Bengals beat writer Jim Owczarski was asked how long it would be before Jeremy Hill was no longer the starting running back.
"I’m not quite sure why this matters so much, who 'starts.' Outside of quarterback, it doesn’t really mean much. Unless Jeremy Hill is injured or is absolutely terrible, he’ll start all season."
Who "starts" definitely matters for fantasy purposes. The starting running back gets the first chance to shine, and probably gets the most snaps and touches. Owczarski's assertion that Hill could start all season comes on the heels of the release of the team's depth chart which showed Hill as the starter and rookie Joe Mixon as third-string. Hill hasn't been very good the last two years, which prompted the pick of the talented but not-without-baggage Mixon in the draft. Mixon likely has a role right away, but with his ADP in the third round, owners are expecting much more in Week 1.