Peyton Hillis | RB
Posted: 2/26/2015 1:54am et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis was released Wednesday, Feb. 25. The move saves $945,000 on the 2015 salary cap.
Huddle Up: Seems like eons ago that Hills was the Madden cover boy; now he's an ex-Giant looking to catch on as a complimentary backfield option. In a year where the running back draft class appears especially deep, that might be easier said than done for Hillis.
Posted: 11/15/2014 1:57pm et
The New York Giants placed RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: With Rashad Jennings expected back this week, Andre Williams will return to his backup role. Jennings will get most of the touches, with Williams set to see 5-7 carries a game.
Posted: 11/10/2014 9:52am et
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (head) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Hillis was forced to leave after a 4-yard rush and a 5-yard reception in the first quarter, leaving the bulk of the RB duties to rookie Andre Williams. Rashad Jennings is expected to return in Week 11, so Hillis might be given an extra week or so to recover.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:57pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Williams is expected to continue to lose carries to RBs Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox.
Huddle Up: Williams scored last week and looked to be running better than the results have shown. What the Giants and fantasy owners really need is for Rashad Jennings to return to the lineup.
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.