WR Mecole Hardman - Kansas City Chiefs

5-11, 183Born: 3-12-1998College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 2, pick 56 (2019)

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Hardman has many of the same athletic plusses that Tyreek Hill has. Like Hill, he enters the league as a recent convert to the receiver position and must become a more refined player. Hill showed the special ability to learn fast and become a complete player. It's yet to be seen whether Hardman can do the same. Most can't. Still, the Chiefs offense will place Hardman in high-leverage positions for success--and a significant volume of targets if Hill gets hurt.


The rookie is projected to replace Tyreek Hill in the Chiefs' starting lineup if Hill is suspended or cut from the team. Although Hardman will be hard-pressed to match Hill's production, he has the skills to ably fill Hill's role. He's an All-American return specialist with excellent speed and skill to track the ball in the vertical passing game. He also displays prowess for back-shoulder plays. A former high school quarterback, Hardman is still a work-in-progress as a route runner and will have some challenges against tight man coverage this year. Still, his speed, hands, and skill after the catch will allow the Chiefs offense to use him as a threat in similar ways as Hill. It's why Hardman will have a significant role in the offense that will benefit fantasy players in 2019. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 77, 53, 65, 65, 75
WR Redraft PPR - 83, 53, 60, 61, 72, 79
WR Dynasty - 59, 51, 51, 60, 77
Overall Rookie - 19, 9, 18, 19, 19, 20, 30

Stats and Projections

2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 4.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 3.0 * * 14.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 5.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 24.0 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 163
WR: 55
Overall-PPR: 155
WR-PPR: 54

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Footballguys Articles

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The Gut Check No.473: The 10 Toughest Picks of 2019
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  Sigmund Bloom - June 27

Articles from around the web

Can Mecole Hardman Replace Tyreek Hill?
  Brandon Niles - June 9
2019 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Rankings: RB David Montgomery and Josh Jacobs at top, but WR dominate the list
  Heath Cummings - July 21
2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Checking on Chiefs, Tyreek Hill with our first ADP review
  Jamey Eisenberg - July 21
2019 Fantasy Football Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings: JuJu Smith-Schuster and D.J. Moore up next
  Heath Cummings - July 21
Chiefs second-round pick Mecole Hardman could make immediate impact in Kansas City
  Cameron Pezet - May 30
32 Dynasty Takes on 2019 Rookies
  Jon Glosser - July 18
Fantasy football tier wide receiver rankings for 2019
  Jeff Ratcliffe - July 16
7 Overvalued Players
  Fantasy Pros Staff - July 10
Fantasy Football Sleepers 2.0: Rookies Kyler Murray, Darrell Henderson lead the way
  Jamey Eisenberg - July 5
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  Brandon Niles - July 2

Latest News

Chiefs | Mecole Hardman ready to shine (Thu Jul 18, 11:34 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman 'will make an instant impact' as a receiver, according to Grant Gordon of NFL.com.

Our View: Hardman is competing with Demarcus Robinson to be the Chiefs No. 3 WR behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. The rookie from Georgia can fly down the field. His game is all about speed, speed and more speed. He should be fun to watch in the preseason, and we're stockpiling his stock in dynasty formats.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Oakland Raiders
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Houston Texans
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Green Bay Packers
9vs Minnesota Vikings
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Chicago Bears
17vs Los Angeles Chargers