This article is part of our Job Battles series.
Perhaps Coleman's injury from Sunday's game against Carolina will settle this matter before Week 17, but in the meantime it looks like it will be a perfectly even split between Coleman and Hill as it was between Coleman and Ito Smith before the latter's season-ending injury.
Hill ran for 115 yards on eight carries Sunday, which might have earned him a bigger workload regardless of Coleman's condition. Hill doesn't really project as more than a backup in the NFL, but he certainly passed Sunday's test and otherwise has various promising traits in his prospect profile. He ran for 4,287 yards (5.5 YPC) and 35 touchdowns in 37 career games at Wyoming, and his workout metrics are pretty decent for a 219-pound back (4.54-second 40, 125-inch broad jump, 7.03-second three-cone drill). I think Hill should be owned in 12-team leagues still running through Week 17, and dynasty leaguers should pick him up just in case Coleman walks in free agency.
Coach Adam Gase was expected to make Ballage the feature back against Jacksonville on Sunday, but the rookie fourth-round pick disappointed in his promoted role, finishing with just four attempts for 10 yards while catching two passes for 39 yards on four targets. Aside from his 75-yard touchdown in Week 15, that leaves Ballage with a season total of 69 yards on 23 carries. I said my piece previously on Ballage as a prospect: