|Week 17 (BAL) - Average||19.0||114.0||0.5||2.0||13.5||0||14|
|Week 17 (BAL) - Dave Richard||20||114||0||3||19||0||12|
|Week 17 (BAL) - Jamey Eisenberg||18||114||1||1||8||0||15|
|2014 Season - Average||171.5||765.0||6.0||20.5||151.5||1.0||116|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||171||719||6||17||109||0||101|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||172||811||6||24||194||2||133|
|Current Player Ranking: 10|
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Bengals RB Jeremy Hill blames overconfidence for fumbles
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Bengals emerging back Jeremy Hill has blamed overconfidence for the spate of fumbles that marred his 2014 season.
Hill fumbled just once in two seasons at LSU, then five times as a rookie for Cincinnati, which drafted him in the second round in part because of his ability to hang on to the ball.
"I had so much confidence last year in my ability to carry the football, I kind of got lackadaisical about it and just kind of said, 'Well, no one can take the ball from me,' and just kind of wasn't respecting the guys on the other team," Hill told ESPN. "That's the worst mistake you can make, especially in this league."
His propensity to fumble did not prevent him from taking over as the featured back by midseason and finishing with 1,124 yards and a 5.1 yards-per-carry average.
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard projected to catch 60 passes
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/10/15) Bengals running back Jeremy Hill figures to be the bell cow in 2015, garnering 15-20 touches per game, but running back Giovani Bernard won't be an afterthought, reports Geoff Hobson of the team's offiicial website.
"Bernard is still going to get a lot of key touches as the change-of-pace guy," Hobson wrote, projecting Bernard with 8-11 touches per game. "I think [OC] Hue [Jackson] uses him a lot more in the pass game this year. With [tight end Jermaine] Gresham expected to be gone, I'm going to write in Gio for 60 catches."
It's not a stretch, as Bernard caught 56 passes as a rookie, then 43 in 13 games last year. He had a touchdown grab in each of the last two regular-season games and was Cincy's best receiver down the stretch, per Hobson.
Bengals RB Jeremy Hill's rookie season ends with a thud
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(1/4/15) Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill rushed 13 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's playoff loss at Indianapolis as Cincinnati got away from its running game. Hill had posted three straight 100-yard games coming in, getting at least 22 carries in each.
Hill was not targeted in the passing game. His 1-yard score late in the first quarter proved to be Cincy's lone touchdown.
Hill rushed for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season, surpassing Giovani Bernard in the pecking order. Look for Hill and Bernard to share backfield duties in 2015, with Hill getting more carries and Bernard being featured in the passing game.
Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushes for 100 yards vs. Steelers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/29/14) Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries and added 10 more yards on two receptions in his team's 27-17 loss to the Steelers in Week 17.
Hill closed out his rookie season with three consecutive 100-yard efforts, and he reached the mark five times over the course of the year. He ends the regular season with 1,124 rushing yards on 222 carries as well as 215 receiving yards on 27 receptions to go with 11 touchdowns.
Hill will square off with the Colts Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.
There's no doubting the hierarchy in Cincinnati's backfield
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/23/14) After yet another huge performance in Week 16 against the Broncos Jeremy Hill appears to have cemented himself as the Bengals No. 1 running back moving forward.
The Bengals rode Hill to victory Monday, on the strength of his second 140-yard game in a row. He rushed for 147 on 22 carries, including an 85-yard touchdown, and pushed Giovani Bernard into a peripheral role yet again. Hill played 62 percent of the team's snaps Monday, compared to Bernard's 38 percent, and had 22 touches to Bernard's 13.
An injury disrupted Bernard's season, but Hill hasn't shown any reason to consider giving the job back since he's been healthy. In the five games since Bernard has been healthy, he has 56 carries and 14 receptions, while Hill has 86 carries and nine receptions, with four touchdowns and 514 all-purpose yards. Bernard will still be around, but moving forward into next season, Hill looks like the back to own in Cincinnati, though both should have some value.
|A strong finish to his rookie season has put Jeremy Hill in the Top 10 Fantasy running back conversation. Is it warranted? The big back out of LSU posted 20-plus touches in each of his last three games and five of his last nine, landing 10-plus Fantasy points in all of them. In fact, Hill had over 100 rush yards each time he had 20 carries. The Bengals figured out late in the year that they were better off leaning on their backs than giving Andy Dalton a ton of pass attempts from week to week, and it paid off with some big wins. Giovani Bernard will remain part of the rushing mix in Cincy, but Hill should be their top back and a candidate to get close to 275 carries this season. A tough schedule won't help Hill out much, but the likelihood of another good year is too much to ignore. Hill should be a second-round pick in every draft this summer.
(Updated 4/21/15) |