|ADP:||Round: 1, Pick: 11|
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||March 1, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 5 (165)|
Hill secured nine of 16 targets for 105 yards during the Chiefs' 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super LIV on Sunday.
Analysis: The Chiefs unsurprisingly found it challenging to hit on many downfield routes versus the 49ers' elite secondary, but the one time Hill got loose, it essentially changed the dynamic of the contest. Down 20-10 and facing a 3rd-and-15 at their own 35-yard line, Patrick Mahomes and Hill connected on a 44-yard bomb that placed the ball at the 49ers' 21-yard line. Four plays later, Mahomes hit Travis Kelce with a one-yard touchdown toss that began the comeback in earnest. The big play aside, Hill played more of a role in the short and intermediate passing game than customary, but it was enough for him to generate game-high reception and receiving yardage tallies. Hill is signed through the 2022 season, although it's worth noting he's scheduled to carry a cap hit of $17.6 million in 2020 under the current terms of his deal.
Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns while adding a seven-yard carry in Sunday's 35-24 win over the Titans.
Analysis: Hill didn't make many explosive plays and finished averaging a middling 13.5 yards per catch. He made up for his lack of yardage by doing damage in the red zone, including touchdown grabs of eight and 20 yards in the first half. Hill fared much better in this one than he did in his previous outing, and he'll look to make a similar impact in the Super Bowl against either the 49ers or the Packers.
Hill caught three of four targets for 41 receiving yards and lost one fumble during Sunday's 51-31 divisional round win against the Texans.
Analysis: The four-time Pro Bowler put his defense into a precarious situation late in the first quarter, muffing a Bryan Anger punt inside his own 10-yard line and setting up Houston for a touchdown two plays later to extended its lead to 21-0. Hill would later have to briefly exit the game after absorbing a hard hit from Texans safety Justin Reid, but he would return a drive later and finish out the contest. In addition to his 20-yard catch that helped the Chiefs tally a go-ahead TD shortly before the half, Hill also drew a pass interference call on Bradley Roby in the third quarter to help situate KC inside the red zone for another score at the 4:39 mark. His contributions of late have not been clearly reflected on the stat sheet, as Hill has been held under 73 receiving yards for seven consecutive games heading into a divisional round matchup against a Tennessee defense that allowed just one Raven to exceed 60 receiving yards Saturday during a 28-12 win over Baltimore.
Hill caught four of five targets for 61 yards during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Hill was quiet for the bulk of Sunday's game when, with the Chiefs nursing a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, he got behind the Chargers' secondary for a 47-yard completion to set up the game-sealing touchdown. The win, coupled with a Patriots loss, means that the Chiefs will be the AFC's No. 2 seed and play either the Patriots, Texans or Bills in two weeks. In two games against New England and Houston this season, Hill has 11 total receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill reeled in all five of his targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over Chicago.
Analysis: The Chiefs led this contest comfortably wire-to-wire, so the offense didn't need to take too many downfield shots. This resulted in Hill tying his season low (in a full game) of five targets. Both he and Travis Kelce paced all Kansas City receiving options in production as per usual, and we should expect more of the same against the Chargers in Week 17. The Chiefs are still able to earn a first-round bye if the Patriots lose next week, so the team figures to play its starters despite having the division locked up.
Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-3 win over Denver. He added a one-yard run during the game.
Analysis: The snowy conditions made it advisable to dink-and-dunk, but that's not what the Chiefs and Hill were thinking early during Sunday's contest. Hill and Patrick Mahomes capped Kansas City's opening drive off with a 41-yard strike on a deep out-breaking route as Hill continued his streak of big plays against Denver. Hill came back around later for a lunging five-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for his second multi-touchdown game of the season. Hill has recorded at least six touches in each of the last six games in which he has finished. Next up is a Bears defense that has been good at preventing the kind of big-plays that Hill generates, surrendering just 36 passes of 20 or more yards through Week 14, seventh best in the league.
Hill caught six of eight targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: The speedy receiver saw plenty of Stephon Gilmore on the afternoon, but Hill's production may also have been affected by the knock Patrick Mahomes took to his throwing hand early in the game, as the quarterback seemed reluctant to attack downfield too much afterwards. Assuming Mahomes' injury isn't serious, Hill will try to rebound in Week 15 at home against the Broncos, who he posted a 3-74-1 line against in Week 7.
Hill caught five of eight targets for 55 yards and lost four yards on his only carry in Sunday's 40-9 rout of the Raiders.
Analysis: The Chiefs' passing game was surprisingly muted despite the final score, as windy conditions at Arrowhead Stadium prevented Patrick Mahomes from stretching the field as usual -- Hill's longest grab went for only 17 yards, a somewhat disappointing showing for the speedster considering he had eight catches of 20-plus yards in the five games prior to straining his hamstring in Week 11. Hill could struggle to get open deep again next week, in a road matchup against the Patriots' league-leading defense.
Coach Andy Reid confirmed Friday that Hill (hamstring) would be able to play Sunday against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hill was forced out early in the Chiefs' previous game Nov. 18 versus the Chargers with a strained hamstring, but he seemingly put to rest any concern about his health by practicing fully Wednesday in Kansas City's first official session following a Week 12 bye. The wideout went on to practice fully again Thursday and Friday, so he shouldn't face any restrictions with his snap count as he checks back into the lineup this weekend. Despite playing less than 20 percent of the offensive snaps in two of his seven appearances this season, Hill ranks 12th in the NFL with 77.6 receiving yards per game.
Coach Andy Reid relayed that Hill (hamstring) will be a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official sitepreviously relayed Reid's optimism about Hill's Week 13 availability and the fact that the wideout is slated to practice fully Wednesday puts him on track to suit up Sunday against the Raiders, in the absence of any setbacks.
Coach Andy Reid indicated Monday that he's optimistic about Hill's (hamstring) availability for Sunday's game against the Raiders, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: Hill was forced out of the Chiefs' Week 11 game early with a hamstring injury, but the team's bye came at a good time for the wideout. Added clarity on his Week 13 status should arrive once the team starts practicing this week and can see how Hill's hamstring responds in the process.
Hill's hamstring injury is considered minor, with the Chiefs hoping he'll be ready to play after a Week 12 bye, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hill reportedly wanted to re-enter Monday's 24-17 win over the Chargers, but the Chiefs held him out for the rest of the game after he limped off the field in the first quarter. It sounds like an MRI brought good news, confirming that Hill's hamstring strain isn't too severe. The Chiefs will come out of their bye to host the Raiders in Week 13, with the Dec. 1 matchup potentially determining which team sits atop the AFC West heading into the final quarter of the season.
Hill will undergo an MRI on his hamstring in the next day or two, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hill finally reconnected with a healthy Patrick Mahomes on Monday night but lasted just seven offensive snaps before pulling up lame on a route downfield. The testing should provide a better idea of Hill's timeline moving forward. In the interim, Mecole Hardman and DeMarcus Robinson are candidates to garner additional reps and looks in the passing game.
Head coach Andy Reid said Hill is dealing with a strained hamstring, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: Hill picked up a limp after making a long catch in the first half, never returning to the game thereafter. There's no telling how long he could be sidelined until he undergoes further testing this week. The Chiefs' initial injury report will come out Wednesday.
Hill (hamstring) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Hill came up limping after going after attempting to haul in a long pass, and an immediately caught the eye from the team trainers. After stretching and trying to stay in the game, Hill headed to the locker room to get extra medical attention. On offense, his absence should lead to more opportunity for Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman, with Hardman taking over return duties.
Hill secured three of five targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos on Thursday.
Analysis: The highlight of Hill's night was a 57-yard touchdown reception from the arm of backup Matt Moore in the latter portion of the third quarter. Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap in the first half of Thursday's game, which undoubtedly kept Hill's production modest. Numbers along the lines of Thursday's might more or less become the norm for HIll for whatever games Moore might be forced to start for Mahomes, given the veteran quarterback has never possessed the strongest arm and may be even more limited at age 35. Hill will look to thrive with whomever is under center when he faces the Packers in Week 8 a week from Sunday.
Hill caught five of 10 targets for 80 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Texans.
Analysis: Returning from a five-week absence, Hill quelled any concerns about his health with a beautiful leaping catch which he turned into a 46-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. He led the team in targets, catches, and receiving yardage as well, later adding a six-yard touchdown grab that briefly put his team ahead. Barring any setbacks, Hill appears to be fully ready to contribute in Thursday's game against the Broncos.
The Chiefs will 'rotate in' Hill (shoulder) for Sunday's game against the Texans, Fox's Jay Glazer said on their Sunday morning pregame show.
Analysis: Glazer went on to discuss how Hill's injury was unique, as the fractured clavicle was directed inward towards his lungs and heart, which is the opposite of most similar fractures.
Hill (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: The Chiefs cleared Hill to return from a four-game absence after his shoulder checked out fine following a pregame workout, which was preceded by three limited practice sessions earlier in the week. While Kansas City will get one of its top weapons in the passing attack back Sunday, the extent of Hill's role coming off the sternoclavicular injury isn't fully known. At the very least, Hill's return should help compensate for the loss of fellow starting receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring), who is sitting out for the first time this season.
Hill (shoulder) went through a pregame warmup and is expected to suit up Sunday against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Hill put in limited practices during Week 6 prep after getting cleared from his sternoclavicular joint injury, putting him into a position to return. That said, the Chiefs wanted him to get through the aforementioned workout Sunday because he tended to some lingering discomfort as he ramped up his workload. Hill's snap count is to be determined, especially with another game on tap Thursday in Denver, but Patrick Mahomes nonetheless will have his top wideout at his disposal for the first time since Week 1.
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