Dontrell Hilliard
Dontrell Hilliard
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hilliard started 2019 as the Browns' No. 2 back, but his offensive snaps dried up during the second half of the season when Kareem Hunt returned from an eight-game suspension. Hilliard finished with 13 carries, 49 yards and two TDs over 14 games while making his biggest impact on special teams as the primary returner of punts and kickoffs. Not much has changed on offense -- Hunt and Nick Chubb are still around -- and there will be more competition at the return spot, so Hilliard may be relegated to coverage duty on special teams. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Browns in May of 2020.
Ready to compete
RBCleveland Browns
June 23, 2020
Hilliard (knee) is healthy and set to compete for a depth running back role on the Browns, Andrew Gribble of the team's official website reports.
ANALYSIS
Hilliard injured his knee in Week 16 of last season and was unable to play in the regular-season finale. The injury was never considered serious and the Browns ultimately placed a contract tender on him during the offseason. While Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are expected to handle most of the workload in the backfield as the team's one-two punch, the 25-year-old Hilliard will compete against D'Ernest Johnson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. Both were core special teams players last season.
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How do Dontrell Hilliard's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
7.7%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
15.4%
 
Touches Per Game
1.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
18.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
2.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.7
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane in May 2018, Hilliard failed to make the 53-man roster out of camp and eventually ended up on Cleveland's practice squad. He was promoted in early-October and appeared in 11 games, catching nine passes for 105 yards out of the backfield. With Kareem Hunt suspended the first eight games, Hilliard has a prime chance to carve out a change-of-pace role behind Nick Chubb, now that Duke Johnson has been traded to Houston.
More Fantasy News
Inks deal with Browns
RBCleveland Browns
Knee
March 16, 2020
Hilliard (knee) will remain with the Browns after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent Monday.
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Out for season
RBCleveland Browns
Knee
December 24, 2019
Hilliard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Done for day
RBCleveland Browns
Knee
December 22, 2019
Hilliard (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Leaves Sunday's game
RBCleveland Browns
Knee
December 22, 2019
Hilliard (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Cleared to play vs. BAL
RBCleveland Browns
December 22, 2019
Hilliard (neck) is active Week 16 against the Ravens.
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