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WR Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs

5-10, 185Born: 3-1-1994College: West AlabamaDrafted: ---

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General News (Thu Feb 2): will continue to see snaps at running back as well as receiver moving forward, according to head coach Andy Reid.

General News (Tue Jan 31): could double his snap count in 2017, according to head coach Andy Reid. "He was averaging 35 plays a game," Reid said Thursday, Jan. 26. "Maybe he can double that or at least take it up a couple notches and allow him to get in more in a starting role."

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 at SD 38 3 15 0 7 5 46 0 0 6.1
19 vs PIT 0 3 18 0 6 4 27 0 0 4.5

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 19 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec, 3 / 18 / 0 rush)

By all accounts, Tyreek Hill was the best find in the 2016 NFL Draft. He became a key playmaker for the Chiefs in their run to the 2nd seed in the AFC, and without his ability to score from anywhere on the field, the Chiefs might have not have even made the playoffs, let alone secure a top seed. He finished his season on a quiet note though, catching four passes for 27 yards, while also rushing three times for 18 yards. The Pittsburgh secondary came up with a solid game plan to limit Hill's ability to generate big chunks of yards, and despite not scoring a touchdown on offense, it was this game plan that kept the game within reach and allowed them to win a tight playoff game against Kansas City.

2016 Week 17 vs SD (7 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec, 3 / 15 / 0 rush)

Tyreek Hill has become a jack of all trades for the Chiefs this season, and if you read this column regularly, you'll know how he was able to transform Kansas City's once sputtering offense. Hill caught five passes for 46 yards, while also rushing three times for 15 yards. Where he did the most damage though, was in the return game. It seems as though Hill has been able to generate at least one long touchdown play per game, and this week was no different. After taking a San Diego punt from this own five yard line, Hill weaved his way in and out of the Chargers punt coverage, before racing up the right sideline for a 95 yard punt return touchdown. The Chiefs are serious Super Bowl contenders, and a big reason why has been Hill's ability to score from virtually anywhere on the field.

2016 Week 16 vs DEN (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 6 / 95 / 1 rush)

For the second week in a row, Hill failed to catch a pass after being heavily involved as a pass catcher in Jeremy Maclin's absence. That hasn't stopped him from making big plays though, as he was very productive as a runner, gaining 95 yards and a touchdown on only six carries, which led the Chiefs in that department. Hill made what seemed like his 1000th big play of the season on a first and ten from the Kansas City 30 yard line. Lining up in the backfield, Hill took a handoff off-tackle on the left side of the formation, before bursting through the line, making two quick cuts and then he was off to the races, scoring on a 70 yard run. Hill has been without a doubt, the most electric player not only for the Chiefs this season, but perhaps in the entire NFL. He has also been very dangerous in the return game, which when combined with the big play ability of the Kansas City defense, has made up for the Chiefs conservative offense.

2016 Week 15 vs TEN (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 68 / 1 rush)

Tyreek Hill continued his impressive play, scoring the lone touchdown for the Chiefs offense on a 68 yard run on the first Kansas City drive. Unfortunately for him, it was the last time that he would touch the ball, as he failed to record a catch during the rest of the game. In what will be a hot topic this week for the Kansas City press, Hill took a backseat to Jeremy Maclin.

2016 Week 14 vs OAK (6 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Tyreek Hill once again led the Chiefs to a big victory by scoring in a variety of ways. He caught six passes for 66 yards on only seven targets, rushed one time for two yards, and returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown. Hill has been a godsend for the otherwise vanilla Kansas City offense, and his presence has gone a long way in unleashing Travis Kelce's full potential. While Jeremy Maclin is a Pro-Bowler and an accomplished receiver, he has not been able to have the impact that Hill has had with respect to opponents having to game plan against him. That is no knock on Maclin, as his ability and skillset is best fulfilled with a quarterback who can drive the ball down the field and take advantage of his speed. Hill on the other hand, has elite quickness, and is at his best when he is being thrown the ball in the short and intermediate passing game. Hill is making strides at the receiver position and understanding how to best use his speed, and this was on full display on his 36 yard touchdown catch. Hill ran a deep slant route, but what made the route a success was his ability to change up his speed. It looked as though he was running at full speed but at the top of his route, Hill turned it on and acceleration towards the middle of the field which opened up a pocket for Smith to throw the ball into. Smith threw a perfect ball and Hill made a very nice catch with the ball out in front of him, and scored a 36 yard touchdown.

2016 Week 13 vs ATL (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec, 2 / 19 / 0 rush)

After a three touchdown effort that nearly single handily won the game for the Chiefs last week, Hill came back down to earth, catching five passes for 52 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Hill was targeted seven times, which speaks volumes considering Alex Smith only attempted 25 passes on the day. He continues to be a big part of the Chiefs offensive plans, and it was evident that they are doing everything they can to get him the ball in space. On first and ten from their own 30 yard line, Alex Smith took the snap out of the shotgun, faked a swings pass to De'Anthony Thomas -who had gone in motion from the right side- and then handed the ball off to Hill who had come from the inside slot position on the left side of the formation. It was a complex play that needed to be timed perfectly, and to Hill's credit, he was right perfectly in synch with Alex Smith. Hill took the reverse off the right side of the formation and got to the edge for a 15 yard gain before being forced out of bounds. It was a play where Hill's speed just popped off the screen and had he not been forced at a slightly wider angle, the play would have gone for a 70 yard touchdown. Hill also caught a wide receiver screen that he turned into a 25 yard gain on the strength of some shifty moves and good vision. He is a fun player to watch, and there aren't many players in the NFL who boast his type of speed.

2016 Week 12 vs DEN (10 / 9 / 52 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 1 rush)

For all intents and purposes, Tyreek Hill was the Kansas City offense on Sunday night. He caught nine passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, rushed one time for three yards and a touchdown, and returned a kickoff for his third touchdown of the game. He has become an essential part of the Chiefs offense, and his world class speed has helped them move the ball when the rest of their offense is sputtering. Hill's kickoff return after a Chiefs safety was a thing of beauty. Hill caught the punt/kickoff at his own 15 yard line, ran up the left sideline for ten yards before cutting back to the middle of the field. Hill made two more cuts, leaving a trail of Broncos defenders in his wake as he burst up the right sideline all the way for a touchdown. His ability to cut so sharply while running at full speed is an elite trait that will ensure he is a big part of the Chiefs offensive plan for years to come. He is also getting much better as a receiver and route-runner, and that was on full display against the Broncos. He is able to create space between he is and his defender by sticking his foot in the ground and pivoting to either side, something he did very well on his three yard touchdown reception. With Jeremy Maclin sidelined, Hill has taken on the role of the Chiefs #1 receiver. If not for Hill, the Chiefs would be struggling to create enough offense to beat many of their opponents.

2016 Week 11 vs TB (5 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Hill continued to fill in well for Jeremy Maclin, catching four of five targets for 53 yards, while also running one time for eight yards. Hill was confined to short routes on four of his five targets, but the one target he did see down the field, he caught for a 52 yard reception. The play showed off Hill's world class speed, and a big reason why he is seeing increased opportunities on the one of the league's most conservative offenses. Hill ran a straight go-route, punctuated by a stutter step that saw him broke free down the right sideline. Smith managed to get enough behind the ball to hit Hill nearly (nearly) in stride. Hill made a nice grab on the sideline, and the play went down as the second longest of the day for the Kansas City offense.

2016 Week 10 vs CAR (13 / 10 / 89 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)

With #1 receiver Jeremy Maclin on the sidelines nursing a hamstring injury, Hill stepped up in a big way for the Chiefs offense. Hill caught ten of 14 targets for 89 yards, while also rushing one time for 12 yards. Alex Smith looked Hill's way a lot in the short passing game, and Hill did a very good job of gaining yards after the catch, evident on his 21 yard reception that was the longest play of scrimmage on the day for the Chiefs. With the Chiefs trailing late in the third quarter, Smith threw a wide receiver screen to Hill, who patiently allowed his blockers to seal off the edge before bursting up field for a 21 yard gain. Hill also made his presence felt as a punt returner, gaining 21 yards on a return that set up a game tying field goal deep in the fourth quarter. Smith looked Hill's way on deep passes several times in this game, but was unable to complete any of the four passes that traveled over 20 yards.

2016 Week 9 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)

With Jeremy Maclin sidelined for much of the game, Hill became the Chiefs primary receiver, drawing nine targets from Nick Foles. Hill was only able to secure three of those targets though, and he was unable to do much after the catch, finishing with only 11 yards. Foles took several deep shots to Hill, but the Jacksonville secondary was playing deep coverage and Hill did well to break up what looked like several surefire interceptions. He made his biggest plays as a runner, rushing two times for 21 yards, with one of his rushes setting up a very important Cairo Santos field goal.

2016 Week 8 vs IND (6 / 5 / 98 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

Hill has taken advantage of Chris Conley's ineffectiveness by providing the Chiefs offense with a home run hitter at the wide receiver position. Hill was fantastic on Sunday, catching five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing one time for seven yards. Hill scored on a go route that highlighted continued broken coverage by the Colts, but it was also a testament to his speed that he was able to get down the field so quickly and score on an easy 34 yard reception. Hill is one of the fastest receivers in the NFL, and this was apparent on a 49 yard reception where he got behind the Colts secondary. Nick Foles severely underthrew him, but Hill showed nice concentration in coming back to the ball and going up to secure the reception. Going forward, the Chiefs will need to lean on him to create a spark in the passing game, and judging by the fact that they continue to give him looks, he will be an interesting boom or bust fantasy option from week to week.

2016 Week 7 vs NO (1 / 1 / 38 / 1 rec, 2 / 23 / 0 rush)

The rookie speed demon Tyreek Hill was promised more opportunities by the coaching staff entering this week, and he delivered in spades. After displaying his explosive ability in the open field on an end around dash, Hill ran under a beautiful deep ball from Alex Smith down the left sideline. Bobbling the ball it seemed, intentionally with one hand, he quickly secured the catch with the hapless defender trailing in his wake. Hill's speed out of the traps left the cornerback in no man's land, and the catch was an impressive show of athleticism and concentration.

2016 Week 3 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Hill is an improvement from De'Anthony Thomas in the scatback/WR role. He was very sudden and explosive in the open field on designed touches to get him in space, and Hill also got free deep once, but Alex Smith's throw took him out of bounds. He could become a bigger part of the offense in more wide open game scripts, but the Chiefs defense controlled this one.

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