Hill's depth chart spot is in question after the Ravens drafted J.K. Dobbins in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. The 2019 fourth-rounder had an invisible rookie season, and the Dobbins addition does not bode well for him. At best, Hill is the No. 4 running back on the depth chart behind Mark Ingram, Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Hill will have an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster and could be a trade candidate come training camp.
Hill finished his rookie season with 58 carries for 225 yards and two touchdowns while adding eight catches for 70 yards on 15 targets. Baltimore leaned on Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards in the run game, leaving very little room for Hill most weeks. His season high in carries (10) came in a week where Ingram and Jackson were rested to get ready for the playoffs, and his second-highest total (seven) came in a blowout win over the Dolphins in the season opener. The explosiveness Hill showed in college didn't carry over right away in the NFL, either, as he managed just 3.9 YPC. Hill could be in line for a bigger role in 2020, but that would take the Ravens passing on re-signing Edwards, which seems unlikely. The Oklahoma State product does not have a clear path to production heading into the 2020 offseason.
Hill carried 10 times for 39 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Steelers. He also caught one of two targets for 10 additional yards in the 28-10 win. Hill played second fiddle to Gus Edwards, receiving double-digit carries for the first time in his young career. He averaged just 3.9 yards per carry, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with an eight-yard touchdown run at the end of the second quarter. Hill received extended run with Mark Ingram (calf) inactive for the contest, but the latter should return for the team's postseason run, which should constrain the distribution of backfield touches.
Hill rushed three times for 19 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 31-15 win over Cleveland. The speedy rookie sealed the win with his first NFL touchdown in the fourth quarter, scoring from 18 yards out. Starting running back Mark Ingram left this game with a calf injury, resulting in more work for both Hill and Gus Edwards (12 carries for 66 yards). Hill and Edwards will likely split the workload against the Steelers in Week 17, as Ingram should sit that one out regardless of his health since Baltimore has locked up home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Hill ran for 15 yards on four carries during Thursday's 42-21 win over the Jets. Hill enjoyed as many touches Thursday as in his previous two games combined, as the Ravens jumped out to a huge lead. The rookie back might get a little more action as the No. 3 RB on a run-heavy squad that has blown out several opponents recently, but that's a pretty low bar to clear. He doesn't offer much upside down the stretch as the Ravens seek to hold onto the top spot in the AFC playoffs. Next up is a matchup against Cleveland, which held Hill to 17 total yards in Week 4.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|10||11/16||@New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|16||12/27||New York Giants||17||17.75|
|3 Year Avg||58||225||2||8||70||0||41|