WR Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs
|5-10, 185||Born: 3-1-1994||College: West Alabama||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
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General News (Thu Dec 5): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 14: at New England Patriots
FBG says: Bad matchup. If you look at the score last week you might think Patrick Mahomes had one of his quintessential days of throwing for 400 yards in a dominating performance as the Chiefs won 40-7. However, it was the exact opposite for the Chiefs this past week as Mahomes completed just 52% of his passes and threw for just 175 yards. What is interesting is that Mahomes in non-injury games has thrown for less than 240 yards just twice in his career and both of those games were in the past two weeks as he threw for 175 yards last week and 182 yards in Week 11. While both performances were wins, the problem in Kansas City has been their receiving group outside of Tyreek Hill. Last week not a single receiver caught a pass besides Hill, and in the game against the Chargers in which he left early due to injury, Sammy Watkins led the receiving group with just two receptions for 26 yards. With both Damien Williams and Darrell Williams out in the running game, the Chiefs are going to desperately need another player to step up whether it is Watkins, Mecole Hardman, or another player such as Byron Pringle. For the first time all season, the Patriots secondary looked a step slow compared to the Texans. While statistically, they held the Texans to just 235 yards passing, they did allow four touchdowns including a 35-yard passing touchdown to Kenny Stills. The Patriots had a rough week as Jason McCourty was out, and the team had the flu circling through their locker room keeping several players out of practice this week, and they did look much better in the second half of the game after half-time adjustments. This was just a game in which they did not come out and perform to their standard, but the overall story is that this is still the best passing defense in football as they have allowed just one quarterback to throw for over 250 yards which was to Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1. It is a very disciplined team that all know their role led by Stephon Gilmore and the safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon. If they get Jason McCourty back this week, it will minimize their one weakness which has been J.C. Jackson and allow him back to his normal slot position.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tyreek Hill's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Hill was covered well by Trayvon Mullen and mostly limited to medium gains on the day. Maxx Crosby engulfed him on one end around and Hill did have one big 3rd and long conversion into the red zone, but mostly didn't have a big effect on the game.
2019 Week 10 vs TEN (19 / 11 / 157 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes on 19 targets for 157 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing one time for three yards. The 19 targets were a career high for Hill, and a sure sign that the Chiefs know who their offense runs through. It was the second consecutive week that Hill has gone over 140 yards and a touchdown. Hill's day could have been even bigger had Mahomes not overthrown him on a deep ball where Hill had several steps on the Titans safeties. If you wanted to see how much Hill has grown as a route-runner since entering the NFL, this was a good game to watch. Hill not only consistently beat his defender down the field, but he also used that speed to set himself up on shorter routes where the defense needed to give him a cushion. This resulted in a lot of yards after the catch for Hill, but more importantly it kept the Titans secondary guessing, which is why he was able to beat them over the top, despite the Titans constantly throwing double teams at him. Hill's touchdown catch came with the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from the Titans 11 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun with Hill and two other receives bunched to his right and Williams sprinting in motion to the right side of the formation just prior to the snap. The play was designed to be a clear out route for Hill, who ran a crossing route where he angled himself diagonally to the back left corner of the endzone and ran to it. Hill was able to create separation from his defender immediately, which gave Mahomes plenty of real estate to find him in the back of the end zone. For the 11 yard score. While Hill's speed should not shock anyone at this point, it is certainly impressive to see how quickly he can get a step on his man, especially in the short field where defending speed is much, much easier.
2019 Week 9 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 140 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
LeSean McCoy rushed three times for nine yards and caught one pass on one target for zero yards. After fumbling at crucial points in the game in weeks past, McCoy is looking like he might be phased out of his time share with Williams. It is not that Williams is the more effective runner, because he is not, McCoy has been very efficient this season and looks spry for a player with so many miles on him. McCoy has always carried the ball like someone running to give a cell-phone call to another person, with one hand and no semblance of protection. This was less of a problem when McCoy was the featured back on the Eagles and Bills, and was churning out big plays and 1,000 yard seasons. Now, he is the second man in a platoon of running backs, and any fumble is going to be criticized and looked at closely. His fumble last week was avoidable, and it came at a crucial point in the game, so it is not surprising that Andy Reid has turned to Williams to head his rushing attack. I don't see McCoy being completely phased out going forward, but the chances of him becoming the lead back have come and gone, barring injury. .
2019 Week 8 vs GB (9 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Tyreek Hill caught six passes on nine targets for 76 yards against the Packers on Sunday night. Hill was Moore's most targeted player on the offense, and he did well with the opportunities he was given. Hill's main weapon is his speed, but Moore is not the type of target who is going to throw him open down the field like Mahomes, so Hill depended mostly on his ability to gain yards after the catch in the short and intermediate passing game. Hill had a long gain of 21 yards that set up a Chiefs field goal, bringing them from near midfield to the Packers red zone. With Mahomes coming back next week, Hill's value remains a high value target and a proven playmaker who will convert long touchdowns with an average target volume for a #1 receiver.
2019 Week 7 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 74 / 1 rec)
Tyreek Hill caught three passes for 74 yards and a touchdown on five targets in the Chiefs win over the Broncos on Thursday. Since returning from an injury last week, Hill now has three touchdown catches in the past two weeks and his return could not have come at a better time with Mahomes injury. He will be depended on to give the Chiefs explosive plays as Matt Moore does not have the same type of playmaking ability as Mahomes. Although Hill only had three catches in this game, he made his presence felt by scoring on a 57 yard touchdown. With the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from their own 43 yard line, Moore took the snap under center and play action faked the ball to McCoy in the backfield. Hill started on the left outside left position and ran a crossing pattern towards the right sideline. He was able to get out in front of his defender and turn his route upfield as Moore lofted a pass up and over the defense. From there it was all Hill, as he outran his defender without being touched on his way to the 57 yard score. In order for the Chiefs to keep pace in the AFC, they will need Hill to keep churning out big plays until Mahomes returns from his injury.
2019 Week 6 vs HOU (10 / 5 / 80 / 2 rec)
Tyreek Hill caught five passes on 10 targets for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs loss to the Texans on Sunday. In his first game back, Hill made his presence felt by scoring two touchdowns, and leading the Chiefs in receptions, targets, receiving yards and touchdowns. Hill's first touchdown catch was a thing of beauty, as the diminutive wide receiver went up and high pointed the ball against two Texans defenders. It was the type of play that reminds you Hill is much more than just a burner at the receiver position. He has improved his route-running by leaps and bounds since his rookie season, and he doesn't just have speed, but is an incredible athlete capable of coming down with contested passes. He also showed impressive strength by dragging two Texans across the goal line after making the jumping catch. Hill's second touchdown was an easy one as the Texans defense left him wide open after Hill ran a double move, starting with a crossing route to the middle of the field from the right slot, before running back to the right side of the end zone for an easy six yard touchdown. Hill's presence gives the Chiefs an extra dimension on offense, and I would not be surprised to see this offense get back on track Thursday night against the Broncos.
2019 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Tyreek Hill caught two passes for 16 yards on two targets, while also rushing one time for five yards. Hill left early in the game with what has been described as a "sternoclavicular joint injury" which was originally thought to be sending him to Injured Reserve. Hill managed to avoid IR, and the latest injury reports have him slated to miss somewhere between three and five weeks.
Latest NewsChiefs | Tyreek Hill to be bottled up? (Thu Dec 5, 09:09 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill faces the New England Patriots in Week 14, and the Patriots held Hill to one catch for 42 yards on three targets in the AFC Championship Game last season. link to story Chiefs | Tyreek Hill off injury report (Thu Dec 5, 07:32 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5, and has been removed from the Week 14 injury report. link to story Chiefs | Tyreek Hill takes part in practice (Wed Dec 4, 07:49 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. link to story Chiefs | Slow day at the office for Tyreek Hill (Mon Dec 2, 01:31 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill hauled in five of his eight targets for 55 yards and lost four yards on his only rushing attempt in Week 13 versus the Oakland Raiders. link to story Chiefs | Tyreek Hill not on injury report (Fri Nov 29, 05:11 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13. Our View: Hill's hamstring injury ended up being very minor although that is no solace if his early departure lost Week 11 for you.
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