Hill racked up 142 yards and three touchdowns on seven receptions (12 targets) in Sunday's 43-40 loss to the Patriots. Patrick Mahomes -- and in turn, Hill -- were held in check in the first half against the Patriots' "bend, but don't break" defense. That strategy only worked for two quarters, as Hill was able to break the top off New England's secondary with three second-half scores, the last of which came on a 75-yard catch-and-run that tied the game at 40. The 24-year-old's heavy involvement in the passing game -- he led all Kansas City receivers in catches and targets -- coupled with his home-run hitting ability make him one of the most explosive fantasy options at wide receiver in some time.
Hill caught four of seven targets for 61 yards and added 26 yards on two carries during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jaguars. After two relatively quiet games against the 49ers and Broncos, Hill showed a little more spark against a stout Jaguars defense on Sunday. Hill is often a gamble, and you pay a premium in case he goes off with a big receiving day with his speed. Sunday was a step in the right direction after a mini-slump, but a matchup with New England should bring its own challenges as, despite some warts, the Patriots defense ranks in the top 10 in limiting opponents' yards per reception.
Hill caught nine of 13 targets for 54 yards in Monday night's 27-23 win over the Broncos. He also rushed once for two yards and returned a punt 37 yards. Hill led the Chiefs in both receptions and targets, setting season-high marks in the process, yet was relatively well contained by the Broncos defense. Besides his long punt return, Hill's biggest gain Monday came in the form of a 15-yard catch, which paled in comparison to his average grab of 22.1 yards entering the contest. While Hill is seemingly always primed to explode, his Week 5 matchup against the similarly spectacular Jaguars secondary should make for quite the confrontation.
Hill brought in two of five targets for 51 yards, rushed twice for five yards, returned a punt for five yards and recovered a fumble in the Chiefs' 38-27 win over the 49ers on Sunday. Hill finally came back down to earth to an extent, although he still logged a 42-yard reception. His targets did drop for a second straight week, as Patrick Mahomes honed in on Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins frequently. Hill will undoubtedly fall victim to game plans designed specifically against him, but his elite speed will keep him a high-upside play regardless of matchup and format. He'll look to bounce back against the Broncos in a Week 4 Monday night divisional battle.
Hill hauled in five of six targets for 90 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 42-37 win over the Steelers. Hill kept the good times rolling for Kansas City early in the fourth quarter, splitting two defenders for a 29-yard touchdown on a Patrick Mahomes dime. The Mahomes-Hill connection, featuring Mahomes' arm strength and Hill's speed, should terrify opposing defenses. Hill has three touchdowns and is averaging 21.6 yards per catch to start the season.
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