2. Kenny Hilliard, RB
A week after earning praise from us Kenny Hilliard finds himself on the wrong side of our five players stock series. Hilliard had just 11 yards on seven carries.
What makes that number look even worse is that one of his runs went for eight yards. Without that one chunk yardage play Hilliard went for three yards on six carries.
With a crowded backfield the 2015 seventh-round pick out of LSU can’t afford games like he had Saturday if he hopes to make the team.
He still has two games to try and prove he should be on the final roster, but things aren’t looking in his favor. Lamar Miller is the clear cut starter, Tyler Ervin contributes on special teams as a returner, Alfred Blue has a ton of experience in the past two seasons and Jonathan Grimes is a stellar third-down back.
Hilliard has the size and tough running style to contribute as a goal line and short-yardage guy for Houston. In Week 1 he showed off those traits and was impressive. In Week 2 he looked like the guy who was relegated to the practice squad for his rookie season.
Don’t count Hilliard out yet, but he needs to make the most of his remaining chances.
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