Hill gained 24 yards on four carries in Sunday's win against the Bengals. Hill attempted one pass as well -- on a pop-pass trick play from the one-yard line -- but the sure touchdown was dropped by tight end Ben Watson. Still, Hill played 23 of the Saints' 75 offensive snaps, lining up frequently as a receiver, but it was backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who took the snaps under center in fourth-quarter mop-up duty. Hill continues to be a fun player the Saints love using in a variety of ways, but he's not much of a fantasy option outside of two-quarterback leagues.
Hill caught one pass for five yards, rushed three times for negative two yards and returned two kickoffs for 50 yards in Sunday night's win against the Vikings. He also completed his only pass attempt for 44 yards, a career-long. In what has become common practice, Hill was once again deployed all over the field by head coach Sean Payton. The third-string quarterback played 18 offensive snaps and probably should have had his first career touchdown pass, but his completion to an open Michael Thomas was underthrown. Hill looks to be a mainstay in the Saints' offensive plans and while his varied contributions would have significant fantasy value, unless he's assigned multi-position eligibility he's unlikely to help most fantasy owners outside of those in two-quarterback leagues.
Hill gained 23 yards on five carries, including a one-yard touchdown, and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards in Monday night's win against the Redskins. The Saints' third-string "quarterback" was up to his old tricks again, lining up at quarterback, running back, wideout and returner in the primetime affair. Hill's third-quarter touchdown -- the first of his NFL career -- put the exclamation point on the blowout victory. At this point, Hill's presence on the field is less of a gimmick and more of an expected personnel package, particularly in the red zone. Hill may end up swiping a few more scores from the likes of Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and even Drew Brees, but there should continue to be plenty of points and touches to go around in the Saints' generous offense. Hill played just 14 offensive snaps Monday, so he probably does not need to be owned in most standard leagues, especially with the Saints on bye in Week 6, but he remains an option for needy fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues.
Hill gained 35 yards on three carries in Sunday's win against the Falcons. He also returned three kickoffs for 64 yards. For those unfamiliar with Hill, the BYU product is the Saints' third-string quarterback. An excellent athlete, Hill has also played on the special-teams coverage unit and returned kickoffs. In Atlanta, however, Hill added yet another dimension to his game. While Hill had taken snaps at quarterback in a special read-option package in both Weeks 1 and 2, he had simply handed the ball off on such occasions. Yet in Week 3, Hill ran the ball three times, including a 35-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. While Teddy Bridgewater remains the backup quarterback and the player most likely to see true quarterback snaps should anything happen to Drew Brees, it would not be surprising for Hill to continue to see playing time in certain packages. For fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues in need of a starting option in a bye-week pinch, Hill has the potential to not just help those owners avoid taking a zero in their lineup, but he may actually be able to provide meaningful contributions, particularly in leagues that award points for return yardage.
Hill did not register in the box score in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round defeat to the Vikings, but he played 19 special-teams snaps and narrowly missed blocking a punt in the second half. A standout dual-threat quarterback at BYU, Hill went undrafted in last April before signing as a free agent with the Packers. Despite an impressive preseason, Green Bay waived Hill, who was claimed off waivers by the Saints in September. The rookie quarterback spent most of the season on the practice squad before causing considerable buzz in his NFL debut in a Week 13 win over the Panthers -- a game in which he recorded two tackles and came close to blocking a pair of Carolina punts as part of the Saints' special-teams unit. While Hill continued to play on special teams (he finished the regular season with four tackles in five games), it's been reported that head coach Sean Payton believes that Hill could be the eventual successor to quarterback Drew Brees, who is a free agent this offseason. Hill's ascension to starting quarterback is unlikely to occur in 2018 -- considering Brees is expected to re-sign with the Saints this offseason -- but the team could let unrestricted free agent Chase Daniel walk this offseason, which could pave the way for Hill to bump up a notch on the depth chart. Although Hill's checkered medical history includes four season-ending injuries in college, he has intriguing potential as a dual-threat quarterback if he were ever to get an extended look in the NFL at any point.
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