Dontrell Hilliard
Dontrell Hilliard
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hilliard started 2019 as the Browns' No. 2 back, but his offensive snaps dried up during the second half of the season when Kareem Hunt returned from an eight-game suspension. Hilliard finished with 13 carries, 49 yards and two TDs over 14 games while making his biggest impact on special teams as the primary returner of punts and kickoffs. Not much has changed on offense -- Hunt and Nick Chubb are still around -- and there will be more competition at the return spot, so Hilliard may be relegated to coverage duty on special teams. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Texans in February of 2021.
Staying in Houston
RBHouston Texans
February 22, 2021
Hilliard is re-signing with the Texans on a one-year, $1.25 million contract with $200,000 guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The Texans claimed Hilliard off waivers in mid-December, after he made 30 appearances for the Browns from 2018 to 2020. His only touches for Houston were kick returns, a task he also handled throughout much of his time in Cleveland. The contract suggests Hilliard will have a decent shot to make the Week 1 roster for a rebuilding Texans squad.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dontrell Hilliard'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 %
88.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
93.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
5.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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#% of Team Snaps

55156%
35436%
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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 has a prime chance to carve out a change-of-pace role behind Nick Chubb, now that Duke Johnson has been traded to Houston.
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Heading to free agency
RBHouston Texans
January 5, 2021
Hilliard will become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.
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Returns kicks Week 16
RBHouston Texans
December 28, 2020
Hilliard returned two kickoffs for 35 yards in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Bengals.
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Activated off exempt list
RBHouston Texans
December 22, 2020
Hilliard was activated off the commissioner exempt list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Scooped off waivers
RBHouston Texans
Undisclosed
December 15, 2020
The Texans claimed Hilliard off waivers from the Browns on Tuesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Bounced from Browns roster
RBFree Agent
December 13, 2020
Hilliard was waived by the Browns on Sunday.
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