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Why You Should Start Jeremy Hill and Other RB Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 15

Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill

Unfortunately, Week 14 was another rough one for fantasy running backs – both in terms of more injuries and disappointing showings from players owners have been relying on this season. And before we close the book on last week completely, let’s take a peek and see how my Week 14 start/sit fantasy advice panned out.

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Good Calls:

Start Doug Martin (14.6 fantasy points) – Imagine what he could have done if he had more than 11 carries?

Start Lamar Miller (20.9 FP) – He scored two touchdowns on only 12 carries.

Sit Javorius Allen (3.8 FP) – Like the entire Ravens team, he was highly ineffective against the Legion of Boom.

Sit DeMarco Murray (3.7 FP) – Demoted to fourth-string RB before the game.

Bad Calls:

I warned you about starting Todd Gurley, but then he went out and promptly ran over (140 yds., 2 TDs) the Lions.

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Jeremy Hill, CIN (at SF)

Hill has been a complete bust all season long in both fantasy and real life football. He was held to 24 yards on nine touches in Week 14 against Pittsburgh, as Cincinnati had to play for behind all game with backup AJ McCarron at quarterback. So why would anyone consider starting Hill this week? Well because the Bengals will look to play a more conservative style of offense with McCarron now the starter for the foreseeable future. The matchup doesn’t hurt either, as the 9ers are allowing the most fantasy points to running backs on the season. Last week, San Francisco surrendered 213 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to the previously moribund Cleveland rushing attack. Look for Hill to have a big game.