In May, in the middle of his first true NFL offseason, Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is optimistic he will perform even better this year. But with a fully healthy Giovani Bernard and a passing attack that's now significantly healthier, he may not be the workhorse back many in Who Dey Nation want him to be.
"Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said, referencing what he thought offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's plans were for the running game. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way we can make it through all 16 games for a playoff push."
We're currently projecting 287 touches for Hill and 178 for Bernard, with Hill dominating the carries and Bernard seeing more than twice as many catches. In Hue Jackson's run-heavy scheme, there is room for both players to be fantasy starters, especially in PPR formats where Bernard can shine.