Hill completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 233 yards, adding 10 rushes for 51 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 24-9 win against the Falcons. He also lost one fumble. With Drew Brees (ribs) potentially out through Week 15, coach Sean Payton elected not to turn to Jameis Winston and his 80 career starts against Atlanta. Instead, he entrusted the swiss-army knife talent Hill in his quarterback slot. In fantasy formats where Hill maintained tight end eligibility for Week 11, he proved to be an absolute gold mine. Even if entrusted in a QB slot, however, the BYU product still cashed in with his 284 total yards and two scores. His positional eligibility will be revisited after the Week 11 slate, but he offers tremendous upside with his rushing acumen heading into a Week 12 matchup against the Broncos.
Hill will start Sunday's divisional matchup against the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Though Jameis Winston filled in for an injured Drew Brees (chest) midway through last weekend's win over the 49ers, Hill has since received all of New Orleans' first-team reps in practice. The versatile signal-caller is now on track to draw his first career start against the Falcons, while Winston serves as his backup. Schefter also notes that Winston won't be involved in any portion of the Saints' offensive gameplan, a hint that the team doesn't foresee the possibility of making any sort of mid-game switch. Hill has completed only 10 passes in his career, but he seems destined to surpass that mark Sunday against a subpar Falcons defense.
Hill has been receiving the reps with the No. 1 offense at practice this week and may start Sunday's game against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Coach Sean Payton said Monday that he wouldn't name a starting quarterback until the end of the week, but it appears Hill is trending toward being the fill-in starter this weekend with Drew Brees (ribs) sidelined. Payton should provide more information after Friday's practice.
Coach Sean Payton said Monday that he won't name a starting quarterback until the end of the week following news that Drew Brees (ribs) is out 2-to-3 weeks, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports. Jameis Winston came in after Brees exited Sunday's win over the 49ers, and he's the favorite to get the start this Sunday against the Falcons. Nevertheless, both quarterbacks should get work with the first-team offense during the practice week before Payton reveals his final verdict. Even if Winston is named the starter, Hill will be utilized plenty in his typical gadget role and could toss a few more passes than usual because of the circumstances.
Hill carried the ball five times for 35 yards and caught both his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Bears. With the Saints' receiving corps extremely short-handed, Hill saw a season high in touches while scoring his second TD of the year, and his first receiving TD. Depending on the health of Michael Thomas (hamstring), Emmanuel Sanders (COVID) and other WRs, Hill could again see a few plays called for him in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.
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