Hill's agency announced Wednesday that the running back agreed to a contract with the Titans.
Hill managed a respectable 4.7 yards per carry on 100 attempts behind a poor Atlanta offensive line last season, but there's no chance that he'll become much more than a lightly used No. 2 option behind Derrick Henry in Tennessee. He could provide competition to 2020 third-round pick Darrynton Evans for the top backup gig, but that job won't guarantee a consistent workload as long as Henry is healthy.
Hill registered 94 rushing yards over nine carries while corralling all three of his targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
Hill's explosive outing began on his very first play from scrimmage, as the 25-year-old collected a 26-yard catch-and-run to kick off his afternoon midway through the first quarter. He wasn't done there, however, adding a 62-yard scamper on an early fourth-quarter drive that helped momentarily reduced Atlanta's deficit to three points with 8:19 to go. The Falcons couldn't overcome Tampa Bay, ultimately, but HIll ends his fourth NFL season with the second-highest single-game rushing output of his career. Hill provided an excellent 4.7 yards per carry average over 100 attempts, while his 199 receiving yards are his most as a pro. Atlanta's running back situation for next year remains an open book at this stage, with contracts set to expire over the offseason for both Hill and Todd Gurley.
Hill logged 36 yards on seven carries while corralling all three of his targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 17-14 loss to Kansas City.
Ito Smith led the way with 10 carries for Atlanta, but Hill garnered more rush attempts than Todd Gurley for a second consecutive game. While Hill has yet to exceed 30 receiving yards in a contest this season, he's contributed multiple receptions in three straight outings as the Falcons prepare for a Week 17 finale against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has surrendered an NFL-high 96 receptions to opposing backs this year; however, a league-low 3.2 yards-per-carry average conceded to opposing RBs diminishes expectations.
Hill registered minus-two yards over five carries and caught both of his targets for nine yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
Since gaining 55 yards on 13 carries while earning a Week 12 start against the Raiders, Hill has logged just 11 rush attempts over his past three games for a total of 19 yards. The Falcons were ineffective on the ground against the Buccaneers' top-ranked run defense, collecting 37 team rushing yards over 13 carries. Ito Smith is expected to serve as the lead back over Todd Gurley going forward after gaining 24 yards on six attempts Sunday, leaving Hill to continue filling a complementary RB role.
Hill collected three yards on his lone rush attempt and added a 12-yard reception on his only target during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
Ito Smith took over the Falcons backfield as Week 14 progressed, ultimately garnering a team-high 11 attempts on the ground. Hill, meanwhile, saw his workload contained to five or fewer offensive touches for the third time over his past four games. Prior to that, he had carved out a role that yielded an average of eight offensive touches per contest in Weeks 1 through 9.
Hill registered 18 yards on five carries during Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Saints.
Hill saw his involvement take a significant dip Sunday after he produced 55 yards over 13 carries during a Week 12 win over the Raiders. Ito Smith, meanwhile, tied Todd Gurley with a position-high nine touches before exiting in the fourth quarter due to a head injury. Hill has drawn eight or more offensive touches in three of his past five games. If Smith sits out Atlanta's Week 14 matchup against the Chargers, the Wyoming product would likely see an uptick to his involvement as a complementary option to Gurley.
Hill registered 55 rushing yards on 13 carries, and he was unable to haul in his lone target during Sunday's 43-6 win against the Raiders.
There were increased opportunities for the Falcons' second and third-string RB options with Todd Gurley (knee) unavailable Week 12. Hill outpaced backfield mate Ito Smith by a 13-12 count in the carries department, but it was Smith who enjoyed the more effective fantasy day with 5.4 yards per attempt and the team's only rushing score. The 12 carries marked a season high for Hill on Sunday, but it remains to be seen if Gurley will be back in the lineup for a Week 13 matchup against New Orleans. Hill has twice registered double-digit carries this season in a game for which Gurley was active.
Hill is poised for increased touches after Todd Gurley (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Raiders, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
In 10 games this season, Hill has had double-digit carries twice and 10-plus touches one additional time. That said, he's averaging 4.3 yards per carry and gathered in 16 of his 20 targets. Meanwhile, Ito Smith has 20 touches all year, and Qadree Ollison is unlikely to play much, if at all, so Hill is the prime candidate to be Atlanta's lead back Sunday.
Hill registered 18 rushing yards on four carries during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.
Hill went without a reception for a second straight outing Week 11 after recording at least two catches in seven of his first eight appearances to kick off the season. Against New Orleans, the game script flipped against Falcons backs in the second half as starter Todd Gurley registered a season-low nine touches and HIll produced his worst output in scrimmage yards all season. Atlanta's Week 12 opponent, Las Vegas, just surrendered three rushing TDs to Chiefs RBs on Sunday Night Football, providing optimism for a bounceback.
Hill registered 24 rushing yards on eight carries during Sunday's 34-27 win against the Broncos.
Hill garnered fewer than half the number of carries as No. 1 back Todd Gurley in Week 9, but he enjoyed a steady dose of complementary usage throughout the contest, collecting multiple rush attempts in the first, second and third quarters. He also drew a fourth-quarter target from Matt Ryan, but the pass fell incomplete. After logging just 10 combined offensive touches in Atlanta's first two outings of 2020, the Wyoming product has seen his workload increase to an average of 8.9 touches per game over his past seven appearances. Hill remains securely fixed as Atlanta's No. 2 running back option with the Falcons heading into a Week 10 bye before traveling to New Orleans on Nov. 22.
Hill rushed 11 times for 55 yards and brought in two of three targets for nine yards in the Falcons' 25-17 win over the Panthers on Thursday night.
Whether the workload split between Todd Gurley and Hill on Thursday night is ultimately the first sign of a changing of the guard at running back for the Falcons remains to be seen. However, it's notable Hill logged a season-high number of rush attempts against Carolina and began to be worked in heavily on Atlanta's third drive early in the second quarter. Hill was easily the more efficient of the two backs as well, and the difference in his quickness and that of Gurley's is evident. Therefore, it will be interesting to monitor how the backfield touches are divided in a Week 9 home contest against the Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 8, with the ability of the Falcons defense to once again help the offense remain in a game script that's positive for the ground attack integral to the overall opportunities available.
Hill registered three rushing yards on two carries, also corralling all three of his targets for 27 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Lions.
Hill's receiving total established a new season high for the 24-year-old back, though his two rush attempts were the fewest he's had in a game thus far in 2020. The former Bengal had averaged nine offensive touches per game over his preceding four appearances heading into Sunday, but Todd Gurley logged 92 percent of the RB carries in a tightly contested matchup against the Lions. Hill will slot in as the No. 2 option Thursday night against Carolina's porous rush defense, and he may be in line for extra touches with Gurley coming off a heavy Week 7 workload.
Hill registered 28 rushing yards on 10 carries, adding two catches for six yards during Sunday's 40-23 win against the Vikings. He also lost one fumble on the afternoon.
Though he logged his second-lowest yards-per-carry average of the 2020 campaign, Hill did at least establish a new season best with 12 offensive touches. His involvement has grown in recent weeks, as the 24-year-old has established himself as the clear No. 2 to Todd Gurley in Atlanta's backfield. Hill has averaged nine offensive touches per game over his past four outings after being granted only 10 combined touches Weeks 1 and 2.
Hill registered 39 rushing yards on six carries, also hauling in both of his targets for 15 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers.
The 24-year-old back has improved from five offensive touches per game between Weeks 1 and 2 to an average of eight touches per game over Atlanta's past three outings. Excluding a frustrating Week 4 loss to the Packers in which he gained 10 yards on four carries, Hill has averaged 5.9 yards per carry on the season. As Atlanta's No. 2 option at running back, Hill faces a Vikings defense in Week 6 that just surrendered 124 rushing yards and one rushing TD to Seattle on Sunday Night Football.
Hill registered 10 yards on four rush attempts, also hauling in both of his targets for 13 receiving yards during Monday's 30-16 loss to Green Bay.
The 24-year-old back broke through with 80 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown last Sunday in a loss to the Bears, but his contributions were minor during an ugly Monday night defeat. HIll was offered high-upside attempts, at least, as three of his offensive touches came within the red zone during Week 4. He'll again serve as Atlanta's No. 2 back when the team faces Carolina on Sunday and a Panthers defense that has surrendered an NFL-worst 37 receptions to opposing RBs.
Hill ran for 58 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, also hauling in one of three targets for 22 receiving yards during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Bears.
Hill was repeatedly referred to as one of the breakouts of Falcons training camp this summer, but he mustered only 10 combined offensive touches for 45 scrimmage yards Weeks 1 and 2. The 24-year-old was clearly more integral to the game plan this time around, as Hill's 10 touches marked his highest total since he last started at running back Week 12 of last season. Additionally, the fact that Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison were both active against Chicago indicates that Hill's increased usage may be a recurring trend going forward. Atlanta's Week 4 opponent, Green Bay, entered Sunday tied for the fourth-most rushing TDs allowed to opposing running backs (three), meaning that Hill has a reasonable chance of reaching the end zone for a second straight game.
Hill collected 14 rushing yards on three carries while also hauling in both of his targets for 11 receiving yards during Sunday's 40-39 loss to Dallas.
The 24-year-old back has garnered five offensive touches in each of Atlanta's first two outings of the year, a workload similar to his 2019 average of 6.5 touches per game. Todd Gurley soaked up 72.4 percent of Falcons running back carries against the Cowboys, while Ito Smith earned five carries of his own, limiting Hill to a bit role in the offensive operation. He will continue to be a complementary piece in the Atlanta backfield, but Gurley remains the unquestioned No. 1 heading into a Week 3 matchup against the Bears' 11th-ranked rush defense.
Hill collected 12 rushing yards on three carries and caught both of his targets for eight receiving yards during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks.
The 24-year-old back was one of the breakouts of Falcons training camp, but his Week 1 role closely resembled the one he filled during 2019 when he tallied 6.5 offensive touches per game. Had Atlanta been able to build a lead he may have become more involved, but with the Falcons playing catch-up during the second half Hill was largely omitted from the game plan. Even in a more closely-contested game, however, it appears Todd Gurley may have dominated the workload, as he handled nearly 78 percent of the running back carries Sunday. Hill will continue to slot into a complementary role Week 2 when the Falcons take on a Dallas defense that ranked as a top-10 unit against the run during 2019.
Coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Hill has been "one of the most improved players" that he has seen in his various training camps over the last few years, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Having been cut twice in his career, Hill is now more accepting of criticism and says that it has had a positive effect on his dedication to improve. To that end, Hill said he made wholesale changes to his game this offseason, including becoming a much more reliable pass catcher. Quinn has confirmed that Hill is "definitely going to be a contributor" this season based on his play to this point in camp. Hill has established himself as the favorite to win the No. 2 role at running back behind Todd Gurley.
Coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Hill is "definitely going to be a contributor" for Atlanta this season, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Hill averaged 6.5 offensive touches per game across 12 appearances during his third season in Atlanta in 2019, but he may have earned himself a larger role heading into the upcoming season based on his star turn in training camp thus far. Quinn already identified Hill as "a man on a mission" this summer, noting the vast strides the 24-year-old back has made to his skill set during the offseason. Most pertinent for fantasy purposes, Hill has reportedly become a more competent pass catcher out of the backfield after managing just 69 receiving yards in 2019.
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