Hill rushed for 16 yards on six carries and added a 10-yard catch in Sunday's 31-7 win over Cleveland.
The Bengals opened the season with a fairly even mix of Hill, Giovani Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon. Four weeks in, it's clear that the team is running with Mixon and a sprinkling of Bernard on passing downs. Hill is averaging just over seven touches per game and has yet to find the end zone after averaging a score every 0.62 games in his first three seasons. On Sunday, Hill was on the field for just 12 of 64 offensive snaps as compared to 31 for Mixon and 21 for Bernard.
Hill had seven carries for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers, adding one catch for six yards. He had 14 snaps in the game, compared to 34 for Joe Mixon.
Hill's workload and output are about the same as the past two games. If anything, now that Joe Mixon has been established as the starter and Giovani Bernard looks healthy, Hill's workload could decline.
Hill rushed just six times for 17 yards and hauled in his lone target for five yards in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans.
Hill averaged just 2.8 yards per rush while once again getting outpaced by rookie Joe Mixon. The 24-year-old has logged just 12 carries over the first two contests, although none of the Bengals' backs has posted double-digit totes in the first pair of games. However, Mixon has seen the most work thus far, and it appears that head coach Marvin Lewis is set to keep that same division of labor going for the foreseeable future. Hill will still see his fair share of opportunity, but fantasy owners certainly have to be concerned with the early returns. Hill will look to make more of an impact in Week 3 against the Packers.
Hill rushed for 26 yards on six carries and added a catch for a loss of two yards in Sunday's loss to Baltimore.
Though none of the Bengals' three backs cracked 12 touches on Sunday, due in part to the team nursing a deficit throughout the game, Hill's performance was particularly disappointing, as he trailed the group with seven touches and tied Joe Mixon for the a team-low 24 yards. With three talented backs, something will eventually have to give in the Bengals' backfield. Though he holds the starting job, Hill doesn't have the big-play ability of Mixon or Giovani Bernard, and he therefore may be the one to see his exposure reduced. Notably, none of his touches Sunday came after the first drive of the second half.
|Bye: Week 6|
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|9||11/5/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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