Hill ran for 31 yards on five carries during Sunday's 23-17 win over Cincinnati.
Hill's 31 total yards set a season high. The total was fueled by three runs of at least six yards after not having such a run in four consecutive weeks. Hill is in a very crowded backfield with Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards that is made all the more tight with the running ability of Lamar Jackson. Hill might not get many carries, but could break a few against a Seahawks team surrendering 4.7 yards per carry, 22nd in the league.
Hill had two carries for seven yards Sunday against the Steelers.
The rookie's role is bottoming out; Hill played just five offensive snaps -- a season-low -- on a day where the Ravens had 81 plays. Hill hasn't seen more than two carries in any game since the season-opener, and his primary usage is as a kick returner. Unless Hill can somehow overtake Gus Edwards for the backup role behind Mark Ingram, he'll continue to fly below the fantasy radar.
Hill had two carries for eight yards and caught both of his targets for nine yards in Week 4 against the Browns.
The rookie's snap count bounced back to 16 after bottoming out at 11 in Week 3. He still wasn't very involved in the offense, though, as he got just four total touches. Hill's season high for carries remains at seven, and those came in a blowout win over the Dolphins in the opener. Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Lamar Jackson all running the ball effectively leaves very little work in the backfield for Hill.
Hill had one carry for one yard Sunday against the Chiefs and did not catch any of his three targets.
The rookie's snap count has dropped each week since the season opener, bottoming out at just 11 on offense Sunday. Hill only had one carry and was unable to do anything with it while the likes of Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards had no problem running on the Chiefs defense, averaging 6.4 and 7.6 YPC, respectively. Edwards' strong day is particularly worrisome for Hill as it now appears that the rookie is clearly the No. 3 back in this offense. Hill and the Ravens will host the Browns in Week 4.
Hill had one carry for four yards and added one catch for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Mark Ingram was on the field for 46 of the Ravens' 79 plays, while Hill and Edwards each saw 16 snaps. Hill came just shy of scoring his first career touchdown on his 10-yard reception but was otherwise uninvolved in the offense for the most part. His ability as a pass catcher should get him on the field over Gus Edwards in passing down situations when Mark Ingram needs a breather, but Hill doesn't seem to have a projectable and consistent role at this stage.
Hill had seven carries for 27 yards in his NFL debut Sunday against the Dolphins.
The rookie was third in the pecking order for carries Sunday, with Mark Ingram (14 carries) and Gus Edwards (17 carries) seeing considerably more work. Hill also did not factor into the passing game, seeing zero targets over his 23 snaps. Though Hill possesses the best big-play ability in this backfield and should see his role expand as the season progresses, it seems as though the Ravens trust Ingram and Edwards to handle the bulk of the backfield work for now.
Hill enters the season primed for a role in the Baltimore offense.
The rookie fourth-rounder is in the mix for backfield work right away in Baltimore's run-heavy system. Mark Ingram is the No. 1, but Hill has a chance to make a bigger impact than Gus Edwards. Hill has speed unlike any other back on the Baltimore roster, and his pass-catching ability, while not as polished as Mark Ingram's, is superior to that of Edwards', which should help him get some third-down work before long. The Ravens draw a favorable matchup against a Miami team that ranked just 24th against the run in DVOA in 2018.
Hill got the start in Thursday's preseason win over the Eagles, taking seven carries for eight yards and catching two of three targets for another eight yards.
The Ravens held out a slew of key players, including Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, Kenneth Dixon, Gus Edwards and three projected starters on the offensive line. The Eagles, on the other hand, used most of the top players from a talented defense, leaving Hill with a tricky mismatch in what could be his final appearance of the preseason. If so, the rookie fourth-round pick will finish with 27 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown and four catches for 24 yards on five targets. Hill's highlights gives him a strong case for some type of role on offense, but his lack of snap-to-snap consistency also will be a factor. It isn't clear how the Ravens plan to divide backfield work behind Ingram, with Hill, Edwards and Dixon all having decent arguments to stay involved.
Hill rushed 10 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 26-13 preseason win over the Packers.
Hill scored from one yard out to begin the second half, punctuating an impressive performance. Although he worked behind Mark Ingram, Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards, Hill made a nice case for more run going forward, finishing as Baltimore's leader on the ground. The rookie fourth-rounder could perhaps further his case by getting involved in the passing game in next week's exhibition outing against the Eagles.
The Ravens selected Hill in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 113th overall.
Hill (5-foot-10, 198 pounds) doesn't project as a workhorse option in the NFL, but the Oklahoma State product has many encouraging indicators working in his favor. His 4.4 speed, 40-inch vertical, and 130-inch broad jump illustrate his top-shelf athleticism, and in his Cowboys career he ran for 3,539 yards (5.6 YPC) and 30 touchdowns in his three collegiate seasons. There are a couple other contextual details that reflect well on Hill. The first is that as a true freshman he started over Chris Carson, who has of course proven his fitness for the NFL, and the other is that Hill increased his weight from 171 pounds that freshman year to the 198-pound combine weight without losing his standout athleticism. Hill had curiously poor pass-catching production in college, catching just 49 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown, though it'd be odd if a player with his physical traits were unable to develop that skill set. Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon all pose obstacles in the meantime, but running backs of course get hurt and Hill is unlikely to embarrass himself if he gets an opportunity to play. His selection can't be good news for Dixon.
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