We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
While Taysom Hill has put up fantasy points on the ground, his passing prowess has yet to give fans and fantasy managers much to be excited. It was evident in Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. So, it was both surprising and disappointing to see beat reporter Jeff Duncan’s tweet last Thursday morning, “Taysom Hill is expected to start his fourth consecutive game at QB for the Saints on Sunday vs. Philly. I'm told his three-game performance as the starter has only bolstered the confidence internally that he is the eventual heir apparent to Drew Brees' job.” Yes, it aligns with New Orleans giving Hill the big money in the offseason and playing him over Jameis Winston, but still, Hill has not been strong. For those just looking at his numbers, please remember that two of his four games were against Atlanta’s putrid defense. When the time comes that the Saints must throw to compete or comeback in a game, this decision may come back to bite Sean Payton and company.
Last week, the Philadelphia coaching staff named Jalen Hurts the starter. He performed well in a difficult matchup against the New Orleans defense in his first professional start. Hurts has three more games to prove he is the long-term answer for the Eagles. Fellow rookie Jalen Reagor was effusive in his praise after the big win, “He is a winner. He knows how to play. I am proud for him. I am happy to see where he goes … For him to be that natural-born guy, it is kind of amazing. I am proud of him and just seeing him do the things he did tonight, it shows he’s special.” With his cheap salary from being a second-round draft pick, Hurts will remain on the team for at least three more seasons. The only question is whether under center or holding a clipboard.