Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 13

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals' Jeremy Hill, right, and Giovani Bernard stretch before their NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
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If you were concerned that the platoon between Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill might neuter the fantasy value of both players, Sunday's performance from the pair did little to alleviate your concerns. 

They split the touches. Neither player did a ton with the touches he got. The worst possible potential outcome came true—the two players canceled each other out.     

Week 13: Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard Stats
PlayerCarriesRush YardsReceptionsReceiving YardsTDFantasy Points
Jeremy Hill134041205
Giovani Bernard10491404

It's a great situation for the Cincinnati Bengals and a terrible situation for fantasy owners of either player. It makes sense for Cincy to use them in a timeshare, as both players are very talented and each brings a different skill set to the table. Where Bernard is shiftier and quicker, Hill runs with more power and sheds tacklers a bit easier.

They are the perfect one-two punch. The problem for fantasy owners is figuring out who will be the No. 1 and who will be the No. 2. Given the way the touches have gone the past two weeks, Hill looks like the more valuable player to own for the time being.

Until it becomes more obvious who the main man in this committee is, however, neither player is anything more than a flex consideration.  

 

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