5. Justice Hill, Baltimore Ravens
Hill got the nominal start Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans. While Gus Edwards out-snapped (44 to 27) and out-carried him (16 to eight) in the game, he was still the favorite in passing situations (three catches, to one for Edwards) and he also had a better yards per carry average than Edwards.
It's low-hanging fruit to some degree, but Hill has at least 11 touches and three receptions in three of the last four games.
It's hard to comfortably rely on any Ravens' running back in fantasy, and there's always someone lurking to enter the mix for carries and further dilute the touch pool. This year it's Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake on the practice squad, and rookie Keaton Mitchell (now off IR) as the lurkers. It's also possible they make a trade for someone who usurps everyone.
Hill is a low-end flex option fantasy owners will hope they don't have to deploy very often (or at all). But on the "running back with a role/pulse" idea, in a run-heavy offense and with a more complete skill set than others, he is worthy of a roster spot in leagues with 12 or more teams.
Week 7 of course brings a very tough matchup against the Lions, but Hill's late bye week (Week 13) adds to his appeal as a roster fill-in for Montgomery's fantasy owners.
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