Trade Peyton Hillis After Maybe Reaching His Fantasy Peak

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After churning out 144 yards on the ground in Baltimore on Sunday, Peyton Hillis has become the new darling among fantasy football owners in need of a running back.

Behind an underrated offensive line led by All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas, Hillis imposed his will on a Ravens defense that seemed content to let the Browns dictate the pace of the game. Cleveland followed its offensive game plan and featured Hillis in a running attack that averaged six yards per rush and totaled 173 rushing yards through brute force. 

As Thomas so aptly said: “We felt it in their body language. They weren’t jumping and screaming. We were running the ball directly at them.”

With the mid-week loss of Jerome Harrison to a thigh injury, the former Denver Broncos back was thrust into the featured backfield role. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll decided he would try to pound the ball on the ground with Hillis, a former fullback at the University of Arkansas, a...

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