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RB Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 233Born: 10-20-1992College: LSUDrafted: Round 2

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Week 12: vs Cleveland Browns

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Bengals running game is an absolute mess. They are on pace to be one of the worst units in recent memory as they are only averaging 68 yards per game this season and the worst in Bengals history. The issue is a combination of Joe Mixon not performing to the level that many had hoped when the Bengals took him in the second round of last season's NFL Draft, the offensive line has been a mess as Matt Bitonti has them graded as the 27th best offensive line in football and the game script has not helped as the Bengals have fallen behind early in games this season. The Browns rushing attack the last few weeks have shown cracks in the framework as they have allowed 111 yards per game and 4.0 yards per carry to opposing teams over the last two weeks. This is a situation where you should still trust the overall season stats over the last couple of weeks and not overreact as it was inevitable that the Browns at some point throughout the season would not continue the pace that they were on, but they are still a very talented unit led by Danny Shelton, Christian Kirksey, and Joe Schobert. This is a defense that is designed to stop the run and still ranks first in opponents yard per carry at just 3.1 yards per carry this season.

Recent Stats and Projections

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8 vs IND 7 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
12 vs CLE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 8 vs IND (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hill again received the start and took back-to-back carries for a combined 14 yards to open the Bengals' first possession. Later in the drive, he was stacked up for a 2-yard loss. He came off the field for Mixon once the Bengals got inside the 10-yard line. As per usual, Hill took the first few snaps of the Bengals first second-half drive as well and was dropped for a loss on his only second-half carry. Hill saw only seven total snaps and his role continues to be limited to playing a few snaps on the first drives of each half.

2017 Week 7 vs PIT (4 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The Bengals continue to use Hill to start the game and to open the first drive after halftime. He got off to a decent start with five yards on his first carry but didn't do anything else positive the rest of the way. He was stopped for no gain on two other first down carries on the opening drive that forced the Bengals into tough 2nd-and-10 situations.

2017 Week 5 vs BUF (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hill continues to start every game but played just 11 of 66 snaps. He touched the ball four times and was solid. He gets what is blocked and is able to finish runs with some power.

2017 Week 4 vs CLE (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Hill continues to be the starting running back on paper and still takes the first snap of the game and usually the first snap of the second half as well. He carried for a modest 3-yard gain on the Bengals first offensive play. On his next carry, Hill had the ball knocked out of his hands and the Bengals were lucky to recover when an offensive lineman jumped on it.

2017 Week 3 vs GB (7 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Hill got the start and looked sluggish on his few carries the opening drive. He was able to step out of an ankle tackle to gain six yards on a short dump off. He came back in and took four straight carries near the end of a long drive early in the second quarter. He was able to pick up 16 yards and get the ball inside the 10-yard line to setup a Giovani Bernard touchdown. Hill touched the ball just one time after time, with Mixon dominating the touches down the stretch.

2017 Week 2 vs HOU (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Hill received another start, played 15 snaps and was fine. He showed decent power and generally got what was blocked for him. Unfortunately, that wasn't much. Without big holes to run through, Hill averaged less than three yards per carry. On seven touches, he didn't make a guy miss.

2017 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

The Bengals rotated backs with each getting a series mostly to themselves early. Hill was the first back in the rotation and had the first drive to himself (except for one third down). His best run of the day came on his first touch, cutting through a big hole up the middle and running straight ahead for a gain of 12. Hill started the first drive of the second half as well, but had no room to run. At some point he tweaked his ankle and sat out the final 20 minutes after playing just 10 snaps. With the Bengals trailing, he likely wouldn't have been part of the game plan down the stretch anyway. He indicated after the game that his ankle was fine.

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Latest News

Bengals | Jeremy Hill will have surgery (Mon Nov 13, 03:46 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (ankle) chose to have surgery on his injured ankle, which essentially forced the Bengals to place him on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill placed on IR (Sat Nov 11, 12:52 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Nov. 11.

Our View: Hill only logged 37 carries in seven games during the 2017 season. He wasn't doing much anyway as this ankle problem bothered him. Without Hill, the Bengals will just turn to more of rookie RB Joe Mixon.
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Schedule

12vs Cleveland Browns
13vs Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Chicago Bears
15@ Minnesota Vikings
16vs Detroit Lions
17@ Baltimore Ravens