College: Oklahoma State | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 11/14/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2019 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 2
Avg Pts: 2.00
Rank: 25 RB
The Ravens added another back to their arsenal, taking Hill in the fourth round of this year's draft. Hill adds a different dimension to the Ravens backfield. He is a true speed back. He can make a lot of plays on the outside and get down the field in a hurry. Hill needs work running on the inside, though, and has a tendency to try to make the big play too often. He should be anywhere from No. 2 to 4 on the depth chart for the Ravens.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Hill will get some weekly chances in a run-first offense, but will be hit or miss for fantasy teams. He won't be a consistent fantasy producer. He might be worth a late-round look for fantasy teams. Look for around 500 total yards.
With the addition of Mark Ingram to a running backs room which already had Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards, being drafted in Baltimore doesnt at first look too appealing for Justice Hilladmirers. Despite this, he could just flourish with the Ravens this season.Edwards was fine last season and he got the job done for a while. However, he was also an undrafted free agent who was only getting work because he was the next man up. After Lamar Jackson came in at quarterback the Edwards experiment petered out. That was despite the Ravens running the ball 101 more times and for 600 more yards than any team in the NFL after his insertion into the lineup. Kenneth Dixon is solid, but he cannot seem to stay healthy and if Alex Collins had not been released for off-field reasons this offseason it may have been Dixon who went.Mark Ingram is a good running back. When he Is in a committee with someone else. He is a great compliment to a smaller back like he was in New Orleans with Alvin Kamara. At 510 and 200 pounds, Hill is the type of player Ingram will work well with as both will have a role and know what it is.Coming from playing at Oklahoma State, a high flying offense the perception is Hill was not a good back. Oklahoma State though uses their backs quite frequently as shown in the numbers for Hill in 2018. He averaged 15.8 rushes per game in his final season and also caught 13 passes. These numbers are solid for only 10 games played. In his true breakout season of 2017, he rushed 268 times for 1,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also managed 31 receptions in those 13 games.We are not expecting these numbers to directly translate to the NFL, but it does show his ability and why the Ravens drafted him. Hill gives them the perfect lightning to the thunder of Ingram. Are the two backs going to finish number four and six in fantasy like Kamara and Ingram did in 2017? No, but no one expects them to either.In drafts, Mark Ingram is still the one to own. But by mid-season Justice Hill could also be a weekly winner for you. He is worth a draft pick in the 10th round area and if you need to reach a round higher then that is fine. He is not a handcuff and will have value no matter how Ingram performs. This is the type of player you want to take as a late-round flier, as he can create his own success. He does not have to wait for an injury to occur before having value. Therefore, go get him and be patient. If an injury does occur? Well, then he could end up being a top 20 back for you.
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Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill was limited to 27 rushing yards and no touchdowns on seven carries in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens gave the ball to all three backfield options in the opening drive against Miami and it's clear they will be looking to utilize all three as the season progresses. There's no question that Hill will get touches, but Baltimore may look to push the ball through the middle of the Cardinals front line with talented outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Chandler Jones helping Arizona's edge. This type of game plan would result in running backs Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards seeing the bulk of touches to start. Hill can be played as an RB3/4 in Week 2 with the most touchdown potential going to Ingram and Edwards.
Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill is in a favorable position to get a lot of touches this season. The fourth-round pick is labeled as the team's third running back on the depth chart going into Sunday's game against the Dolphins but offers a uniquely different running style than Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards. Ingram will be the starter utilized to break tackles and wear out defenses while Edwards can be used as a ground-and-pound back once defenses start getting tired. Hill's change-of-pace speed and versatility add great balance to the Ravens run-heavy offense. He looks to be locked as a rotational back with third-down opportunities. Baltimore plays a Dolphins Defense that gave up the second-most rushing yards in the league last year and could end up being a bottom-five defense at the end of 2018. Hill goes into Sunday's matchup as an appealing flex option.
Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill gained a total of eight yards on seven carries in Thursday night's preseason game against Philadelphia. After rushing for 49 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's Week 2 preseason matchup against Green Bay, Thursday night's Week 3 performance was unimpressive. While Hill's individual performance may not have been exciting, the entire Ravens backfield only rushed for 40 yards altogether. Hill is fighting for touches in a crowded backfield and needs to put together a good outing in next week's last preseason game to help solidify his No. 2 spot behind Mark Ingram. Hill is currently being drafted in the 12th round, but we have seen him go as early as the eighth round. Draft him as an Ingram handcuff with potential for an exponential amount of touches as the season goes on.
Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill caught a short pass from quarterback Lamar Jackson and darted upfield, causing two Eagles defenders to collide in Monday's joint practice. Hill is the Ravens leading rusher after the first two weeks of the preseason, amassing 82 yards on 20 carries. According to the Baltimore Beatdown, Hill forced a missed tackle on nine of 12 touches in Baltimore's Week 2 game against Green Bay. Hill's running style is intriguing; he's lightning-fast, he breaks tackles and he can catch the ball well. The first-year back currently sits fourth on the Ravens depth chart and likely won't see a ton of touches at the start of the season, but keep him on your radar toward the end of your drafts. He's being picked up in the 12th round of most drafts and poses as an exciting sleeper to handcuff to Mark Ingram.
Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill saw plenty of action in Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars, carrying the ball 10 times for 33 yards while catching two passes for 16 yards. The Ravens clearly wanted to see what Hill could do in this one, and while it wasn't the most impressive performance, it was encouraging to see him used in the passing game. The Ravens project to be a run-heavy team this year, so Hill should get chances, and if he can get involved as a third-down back, he'll be a valuable mid-round pick in PPR leagues.