uncertain

    Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant at practice Friday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Taylor added that the team will evaluate Evans -- who didn't practice Thursday -- on Saturday to see where the running back is in terms of his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Evans thus appears likely to be officially listed as questionable when the Bengals release their final Week 2 injury report later Friday.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Officially questionable for Sunday

    Evans (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus Baltimore.

    As expected, Evans will carry an injury designation into Cincinnati's matchup versus the Ravens in Week 2. If he's out, fifth-round rookie Chase Brown would likely be in line to make his NFL debut.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Not practicing Thursday

    Evans (hamstring) wasn't in uniform for Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of reports.

    Evans was listed as limited Wednesday, so the fact that he didn't suit up for Thursday's session suggests that the running back's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens could be in danger. If Evans ends up being ruled out, Chase Brown, who was a healthy scratch Week 1, would likely be active versus Baltimore to provide depth behind top back Joe Mixon.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Nursing hamstring injury

    Evans was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due a hamstring issue.

    Evans dealt with an undisclosed injury near the end of the preseason, but it's not clear if his current issue is related. The third-year pro played a limited role as Cincinnati's No. 3 running back in the season-opening loss against Cleveland, logging six offensive snaps and finishing with two carries for 12 yards along with one reception for a one-yard loss. However, he didn't appear to be held back by the previous injury as he also served as the team's lead kickoff returner, tallying 45 yards on two returns. Given Evans' ability to take to the practice field (albeit in limited fashion) Wednesday, there's a decent chance he'll be able to play in Week 2, especially if he's able to get in a full practice session by the end of the week.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Three touches behind Mixon

    Evans rushed twice for 12 yards and caught his only target for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Browns.

    Joe Mixon led the Bengals in both rushing attempts (13) and targets (five), while Evans shared the leftovers with Trayveon Williams, who had seven yards on two rushing attempts. Samaje Perine carved out a substantial role in passing situations at Mixon's expense last season, but Evans currently looks like more of a true backup following Perine's departure, even if he's marginally ahead of both Williams and rookie fifth-round pick Chase Brown, who was a healthy scratch Sunday. Evans and the Bengals will face the Ravens in Week 2.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Present for practice

    Evans (undisclosed) was present for Monday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Evans sat out the Bengals' preseason finale, but now that he's back on the field, the 2021 sixth-rounder will look to secure a change-of-pace role behind top back Joe Mixon. Also in the mix for complementary touches out of the Bengals backfield are rookie Chase Brown and Trayveon Williams (ankle), but if Evans ends up absorbing a good chunk of the team's third-down duties, he could gain fantasy utility in deeper PPR formats.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Likely dealing with injury

    Evans didn't practice last week and isn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason finale against Washington, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Recent reports hint at Evans getting most of the third-down snaps, but he's seemingly now suffered an injury to close out the preseason. He'll have two weeks to get healthy before a Week 1 trip to Cleveland, and he may have a role on offense if only because the other reserve RBs failed to step up this summer.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Should be third-down back in 2023

    Evans is expected to work as Cincinnati's third-down back in the regular season, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Joe Mixon should pick up where he left off as Cincinnati's primary ball-carrier, but Evans' strong preseason showing as a blocker and pass catcher should allow him to fill the pass-catching role vacated by Samaje Perine's departure. Mixon has struggled in pass protection, so Evans should see a sizable chunk of playing time on third downs and other pass-heavy situations.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Gets first chance in backfield

    Evans carried the ball seven times for 15 yards in Friday's 13-13 tie against the Falcons in preseason action. He added two receptions for 20 yards.

    Evans was the first Bengals running back on the field with Joe Mixon (personal) and Trayveon Williams (ankle) sidelined. He ended up splitting carries with rookie Chase Brown for most of the first half and wasn't particularly impressive rushing the ball. However, Evans continued to make an impact as a pass catcher -- his likeliest role once the regular season begins. It remains to be seen if he can maintain his role in the offense, but for now, he appears to have the upper hand to be Mixon's primary backup come Week 1.

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  • Bengals' Chris Evans: Plays well in preseason start

    Evans rushed seven times for 49 yards and didn't catch his only target in Friday's 36-19 preseason loss to the Packers. He also had a 28-yard kickoff return.

    Evans got the start with Joe Mixon sitting out and made the most of the opportunity, ripping off a 33-yard run on Cincinnati's third possession. After the offseason departure of Samaje Perine, Evans has a chance to win the backup role behind Mixon. The other running backs in contention for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart are rookie Chase Brown (45 yards on 11 touches Friday) and Trayveon Williams, who missed Friday's game due to an ankle injury. Another strong performance in the team's next preseason game against the Falcons would go a long way in helping Evans lock up the primary backup role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 25
School: Michigan
Experience: 3