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August 2, 2020 03:08 PM
Jon Hilliman: Cut loose by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Hilliman on Sunday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Hilliman joined the Giants after going undrafted in 2019. He spent most of last season on the practice squad, but he also was active for three games and even started once when Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman were forced to miss Week 6 due to injury. Hilliman didn't exactly impress, racking up 30 carries for 91 yards and making three catches for one yard. He'll now look to latch on with another organization.

December 30, 2019 07:32 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Ink dries on future deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on Monday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Hilliman played three games for the Giants this year while Saquon Barkley dealt with an ankle injury. The undrafted rookie out of Rutgers rushed 30 times for 91 yards and added three receptions for one yard. When Barkley returned, Hilliman was promptly cut. Hilliman will have the opportunity to battle for a depth role behind Barkley in 2020.

October 15, 2019 06:16 PM
Jon Hilliman: Joins Giants' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman cleared waivers and signed with the Giants' practice squad on Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Hilliman was considered a strong candidate to land on the practice squad after getting waived by the Giants on Friday. The undrafted rookie out of Rutgers started at running back in Thursday's loss to the Patriots due to Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) being sidelined. The team hopes to have both back in Week 7, which means Hilliman will have to wait for another opportunity.

October 11, 2019 06:16 PM
Jon Hilliman: Waived after fumble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Hilliman on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Rutgers filled in as the Giants' starting running back in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots, finishing with 35 yards and a lost fumble on 13 touches. With Hilliman no longer on the roster, Javorius Allen has been signed to provide depth behind Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion). The Giants hope to have both Barkley and Gallman available for Week 7 against Arizona.

October 11, 2019 03:48 AM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Key fumble in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman rushed 11 times for 38 yards and secured both of his targets for minus-3 yards in the Giants' 35-14 loss to the Patriots on Thursday. He also lost a fumble.

The rookie drew the start with both Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) inactive, but he didn't receive a very hefty workload with the game script turning against the ground attack in the second half. Hilliman also didn't help his cause with a fumble after a fourth-quarter catch, one that was forced by Jamie Collins and scooped up and returned by Kyle Van Noy for a 22-yard touchdown with 8:33 remaining. That extended the Patriots' lead to 28-14 after New England had turned the ball over on downs in the prior possession. Both Barkley and Gallman should be available for a Week 7 matchup against the Cardinals a week from Sunday, which will likely render Hilliman a healthy scratch.

October 10, 2019 07:12 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Gets starting nod Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman will start Thursday's contest at New England, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

With Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) ruled out in advance of this contest, the Giants were expected to throw Hilliman into the fire. The offense also is without two additional pass catchers in Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram, so the game plan could tilt in the direction of the backfield with rookie Daniel Jones at the helm against a ferocious Pats defense. Hilliman's sole competitors for reps are fullback Elijhaa Penny and recently promoted undrafted rookie Austin Walter.

October 9, 2019 02:24 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Week 6 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman is on pace to start Thursday at New England after both Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) were ruled out for the contest.

Hilliman doesn't have a great opportunity to take advantage of the elevated role, facing a Patriots defense that ranks third against the run (78 yards per game) and first in scoring (6.8 points per contest) by a considerable margin. Though he's had a regular role in the Daniel Jones-led offense the past two games, Hilliman has averaged just 2.8 yards per carry on his 19 rushes.

October 8, 2019 11:36 AM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Looks in line for Week 6 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman could handle starting duties Thursday against the Patriots with the Giants' top two running backs -- Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) -- both looking unlikely to play in the contest, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Heading into the Week 6 matchup, HIlliman and fullback Elijhaa Penny are the lone healthy options in the backfield. The Giants will likely elevate Austin Walter from the practice squad to bolster their depth at the position, but Hilliman projects to shoulder most of the load at running back if both Barkley and Gallman are sidelined. While the enhanced role aids Hilliman's outlook, his poor efficiency (2.8 YPC on 19 totes this season) and underdeveloped pass-catching skills hinder his fantasy outlook. Moreover, a pass-happy game script could be in place with the Giants representing big underdogs in the contest, which would only further hurt Hilliman's chances of making an impact.

October 6, 2019 04:44 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Underwhelms after Gallman exit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman carried nine times for 20 yards and caught one of two targets for an additional four yards during Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.

Hilliman stepped into a larger role after the departure of Wayne Gallman (concussion), leading the team in carries and rushing yardage. He underwhelmed despite receiving double-digit touches for the second week in a row, averaging just 2.2 yards per carry against a tough Vikings defense. Hilliman would presumably lead the backfield in touches Thursday against the Patriots if Gallman is forced to sit out, with Saquon Barkley (ankle) still working his way back from his own injury.

September 29, 2019 06:00 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Receives 10 carries, loses fumble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilliman carried 10 times for 33 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 24-3 win over the Redskins.

Hilliman served as Wayne Gallman's top backup in this one after failing to record a carry through the first three games. Unfortunately, his debut didn't go quite as well as he would've liked, as he averaged a mere 3.3 yards per carry and fumbled deep in Washington territory in the third quarter. Still, Hilliman could have a role to play with Saquon Barkley (ankle) sidelined and will look to improve his efficiency next Sunday at home against the Vikings.

September 27, 2019 05:08 PM
Giants' Jon Hilliman: Added to Giants' roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants signed Hilliman off their practice squad Thursday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

He'll assume the roster spot of receiver Russell Shepard (foot), who was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. With top back Saquon Barkley (ankle) on tap for a multi-week absence, Hilliman will tentatively slot in as the No. 2 option in the backfield while Wayne Gallman ascends atop the depth chart. Gallman will likely see the lion's share of the touches Sunday against Washington, but expect Hilliman to at least dress for the contest and carve out a small role on offense.

September 26, 2019 11:12 AM
Jon Hilliman: Likely to be promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants are likely to promote Hilliman to their active roster this week, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Coach Pat Shurmur is still searching for long-term solutions to fill in for Saquon Barkley (ankle), but Hilliman is currently the most convenient option to back up Wayne Gallman after spending the offseason and training camp with the team before shifting to its practice squad for the regular season. Hilliman, an undrafted rookie, was mildly productive in his final year at Rutgers, generating 4.1 yards per carry and six scores over 12 games.

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