|ADP:||Round: 2, Pick: 7|
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||March 1, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 5 (165)|
Hill caught eight of 10 targets for 110 yards and added nine yards on three rushing attempts in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Browns in the AFC divisional round.
Analysis: Hill had 78 receiving yards before Patrick Mahomes' (concussion) third-quarter departure, then made a circus 23-yard catch on a Chad Henne pass in the fourth, pressing the ball against his thigh to secure possession as he went to the ground. Hill saved his most important play for last, coming open for a five-yard catch to pick up 4th-and-inches and allow Kansas City to run out the clock. While Hill's stock would take a hit if Mahomes is unable to play in next week's AFC Championship against the Bills, the speedster still has the big-play ability to make a major impact, even without his starting quarterback.
Hill (hamstring) doesn't appear on Kansas City's injury report in advance of Sunday's divisional round playoff game against the Browns.
Analysis: Hill didn't play in Week 17 with Kansas City having already secured the top seed in the AFC. The team's ensuing bye week gave the playmaking wideout some added healing time for his hamstring and he'll be ready to go and serve as a primary target for QB Patrick Mahomes this weekend.
Hill (hamstring) was present for Wednesday's practice, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Hill sat out Kansas City's regular-season finale against the Chargers, with his team's playoff seeding already locked in. With the added healing time afforded by a first-round bye, Hill seems poised to return to action Sunday against the Browns. Wednesday's injury report will reveal whether he was a limited or full practice participant.
Hill (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Also ruled out for the contest was Sammy Watkins (calf), which sets the stage for the Chiefs - who have clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed and a first-round bye -- to feature a Week 17 wideout corps headed by Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle. We expect Hill to be good to go for Kansas City's playoff opener, however.
Hill (hamstring) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Hill's absences from consecutive practices to begin Week 17 only adds further fuel to the notion that the wideout own't suit up Sunday against the Chargers. If Hill is inactive for the contest, it shouldn't be taken as an indication that the star wideout suffered a setback with his right hamstring coming out of his appearance Week 16 versus the Falcons. Instead, the Chiefs are expected to exercise caution with most of their key starters and any banged-up players in the regular-season finale as Kansas City has already locked up the AFC's No. 1 seed. Even if Hill practices Friday and approaches the weekend without a designation, he'll likely handle only a limited role as the Chiefs aim to preserve his health for the playoffs.
Hill (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hill also had his practice reps limited last week, but he nonetheless managed to suit up against the Falcons and secure four of six targets for 65 yards. Coach Andy Reid has already announced that Patrick Mahomes will sit Week 17, and the Chiefs will almost certainly give Hill the extra week of rest as well, especially if there are any lingering concerns about his health. Kansas City has already secured the AFC's No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Hill caught four of his six targets for 65 yards during Sunday's 17-14 win against the Falcons.
Analysis: Hill was limited by a hamstring issue Thursday and Friday in practice after being listed as a non-participant Wednesday. However, coach Andy Reid portrayed confidence late in the week regarding his star receiver's status. The five-time Pro Bowler was, indeed, able to avoid his first game absence of 2020, but the Falcons kept him without a touchdown for just the second time since Week 6. Hill has been held under 80 receiving yards in four consecutive games, though a combined three TDs boosted his value between Weeks 14 and 15. There's a high probability of Hill being rested for Kansas City's regular-season finale against the Chargers, with the Chiefs having secured the AFC's No. 1 seed by virtue of Sunday's win.
Hill (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: This was the expected outcome, though ESPN's Adam Schefter previously noted that Kansas City plans to "monitor Hill" during Sunday's game and "be smart with him as well." Assuming no in-game setbacks, however, Hill should remain a key playmaker in his team's Week 16 offense, which will take aim at an Atlanta defense that has allowed an average of 287.7 passing yards per game to date. Only Seattle (293.0) has allowed more.
Hill (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old never appeared to be in serious danger of missing Sunday's contest, as coach Andy Reid previously indicated the wideout was expected to play despite being listed as questionable. Hill's availability will be officially known when Kansas City releases its list of inactives about 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Hill (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Analysis: That said, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com believes that Hill's 'questionable' designation seems "more precautionary than anything," with coach Andy Reid having said that he expects the wideout -- who was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday -- to play in Sunday's 1:00 ET contest.
Hill (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: The Chiefs didn't turn Hill loose completely for their second practice of the week, but his ability to participate on a limited basis was a welcome sign after he was held out of Wednesday's session entirely. So long as Hill can upgrade to full activity Friday, he'll likely avoid an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons. The play-making wideout has failed to reach the end zone only once in his last eight games, racking up 896 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns over that stretch.
Hill (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: Kansas City's Thursday injury report will reveal Hill's level of participation, but the wideout's return -- in any capacity -- bodes well for his chances of being available for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Hill (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Coach Andy Reid said that Hill's hamstring "tightened up" during last weekend's win over the Saints, per Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site, so he's receiving some rest to start the week. The star wideout finished last Sunday's game with six catches for 53 yards and a score on 10 targets, and he played 86 percent of offensive snaps, so there's not yet any real reason to suspect that his availability against the Falcons in Week 16 is in jeopardy.
Hill caught six of 10 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-29 win over the Saints. He also gained one yard on his only carry.
Analysis: His five-yard grab midway through the first quarter gave Hill his 15th receiving TD and 17th total touchdown on the season in only 14 games. The speedster also has 83 catches on the year, leaving him five shy of a new career high heading into Week 16's meeting with a Falcons secondary that just got torched by the Buccaneers.
Hill caught three of seven targets for 79 yards and a touchdown while adding a 32-yard touchdown on his lone rushing attempt in Sunday's 33-27 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: Hill breathed life into Kansas City's offense with a 32-yard score on an end-around to cut Miami's lead to 10-7 in the second quarter, then put the Chiefs up 21-10 with a 44-yard touchdown catch early in the third. The star receiver's volume has bounced around, but Hill doesn't require many looks to take over a game, needing just four touches to post this gaudy stat line. Overall, Hill has now caught 14 touchdowns and run in two more heading into the Chiefs' high-profile Week 15 trip to New Orleans.
Hill (illness) practiced fully Thursday.
Analysis: Hill missed practice Wednesday due to a non-COVID-19 illness and his return to a full session Thursday clears the playmaking wideout to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins. As long as he's available on any given week, Hill - who's scored 14 total TDs in12 games this season -- remains a plug-and-play fantasy option.
Hill (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, Hill is setting himself up for no missed time with an appearance one day later. His activity level will become known when the Chiefs release their second Week 14 injury report later Thursday.
Hill did not practice Wednesday due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The star wideout's absence from practice is certainly noteworthy, but there hasn't yet been any indication that his availability for Week 14 is in serious jeopardy. Hill will have two more chances to resume practicing ahead of Sunday's upcoming road game against the Dolphins.
Hill caught six of 10 targets for 58 yards and rushed once for 30 more yards in Sunday's 22-16 win over Denver.
Analysis: Hill finally cooled off following an unconscious four weeks of fantasy gold in which he averaged 145.5 receiving yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game (that was not a typo). Posting 88 total yards from scrimmage is nothing to scoff at, but the star wideout's fantasy managers can't help but feel let down after being spoiled over the previous month-plus. Despite their struggles, the Broncos actually boast one of the better secondaries in 2020, so Hill's containment may not have been a fluke. The Dolphins and their elite duo of cornerbacks lie ahead, and while this will be the toughest two-week stretch in terms of positional matchups for Hill this season, there is almost no reasonable argument to be made for benching Hill in any matchup where Patrick Mahomes is healthy under center.
Hill secured 13 of 15 targets for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: As his final line indicates, the incomparable speedster was in top form, particularly during a first quarter when he hauled in touchdown throws of 75 and 44 yards. Hill's 159 receiving yards in the first quarter was the most in any one period in an NFL game since 2006, and he came just 40 yards short of equaling Stephone Paige's franchise record of 309 yards, set back in 1985. Hill's target haul was actually just his second highest of the season, and it marked the third straight game he logged double-digit looks from Patrick Mahomes. Hill's eye-popping numbers will naturally be difficult to replicate going forward, although the way he and Mahomes connected Sunday, it remains within the realm of possibility. Hill will take on the formidable task of trying to put together a successful encore in a Week 13 Sunday night battle against the Broncos.
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