Peyton Hillis | RB | New York Giants
Posted: 10/25/2013 1:53pm et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis said he's ready to take on a bigger role in the running game after making his season debut in Week 7. 'Most definitely,' Hillis said. 'I think it always takes a couple weeks to get back into shape when you're on the couch for five weeks. I'm thinking that, no matter what they ask me to do, my body is going to be in a lot better shape than it was last week, for sure.'
Huddle Up: With Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) likely to miss a second straight game and rookie Michael Cox unimpressive in his start this past Monday night, the onus falls on Hillis, who had 81 total yards and a TD on 23 touches in Week 8. With 6 teams on bye, he's most definitely start-worthy.
Posted: 10/22/2013 12:49am et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis carried 18 times for just 36 yards in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Oct. 21. However, he was able to score a rushing touchdown in his first game with the team.
Huddle Up: Hillis, signed only this past week, also tied for the team lead with 5 receptions (for 45 yards) and clearly was more effective than rookie Michael Cox, who got the start but finished with only 23 rushing yards on 11 carries and two catches for a yard. The bad news is that the Giants could be getting Brandon Jacobs, David Wilson and Andre Brown back over the next month, placing Hillis back in limbo.
Posted: 10/18/2013 10:27am et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team expects RB Peyton Hillis to contribute right away.
Huddle Up: The team doesn't have much of a choice; with limited options, they need Hillis to contribute right away. Fantasy owners, on the other hand, shouldn't expect much from Hillis.
Posted: 10/16/2013 12:17pm et
The New York Giants signed free-agent RB Peyton Hillis to an undisclosed deal.
Huddle Up: Yes, it's come to that for the Giants. Hillis will back up Brandon Jacobs but doesn't look to provide much of a fantasy impact in New York.
Posted: 9/21/2013 1:19pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Peyton Hillis.
Huddle Up: Hillis was never a factor in Tampa Bay. Once a fantasy stud, Hillis' NFL career is now coming to an end.
Posted: 8/13/2013 11:57pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis hasn't looked good in the last two years and isn't a lock for the roster. RB Brian Leonard had a good showing in the first preseason game, and the team likes 6th-round pick Mike James as an all-around runner.
Huddle Up: Hillis' hyperextended knee, suffered in the preseason opener, didn't help his cause any as he's developed an injury-prone rep after missing 9 games over the past 2 seasons. Hillis definitely has some ground to make up over the remaining 3 preseason contests.
Posted: 8/9/2013 4:10pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee in the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 8, but he is not expected to miss much time, and maybe just 'a couple of days,' according to a source.
Huddle Up: Best possible news for Hillis, who is looking to land the Bucs' No. 2 RB gig behind Doug Martin.
Posted: 8/9/2013 12:22am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis (knee) suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8 and did not return.
Huddle Up: Hillis, once a Madden cover boy, is with his 3rd team in 3 seasons, hoping to provide backfield depth behind starting stud Doug Martin. The injury could be anything at this point, so keep an eye out for updates.
Posted: 7/31/2013 10:34am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James is running with the second-team offense Wednesday, July 31, and RB Peyton Hillis is running with the third team.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this, combined with Hillis' performance in Kansas City last year, is enough to dissuade those considering him as the handcuff to Doug Martin in Tampa Bay. If you're into handcuffs, right now James appears to be the better play over Hillis and Brian Leonard.
Posted: 7/24/2013 1:34am et
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Peyton Hillis to a 1-year veteran minimum contract Tuesday, July 23.
Huddle Up: If Hillis can stay healthy this preseason, expect him to make a strong run at the Bucs' No. 2 job as he battles fellow free-agent addition Brian Leonard for the right to back up fantasy stud Doug Martin.
Posted: 7/23/2013 12:29pm et
Free-agent RB Peyton Hillis (Chiefs) is scheduled to work out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, July 23.
Huddle Up: Hillis has had one shining fantasy season -- 1,654 yards, 13 total TDs in 2010 with the Browns -- and that happens to be the only season in which he's played a full 16 games. In fact, he's totalled 1,683 yards and 11 TDs in his other 4 seasons combined.