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Jeremy Hill | Running Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 238
College: LSU
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Jeremy Hill played just 21 snaps in the Bengals' Wild Card Round loss to the Colts, while Giovani Bernard played 41.
This was the product of game flow and OC Hue Jackson's disappointing abandonment of his run game after the first quarter. Jackson also disappointed in 2014 from the standpoint that he was unable to get Hill and Gio on the field together. One concern on Hill's 2015 outlook will be Gio's presence in passing situations. It could render Hill a bit game-flow dependent. Jan 5 - 1:21 PM

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Jeremy Hill rushed 13 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Wild Card loss to the Colts.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Hill ran strong on the Bengals' first two drives, taking the rock eight times for 36 yards and a touchdown. He was mothballed thereafter, though a second-half leg tweak may have played a part. Either way, Hill was never announced with an injury, and should have received at least twice as many touches in a game where the Bengals' passing attack didn't have a prayer. The disappointing end shouldn't cloud what was a highly-impressive rookie season. Hill was the league's best first-year runner, averaging 5.1 yards on his 222 carries for a cool 1,124 yards. Extremely tough between the tackles, Hill extends runs with excellent vision. He has the potential to be a foundation back for years to come, and will be in the first-round mix in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Jan 4 - 4:35 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 23 times for 100 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

He added two catches for 10 yards. Hill started and played the majority of snaps, with Gio Bernard getting 10 touches in a change of pace role. He has at least 100 yards in three straight games since taking over for Bernard. Hill wraps up a highly productive rookie season with 222 carries, 1,339 total yards, and nine touchdowns. The Bengals play the Colts in the first round of the playoffs.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Jeremy Hill rushed for 147 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in the Bengals' 37-28, Week 16 win over the Broncos on Monday night.

Hill was the star of the show on offense, while the Cincinnati defense carried the Bengals to victory by intercepting Peyton Manning four times. Hill got another start in the Bengals' backfield and took his third carry to the house for an 85-yard touchdown. It was one of the more impressive runs of the season. Hill showed amazing stop-start ability on the scamper, slowing down for blocks and immediately turning on the jets. Another great run was a simple two-yard pickup on 4th-and-1 where he was initially stopped behind the line but powered through to move the sticks. The Bengals could make a run if they lean on Hill and the defense plays like it did on Monday. They'll wrap up the regular season against Pittsburgh.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:53:00 PM

Jeremy Hill out-snapped Giovani Bernard 47-28 in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

Hill's 62.6-percent snap rate was a four-week-high, while Bernard's 37.3-percent rate was a four-week-low. The Bengals ended up smashing the Browns 30-0 to remain in control of the AFC North. And they did it on the legs of Hill. He punished the Browns for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, adding one catch for four yards. Meanwhile, Bernard piled up 103 yards on 18 touches but was the definitive No. 2 to Hill. Hill is a legit RB1 for Week 16. Bernard is just a FLEX.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Jeremy Hill rushed 25 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 30-0, Week 15 win over the Browns.

The Bengals committed to Hill as their starter during the week, and showed they were serious by handing him the rock on the game's first four plays. He responded by rolling up 24 yards, and was off to the races for his third-best rushing performance of the season. Hill was patient, waiting for holes to develop. Once they did, he almost uniformly made the cuts. He was everything the Bengals wanted and more, and is now locked into workhorse duties for however long the Bengals' season continues. Even against the Broncos' stout run defense, Hill will be in the RB1 conversation for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Giovani Bernard confirmed Jeremy Hill will be the Bengals' Week 15 starter at running back.

Bernard's "starter" title has been mostly ceremonial since he returned from his hip injury three games ago, but the official demotion is yet another sign that OC Hue Jackson is ready to funnel his offense through Hill for the season's final three games. Hill has averaged 15.6 touches since Bernard's return, with Gio getting the rock 13 times weekly. We'd expect Hill to be in line for at least 20 touches this week, with Bernard in the 5-7 range. Hill is a rock-solid RB2, with Bernard little more than a desperation FLEX.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:49:00 PM

According to Bengals.com, the "conventional wisdom" is Jeremy Hill will handle the "bulk of the carries" in Cincinnati's backfield the rest of the way.

The Bengals have tried using Hill and Gio Bernard in an even RBBC the past three weeks, but OC Hue Jackson hasn't been pleased with the results. "I'm used to having one guy kind of dominate some carries because in order for backs to be really good, they've got to get lathered up to play," Jackson said after Wednesday’s practice. "You've got to get a feel for the game. ... We'll let it play itself out, but I think we have a pretty good idea which way we're headed." Hill appears set up for 20 touches in a favorable Week 15 matchup with a leaky Browns run defense. He'll be an RB2 play with upside for more.
Source: bengals.com
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said he'd like to lean more on one running back.

Ever since Giovani Bernard returned from his hip injury, he's been getting the starts, and he and Jeremy Hill have been splitting the workload. It's not working, and we believe Jackson wants to go back to the power running game with Hill. Bernard is averaging a mere 3.18 YPC since returning, while Hill is churning out yards, but still needs more touches. Hill remains an RB2 with upside for Week 15 against the Browns. Bernard is barely in the FLEX conversation.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed eight times for 46 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Steelers.

Gio Bernard started the game, but that was in name only. At halftime, Hill was out-touching Bernard 8-3 and out-playing him badly once again. The game got away from the Bengals in the second half, but it's clear that Hill is the back they prefer -- no matter what is said in the media and off the field. Hill, who is now averaging 15.6 touches over the last three games, is a good bet for something in that range at Cleveland in Week 15. He's a solid RB2.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:34:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner anticipates Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard staying in a 50:50 timeshare for Week 14 against Pittsburgh.

Some fantasy owners have expressed concern this week that Hill got called out by OC Hue Jackson for essentially questioning last week's plan of attack against Tampa Bay. Hill remains a significant part of the Bengals' offense and won't be benched against the Steelers. The Bengals need Hill to carry their rushing attack if they have any designs on making the playoffs and doing any damage in them. Their passing game is limited and Bernard has not shown the ability to be a true feature back.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson laid into Jeremy Hill at his Monday press conference, saying Hill needs to block better and break more tackles.

Jackson was responding to Hill, who called out the game plan a bit following Sunday's narrow 14-13 win over the Bucs. He rushed for just 40 yards on 13 carries (3.1 YPC) compared to Giovani Bernard, who averaged 4.9 YPC. "What Jeremy needs to do is run the ball," Jackson said. "Break tackles, OK? That's what running backs do. They break tackles and that's it. At the end of the day, his job is to run through somebody and come out the other side and go find a way to score, period." Message delivered to the rookie. Hill will be a high-upside RB2 in Week 14 against the Steelers. He should see 15-plus touches.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 06:59:00 PM

Jeremy Hill managed 40 yards on 13 carries and caught 4-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Bucs.

Hill started this game over Gio Bernard and out-touched him 17-11, though Bernard was more effective on the ground, averaging 4.9 yards per carry to Hill's 3.1. Still, it appears the Bengals are slowly transitioning toward Hill taking over as their lead back, with Bernard operating as more of a rotational partner. View Hill as an RB2 when Cincinnati faces Pittsburgh in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 18 times for 87 yards and a touchdown and caught a nine-yard pass in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Texans.

Gio Bernard got the start, but Hill entered on Cincinnati's second possession and the two mixed and matched from that point on. It's worth noting that Hill was inserted ahead of Gio on an early fourth-and-goal play at the Texans' one-yard line, although Cincinnati unsuccessfully threw a fade, turning the ball over on downs. Hill opened the second half with a two-yard walk-in touchdown, once again playing ahead of Bernard in scoring position. Hill iced the game with a fourth-quarter scamper of 30 yards. Hill and Gio both finished with 19 touches, but the rookie was far more effective as he's been all year. Hill remains an RB2 with RB1 upside entering a Week 13 date with the Buccaneers.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Despite the fact that Gio Bernard is "starting" on Sunday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner is "still seeing" a 65:35 split in favor of Jeremy Hill against the Texans.

The Bengals know they need both backs fully bought in as they prepare for a playoff push, so they are keeping Gio as the nominal starter, and probably will for the rest of the season. Hill is the better bet for a higher workload after dominating during Bernard's absence. Gio is coming off a hip pointer, the same injury that torpedoed Ray Rice's 2013 season. Hill is an RB2 play with RB1 upside against Houston. Bernard is a dice-roll flex.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2James Wright
3Cobi Hamilton
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Greg Little
3Tevin Reese
4Eric Ward
WR31James Wright
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Kevin Brock
3Jake Murphy