Hill rushed three times for 17 yards in the Saints' 13-6 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Hill continues to be uninvolved at quarterback, as Teddy Bridgewater has commanded the Saints' offense brilliantly, leading the team to a 4-0 record sans Drew Brees. Hill has attempted only one pass in four games with Bridgewater as the starter, and his usage as a gadget player makes him an unappealing deep-league option.
Hill completed his only pass attempt for 18 yards, adding two carries for 14 yards in the Saints' 31-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Hill saw his first pass attempt and completion since Drew Brees (thumb) went out and Teddy Bridgewater took over. Hill continues to be deployed as a jack-of-all-trades player, though his limited usage renders him a deep-league desperation play. With Bridgewater tossing four touchdowns in Sunday's win, any notion of Hill pushing Bridgewater for snaps has quickly dissipated.
Hill rushed two times for 16 yards in the Saints' 12-10 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.
After Sean Payton hinted that Hill might be involved in the passing game alongside Teddy Bridgewater, Hill hasn't attempted a pass in two games with Bridgewater as the starter. Hill is being deployed as nothing more than a gadget player, and his only fantasy utility is in very deep leagues that utilize two quarterbacks or a superflex position.
Hill did not attempt a pass in Week 3 against the Seahawks. He did rush the ball once for five yards and also hauled in one reception for an additional five yards.
The quarterback controversy in New Orleans appears to be short-lived. Teddy Bridgewater was clearly the Saints signal-caller in the absence of Drew Brees (thumb), as Hill played only two snaps under center. While the team could choose to get him more involved in Week 4 against the Cowboys, Hill remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes for the time being.
Hill is expected to be "sprinkled in" with the Saints' game plan Sunday against the Seahawks while Teddy Bridgewater steps in as the starting quarterback and draws the majority of the snaps under center in place of Drew Brees (thumb), Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
After Brees exited in the first quarter of last week's loss to the Rams, Hill went on to play 21 offensive snaps but didn't attempt any passes or receive any carries. Instead, it was Bridgewater who handled the majority of the reps, completing just 17 of 30 attempts for 165 yards while fumbling once. Bridgewater's lackluster showing prompted coach Sean Payton to leave the door open regarding his plans at quarterback for Week 3 while Brees is out, but Russini's report suggests it may have only been an act of gamesmanship on Payton's part. While Hill looks on track to handle the No. 2 role, he should at least notice a slight uptick in use compared to what he normally handles when Brees plays. That might be enough to make Hill worthy of consideration in deeper leagues that start two quarterbacks or make use of a superflex spot.
Hill may work in tandem with Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday, as opposed to backing him up, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. When asked about Hill's outlook ahead of Week 3, head coach Sean Payton said, "You're assuming he's the No. 2."
Payton further added, "We'll approach this game with two quarterbacks. We'll have the right plan relative to what those guys are going to be doing." It's certainly not a vote of confidence for Teddy Bridgewater, who figured to get the outright starting nod in Drew Brees' (thumb) absence. The multi-faceted Hill should be picked up in leagues where lineups employ two quarterbacks or a superflex position, as his role may be more prominent than previously expected.
Hill caught two of three targets for 16 yards in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
Hill surprisingly didn't attempt a pass or take a carry in Sunday's loss, seeing all his production come on two receptions. He has little standalone value outside of deeper leagues at this point, though he will move into the top backup quarterback role behind Teddy Bridgewater if Drew Brees (hand) is forced to miss time.
Hill rushed two times for eight yards and caught one of two targets for nine yards and a TD in the Saints' 30-28 win over the Texans on Monday.
The gadget player lined up at quarterback a couple of times and carried the ball himself for eight yards. He also got two targets in the passing game as a receiver and managed to snag a ball in the end zone from nine yards out. Hill's upside comes from his ability to lineup all over the field, but his limited usage makes him a deep-league stash for two-quarterback and superflex formats only.
Hill completed 13 of 17 passes for 100 yards and ran the ball five times for 35 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Dolphins.
Teddy Bridgewater got the start for the Saints in the final preseason game, but Hill took over in the second half and put together a solid showing of his own, leading the offense to a touchdown in the fourth quarter. His spot as the No. 3 QB on the depth chart is secure due to his rushing ability and contributions in the red zone and on special teams, but it's Hill's development as a passer that will determine whether he has a chance to be Drew Brees' eventual successor.
Hill expects to have an easier time with blocking and running routes during the upcoming season, Sean Fazende of Fox 8 News New Orleans reports.
Hill is locked in for another season as a third-string quarterback, gadget player and core special teams contributor. He's a natural runner who produced 5.3 yards per carry on 37 attempts last season, but the blocking and receiving aspects of his unique role seemed to present a challenge, with Hill catching just three of seven targets for four yards. His continued development in those areas will only make the Saints more dangerous in the red zone, potentially allowing the team to utilize Hill without holding Drew Brees out for select snaps.
Hill recorded 196 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries, four receiving yards on three catches and 64 passing yards and an interception on 3-for-7 passing while playing in 16 games in 2018.
Hill was a jack of all trades for the Saints in 2018. After playing in just 72 snaps across five games as a rookie in 2018, Hill played 524 snaps this year, with a majority of his work coming on special teams. While he operated as a gadget player for New Orleans, he never turned into a reliable fantasy option given his limited touches on a week-to-week basis. He'll likely see a similar role in 2019, though he could move up to the No. 2 quarterback slot.
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 rushed twice for 10 yards and gained 49 yards on two kickoff returns in Sunday's win against the Rams. He also dropped his only target.
The Saints eased back on Hill's usage against the Rams' formidable defense -- he played just 11 of the team's 71 offensive snaps -- but the hybrid quarterback still converted on a fourth-down run that eventually led to a touchdown on the Saints' first drive. Still, head coach Sean Payton continues to use Hill in a variety of ways, and while the quarterback is unlikely to be a serious fantasy contributor in most leagues, he remains an option for desperate owners in 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 is expected to retain a similar role despite Mark Ingram's return from suspension in Week 5, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Hill has been a do-it-all quarterback/special teams specialist and notched his first career reception and completion in Sunday's win over the Giants. The 28-year-old saw 15 offensive snaps Sunday, more than double the amount of offensive snaps he saw through the first three weeks of the season. Over the last two games, Hill has seven carries for 67 yards in the last two games.
Hill gained 28 yards on four carries and caught one pass for negative four yards in Sunday's win against the Giants. He also returned one kickoff for 16 yards and was 1-for-2 for 10 yards.
The Saints' do-everything quarterback/special teams specialist was again all over the field in New York. On Sunday, Hill had both his first career reception (on a screen pass) and first career completion, as he completed a pass to cornerback Justin Hardee on a fake punt. While Hill is still the third-string quarterback -- Teddy Bridgewater remains Drew Brees' primary backup -- the former BYU Cougar played 12 offensive snaps against the Giants and remains a quarterback option capable of meaningful contributions for fantasy owners in two-quarterback leagues in need of a starter in a bye-week pinch.
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 will likely focus on special teams this season after the Saints acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Jets on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Apparently unimpressed by the backup quarterback battle between Hill and Tom Savage, the Saints acted aggressively to upgrade their depth behind starter Drew Brees. The team is expected to keep Hill around on the 53-man roster, as the athletic 28-year-old proved useful on special teams late last season and has some theoretical upside at quarterback. Hill owns an ugly 77.9 passer rating so far this preseason, but he's made up for it with 130 yards and two scores on 16 rush attempts. He'll likely get some work under center during Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams.
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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|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||1||1||1||100.0||18||18.00||18||0||0||0/0||0||0||118.8|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||4||37||196||5.3||35||2||1||15|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||1||7||43||6.1||18||0||0||2|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||4||3||4||1.3||5||0||0||0||0|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||1||4||30||7.5||9||1||0||0||3|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||14||348||24.9||47||0||1|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||5||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||6||4.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2019||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|