Hill secured five of seven targets for 56 yards and rushed once for 11 yards in the Chiefs' 30-24 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble. It was mostly a rough go of it for the superstar speedster for the second consecutive week, but Hill's final line at least was an improvement over the 29 total yards he garnered Week 2 against the Ravens. His fumble was costly as well, even though it came late in the first quarter, as it occurred at the Chargers' 14-yard line following an eight-yard catch and led to Los Angeles' first touchdown of the day. Hill will look to bounce back from his pair of duds when he and the Chiefs travel to Philadelphia for a Week 4 battle against the Eagles.
Hill had just three receptions (four targets) for 14 yards in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens. He added 15 yards on one carry. The Ravens came into this contest with a clear gameplan to stop Hill from beating them deep by constantly doubling the wideout, and they succeeded in that endeavor. They weren't able to stop Patrick Mahomes or the rest of Kansas City's receivers for the majority of the contest, but their plan ended up thwarting Hill's fantasy managers' plans of a repeat monster performance. The speedster will not be held in check like this every week so long as Mahomes is under center, so chalk this up to a rare dud and roll Hill out there with confidence against the Chargers next Sunday.
Hill caught 11 of 15 targets for 197 yards and a touchdown and gained four yards on his only carry in Sunday's 33-29 win over the Browns. Kansas City's offense managed only 10 points in the first half, but the unit erupted after intermission, with Hill's 75-yard TD early in the fourth quarter being the biggest play of the comeback. Patrick Mahomes leaned heavily on his two favorite options -- Hill and Travis Kelce -- all afternoon, with no other K.C. player getting more than three targets. That narrow tree bodes very well for Hill's production in Week 2, even on the road against the Ravens.
Hill caught his only target for a 35-yard touchdown in Friday night's 28-25 preseason win over the Vikings. Hill sped past his man at the line and hauled in a deep shot from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to put the Chiefs ahead less than three minutes into the game. In doing so, the game-breaking wideout showed he's fully ready for the regular season, as he'll now turn his attention toward Week 1's matchup against the Browns.
Hill (hamstring) is slated to practice Monday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports. Hill didn't play in Friday's preseason game versus the Cardinals, but at the time the wideout's absence was portrayed as precautionary. Hill's return to practice Monday underscores that notion, and while he's a candidate to sit out Kansas City's preseason finale along with other key skill players the speedster's Week 1 availability currently isn't in question.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/17||@Washington Football Team||29||32.00|
|8||11/01||New York Giants||11||21.00|
|9||11/07||Green Bay Packers||19||24.00|
|10||11/14||@Las Vegas Raiders||10||20.67|
|14||12/12||Las Vegas Raiders||10||20.67|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||15.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||120||77||1205||11||52||15.65||201|