|ADP:||Round: 2, Pick: 3|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||March 1, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 5 (165)|
Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder indicated Wednesday that Hill (collarbone) started his rehab Monday night, while adding that the wideout will undergo some testing in a couple weeks, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Though Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously suggested that Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with his sternoclavicular joint issue, Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star relays via Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder that the play-making wideout's issue is "truly a week-to-week injury." In any case, given that his tests won't occur for a couple of weeks, it's pretty safe to rule Hill out for the team's next's two games, at a minimum. In his absence, added opportunities alongside Sammy Watkins will be available for Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas.
Hill (collarbone) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, but it could end up being longer, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Chiefs don't intend to place Hill on injured reserve, preferring to first see how he progresses in the early stages of his rehab from a sternoclavicular joint injury. It sounds like he'll miss the rest of September, with no assurances of a return in October. The Chiefs will turn to Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas behind Sammy Watkins at wide receiver.
Hill's return date will be determined by how he progresses through each phase of his recovery from a sternoclavicular joint injury, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Analysis: The exact number of phases is unknown, which leaves him with a return timetable "ranging from missing a few games to IR/designated to return," per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. While Hill is on the mend, the Chiefs will turn to Sammy Watkins as the team's top wide receiver, with the quartet of Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle and De'Anthony Thomas rounding out the depth chart.
The Chiefs will continue to evaluate Hill's (collarbone) status in the next couple of days, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, with "options ranging from missing a few games to IR/designated to return."
Analysis: In Hill's absence, Sammy Watkins will profile as the Chiefs' top wideout, while Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are candidates to see added work in the Chiefs offense, with the team now bracing for Hill to miss multiple games.
Though Hill won't require surgery on the collarbone/shoulder injury he suffered Sunday, he "will miss a few weeks," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Given that Hill was sent to the hospital after sustaining a nasty sounding sternoclavicular joint injury, this news does not come as a big surprise. The Chiefs will no doubt miss Hill's explosive playmaking ability, with his absence slated to present added opportunities for Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson.
Hill -- who was transported to the hospital after suffering a shoulder injury Sunday -- is being treated to "reduce the dislocation or the injury," Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: That info comes via Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, who described Hill's issue as "a sternoclavicular joint injury." The team didn't provide an update or timetable beyond that, but this has the sound of an injury that could cost Hill some time. If that's the case, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson would be in line to see added opportunities in the Chiefs offense alongside Sammy Watkins.
Per BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site, Hill suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's game against the Jaguars that led to the wideout going "to a local hospital to get it treated by their trauma department."
Analysis: The report doesn't provide any specifics beyond that or a timetable for Hill's return, but this sounds like something that could cost him some time. In such a scenario, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson would figure to see added opportunities in the Kansas City offense alongside Sammy Watkins.
Hill will not return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars after suffering a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Prior to his exit, Hill logged two catches for 16 yards. In his absence, look for Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson to see added opportunities alongside Sammy Watkins.
Hill is listed as questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to a shoulder injury.
Analysis: If Hill is forced to miss any time, added opportunities behind fellow starter Sammy Watkins would be available for Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson.
Hill signed a three-year, $54 million extension with the Chiefs on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hill had a trying offseason and was even banned from the Chiefs for a period due to legal issues stemming from domestic incidents involving his son, but he was ultimately cleared by both authorities and the NFL, and he and the Chiefs have now decided to extend their partnership further into he future.
Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash suggested cornerback Jalen Ramsey will shadow Hill in Week 1, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The two superstars faced each other Week 5 last season, with Hill catching four of seven targets for 61 yards, including two of four for 46 yards when Ramsey had primary coverage (per PFF). The Jaguars didn't strictly use Ramsey to shadow Hill in that matchup, but they nonetheless succeeded in forcing Patrick Mahomes (38 pass attempts) to send more throws to Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins (eight targets apiece, 178 yards combined). In any case, Hill put up some huge receiving lines last season when he faced teams with top cornerbacks -- 7-169-2 against the Chargers, 7-142-3 against the Patriots, 7-117-2 against the Cardinals and 10-215-2 against the Rams. The season-opening matchup is really only a concern for DFS, as Hill is a no-brainer, every-week start in any other format.
Hill caught all three of his targets, accumulating 31 receiving yards during Saturday's 27-17 preseason loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Hill was effective with a limited workload during Kansas City's dress rehearsal game against San Francisco, commanding a 30 percent target share with Patrick Mahomes in the game, and picking up first downs on all three of his first-half receptions. Hill was somewhat of a volatile fantasy asset in 2018, but finished as the No. 1 fantasy receiver in many formats by way of his uncanny playmaking ability. The three-time Pro Bowl wideout had 90 receiving yards or multiple receiving scores in seven of 16 regular-season games, but also was contained to fewer than 65 receiving yards with zero touchdown catches on five occasions.
Hill (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, KCTV 5 News reports.
Analysis: Held out Tuesday for personal reasons, Hill was quick to rejoin his teammates in preparation for Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers. He could see a decent chunk of playing time, as coach Andy Reid usually gives his best players some run in exhibition contests, bucking the recent trend league-wide.
Coach Andy Reid expects Hill (personal) to return to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hill was absent from practice Tuesday for personal reasons, but it appears as though he'll be back with the Chiefs in short order, as the team continues its preparation for Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers.
Hill did not practice Tuesday due to personal reasons, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: It remains to be seen how long Hill will be away from the team, but it's good news for Kansas City that the wideout's absence is not due to injury. Hill played eight offensive snaps during last Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers and caught one of three targets for six yards. Assuming he resumes practicing without missing much time, Hill could be in line for increased work during Saturday's exhibition game against the 49ers.
Hill hauled in one of his three targets for six yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Analysis: While that seems like minimal involvement by Hill's standards, it doesn't when taking into account that he only played eight offensive snaps. With Hill available to open the campaign, his ADP has justifiably skyrocketed in fantasy drafts, and he should be viewed as if the fourth-year wideout will play the entire season. Hill amassed a whopping 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns on 87 grabs last season and should be in line for another huge season with Patrick Mahomes under center.
Hill (quad) turned in a good effort in his return to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hill is bouncing back from a bruised right quad, but his return to practice and subsequent strong showing Wednesday demonstrates that he's moving past the issue in advance of Saturday's preseason opener against the Bengals.
Hill (quadriceps) was on the field Wednesday for the start of the Chiefs' practice, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Hill first bruised his right quad in a July 30 camp session and has had his workload limited ever since. His presence on the field Wednesday is an encouraging sign, but the Chiefs may opt to limit his reps and exposure to contact to guard against a potential setback. Based on his limited activity in camp to date, Hill seems unlikely to suit up in Saturday's preseason opener versus the Bengals.
Hill sat out practice again Saturday due to his ongoing quad contusion issue, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Starr reports.
Analysis: Hill returned to practice Friday, but he's taking another day off Sunday to rest up the leg. Given the minimal severity of the issue, it shouldn't bother Hill by the time the regular season rolls around.
Hill (quadriceps) was present and in pads for the start of Friday's practice, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: Hill suffered the bruised quad Tuesday and didn't practice the last couple days, but he'll retake the field Friday. The team indicated the injury wasn't a serious concern, and the 25-year-old's quick return to action confirms his absence was mostly precautionary.
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