Hill caught 11 of 13 targets for 150 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-36 overtime win over the Bills. He added one rushing attempt for minus-2 yards and a 45-yard punt return.
Analysis: Hill was tackled by the punter on his lone return of the game, saving a touchdown as the Chiefs ended up settling for a field goal. The speedster wouldn't be denied the end zone with just over a minute to play and the Chiefs down by three, as he found a seam in Buffalo's defense and raced down the field for a go-ahead 64-yard touchdown. The Bills answered with a touchdown of their own, but a 19-yard catch by Hill helped set up the game-tying field goal, and the Chiefs won it on the first drive of overtime. In the AFC Championship Game, Hill will face a Bengals defense that limited him to 40 receiving yards in the regular season.
Jan 23, 2022 10:45 PM EST
Hill caught all five of his targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Travis Kelce was the featured offensive weapon for Kansas City in this decisive victory -- as has been the case over the final stretch of the regular season -- but Hill still managed to produce a solid fantasy line despite failing to "go off." The speedy wideout has been a little more boom-or-bust than he has in previous seasons, likely due to defenses running tons of deep, two-safety formations and forcing the Chiefs' playmakers to work more underneath routes. Hill still possesses the ability to break off huge touchdowns on any given play, which will likely result in a DFS salary slightly higher than his recent play appears to be worth against the Bills next week.
Jan 16, 2022 10:45 PM EST
Hill (heel) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday night's playoff game against the Steelers.
Analysis: Hill was limited at practice Thursday, but his full participation in Friday's session sets the stage for Kansas City's playmaking wideout to be available for the team's postseason opener. As a result, Hill and tight end Travis Kelce will continue to profile as QB Patrick Mahomes' top passing targets this weekend. Through 17 regular season outings, Hill recorded a fantasy-friendly 111/1,239/9 stat line on 159 targets to go along with nine carries for 96 yards.
Jan 14, 2022 1:15 PM EST
Hill (heel) was limited at practice Thursday.
Analysis: Hill was a full participant Wednesday, so it remains to be seen if his listed limitations are maintenance-related or indicative of a setback. Friday's final injury report will add some clarity on that front and if the wideout is able to to practice fully to close the week, he'd be in line to approach Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers minus an injury designation.
Jan 13, 2022 2:07 PM EST
Hill (heel) practiced fully Wednesday.
Analysis: Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com previously noted that Hill looked good during the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, a notion echoed by coach Andy Reid, per Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star. With a full session under his belt, Hill is slated to play in Sunday night's playoff opener against the Steelers and in the process the star wideout should see plenty of targets this weekend after having his snaps limited in Week 18.
Jan 12, 2022 1:43 PM EST
Hill (heel) was present for Wednesday's practice, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: It remains to be seen how Kansas City classifies Hill's participation level, but based on his observation of the session, Sweeney suggests that the wideout looks good to go as Sunday's playoff opener against the Steelers approaches. In the Chiefs' regular-season finale against the Broncos this past weekend, Hill's heel issue limited him to just 14 snaps on offense.
Jan 12, 2022 10:10 AM EST
Coach Andy Reid said Monday that the team expects Hill (heel) to be ready for Sunday's wild-card matchup against Pittsburgh, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hill dealt with heel soreness during Saturday's 28-24 win over the Broncos, although it appears as though his limited role was mainly precautionary. The Chiefs will likely monitor his status during practice ahead of the playoffs, but it appears as though the 27-year-old is on track to play Sunday.
Jan 10, 2022 10:27 AM EST
Hill recorded one reception on three targets for two yards in Saturday's 28-24 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Hill played an extremely limited role in the game while dealing with a heel injury. However, his lone catch was impactful, as it resulted in a converted fourth down attempt on a drive that resulted in a field goal. After the contest, coach Andy Reid only stated that Hill has a sore heel, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Meanwhile, teammate Mecole Hardman had a more optimistic view, stating that Hill was held out of the game primarily for precautionary reasons, as reported by James Palmer of NFL Network. Given Hill's key role in the Kansas City offense, his health will be very important to monitor throughout the week, particularly if Tennessee wins to secure the top seed in the AFC on Sunday.
Jan 8, 2022 5:13 PM EST
Hill caught six of 10 targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bengals. He added two yards on his lone rushing attempt.
Analysis: After totaling only 19 yards in his return from the reserve/COVID-19 list last week, Hill led the Chiefs in targets but didn't make much of his opportunities. He almost hauled in a deep pass just before halftime, but Bengals safety Vonn Bell knocked the ball out of Hill's hands. The speedster will look to get back on track before the playoffs with a bounce-back performance in the season finale against Denver.
Jan 2, 2022 2:25 PM EST
Hill caught two passes for 19 yards on two targets against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Analysis: It's possible that Hill's inability to practice this week (illness) left him with a decreased presence in the game plan, though the ease with which the Chiefs won (36-10) might have also played a role. The Chiefs put the Steelers away easily even without using Hill, but to beat the Bengals in Week 17 the Chiefs will likely need to reappoint Hill as their workhorse receiver. With that, a return to high-level fantasy production for Hill becomes more likely than not.
Dec 26, 2021 5:02 PM EST
The Chiefs activated Hill (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
Analysis: Hill was placed on the COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, but he's cleared league protocols and will be available to Kansas City's offense Sunday against the Steelers. As for tight end Travis Kelce (illness), he remains on the COVID-19 list but has chance to gain clearance to play ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 25, 2021 1:04 PM EST
Hill (illness) has reportedly been cleared to play Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: We'll await confirmation from the team, which would come in the form of Hill being officially activated off the reserve/COVID-19 in advance of Saturday afternoon's transaction deadline. Meanwhile, Schefter adds that tight end Travis Kelce has not been cleared at this stage, but "still has a shot" for that to happen prior to Sunday's contest.
Dec 25, 2021 11:34 AM EST
Hill was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: He was one of seven Chiefs to test positive for the virus Tuesday, bringing the number of players on the organization's reserve/COVID-19 list up to 14. If vaccinated, Hill will still have a chance at being cleared for Sunday's game against the Steelers, but his availability will hinge on him being asymptomatic of the virus. Star tight end Travis Kelce (illness) also tested positive Monday, so quarterback Patrick Mahomes could be without his top two pass catchers Week 16.
Dec 21, 2021 2:54 PM EST
The Chiefs plan to place Hill on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Tuesday, Adam Schefter and Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Cornerback Rashad Fenton and tight end Blake Bell are also expected to go on the list Tuesday, joining six other players on the 53-man roster. At this stage, it's unknown whether Hill tested positive for the virus or if he was deemed a close contact of an infected person, but either way, he won't be a lock to be activated prior to Sunday's game against the Steelers. If neither Hill nor star tight end Travis Kelce -- who tested positive for the virus Monday -- is cleared to come off the list this week, quarterback Pat Mahomes would have few reliable weapons at his disposal.
Dec 21, 2021 12:00 PM EST
Hill secured 12 of 13 targets for 148 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Hill's catch total paced the Chiefs on the night and also served as a season-best figure for the explosive speedster. The reception that broke his previous high of 11 catches this season came on a 14-yard grab on the game-winning drive in overtime that he made after spending some time on the sideline late in the fourth quarter and early in the extra period getting stretched out for what appeared to be lower-leg cramps. Hill's explosive outing included his first 100-yard effort since Week 4 and only his third of the season, a performance he'll aim to build on against an inconsistent Steelers secondary during a Week 16 home clash a week from Sunday.
Dec 16, 2021 8:55 PM EST
Hill recorded four receptions on four targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 48-9 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: The Chiefs' offense didn't need to do much in the game, as they were up 21-0 by early in the second quarter. Between game script and the fact that Hill briefly left the game, as reported by Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com, he was limited to his lowest target total since Week 2. Even given those factors, Hill beat the Raiders' defense for receptions of 38, 19 and 10 yards to account for the majority of his production. With the Chargers on tap in Week 15, Kansas City figures to be in a closer contest that should create more volume for Hill and the rest of the team's offensive weapons.
Dec 12, 2021 2:13 PM EST
Hill had two receptions (five targets) for 22 yards in Sunday's 22-9 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Hill posted a rare dud in a matchup that the Chiefs dominated with its defense. Travis Kelce (three receptions for 27 yards) was also held in check, providing a rare instance in which both of Kansas City's superstars were non-factors. Perhaps the Chiefs' receiving duo will get back on track against the Raiders next Sunday, who do not possess the defensive personnel to hold both players down.
Dec 5, 2021 8:56 PM EST
Hill caught seven of 11 targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: The meeting between two of the most dangerous passing games in the league was mostly a bust for a variety of reasons, but Hill at least did his part, leading both teams in catches, targets and yards on the afternoon. The speedster has a 30-291-3 line on 50 targets over his last four games despite the sluggish performance of the Kansas City offense as a whole, and he doesn't figure to lose any momentum over the team's Week 12 bye.
Nov 21, 2021 8:57 PM EST
Hill had seven receptions (10 targets) for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-14 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Hill bounced back from a rough Week 9 performance against Green Bay by taking advantage of a prime matchup against the Raiders' secondary. Travis Kelce also produced a monster stat line (eight receptions for 119 yards), which is a positive sign for a Kansas City offense that has failed to fire on all cylinders this season. Hill will take on the Cowboys' defense in Week 11, who currently surrender the 21st-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts.
Nov 14, 2021 8:52 PM EST
Hill caught four passes for 36 yards on 11 targets against Green Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: Hill's targets weren't especially useful for the Chiefs in the 13-7 win, but there was only so much he could do with Patrick Mahomes struggling badly yet again, completing just 20 of 37 attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown. The Chiefs have seen relatively friendly pass defenses the last three weeks (Green Bay, the Giants and Tennessee), yet Mahomes has just two touchdowns in that span and in each game averaged less than 6.0 yards per pass. Clearly there are foundational issues facing the Chiefs offense, and some sort of course correction might be necessary for them to break out of their slump. The good news for Hill is he's seen 38 targets in that span, and with abilities like his that sort of usage will yield results eventually, even if the rest of the offense struggles. The Chiefs will probably give Hill another big workload when they head to Las Vegas to see the Raiders in Week 10.
Nov 7, 2021 5:21 PM EST
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