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Jeremy Hill | Running Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 238
College: LSU
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According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.
Hobson notes that Hill "changed the tenor" of Cincinnati's third preseason game against Arizona, and expects the rookie's "power running" to be a particular "boon" against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Hobson also wonders if BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have played his final game as a Bengal. Clearly the best inside runner on the Bengals' roster, Hill continues to be severely undervalued at his mid-10th-round ADP. If Gio only winds up with 200 carries, it's going to be difficult to reach the 300 touches many have projected him for. Aug 27 - 12:04 PM
Source: bengals.com

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Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hip) and Rex Burkhead (knee) both sat out. Still, it was encouraging to see Hill check in for the Bengals' fifth series of the game and show far more efficiency than Giovani Bernard while making his first-team debut. He ended up playing on 10 first-half snaps compared to 27 for Bernard, usage that would make sense if the Bengals want to have an inside running presence this season. Green-Ellis' status on the team still remains unclear, but we like Hill to emerge as the big-back complement here.
Aug 24 - 11:28 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said rookie RB Jeremy Hill is "worthy of playing" with the starting offense and will likely get some work with the ones in Sunday's third preseason game.

Hill has worked with the twos and threes through the first two weeks of the preseason, though Jackson said he actually thought Hill had already gotten some run with the ones. Jackson isn't concerned about Hill's ability to sync with the starters, saying he thinks "that's a little overrated -- runners run." While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the second back through the rotation so far, Hill's clearly the more talented runner. He's over his shoulder "injury." We feel comfortable projecting Hill as the 1B to Gio Bernard's 1A.
Aug 22 - 10:06 AM

Rookie RB Jeremy Hill is practicing at Bengals camp after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

Hill tweeted after the game that his shoulder is "fine," and he's practicing without limitations. Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner has projected Hill for 10-15 carries per game this season, but to this point Giovani Bernard has handled every single first-team exhibition game rep. We'll keep a close eye on Hill's usage in the Bengals' regular season dress rehearsal. The rookie power back has 52 yards on nine carries (5.78 YPC) and two receptions for 13 yards through two preseason games. Bernard has 10-32, with two catches for 15 yards.
Aug 19 - 8:20 PM

Jeremy Hill tweeted late Saturday night that his injured right shoulder is "fine."

Speaking Sunday morning, coach Marvin Lewis expressed no concern about Hill, noting that the only potentially-significant injury the Bengals suffered was by backup RB Rex Burkhead. Hill was dinged up after managing 26 yards on five touches against the Jets' backups. We'll keep an eye on Hill's practice participation this week. For now, it looks like he's avoided serious injury.
Aug 17 - 10:43 AM

Jeremy Hill exited Saturday's preseason game against the Jets with a right shoulder injury and will not return.

Hill rushed for 16 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards before heading to the locker room. He ran with the backups on Saturday, playing behind veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and saw Gio Bernard get a goal-line nod for a one-yard touchdown. Through two preseason games, Hill's rushed for 52 yards on nine totes (5.7 YPC). The Bengals will update Hill following the game.
Aug 16 - 9:34 PM

Jeremy Hill was the second running back through the rotation for the Bengals in Thursday's preseason opener, rushing six times for 36 yards.

Hill didn't get any snaps on the first unit's lone drive, but we wouldn't read too much into that. The key is that he played ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis (four carries, 19 yards), who was relegated to third-team duties. Hill chugged along as expected, not breaking any runs longer than nine yards but not getting stuffed for any less than three. He is the clear-cut power back complement to Gio Bernard, a role that has him in line for upwards of 200 carries and goal-line work.
Aug 7 - 9:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner expects Bengals second-round RB Jeremy Hill to see 10-15 carries per game.

Dehner also believes there's "no chance" BenJarvus Green-Ellis wins the short-yardage job over Hill behind Giovani Bernard. If Hill is to see 10-15 totes a week, he'd finish the season in the 160-240 carries range. While anything over 200 might be asking too much, the writing is on the wall for Hill to be a major contributor as OC Hue Jackson implements his run-heavy tendencies. We've been hammering Hill as a real value pick at his current late-9th-round ADP.
Aug 6 - 6:54 PM

Second-round pick Jeremy Hill has continued to run ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis in Bengals camp.

Hill was inserted as the power complement to Gio Bernard at OTAs and hasn't looked back. Per ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey, Green-Ellis "doesn't appear poised to emerge from their shadows any time soon" as he runs with the second- and third-stringers. The Law Firm is now thought to be competing with Rex Burkhead for one roster spot. Even if he sticks, it's clear Hill is the bigger, younger, better option. The LSU rookie is a great value at his current ninth-round ADP, as 200 carries and 7-10 touchdowns are well within reach.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 12:30 PM

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey thinks Jeremy Hill will "certainly" break out this season.

The Bengals wasted no time installing Hill as their power complement to Giovani Bernard, moving the second-round rookie ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis at the beginning of the offseason program. He's going to get plenty of work as new OC Hue Jackson attempts to implement a Seahawks or 49ers-esque kind of scheme. Hill's ADP is currently in the Round 9-11 range, but that will rise sharply if BJGE can't beat out Rex Burkhead for a roster spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 21 - 8:25 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer says the Bengals are now looking to emulate the Seahawks and 49ers on offense.

Last year, Bengals running backs got the call on 37.2 percent of their offensive snaps. The Seahawks were at 42.7 percent and the 49ers 43.4 percent. With pass-centric Jay Gruden gone and run-minded Hue Jackson in, Andy Dalton is expected to be more of a game manager while Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill raise that percentage. Hill, the clear-cut big back complement, is currently undervalued at his ninth-round ADP. He's a legit candidate for 180 carries as well as the goal-line work.
Jul 16 - 8:41 AM

Per Bengals.com, the team is "toying with" a formation that aligns Gio Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill on the field together.

Beat writer Geoff Hobson calls it "an alignment that gives the defense pause because both have good hands out of the backfield." Hill has better hands than his college reception total (26) indicates, and superior size to Bernard for picking up oncoming blitzers. It's another indication the Bengals plan to play Hill a lot right away. He's safely ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis on the depth chart.
Source: bengals.com
Jun 10 - 7:48 PM

Rookie Jeremy Hill opened OTAs as the Bengals' No. 2 tailback receiving handoffs, ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

New OC Hue Jackson refreshingly has no time for veteran deference. Hill obviously brings a lot more upside to the Bengals' backfield than Green-Ellis, who averaged a career-worst 3.44 YPC last season and turns 29 in July. BJGE scored seven touchdowns in 2013, which should be the "floor" for Hill so long as he wins the No. 2 back job. Giovani Bernard is ticketed for starting duties.
May 27 - 12:43 PM

Bengals signed second-round RB Jeremy Hill to a four-year contract.

New OC Hue Jackson wants to turn Andy Dalton into more of a game manager, using his trademark run game to set up the pass. Enter Hill, who will immediately be expected to step in as an upgrade on incumbent big back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. If Hill can gain enough separation in camp, he'll squarely be on the re-draft fantasy radar in touchdown-heavy leagues. The Bengals only have two members of their draft class left to sign (first-round CB Darqueze Dennard and third-round DE Will Clarke).
May 26 - 8:12 AM

The Bengals chose Jeremy Hill over Carlos Hyde because of Hill's experience in a pro-style offense and his ability to help in pass protection.

Bengals RBs coach Kyle Caskey criticized the "spread-out, zone-read option" offense Hyde ran at Ohio State as giving running backs "six-feet-wide holes to run through." Caskey said Hill did not get those large holes and was still able to be successful. Hill will look to unseat BenJarvus Green-Ellis as the short-yardage back in Cincinnati, and if successful would have some appeal in re-draft formats because of his 8+ touchdown upside.
May 10 - 10:41 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
4Tyler Wilson
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3BenJarvus Green-Ellis
4Cedric Peerman
5Rex Burkhead
GLB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
2Orson Charles
3Nikita Whitlock
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3James Wright
4Colin Lockett
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
4Cobi Hamilton
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Alex Smith
K1Mike Nugent