K.J. Hill

K.J. Hill

Wide Receiver #84
Team: Free Agent None
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 198 lb.
College:Ohio State
Age:23
Born:September 15, 1997
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 7 (220)
Draft Team:LAC

K.J. Hill: Inconsequential rookie year

Hill finished his rookie season with seven receptions on 11 targets for 73 yards across 15 games.

Analysis: Hill also fielded a handful of special teams returns throughout the season accumulating 90 total return yards, but it was hardly a banner year for the 2020 seventh-round pick. The 23-year-old did see the fifth-most snaps of any Chargers wide receiver, but Hill was grossly outpaced by Jalen Guyton, who beat him out for the No. 3 role to start the season, and later by undrafted free agent Tyron Johnson who became a more prominent factor towards the end of the campaign. Considering the lack of significant draft capital invested in Hill, the prospects of the Ohio State product emerging as a quality fantasy candidate appear bleak entering the offseason.

January 8, 2021 2:24 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Secures lone target

Hill caught his only target for seven yards during Sunday's 45-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Hill's nine offensive snaps during Sunday's contest were the most significant playing time he's seen since Week 5, but it was still just a minor offensive role. The 23-year-old has three catches for 30 yards in 11 games this season.

December 8, 2020 5:21 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Practices fully Wednesday

Hill (hip) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Hill missed this past Sunday's win over the Jaguars due to this hip injury, but it appears the rookie has shaken off the issue and will be available for this Sunday's divisional tilt against Denver. He's still looking to establish chemistry with quarterback Justin Herbert, as Hill's six targets over four games with the fellow rookie have translated into just two receptions for 23 yards and no touchdowns.

October 28, 2020 4:35 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Unable to suit up for Week 7

Hill (hip) is listed as inactive heading into Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The seventh-round rookie seemingly suffered the injury during the practice week, as he was a non-participant Thursday after logging a full session Wednesday. Hill was unable to recover in time for Sunday's tilt with Jacksonville, meaning that Tyron Johnson will be promoted to the No. 4 slot in Los Angeles' receiving corps. Hill's absence also means that Joe Reed may be in the mix for snaps at kick returner.

October 25, 2020 12:20 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Listed as questionable

Hill (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Hill appears to have picked up this injury in practice, as he went from being a full participant Wednesday to failing to practice Thursday. He had one catch on two targets in Los Angeles' last game before a Week 6 bye.

October 23, 2020 12:58 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Pops up on injury report

Hill was a non-participant during Thursday's practice due to a hip injury.

Analysis: It's unclear how Hill suffered the injury, as he was a full participant during Wednesday's session coming out of the bye week. Last time out, the rookie out of Ohio State saw 35 offensive snaps in Week 5, hauling in one of two targets for eight yards in a loss to New Orleans. If Hill was to miss Week 7, Desmond King could take over as the team's kick return man, with Jalen Guyton and Jason Moore seeing a slight uptick in offensive snaps.

October 22, 2020 4:30 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Draws two targets in loss

Hill turned two targets into an eight-yard reception Monday in the Chargers' 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Hill played 49 percent of the Chargers' offensive snaps in the loss, matching his season-high total from Week 3, when he was targeted four times in a loss to the Panthers. The rookie has otherwise gone without a look in the Chargers' other three games this season, which has thus far made it difficult to rely on him for fantasy purposes.

October 13, 2020 12:14 PM EST

K.J. Hill: Records first career reception

Hill caught one pass four 15 yards in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Panthers. He saw four targets.

Analysis: All four of Hill's targets came after Mike Williams was forced to leave Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury, but it was pretty clear the rookie was hardly more than a last-ditch read on any given play. Even if Williams were to miss next week's game, it's likely Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler would see an even more dramatic target share.

September 29, 2020 9:31 AM EST

K.J. Hill: Not much of offensive factor

Hill played six snaps in the 23-20 overtime loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Much like last week, Hill simply wasn't a featured part of the offense, registering just six offensive snaps in a game that was close throughout. A number of injuries to guys ahead of Hill on the depth chart would need to occur before he becomes fantasy relevant.

September 22, 2020 9:58 AM EST

K.J. Hill: Sees 12 snaps Sunday

Hill played 12 snaps in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Hill failed to record a target in the win, operating as the No. 4 wideout behind Jaylen Guyton. It's good to see Hill out-snap rookie Joe Reed, but a bevy of injuries would need to occur for the seventh-round pick to have any sort of fantasy utility this season.

September 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

K.J. Hill: Spot on roster secure

Hill earned a spot on the team's 53-man roster following Saturday's cutdown.

Analysis: It's not a particularly controversial decision, particularly after the injury to Mike Williams (shoulder) which could keep him out for Week 1. While Hill doesn't possess the necessary speed to be a typical No. 3 wide receiver in the Chargers offense, he's a simply better all-around player than Jalen Guyton and could be valuable fantasy pick up should injuries to Williams or Keenan Allen create a spot for him in the starting lineup.

September 5, 2020 1:47 PM EST

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