• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Saints tight end Josh Hill catches short touchdown in Week 4

    Saints tight end Josh Hill caught two passes on two targets for 11 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.Hill caught a short score in the first quarter, but he was relatively quiet thereafter, managing only a single other catch. Hill was once again out-snapped by starting tight end Ben Watson, who received 64 of the Saints' 73 offensive snaps (88 percent), compared to Hill's 34 plays (47 percent), reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.With the Saints struggling to find playmakers, particularly in the red zone, it would make sense for Hill's usage to go up, but to this point it has not happened, which makes Hill a risky weekly play.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Saints TE Ben Watson snags only three in Sunday win

    Saints tight end Benjamin Watson caught three passes on three targets for 30 yards in the Week 4 win over the Cowboys.Watson participated in 64 of 73 offensive snaps (88 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, compared to 34 snaps for backups tight end Josh Hill. It was Hill, however, who hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees in the first quarter.The veteran has consistently out-snapped and out-produced Hill, but with only 12 total catches for 103 yards through the first four weeks, he has not proven to be much of a Fantasy option.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Saints TE Josh Hill held to one catch Week 3

    Saints tight end Josh Hill caught one pass on one target for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. While Ben Watson played 62 offensive snaps (86 percent), Hill was only on the field for 29 such plays (40 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. With the Saints' offense currently sputtering and Hill relegated to backup duty, the young tight end does not warrant much Fantasy consideration.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Saints TE Josh Hill wants to grow into new role

    After trading trading Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, tight end Josh Hill is ready to step into his new role with the Saints, according to the team's offical website. "I think it might open a few opportunities for me as I continue to grow in my role and just do everything they ask me to do," Hill said when asked about the trade of Graham to the Seahawks. Hill recognized that Graham helped him transition from college to the professional level. "It's a big difference, especially coming from a smaller school and a smaller city," Hill said. "He was always there for me. We became pretty good friends over the past few years so it will definitely be different without him." Head coach Sean Payton believes that Hill is ready to step up. "Josh Hill is a player that we value a lot," Payton said last week at the NFL annual meeting. "He's not on anyone's fantasy first three rounds, I promise you, but he's a real good tight end. He's versatile in the running game, in the pass receiving game, a special teams player." Hill, heading into his third year in the NFL, has recorded 20 receptions for 220 yards and six touchdowns.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Sean Payton: TE Josh Hill 'is a player we value a lot'

    Saints coach Sean Payton on Wednesday talked up tight end Josh Hill, who should get more opportunities with the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle. "Josh Hill is a player we value a lot," Payton said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Hill, 24, is a 6-5, 250-pounder who caught five touchdowns last season. He finished with 14 catches for 176 yards while playing every game. Hill and Benjamin Watson, 34, are the team's top tight ends following Graham's departure.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Third-string TE Josh Hill catches a pair of touchdowns

    Saints third-string tight end Josh Hill is up to five touchdowns this season after catching a pair in Monday's 31-15 win at Chicago. Both scores came on the same play. Drew Brees faked a handoff, rolled right and found Hill open in the flat for 8- and 7-yard touchdowns in the first half. Those were Hill's only two targets. He'll face Atlanta on Sunday.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Saints' role players held in check Week 11

    The Saints received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Cincinnati. Brian Leonard caught his lone target for 15 yards. Joe Morgan was also held to one grab, but finished with only 7 yards. Erik Lorig caught all four of his targets for 5 yards. Josh Hill was targeted once and held without a grab.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints get offensive contributions Week 7

    The Saints received several offensive contributions in their Week 7 loss at Detroit. Among them, rookie wideout Brandin Cooks caught two of his three targets for 23 yards. Fullback Austin Johnson made a 13-yard touchdown grab and added a 5-yard rush. Tight end Josh Hill caught an 8-yard pass, and tight end Benjamin Watson had a 3-yard grab. Wideout Robert Meachem was targeted three times without a catch.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Saints TE Jimmy Graham likely a game-time decision for Week 7

    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham told reporters he's unsure if he'll play Week 7 at Detroit because of a nagging shoulder injury, according to ESPN. Graham told reporters Friday he believes his status will come down to the coach's evaluation during pregame warmups. Graham suffered a shoulder sprain Week 5 against Tampa Bay but returned to practice for the first time as a limited participant on Thursday. He was a limited participant on Friday as well and has been officially ruled as questionable. If he's unable to play on Sunday, the team will likely turn to Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson for all the tight end targets against the Lions.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Sizing up the Saints' tight end situation

    Although coach Sean Payton has been less than forthcoming about the situation, odds are Jimmy Graham misses Week 7 at Detroit with the shoulder sprain he suffered in Week 5, before the bye. The Saints will have to turn to others at tight end. Those others figure to be Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson. Jamey Eisenberg prefers one. Dave Richard prefers the other. Neither likes either enough to start in a standard 12-team league. Part of the problem is that both contributed about the same numbers in Week 5, when Graham suffered the injury. Watson got more than twice as many targets, but Hill actually got a little more yardage. Of course, Watson also played 86 percent of the team's snaps to Hill's 35 percent. To me, that's reason enough to side with Watson, but he'll get enough interference from Hill that we're talking only deep leagues here, as in 16 teams or more.