Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

Quarterback #7
Team:New Orleans
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 235 lb.
College:BYU
Age:28
Born:August 23, 1990
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Taysom Hill: Scores twice in 2018

Hill recorded 196 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries, four receiving yards on three catches, and 64 passing yards and an interception on 3-for-7 passing while playing in 16 games in 2018.

Analysis: Hill was a jack-of-all trades for the Saints in 2018. After playing in just 72 snaps across five games as a rookie in 2018, Hill played 524 snaps this year, with a majority of his work coming on special teams. While he operated as a gadget player for New Orleans, he never turned into a reliable fantasy option given his limited touches on a week-to-week basis. He'll likely see a similar role in 2019, though he could move up to the No. 2 quarterback slot.

January 22, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Gains 24 yards

Hill gained 24 yards on four carries in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

Analysis: Hill attempted one pass as well -- on a pop-pass trick play from the one-yard line -- but the sure touchdown was dropped by tight end Ben Watson. Hill still played 23 of the Saints' 75 offensive snaps, lining up frequently as a receiver, but it was backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who took the snaps under center in fourth-quarter mop-up duty. Hill continues to be a fun player the Saints love using in a variety of ways, but he's not much of a fantasy option outside of two-quarterback leagues.

November 12, 2018 8:35 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Reduced usage

Hill rushed twice for 10 yards and gained 49 yards on two kickoff returns in Sunday's win against the Rams. He also dropped his only target.

Analysis: The Saints eased back on Hill's usage against the Rams' formidable defense -- he played just 11 of the team's 71 offensive snaps -- but the hybrid quarterback still converted on a fourth-down run that eventually led to a touchdown on the Saints' first drive. Still, head coach Sean Payton continues to use Hill in a variety of ways, and while the quarterback is unlikely to be a serious fantasy contributor in most leagues, he remains an option for desperate owners in two-quarterback leagues.

November 5, 2018 9:55 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Career-long pass completion

Hill caught one pass for five yards, rushed three times for negative two yards and returned two kickoffs for 50 yards in Sunday night's win against the Vikings. He also completed his only pass attempt for 44 yards, a career-long.

Analysis: In what has become common practice, Hill was once again deployed all over the field by head coach Sean Payton. The third-string quarterback played 18 offensive snaps and probably should have had his first career touchdown pass, but his completion to an open Michael Thomas was underthrown. Hill looks to be a mainstay in the Saints' offensive plans and while his varied contributions would have significant fantasy value, unless he's assigned multi-position eligibility he's unlikely to help most fantasy owners outside of those in two-quarterback leagues.

October 29, 2018 7:50 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Scores first career touchdown

Hill gained 23 yards on five carries, including a one-yard touchdown, and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards in Monday night's win against the Redskins.

Analysis: The Saints third-string "quarterback" was up to his old tricks again, lining up at quarterback, running back, wide out and returner in the primetime affair. Hill's third-quarter touchdown -- the first of his NFL career -- put the exclamation point on the blowout performance. At this point, Hill's presence on the field is less of a gimmick and more of an expected personnel package, particularly in the red zone. Hill may end up swiping a few more scores from the likes of Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and even Drew Brees, but there should continue to be plenty of points and touches to go around in the Saints' generous offense. Hill played just 14 offensive snaps on Monday, so he probably does not need to be owned in most standard leagues, especially with the Saints on bye in Week 6, but he remains an option for needy fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues.

October 9, 2018 7:49 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Role likely unchanged

Hill is expected to retain a similar role despite Mark Ingram's return from suspension in Week 5, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Hill has been a do-it-all quarterback/special teams specialist and notched his first career reception and completion in Sunday's win over the Giants. The 28-year-old saw 15 offensive snaps Sunday, more than double the amount of offensive snaps he saw through the first three weeks of the season. Over the last two games Hill has seven carries for 67 yards in the last two games.

October 5, 2018 7:35 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Jack-of-all trades contibutor

Hill gained 28 yards on four carries and caught one pass for negative four yards in Sunday's win against the Giants. He also returned one kickoff for 16 yards and completed one-of-two passes for 10 yards.

Analysis: The Saints' do-everything quarterback/special teams specialist was again all over the field in New York. On Sunday, Hill had both his first career reception (on a screen pass) and first career completion, as he completed a pass to cornerback Justin Hardee on a fake punt. While Hill is still the third-string quarterback -- Teddy Bridgewater remains Drew Brees' primary backup -- the former BYU Cougar played 12 offensive snaps against the Giants and remains a quarterback option capable of meaningful contributions for fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues in need of a starter in a bye-week pinch.

October 1, 2018 10:00 AM EST

Taysom Hill: Contributes as runner and returner

Hill gained 35 yards on three carries in Sunday's win against the Falcons. He also returned three kickoffs for 64 yards.

Analysis: For those unfamiliar with Hill, the BYU product is the Saints' third-string quarterback. An excellent athlete, Hill has also played on the special-teams coverage unit and returned kickoffs. In Atlanta, however, Hill added yet another wrinkle to his game. While Hill had taken snaps at quarterback in a special read-option package in both Weeks 1 and 2, he had simply handed the ball off on such occasions. Yet in Week 3, Hill ran the ball three times, including a 35-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. While Teddy Bridgewater remains the backup quarterback and the player most likely to see true quarterback snaps should anything happen to Drew Brees, it would not be surprising for Hill to continue to see playing time in certain packages. For fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues in need of a starting option in a bye-week pinch, Hill has the potential to not just help those owners avoid taking a zero in their lineup, but he may actually be able to provide meaningful contributions, particularly in leagues that award points for return yardage.

September 25, 2018 6:58 PM EST

Taysom Hill: Focusing on special teams

Hill likely will focus on special teams this season after the Saints acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Jets, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Apparently unimpressed by the backup quarterback battle between Hill and Tom Savage, the Saints acted aggressively to upgrade the situation. They'll likely still keep Hill around on the 53-man roster, considering he's useful on special teams and also has some theoretical long-term upside at quarterback. Hill owns an ugly 77.9 passer rating so far this preseason, but he's made up for it with 130 yards and two scores on 16 rush attempts. He'll likely get some work under center during Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams.

August 29, 2018 1:55 PM EST

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