Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) will be out for a while, according to Jordan Raanan of nj.com. He's dealing with a sprained ankle/foot.
Insight: The Giants looked to have running back depth at the beginning of camp but have lost David Wilson and Hillis. Hillis' absence may lead to the Giants giving even more responsibilities to rookie Andre Williams to see what he can and can't handle.
3/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: The Giants have agreed to re-sign backup running back Peyton Hillis. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: It's a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Hillis was mostly a nonfactor last season, producing just 247 yards in seven appearances. At 6-foot-1 and 245 pounds, Hillis does carry some vulture potential. It will be interesting to see who the Giants give the rock to around the goal line next season.
12/25/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Peyton Hillis has passed his concussion tests, according to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post.
Insight: Hillis should resume his role as backup to Andre Brown. Hillis has little to no fantasy value as long as Brown is over his head trauma.
11/10/2013 1:54:00 PM
Description: Even with Andre Brown returning from a broken leg, Peyton Hillis has been tabbed as the starter for New York's game Sunday against Oakland. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: The distinction of starter doesn't necessarily mean that Hillis will receive more carries. As bad as the Raiders' secondary is, their run defense has been solid. Even in a week with four teams on bye, Hillis and Brown are unlikely to draw much fantasy interest.
11/6/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Giants coach Tom Coughlin says he will go into Week 10 against the Raiders with a "set plan" at running back, according to NJ.com.
Insight: Andre Brown will return from his fractured leg Sunday, but NJ.com expects Peyton Hillis to be the primary running back option with Brown and Brandon Jacobs mixed in. Coughlin isn't ready to turn Brown loose. "He’s ready to help," Coughlin said. "But there is a big difference between game day and practice." Brown should be owned in all leagues but shouldn't be started Sunday, while Hillis is a desperation flex option.
10/22/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Giants running back Peyton Hillis was suddenly pushed into a primary role Monday night just days after signing with the team, when Brandon Jacobs couldn't play.
Insight: Hillis ran the ball 18 times for 36 yards and a score and caught five balls for 45 yards. it would be better for all if he doesn't see that big a workload and the hope is that Jacobs returns to be the primary ball carrier with Hillis the third-down receiving back.
10/16/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: The journey continues for running back Peyton Hillis. The Giants will be Hillis' fourth team in the last three seasons. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1
Insight: The G-Men are looking for as much depth as they can get at running back with David Wilson (neck injury) out for the foreseeable future. Hillis hasn't been the same player since making the cover of Madden in 2011 (896 yards in 26 games). The curse strikes again.
9/21/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: The Buccaneers cut backup running back Peyton Hillis loose on Saturday. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: He hasn't played a single down of football this season. Hillis is only three seasons removed from a 1,177 yard/11 touchdown campaign but with all the injuries he's suffered since then, he may not have much left in the tank.
8/9/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Bucs running back Peyton Hillis suffered a hyperextended knee which the team called a "minor injury," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Doug Martin is locked in as the feature back, both running and receiving, in Tampa Bay. Hillis will have to have a strong preseason just to make the roster and beat out Mike James and Brian Leonard for the backup role to Martin.
7/23/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Peyton Hillis has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Insight: He'll have to have a strong preseason to make the roster, and even if he does he'll have no immediate fantasy value. Doug Martin is locked in as the feature back, both running and receiving, in Tampa Bay.
12/23/2012 5:41:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Peyton Hillis broke out of a season-long slump Sunday with 101 rushing yards in a loss to the Colts.
Insight: Part of the reason Hillis was able to produce so many yards was because he received a season-high 15 carries. Perhaps he'll see a similar workload next week against the Broncos.
10/27/2012 9:47:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday. That puts him on track to play Sunday versus Oakland.
Insight: Starter Jamaal Charles is averaging 21.8 touches per game this season but he's been relied on even more heavily with Hillis out, averaging 26.5 touches per game in the last four contests. Hillis is unlikely to cut into Charles' workload but we think he'll take the touches Shaun Draughn has been receiving. Draughn is averaging 11.25 touches in the last four games. That still makes him a risky fantasy play, especially since the Raiders have been above average against the run (3.8 ypc).
10/23/2012 12:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) returned to the practice field on Monday, reports Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: We will get a better idea in a couple of days when the team issues their injury report as to whether he'll play this week. Given the excellent performances by Jamaal Charles, Hillis may not be fantasy worthy even if he is active this week.
10/12/2012 5:14:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 6 after not practicing Friday.
Insight: When Hillis returns he's likely to cut into Shaun Draughn's workload but he won't be a useful fantasy play due to Romeo Crennel's affinity for Jamaal Charles.
10/7/2012 10:35:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis didn't practice and won't play on Sunday due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: There's no question Kansas City's backfield belongs to Jamaal Charles now that he is healthy again. Our only concern is overuse.
10/3/2012 4:00:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis didn't practice on Wednesday and continues to show minimal progress in his recovery from a sprained ankle.
Insight: Hillis is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Baltimore though we wouldn't expect much from him even if he plays. There's no question Kansas City's backfield belongs to Jamaal Charles now that he is healthy again.
9/30/2012 11:48:00 AM
Description: Kansas City halfback Peyton Hillis won't play Sunday versus the Chargers. Hillis sprained his ankle last week in a win over New Orleans.
Insight: Jamaal Charles should be primed for another giant fantasy effort Sunday with Hillis out of the lineup.
9/27/2012 2:14:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis was still wearing his walking boot on Wednesday. Hillis sprained his ankle last week in a win over the Saints.
Insight: There's no need to rush (no pun intended) Hillis back after the way Jamaal Charles performed in Week 3. Consider Hillis highly questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego.
9/25/2012 11:00:00 AM
Description: Adam Teicher of The Kansas City Star is reporting that Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis was seen in a walking boot on Monday. He left Sunday's game at New Orleans with an ankle injury.
Insight: Hillis reached awkwardly for a Matt Cassel pass and immediately walked off the field. Hillis may not be missed if Jamaal Charles can continue to run as he did last Sunday.
9/23/2012 3:30:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis left Sunday's game at New Orleans with an ankle injury.
Insight: Hillis reached awkwardly for a Matt Cassel pass and immediately walked off the field. Hillis may not be missed this week as Jamaal Charles has looked excellent.
Copyright ??2010 Athlon Sports, Inc. Athlon Sports and the Athlon Sports logo are trademarks of Athlon Sports, Inc. | About Us