Hill signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Browns on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Hill spent the past five seasons with the Rams, suiting up for an average of 14 games over those campaigns, eventually developing into a full-time starter in 2020. The Youngstown, OH native played 90-plus percent of the defensive snaps in all but one of his appearances last year, setting new career highs with 77 tackles, 10 pass deflections, three interceptions and a pair of defensive touchdowns. Having held opponents under a 90.0 passer rating each of the past two seasons, Hill will immediately step in as a top cornerback option for the Browns alongside Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams (shoulder).
Hill recorded a career-high 77 tackles (55 solo) to go with three interceptions and 10 pass breakups over 16 appearances during the 2020 regular season. The sixth-year cornerback started all 16 games for the first time in his career and noticed a spike in his production across the board. Hill's coverage skills on the outside enabled fellow cornerback Jalen Ramsey to play the star role in the Los Angeles defense and move all over the field. Hill hits free agency during the offseason, so his 2021 fantasy outlook is up in the air until he signs a new contract.
Hill recorded four solo tackles, two passes defensed and an interception he returned for a touchdown during Sunday's 38-28 win over Arizona. This was the second pick-six of the season for Hill, and the 29-year-old cornerback is having one of the better fantasy years at his position. While it's a bit of a surprise showing, Hill is proving to be a reliable weekly option and thriving while playing the majority of his snaps as a slot corner.
Hill recorded seven tackles (four solo) and a pass breakup during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears. The veteran is now up to 41 tackles (30 solo) through seven games, and the total includes a one-tackle showing in Week 5 against Washington. It's worth noting Hill was nursing an ankle injury and listed as questionable for that outing. Additionally, he also played every snap Monday and continues to rarely come off the field. Hill's fantasy floor is high.
Hill (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus Washington, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Hill was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, and coach Sean McVay expects Hill to suit up Sunday. If that's the case, Hill will likely start at cornerback, but if he suffers a setback and ends up inactive, expect Darious Williams and David Long to enjoy heightened workloads.
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