Brian Hill's Fantasy Outlook Has His Value Rising Ahead of Week 4

Zach Brunner
Brian Hill's fantasy outlook is on the rise for Week 4.
Brian Hill's fantasy outlook is on the rise for Week 4. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

This offseason, the Atlanta Falcons made a splash in free agency, signing running back Todd Gurley, bringing the rusher back to the state of Georgia. However, his lack of explosion has been evident, opening the door for others behind him on the depth chart. It's been fourth-year running back Brian Hill that has taken the opportunity and ran with it, no pun intended, putting his fantasy value on the rise for Week 4.

Gurley has lacked the excitement that once made him great, with the struggles seemingly stemming from his knee issues. His longest rush of the season has been just 16 yards, and Gurley has averaged just 4.0 yards per carry for the season, which is following a career-worst 3.8 yards per carry last season. It appears Gurley's best days are behind him.

Brian Hill Fantasy Outlook

Last week, Hill had has best game of the season. He was given nine carries, which he took for 58 yards and a touchdown. Hill added one catch for 22 yards. He had two plays of over 20 yards last game, while Gurley has had zero all season long.

Hill has looked like the better running back, and he has been reward for it. Aside from the increased carries, he also saw 34 percent of the snaps last week, which was also a season-high. In a projected high-scoring matchup with the Green Bay Packers this week, Hill has a good opportunity to score, and he should begin to be considered on the low end of flex territory going forward.

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