Brian Hill
Brian Hill
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Atlanta Falcons
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The third-year back racked up 71 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown against New Orleans upon his promotion to the lead role Week 10, but consistent fantasy production eluded him for the remainder of 2019. Hill again was handed the reigns the following two weeks against Carolina and Tampa Bay as Devonta Freeman continued to miss time with a foot injury, but he accumulated just 1.8 yards per carry on 24 attempts and was never entrusted as the starter after that, averaging fewer than six rushes per game Weeks 13 through 17. The acquisition of Todd Gurley hints that Atlanta's front office identified a need for more upside at the position after parting ways with Freeman during the offseason, but Hill is expected to remain involved as a change-of-pace option for Atlanta's RB committee during 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with the Falcons in April of 2020.
Five touches in loss to Seattle
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 13, 2020
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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How do Brian Hill's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
23.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
7.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.33
 
% Team Air Yards
1.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.8
 
Cornerbacks
57.0
 
Safeties
82.3
 
Linebackers
118.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Brian Hill's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Falcons front office clearly holds an admiration for Hill's style of play, as supported by the team's willingness to re-acquire him in September following a nearly year-long stint with Cincinnati. A sturdy back at 6-1, 219, Hill appeared in 10 games for Atlanta last season, with all 20 of his carries coming between Weeks 14 and 17. Of his 157 rushing yards, 60 came on a single fourth-quarter run Week 16 against Carolina, but even removing that play he still yielded 5.1 yards per attempt. Granted, Hill's audition didn't afford a large enough sample size to secure him as a dependable second-string option for the Falcons, but he absolutely will compete for a spot on special teams if not the No. 3 running back role.
Hill spent most of his rookie season on the Falcons' practice squad after being taken in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, but was signed by the Bengals off the practice squad in November. In Cincinnati he saw action in six games, mostly on special teams, seeing action on only 19 offensive snaps. He ended up with 11 carries for 37 yards, along with two catches for 36 yards. He's at risk of losing his roster spot after the Bengals took Miami running back Mark Walton in the fourth round this year.
A fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft, Hill will slot in behind one of the most dynamic running back tandems in the league in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Freeman and Coleman combined for 24 touchdowns last season, but Hill is no stranger to the end zone, either, as he racked up 35 touchdowns in 37 career games at Wyoming. He would be the top candidate to fill in for Coleman or Freeman should one of them suffer an injury. Otherwise, he may find it difficult to earn meaningful touches in his rookie season.
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Notably improved player in camp
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 2, 2020
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.
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Roster spot all but assured
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 2, 2020
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.
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Pass-catching abilities improving
RBAtlanta Falcons
August 20, 2020
Coach Dan Quinn said of Hill on Thursday, "He is 100 percent a guy on a mission. You see his speed at practice, his ability to catch has certainly improved," Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Signs tender
RBAtlanta Falcons
April 18, 2020
Hill signed his original-round tender with the Falcons on Saturday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
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Receives tender from Falcons
RBAtlanta Falcons
March 17, 2020
The Falcons have placed an original-round tender on Hill, who is a restricted free agent, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
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