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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 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. Dec 15 - 11:20 AM

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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.
Dec 14 - 4:06 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.
Dec 11 - 1:49 PM

According to, 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.
Dec 10 - 8:35 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.
Dec 10 - 3:00 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.
Dec 7 - 4:34 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.
Dec 7 - 11:59 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.
Dec 1 - 6:59 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.
Nov 30 - 6:02 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.
Nov 23 - 4:09 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.
Nov 23 - 11:50 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner expects a 65:35 split favoring Jeremy Hill in the Bengals backfield Week 12 against the Texans.

Sounds about right. Hill has severely outplayed Bernard this season, averaging 5.73 YPC in his three starts compared to 4.09 for Gio. Earlier this week, OC Hue Jackson hinted at easing Bernard back into the mix after his three-game absence. Bernard also worked with the receivers last week, suggesting he'll be featured more as a pass-catcher out of the backfield while Hill hammers it between the tackles. Hill is a strong RB2 with RB1 upside. Bernard is merely a FLEX.
Nov 21 - 9:43 AM's Geoff Hobson expects Jeremy Hill to handle "the bulk of the carries until (Gio) Bernard’s hip and shoulder click back into place."

Playcaller Hue Jackson isn't naming a Week 12 starter, which leaves the door open for Hill to take over as the Bengals' primary runner, even with Bernard all set to play against the Texans. "I think my concern is keeping him healthy,’ Jackson said of Bernard, who missed the last three games. Asked if Hill has earned a bigger role, Jackson replied "I think he deserves it. ... I think Jeremy has done a tremendous job and he earns the right to play, there's no question about that. But it's always good to have two really good runners." Expect Hill to lead the Bengals in carries against Houston, and possibly carry the bulk of the workload the rest of the way. In fantasy, he's a borderline RB1.
Nov 19 - 8:54 PM

Following Sunday's 152-yard gashing of the Saints, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis referred to Jeremy Hill as "a very complete player."

Averaging 4.92 YPC on 113 carries during his rookie year, Hill has shown the ability to be a true foundation back and a centerpiece of Cincinnati's offense. "Jeremy is such a tough runner," observed Lewis. "As he keeps going and just becomes a Bengal and just plays football, he'll only be more and more impressive. "He's got a lot of ability - he's strong, he can cut and run, he's got great speed, great vision and can catch the football. He's a very complete player. As a young guy, he's showing a lot right now. We've got to feel good about that."
Nov 17 - 1:16 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 27 times for 152 yards in Cincinnati's Week 11 win over the Saints, adding a 13-yard reception.

The only negative for Hill's owners was that he got held out of the end zone. Hill extended runs all afternoon long, especially in the fourth quarter as the Saints desperately needed a stop. Hill was allowed to get into a rhythm one week after the Bengals went away from the run in their ugly loss to the Browns, and he responded by almost single-handedly killing the clock. Hill has now rushed 63 times for 361 yards (5.73 YPC) in the three games Giovani Bernard has missed with a hip injury. Those are high-end RB1 numbers, but Bernard is tentatively expected back for Week 12.
Nov 16 - 4:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2James Wright
3Brandon Tate
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Greg Little
WR31James Wright
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Kevin Brock
3Tyler Eifert
K1Mike Nugent