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Brian Hill

Brian Hill

RB - ATL
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 219 lbsAge: 24College: WyomingDrafted: #156 (5th Rd. by Atlanta)

Week 6 Outlook

ATL @ MIN
Sun 1:00pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #41
Projection 4.3 pts

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It seems there's still something left in the tank with Gurley after all, though matchups with the Packers and Panthers will do that, as they're the two worst teams in the league against fantasy running backs. Yes, it seems like a great opportunity to sell high. While I somewhat agree with that, I need to remind you that he'll play against the Vikings, Lions, and Panthers (again) over the next three weeks. There's going to be another opportunity to sell high on Gurley, so my advice would be to hold on through the heart of bye weeks. The Vikings aren't a team they'll be able to run all over, as they've been somewhat of a middle-of-the-pack unit against the run. The 4.52 yards per carry is healthy, while the 4.47 yards per target to running backs is among the lowest in the league. Part of the reason they've allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to running backs is due to the 30.0 touches per game they've faced because the 0.81 PPR points per opportunity they've allowed ranks 19th, right in the middle of the league. From an opportunity standpoint, Gurley ranks as the No. 22 running back on a per-game basis, though it's worth noting he had his best game last week, and not because he totaled 14 carries, but because he saw a season-high five targets. He's running around 18 routes per game, which is fine, though nothing to write home about, but comparable to guys like James Robinson and Josh Jacobs. He's an average running back in an average matchup, and he's getting enough volume to be considered a stable RB2 right now. Hill has seen at least two targets in every game, but has topped out at six carries in 4-of-5 games, and knowing Gurley has looked more than competent over the last two weeks, it's hard to see that changing right now. He remains the handcuff to Gurley who'd offer RB2 value if Gurley missed time.

If you've got Todd Gurley on your roster or just want to add a quality backup, Hill is your man. He's not a fantasy-relevant option barring a Gurley injury, though he's a deep-league desperation flex every week due to his scoring upside.

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