Player Outlook
Reports surfaced this offseason that the Saints were going to move Hill to tight end, but the team has stuck with the quarterback designation. Given that the team re-signed Jameis Winston and brought in Andy Dalton, it sure seems like Hill's quarterback duties will be very limited. Even if he's listed as a tight end, Hill still figures to be utilized like he has for the past few years as an occasional rusher and even more occasional passer and pass catcher. Only in a pinch would Hill be an acceptable option in two-QB leagues, which is why he's no better than a very late pick in that format.

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2022
2021 4 52 13.00 374 5.34 12510.4
2020 8 98 12.25 1 457 5.25 1559.7
3y Avg. 10 128 12.80 2 329 5.39 1228.1
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Adapting to new role

    Hill (ribs) is adjusting to more of a tight end role as he rehabs from the Lisfranc injury he suffered late last season, Michael Hull of NewOrleansSaints.com reports. He was still wearing a non-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice as he also recovers from a less serious issue with his ribs that cropped up a little over a week ago. Hill was called on to make four starts at quarterback late last season after Jameis Winston tore his ACL in Week 8, with mixed results. Now that Winston is more than nine months removed from his injury and the team added veteran signal-caller Andy Dalton this offseason, it seems unlikely Hill will need to start under center again in 2022. He's working primarily as a tight end now, which means he'll compete with Adam Trautman to be on the receiving end of passes rather than on the delivering end. It still wouldn't be surprising to see Hill take some wildcat snaps around the goal-line though, making him an interesting bench stash in deeper leagues.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Returns to individual drills

    Hill (ribs) did individual work at Thursday's practice, John Hendrix of SI.com reports. This confirms his rib injury isn't too serious, though it's now cost him a full week of practice. Hill is mostly focusing on tight end this year, though coach Dennis Allen recently said Hill will still take some snaps at QB as well.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Not in mix for starting job

    The idea of Hill (foot) competing for the Saints' starting job at quarterback has "run its course," Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. Given the 6-to-9-month timeline to recover from his Lisfranc injury, Hill was not certain to be ready for the start of the 2022 campaign anyway. However, with Sean Payton now retired, it appears the Payton-led Hill experiment may be over regardless. Not only did New Orleans find limited success with Hill as a starter, he could hardly hold up to increased usage in a part-time role given the laundry list of injuries he dealt with last season. Instead, it seems that Hill will go back to being used as the position-flexible gadget player we've seen before thanks to the return of offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Meanwhile, the Saints likely will explore different options for their starting signal-caller, including a possible reunion with Jameis Winston (knee).
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Exits Sunday's game early

    Hill left Sunday's game in Atlanta with an undisclosed injury, John Hendrix of SI.com reports. Hill went down awkwardly on a short run in the second quarter, and after attempting to get up he sat on the turf for a spell before making his way to the sideline tent. He then walked slowly to the locker room with his right shoe in his hand, per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network. The nature of Hill's health concern is unknown, but Trevor Siemian took over quarterback duties in his stead.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Quiet in Sunday's win

    Hill completed 17 of 28 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown and added 45 rushing yards on 12 carries in Sunday's 18-10 win over the Panthers. The QB was the Saints' leading rusher on the afternoon, but it was still a modest performance from a fantasy perspective as the team once again relied on its defense for a victory. Hill will look to end his regular season on a high note, and potentially lead New Orleans into the playoffs, in Week 18 against the Falcons.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Comes off COVID-19 list

    The Saints activated Hill (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Considering this activation occurred two days after the Saints' last game Monday against the Dolphins, Hill wasn't particularly close to gaining clearance to play Week 16. Trevor Siemian (illness) also came off the COVID-19 list Wednesday, setting him up to act as the No. 2 quarterback on New Orleans' active roster while pushing rookie Ian Book to his usual spot as the third signal-caller. Hill will resume working with the first-team offense in advance of Sunday's contest versus the Panthers.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Not activated, won't play Monday

    The Saints didn't activate Hill (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list, making him ineligible to play Monday against the Dolphins, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The same can be said for Trevor Siemian (illness), which hands Ian Book his first NFL start. Behind Book, Blake Bortles has been elevated from the practice squad to serve as the Saints' backup quarterback for Week 16. Hill's next chance to play is Sunday against the Panthers.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Goes on COVID-19 list

    The Saints placed Hill (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Hill was one of nine New Orleans players added to the list Thursday, all the result of positive COVID-19 tests, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. If Hill is vaccinated and asymptomatic, he'll be eligible to play Monday against the Dolphins, but the Saints already seem to be proceeding as though neither he nor top backup Trevor Siemian (illness) will be available to return from the list Week 16. That leaves rookie fourth-round pick Ian Book as the likely candidate to start in his NFL debut Monday night in a game that has major playoff implications for both the Saints and the Dolphins.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Set for COVID-19 list, likely out

    The Saints plan to place Hill on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Thursday and aren't planning on him being available for Monday's game against the Dolphins, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Meanwhile, Jeff Duncan of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported earlier Thursday that Hill's top backup, Trevor Siemian, tested positive for the virus and is also likely to be placed on the list. Neither Hill nor Siemian is expected to clear the necessary protocols in advance of Monday's game, though in Hill's case, it's not yet known whether he tested positive or was deemed an unvaccinated close contact of an infected person. In any case, Ian Book will take the first-team reps in practices Thursday through Saturday as he prepares not only for his first career start, but for his NFL debut. Hill's expected absence for the fantasy playoffs is a tough break for his managers, as he had been a strong producer in his three starts with 197.6 passing yards and 69 rushing yards per game to go with two passing touchdowns and two rushing scores over than span.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Runs in two late TDs

    Hill completed 15 of 21 passes for 175 yards while rushing 11 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-9 win over the Jets. The Saints rode Alvin Kamara (knee) in the star running back's return, but Hill got in on the fun with a two-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. That score gave the Saints an insurmountable 23-6 lead, but Hill wasn't done, scoring again on a 44-yard run with 1:07 remaining. He was on pace for an unremarkable performance prior to the pair of late touchdown runs, and Hill's upside as a passer will remain limited in Week 15 against the Buccaneers due to the Saints' lack of receiving weapons; however, his rushing ability will keep Hill fantasy-relevant.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: To start Sunday

    Hill (finger) will start Sunday's road game against the Jets, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports. Hill emerged from the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. He played through what was termed mallet finger, but his accuracy was lacking to the eventual tune of 19-for-41 passing for 264 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He was his dynamic self on the ground, though, with 11 carries for 101 yards. Hill will welcome Alvin Kamara (knee) back to the lineup after a four-game absence, but the offense will be without Mark Ingram (COVID-19 list), Deonte Harris (suspension), Ty Montgomery (COVID-19 list) and potentially Lil'Jordan Humphrey (hamstring). Fortunately for Hill, he'll get to face the Jets' 32nd-ranked overall defense, which is 29th against the pass (263.4 yards per game).
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Full practice Wednesday

    Hill (finger) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. While making his first start of the season in last Thursday's loss to the Cowboys, Hill slammed his right middle finger on the arm of a Dallas defender while following through on a throw. Though he was able to gut through it and play all 69 offensive snaps, his performance was below par, as he completed 19 of 41 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Fortunately, Hill's mobility salvaged his day on the fantasy front, with his 11 carries going for 101 yards. Head coach Sean Payton told Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football on Wednesday that Hill will start Sunday at the Jets if he's healthy, and the quarterback's ability to open the week as a full practice participant suggests he'll be good to go. Hill will continue to play with a splint as he manages what has been diagnosed as mallet finger, per Underhill.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: No surgery, plans to play

    Hill (finger) isn't expected to need surgery and will attempt to play through an injury known as mallet finger on his throwing hand, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It's reportedly not as severe as Russell Wilson's mallet finger earlier this year. That doesn't necessarily mean Hill will be successful -- he did throw four INTs in Thursday's loss to Dallas after injuring his hand -- but he'll at least attempt to continue playing, presumably as the starting QB. It is possible he could move back to his non-QB role if that doesn't work out, in which case Trevor Siemian would step back in under center. For fantasy purposes, Hill mostly provides value with his feet, but it's still not ideal to add another limitation to his passing. It does sound like he's tentatively on track for another start at QB in Week 14 at the Jets, benefiting from extra rest after the Saints' TNF loss to Dallas.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: May need finger surgery

    Hill is believed to have torn a tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand, with the injury potentially requiring surgery at some point, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It isn't clear if Hill would get surgery soon or try to play through the injury and wait until the offseason. He's reportedly scheduled for more tests after playing through the injury in the majority of Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Cowboys. The initial belief is that he may have "mallet finger," similar to the injury Seahawks QB Russell Wilson dealt with earlier this year.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Taking first-team reps

    Hill (foot) took first-team reps during Monday's practice session, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Hill has been dealing with a plantar fascia injury recently, but it appears as though he could overtake Trevor Siemian for starting duties once he's deemed healthy enough to play. The 31-year-old signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension with the Saints last week and has completed seven of eight passes for 56 yards and a touchdown while rushing 20 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns across seven appearances in 2021.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Still dealing with foot injury

    Hill was active for Thursday's 31-6 loss to the Bills, but was deemed an "emergency backup" as he continues to deal with a foot injury, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Hill's absence was certainly pronounced as Trevor Siemian struggled mightily to lead a functioning offense. The gadget quarterback was a full participant in practice all week so it's a little surprising the Saints didn't feel comfortable using Hill, especially as the offense floundered. The newly extended quarterback won't have much time to rehab the injury with the Saints slated to take on the Cowboys next Thursday.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Gets $22.5M guaranteed in new deal

    Hill and the Saints agreed Monday on a four-year contract extension that includes $22.5 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. If he's not cut before the deal expires, Hill will remain on the Saints' books through his age-35 season in 2025 and earn anywhere from $40 to $95 million, depending on what position he plays. If he continues to serve in his current hybrid role on offense while also contributing on special teams, he'll earn around $10 million annually, while he would reach the upper range of the extension if he eventually emerges as the team's starting quarterback at any point in the next four seasons. Given that he was beaten out by Jameis Winston for the starting role in the preseason and has backed up journeyman Trevor Siemian in the last three games following Winston's season-ending injury, Hill seems more likely to remain in his current gadget role. Even with Siemian turning the ball over twice in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Eagles and completing just 55 percent of his passes, Hill didn't see any work on offense.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: No snaps against Eagles

    Hill was active but did not record a snap during Sunday's 40-29 loss to the Eagles. After managing just one practice this week due to a foot injury, Hill's lack of offensive involvement isn't a huge surprise. Of much bigger concern is the fact that Trevor Siemian has a stranglehold on quarterback duties in the absence of Jameis Winston (knee). It will be interesting to see if Hill gets mixed in down the stretch, but for now it seems as if the Saints prefer keeping him in a gadget role.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Ready for backup duties Sunday

    Hill (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Though he managed only one limited practice this week while contending with the foot issue, Hill proved he was healthy enough for the Saints to make him the sole backup to starting quarterback Trevor Siemian on Sunday, as rookie Ian Book is a healthy inactive. Since returning from a two-game absence due to a concussion, Hill has played a small role as a gadget player both of the past two weeks, playing less than a third of the Saints' offensive snaps in the two contests. He's completed all four of his pass attempts for 44 yards during that stretch while adding 27 yards on four carries.
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  • Saints' Taysom Hill: Questionable for Sunday

    Hill (foot) returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Trevor Siemian is locked in for a third straight start at quarterback regardless, but Hill always looms as a threat to poach red-zone snaps, even if he's not quite 100 percent. He had two pass attempts and three carries while playing 31 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in last week's 23-21 loss to Tennessee, while Siemian attempted 34 passes (plus four sacks) while playing 93 percent of the snaps. A Week 11 absence for Hill would slightly improve the volume and touchdown-scoring outlook for Siemian and other key Saints.
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