QB Taysom Hill - New Orleans Saints
|6-2, 232||Born: 8-23-1990||College: BYU||Drafted: ---|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Taysom Hill's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 18 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 50 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 50 / 0 rush)
The one thing the Vikings did not seem to be able to stop was Hill. He led the team in rushing while running over several defenders, he had the longest rushing attempt for the Saints by a wide margin, threw a 50-yard pass for the longest passing play of the game for either side, and caught a 4th quarter touchdown. It seemed like every time he touched the ball for the Saints it was a 1st down or big play. There was even a fake punt on a 4th and 3 play where he ran up the middle for a first down, but that was called back after an illegal formation penalty. Hill uncorked a 50-yard pass to Deonte Harris in the first half to set up an Alvin Kamara rushing touchdown. Hill also led the charge in blocking for that touchdown and cleared a path for Kamara off the edge. Xavier Rhodes was turned around on a great route by Harris and Hill's throw fell right into his arms for the big play. His touchdown catch was from 20 yards out when Harrison Smith tried to jump the route and Hill flew by him down the side line. It was an easy pitch and catch from there and Hill was not touched until he was in the back of the end zone. Hill has done it all for the Saints this season and is making his case to be the quarterback of the future for this team.
2019 Week 17 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
It took a late touchdown by Hill in the 3rd quarter to end the day for Brees and show just how much the Carolina defense had given up at this point. It was a 3rd and 7 play with Brees just dumping the ball off to Hill in the flat. There was no defender within 5 yards of him and it looked to just be an easy conversion for a first down. Hill turns up field and sees nothing but grass in front of him. He follows a block by a receiver down field and realizes there is almost no pursuit from the Carolina defense. The result of the play was a 45-yard touchdown, 42 total points for the Saints, and a great play to end the day for Brees. Hill did not have a passing attempt this week and ran the ball twice for just 4 yards. He did not have any other targets in the offense this week and the Saints will have them in their back pocket for a playoff run.
2019 Week 16 vs TEN (1 / 2 / 20 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
The man continues to do it all for the Saints. He threw a 20-yard pass, ran for 11 yards, and caught a 23-yard pass this week. He can line up all over the field and make plays for the Saints. He caught both of his targets, including a 23-yard deep ball down the sideline from Brees. His only other catch was a screen that got blown up for a loss of 2 yards. The Saints had him throw 2 passes this week in an effort to show teams that they are not afraid to use him as a quarterback. He is a threat to break a long run every time he touches the ball and continues to be a valuable weapon for this offense.
2019 Week 15 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
There were more than enough touchdowns to go around this week and Hill got in on the action for the final score from Brees this week. He caught a long 20-yard pass down the sideline and then fought through 2 defenders for the last 8 yards into the endzone for a 28-yard score. He caught his only other target for 14 yards and rushed the ball 2 times for a net of 1 yard. The Saints did not want to risk taking a touchdown pass away from Brees and did not have Hill throw the ball this week. They still have several tricks up their sleeve with Hill at quarterback, but they are saving them for the playoffs this year.
2019 Week 13 vs ATL (0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 33 / 1 rush)
Hill was the man of the hour this week and showed the whole country why coach Sean Payton speaks so highly of him. He is a true athlete and made his mark on this game on special teams as well as running, catching, and throwing the ball. Hill's first big play came when he rushed the punter and got his hand on the ball for a big deflection. The play was not considered a blocked punt because the ball still went 8 yards down field, but it created amazing field position for the Saints offense. Hill also caught the lone touchdown pass of the game from Brees. He was called into motion across the entire formation and Brees delivered a quick shovel pass underneath a wall of blockers that allowed Hill to take it 3 yards off the right edge for a touchdown. Hill has not played as much tight end lately with how well Cook has been playing, but it was his number that was called here for the score. Later in the game he took the ball 30 yards off the left side and cut it back across the middle for a rushing touchdown out of the wild cat. Hill is still a run first option out of this set, and it continues to pay off for the Saints with big chunk yardage. This was the longest run on the ground for either team and showed just how valuable he can be. The Saints called his number on a trick play with their sites on adding a passing touchdown, but the Falcons defense kept their contain and the pass went out of bounds in front of Jared Cook. The Saints love how athletic Hill is and use him all over the field. This was his most productive game this season as he made impacts all over the place.
2019 Week 11 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
It was not a great game for Hill. He was sacked on his only passing attempt for a loss of 9 yards and then had a reception and rushing attempt that both went for 2 yards. The Saints did not need any trick or gimmick plays from Hill to beat Tampa Bay this week and Thomas, Cook, and Kamara took care of everything through the air. Better games are ahead for Hill, but he has seen a decrease in his usage since Cook started playing better.
2019 Week 10 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
It has been a while, but the Saints finally let Hill let loose a pass in the offense. He caught his lone target for 3 yards, ran it out of the wild cat for 11, and completed a pass for 17 yards. The only thing he did not do this week was make a tackle on special teams. His 11-yard rush was the longest play on the ground for the Saints and his pass was a perfectly thrown ball to Thomas. Hill continues to make plays all over the field. There could come a day where he catches, throws, and runs for a touchdown all in the same game.
2019 Week 8 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The man who can do it all for the Saints had a big week against the Cardinals. New Orleans looked to exploit the hole that is Arizona's tight end coverage and used Hill at the position exclusively. Hill did not line up as quarterback or rush the ball a single time this week, but he did catch all 3 of his targets, including a touchdown. Hill caught a big 36-yard catch and run to help set up a Michael Thomas touchdown in the 4th quarter. Hill ran a wheel route out of the back field and caught the ball in a massive void between the corner and safety. He was able to run 15 yards before being tackled. His touchdown catch went for 5 yards and capped off a 75-yard drive. Hill ran an out route and caught the ball right over the goal line and in front of his defender. It was an easy pitch and catch from Brees to Hill and the Saints did a great job exploiting one of the biggest weaknesses of the Arizona defense.
2019 Week 7 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
It was a very productive 3rd quarter for Hill. All of his positive yards came on a single touchdown drive and he showed why the Saints love to get him the ball. The first play was a 23-yard run out of the wild cat where he burst through the line and cut to the outside for the long run. The big play got the Saints into Chicago territory on 3rd and 1 and Latavius Murray did the rest of the work to get the Saints to a 1st and goal situation. Hill caught a bubble screen and took it 4 yards for a touchdown to cap off the drive. He caught ball, turned up field, and lowed his shoulder through a defender into the end zone. Hill only had 1 other target the rest of the game and his other rushing attempt was stuffed for a loss of 2 yards.
2019 Week 6 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Another week without a catch for Hill as a tight end and another week without a pass as a quarterback. The Saints talk about how much they like him and how athletic he is, but they never seem to use him outside of a few running plays per game. Hill lined up as a quarterback 3 times this week and ran the ball each time. He had a long 19-yard run, was tackled for a 2-yard loss, and was stopped and the line for no gain. Maybe the Saints want to save him as a passer for when they truly need it and are just lulling defenses to sleep with the constant runs, but right now Hill does not look like the quarterback of their future and looks to only be good for a few gimmick plays. With Jared Cook starting to play better, Hill is losing snaps at tight end and losing value overall.
2019 Week 5 vs TB (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
It finally happened. The Saints dialed up a Taysom Hill pass play and he even completed the pass. On the Saints first touchdown drive of the game, they marched down the field with consecutive 18-yard pass plays to Michael Thomas. Bridgewater hit him 13 yards down the sideline and watched him run another 5 yards and then Hill hit him across the middle for 15 yards and saw him run another 3 before being tackled. Hill has been a run first option the entire season and has yet to take a real shot down the field. Hill added 2 carries for 14 yards, one of which was a long 11-yard run. The Saints dug into their bag of tricks this week and showed a little of what Hill can do.
2019 Week 4 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
The Saints still have not used Hill in a passing situation under center and he did not register a single target in the offense this week. Hill accounted for the longest run on the ground when he took the ball off the right end for 18 yards and ran over a Dallas defender in the process. His only other carry went for -2 yards and it is clear to see that the Saints do not want him throwing the ball right now. Bridgewater targeted other Saints tight ends 10 times this week and Hill had a very quiet day. For being one of the most athletic guys on the team, the Saints do not seem to want to feature Hill in the offense outside of a few plays a game.
2019 Week 3 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
It was a very slow day for Hill this week. The Saints used him very sparingly in the offense. He had a single target and reception for 5 yards and a single rush from under center for 5 yards. They did not try to force anything with him and appear to be saving him for when they may need him. Sean Peyton has said several times how much he likes Hill and how athletic he is, but that was not on display this week. A time will come where Hill gets his chance under center, but right now it is Bridgewater's team and Hill will have to make his contributions elsewhere.
2019 Week 2 vs LAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
In an interesting move, the Saints used Hill as a tight end only this week despite Brees going down and the struggles of the offense and Bridgewater. He never lined up in the back field as a wild cat quarterback and did not receive a single carry for the struggling Saints run game. Hill caught 2 of his 3 targets and looks to be the best tight end on the field for the Saints at the moment. He had a 12-yard first down catch called back due to penalty but remained quiet outside of that. Expect Hill to line up under center at some point, especially if the offense continues to struggle the way it did this week.
2019 Week 1 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
The man continues to do it all. Hill lined up as a tight end, quarterback, and played special teams again this week. He did not throw a pass under center and it was clear they were going to run the ball each time with the zone read. The biggest drive came in the 3rd quarter where Hill was given a chance under center and then caught a touchdown pass on the next play. Hill faked to Kamara on the zone read and took the ball 6 yards down the sideline as he lowered his shoulder and ran over the Texans corner. On the very next play, he shifted back to receiver and Brees found him in the middle of the end zone for an easy touchdown. Bridgewater still looks to be the actual backup quarterback for the team, but Hill shoes his value in being able to play all over the place. The red zone snaps for Hill cuts into the value of Cook or any other tight end the Saints have on the field.
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