Dontrell Hilliard
Dontrell Hilliard
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane in May 2018, Hilliard failed to make the 53-man roster out of camp and eventually ended up on Cleveland's practice squad. He was promoted in early-October and appeared in 11 games, catching nine passes for 105 yards out of the backfield. With Kareem Hunt suspended the first eight games, Hilliard's shot at the roster as a depth piece behind Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson is strengthened. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.05 million contract with the Browns in October of 2018.
Could replace Duke Johnson
RBCleveland Browns
May 31, 2019
Hilliard could serve as the bridge to Kareem Hunt (suspension) if the Browns don't work things out with Duke Johnson, Steve Doerschuk of The Canton Repository reports.
With Johnson requesting a trade and skipping the voluntary offseason program, Hilliard has taken advantage of his opportunity to make a strong impression on new running backs coach Stump Mitchell. The second-year pro caught on with Cleveland as an undrafted rookie last season, logging 58 snaps on offense (nine catches, zero carries) and 149 on special teams. Hilliard's skill as a pass catcher would make him a natural complement to Nick Chubb early in the season while Hunt serves an eight-game suspension. It's possible Hilliard's strong performance at spring practices could make the Browns more willing to trade Johnson.
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How do Dontrell Hilliard's 2018 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.
  • 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.
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Competing at kick returner
RBCleveland Browns
May 22, 2019
Hilliard has been in the mix at kick returner during the Browns' offseason workouts, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
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No carries in rookie season
RBCleveland Browns
January 20, 2019
While Hilliard didn't receive a carry, he caught nine of 10 targets for 105 yards in 2018.
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Picks up 20 yards
RBCleveland Browns
December 10, 2018
Hilliard caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Panthers.
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Active as pass catcher
RBCleveland Browns
December 4, 2018
Hilliard caught all four of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 29-13 loss to the Texans.
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Catches first pass of career
RBCleveland Browns
October 29, 2018
Hilliard didn't carry the ball, but he caught his only target for 24 yards during Sunday's 33-18 loss to Pittsburgh.
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