RB - FA
Week 17 Outlook
Giants running back Jonathan Hilliman rushed 11 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for negative yardage in Thursday's loss to the New England Patriots. He also lost a fumble.
With Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman both missing Thursday's game, Hilliman had an opportunity for increased playing time. He didn't exactly make the most of his chances, especially given the fumble, and with both Barkley and Gallman potentially back in Week 7, he should be returning to his reserve role.
Jonathan Hillman operated as the New York Giants lead back after Wayne Gallman went down with a concussion against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wayne Gallman suffered a concussion after just two Week 5 carries, which led to Jonathan Hillman receiving the bulk of the Giants backfield touches. He did not do much with them against a tough Minnesota Vikings defense, as he managed just nine carries for 20 yards. He saw some action in the passing game as well, but managed just one reception for four receiving yards off of two targets. Hillman saw 62.5 percent of the backfield touches and 64 percent of the snaps. With Saquon Barkley inching closer to a return, Hillman’s brief fantasy relevance should be over soon. Still, with Saquon and Gallman both banged up, Hillman is worth an end of the bench stash in case both backs are unable to get cleared on a short week ahead of Thursday Night Football against the New England Patriots.
Giants running back Jonathan Hilliman rushed 10 times for 33 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's win over Washington.
Hilliman saw a bigger role on Sunday due to the injury to Saquon Barkley, but the fumble he lost will not help his case for additional touches going forward. Wayne Gallman remains the starter for the Giants with Barkley out.
Running back Jonathan Hilliman was cut by the New York Giants on Saturday as they continue to trim their roster down ahead of Sunday's deadline.
Hilliman had been competing for the third running back job in New York with Paul Perkins and Rod Smith but will now be placed on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, he is a potential practice squad candidate for the Giants.
Giants running back Jonathan Hilliman rushed six times for 14 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Hilliman had the second-most rushes among New York running backs on Thursday as he attempts to crack the final roster, but he has an uphill battle among a crowded running back room all vying for roster spots on the Giants behind Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman.