RB Jon Hilliman - New York Giants

6-0, 226Born: 11-14-1995College: RutgersDrafted: ---

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Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Tough matchup. After an incredible rookie campaign, poor offensive line play, coupled with a potentially-lingering ankle injury, has hindered Saquon Barkley's rushing production in 2019. Barkley's 2019 campaign has been one to forget, as he: hasn't registered a 100-yard game since Week 2, has just 2 rushing touchdowns on the year, and has seen his efficiency dip down to just 4.0 yards per carry. This lack of production is thanks to both a weak offensive line, which checks in at 21st in Matt Bitonti's offensive line rankings after last week and a lack of volume. The Giants' run offense is the 5th-lowest volume unit in the league, as they have frequently played from behind, leading to high-volume passing days. Overall, even Saquon Barkley's supreme talent level has been unable to overcome a lack of volume and poor blocking in the trenches. Week 14 shapes up as another tough matchup for the second-year back, as he faces off with Philadelphia's top-tier run defense. Aside from Philadelphia's defensive line, their defense generally lacks top-end run-stopping talent. However, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's identity as a play-caller is to design and call a defense predicated around shutting down opposing rushing attacks, and he excels in this area. The Eagles, which have faced low volume rushing attacks, as their opponents have opted to pick on their weak pass defense, rank in the top-10 of most run-stopping metrics. The Eagles rank 9th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs a testament to their ability to limit raw rushing totals. They are also a very efficient run defense, allowing just 4.0 yards per carry, the 8th-best mark in the NFL through 12 games this season. Along the defensive line, Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox set the tone for the defense, doing a great job both against the run and the pass. Elsewhere, the Eagles lack significant weak links against the run, while the only other notable run-stopper is safety Malcolm Jenkins, who leads the team with 45 total tackles on the season. In total, the Eagles should give Saquon Barkley, and the New York Giants fits on the ground in Week 14 as they load the box to focus on shutting down New York's number-one offensive weapon with Eli Manning back under center.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jon Hilliman's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 6 vs NE (11 / 38 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -3 / 0 rec)

Jon Hilliman had a tough time getting yards on the ground in the first half for the Giants but got slightly more productive as the game went on. The Giants didn't have much of a passing game to keep the Patriots honest so they often loaded the box against Hilliman. He was swarmed and hit early on a lot of plays up the middle but found some gaps later in the game. Hilliman was able to build up enough momentum to push defenders back at the line occasionally. He got mostly check down passes from Jones when he faced pressure but unfortunately one of these led to a costly fumble in the second half. Hilliman was hit quickly after he caught a short pass and the ball was knocked loose, which may damage the Giants confidence in the young player. It was a tough situation to play in but the Giants will be getting Gallman/Barkley back soon, likely leaving Hilliman on the outside again.

2019 Week 5 vs MIN (9 / 20 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jon Hilliman accomplished very little on the ground on Sunday against the Vikings and wasn't a factor in the passing game either. Injuries forced him into the lineup against a stout Minnesota defense that gave up very little room. He was used up the middle a lot on dives and delays but couldn't get into a rhythm. The Giants were down early in this game and the running game had to be abandoned somewhat in favour of the passing game, which didn't make life easier for Hilliman. He got the most carries and clearly was the #1 back when Gallman went out but the production was sub-par. The Vikings defense hit him hard and quickly when he got the ball and it just wasn't his day to contribute offensively.

2019 Week 4 vs WAS (10 / 33 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Hilliman was better between the tackles than Wayne Gallman, getting north south and gaining yards after contact, and making sharp moves to hit holes and find cutback lanes. He was mostly successful as a runner, but didn't see much action after he fumbled close to the Washington goal line.


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