August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (40) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
We continue to look at the over/under on various KC Chiefs players. Bovada's numbers for Peyton Hillis are even more interesting when you compare them with Jamaal Charles' numbers because it gives us an idea of what the oddsmakers are thinking about the Chiefs rushing success this season.
Here are Charles' numbers from earlier today.
The over/under for Hillis: 725 rushing yards, 5.5 rushing TDs.
Based on everything we've seen from camp through preseason, I think this number should be slightly higher. I can see Hillis and Charles splitting carries fairly evenly throughout the season.
Combined with Charles that an over/under of 1,725.5 rushing yards between those two next season. In 2010 when KC led the league in rushing Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 2,363 yards rushing. Jones ended up with 896 of those yards but less than four yards per carry. Hillis needs to be more efficient than 3.7 yards per carry.
Jones only had 14 receptions that season, an area we expect Hillis to be much better in.
I'll say Hillis takes around 225 carries and ends up at four yards per carry -- 900 yards rushing.