Peyton Hillis | RB | New York Giants
Posted: 8/6/2014 1:50pm et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot) will be out for a while because of ankle and foot injuries, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Rough news for the veteran back a day after it was revealed that he was running second behind stater Rashad Jennings on the depth chart. In the meantime, this presents a golden opportunity for good-looking rookie Andre Williams.
Posted: 8/5/2014 6:32pm et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis has moved up to the No. 2 RB on the team's depth chart with RB Andre Williams as the No. 3 RB.
Huddle Up: Between the arrival of free-agent Rashad Jennings, the drafting of Williams and David Wilson's tough tale, Hillis has sort of been lost in the shuffle. Williams (7-48, TD) and Hillis (7-36) were the G-Men's best-looking RBs in Sunday's HOF Game, but the majority of fantasy experts and GMs are casting their lots with the fourth-round pick. We'll see how the upcoming exhibition contests shake out.
Posted: 8/1/2014 11:17am et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.
Huddle Up: Williams as the goal line guy is intriguing, especially in leagues with a TD-heavy scoring system. And with David Wilson unlikely to return, looks like Hillis is the complement to Rashad Jennings--probably good fantasy news for Jennings.
Posted: 7/7/2014 10:25pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Williams could unseat RB Peyton Hillis as the power back by the start of the year and become a part of a three-man rotation with RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson, according to Giants.com writers John Schmeelk and Dan Salomone.
Huddle Up: Jennings projects to be the lead dog, and who knows whether or not Wilson can get healthy and/or hang on to the football. But the fact that this is shaping up to be a three-back RBBC is bad news fantasy-wise.
Posted: 6/12/2014 11:09pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Peyton Hillis has missed a few organized team activities because of a muscle strain. Hillis said he hopes to be able to participate in the mandatory minicamp next week.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately, injury issues and Hillis haven't been strangers of late, and the veteran RB could find touches hard to come by in N.Y. if David Wilson regains his health.
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.