Hill should provide added depth for a new look Rams' secondary in 2018. In 2017, Hill appeared in 12 games and earned a start in four of those contests. A strong showing in the preseason could help Hill's stock moving forward.
Should Hill sign his tender, he'd then play under a one-year contract with the Rams in 2018. The Oregon product is most widely viewed as a depth-caliber player, but he has started seven games for Los Angeles over the last two years. With that said, he's still not even close to the fantasy radar in IDP circles.
Hill collected just 18 tackles (16 solo) through 12 games this season.
Hill played sparingly for most of the season, but he was leaned on late and played well down the stretch, including in the playoff loss to Atlanta. With three defensive backs heading to free agency, the Oregon alum might be eyeing a larger role with the Rams next season. It's definitely worth noting that at 5-foot-11 and 184 pounds, he's not the ideal size for a cornerback. However, that doesn't mean he can't be a serviceable fantasy asset. Hill's a player to watch heading into the 2018 season.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said Hill didn't suffer a concussion in the Week 17 loss to the 49ers and will be available for the team's first-round playoff matchup Saturday against the Falcons, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Hill left the regular-season finale to be evaluated for the head injury and finished the contest with three tackles across 25 snaps (23 on defense). It sounds like his limited usage Week 17 may just have been precautionary, so Hill should see a full slate of snaps Saturday with no concerns that he's dealing with a concussion. Hill took over as a starting cornerback for the Rams after Kayvon Webster (Achilles) was shut down for the season in December.
Hill played 66 of 69 defensive snaps and collected nine tackles during Sunday's 27-23 win over Tennessee.
Injuries have taken a toll on Hill this season, as he's battled both shoulder and hamstring ailments. He's been more involved the past three games, though, and Sunday's game was easily his best fantasy performance of the season. He returned to a starting role last week against Seattle, so it wouldn't be shocking if he provided solid numbers in Week 17 and for the duration of Los Angeles' playoff run.
|2015||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||18||16.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
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|2015||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|