A broken leg sidelined Josh Hill toward the end of last season, but he should be fine for training camp. Hill figures to be the Saints' No. 2 tight end, with a puncher's chance of getting the No. 1 job from Coby Fleener if he has a great training camp. Hill's never been a Fantasy mainstay and probably shouldn't be considered one until he lands regular playing time with lots of targets. He's not worth drafting.
Hill (leg) was present at the Saints' training facility Monday for the start of the team's offseason workout program, reports Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune. Hill broke his fibula last December was finished the season on injured reserved. In addition to his broken leg, Hill was also sidelined early in the season with a sprained ankle. In all, the tight end appeared in only nine games in 2016, finishing with 15 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown. While his overall numbers were underwhelming, Hill quietly become a key member of the Saints offense as a versatile blocker and occasional pass catcher in his fourth season. In fact, he was playing about 66 percent of New Orleans' snaps over the seven games before he suffered the season-ending injury -- a likely contributing factor to fellow tight end Coby Fleener's disappointing first year in New Orleans. Assuming Hill is at full strength, which is likely given the nature of his injury, he should again see significant playing time for the Saints.
Hill (leg) expects to be healthy in time for offseason workouts, NOLA.com reports. Hill finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken fibula sustained in early December and currently remains dependent upon crutches to move around. However, he still has over two months before offseason workouts begin. Given the nature of his injury, that should be plenty of time for Hill to return to form.
Hill (leg) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports. Hill broke his fibula during last weekend's loss to the Lions, and with the Saints in need of a roster spot to sign linebacker Travis Feeney from the Steelers practice squad, he made for an obvious choice to be placed on injured reserve this late in the season.
Hill suffered a broken fibula during Sunday's loss to the Lions, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Hill is seemingly now in danger of missing the remainder of this season. He was seen sporting a boot and using crutches following Sunday's game, which came after he posted a season-best six catches for 74 yards in Week 12. With him sidelined, John Phillips embodies the Saints' only healthy tight end behind starter Coby Fleener.
Hill (ankle) was wearing a boot on his right leg and using crutches following Sunday's loss to the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports. HIll suffered an ankle injury during the game and finished with only one catch for three yards. Fellow tight end Coby Fleener, meanwhile, finished the game with five catches for a team-high 86 yards, indicating that he is the Saints' preferred pass-catching tight end. The boot and crutches suggest that Hill might miss some practice this week, so continue to monitor his status as Week 14 approaches.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/17||New England Patriots||9||6.00|
|7||10/22||@Green Bay Packers||23||7.89|
|9||11/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||6.13|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||6||5.25|
|15||12/17||New York Jets||27||8.75|
|17||12/31||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||6.13|
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