The Jeremy Hill offseason hype is rolling hard and fast... - [Full Article]

The Jeremy Hill offseason hype is rolling hard and fast. Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson hopes the second-year running back jumps on the train and embraces the hype.

"We can't run from it because they're going to say it," Jackson told's Coley Harvey. "Now you've got to go live up to it. There should be no pressure in that. All it is to go out and work. To me, if a guy wants to be great, he's got to relish that. He's got to want that and then go exceed it.

"That would be my challenge to (Hill). I expect him to exceed whatever the expectation is about him."

Hill's play down the stretch was phenomenal. He led the NFL in rushing yards and yards per carry in the second half of the 2014 season.

Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling is one of many who singled out Hill for a big 2015 campaign, going so far as to say the young back, "has a chance to rival Corey Dillon and James Brooks as the best backs in franchise history if he can avoid serious injury."

Fantasy Impact: 

To Hill's credit, he says he's not trying to get caught up in the hype. The backfield of Hill and Giovani Bernard gives the Bengals a dangerous one-two punch, but it's Hill who has now emerged as the fantasy back to own. We rank Hill 11th among our RBs. He should get the early down work while Bernard is a pass-catching, change of pace back. Hill is available in the middle of the second in fantasy drafts and would make a pretty good RB2 if you decided to go RB-RB with your top-two picks. But having a back like Hill around early second also means you can address WR or even TE first.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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