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Jeremy Hill | Running Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: LSU
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Jeremy Hill led the NFL in rushing yards and yards per carry over the second half of last season.
Hill overtook Gio Bernard in Week 9 and never looked back, ripping off 929 rush yards and six touchdowns across the final nine games. Now he enters his second NFL season as the centerpiece of the offense, with Bernard as a strict change-of-pace option. With three-down ability, power at 6'1/238 and long speed, Hill is the real deal and a solid second-round fantasy pick. Jun 11 - 12:00 PM

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Jeremy Hill expects to be part of a committee with Giovani Bernard.

"Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don’t think [OC Hue Jackson] has to wear either one of us out. As the year went on, he learned our strengths." Hill is the Bengals’ clear feature back, but doesn’t have a three-down role. Bernard had 1,029 total yards and seven touchdowns despite playing only 13 games last year and will continue to handle passing down/change-of-pace work.
May 30 - 7:37 PM

The Bengals ran the ball on 49.4 percent of their offensive plays last season.

According to ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey, that's the team's highest percentage since 2009. Clearly the needle is pointing up for Jeremy Hill. The 1,124 rushing yards he recorded as a rookie were the most by a Bengal since Cedric Benson blew up for 1,251 yards in 2009. Harvey also suggested Rex Burkhead and Giovani Bernard could play bigger roles this season as Cincinnati transitions toward a more run-based offense.
Apr 5 - 8:28 AM

Jeremy Hill averaged 5.6 yards per carry and a touchdown per game in the seven contests where he handled 15-plus carries as a rookie.

Whereas Hill dominated in the feature back role, Gio Bernard was less effective on expanded rushing usage, managing a 4.12 YPC average and 0.7 TDs in his seven games with 14-plus carries. As beat writer Paul Dehner notes, Gio "excelled once shifted into a more situational, receiving role late in the season." Expect Hill to remain the Bengals' clear-lead running back in 2015.
Feb 27 - 9:26 AM suggests Jeremy Hill will handle 15-20 touches per game in 2015, while Gio Bernard will handle 8-11.

Beat writer Geoff Hobson is "going to write in" Bernard for 60 catches as "the change-of-pace guy," while Hill should keep the feature back role. Hill was one of the premier value picks in 2014 fantasy drafts, but it's fair to wonder if he'll be a bit overvalued in 2015. He won't be a three-down back. We've seen early mocks and MFL10s where Hill goes in the first round.
Feb 8 - 10:30 AM

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

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, 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.
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