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Mecole Hardman
KC

WR KC

#49 Wide Receiver

116 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 12
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 183
40 Time: 4.33

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Low Floor

3.7

DS Projection

5.8

Consensus

38 other sites
7

High Ceiling

9.3

Rest of
Season

7.3

Week 6 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4 36 0.3 5.8
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.5 46 0.4 7.3

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Hardman has posted 26-538-6 and 41-560-4 lines in his first 2 NFL seasons.
  • He improved his catch rate from 63.4% to 66.1% from year 1 to 2 -- but his yards per catch sunk from 20.7 to 13.7. His yards per target dropped from 13.1 to 9.0.
  • Last year’s yards per target still ranked 23rd among 87 WRs with 50+ targets.
  • But Hardman finished just 48th among those 87 in yards per route run and 55th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade.
  • Hardman wasn’t usable in fantasy last year.
    • He ranked 62nd among WRs in PPR points and 59th in non-PPR.
    • He scored as a top-24 WR in just 2 of 16 games.
    • Even in the 6 games WR Sammy Watkins missed, Hardman averaged just 3.2 targets, 2.5 catches, 40.3 yards and .2 TDs.
    • Hardman’s playing time yo-yoed throughout the regular season. Then he played just 35% and 31% of the offensive snaps in the Chiefs’ final 2 playoff games.
  • Watkins, who ranked 3rd on the Chiefs with 5.5 targets per game last year, is gone.
  • Kansas City brought back WRs Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle. But the only addition they made was 5th-round rookie WR Cornell Powell.
  • Don’t forget: Hardman was a high-school QB and got just 2 seasons of extensive experience at WR in college. So it’s no surprise that he’s gotten off to a relatively slow start as a pro. A 3rd-year breakout wouldn’t be too surprising.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Hardman has popped for a few big plays over his first 2 NFL seasons but hasn’t seen enough playing time or volume to be a bankable fantasy asset.

Don’t give up on him yet, though. He entered the NFL as a raw prospect, so there’s still plenty of room for improvement here. And WR Sammy Watkins’ departure frees up some opportunity in this Patrick Mahomes-led passing game.

Perhaps most importantly, Hardman figures to come considerably cheaper in fantasy drafts this summer than last. He’s an intriguing bench stash.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman started Friday night's preseason finally with Tyreek Hill in a 2-WR package. He would go on to play 9 of Patrick Mahomes' 15 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus, vs. 14 for Hill and 11 for Demarcus Robinson. Byron Pringle was the only other WR to see 1st-team work, but he played just 1 snap. We'll take that level of involvement for Hardman. It would be nice to have him as the clear 2nd wideout ahead of Robinson, but even splitting that role while clearly working among the top 3 should present enough playing time to help Hardman approach his high weekly fantasy ceiling. He's a risk-reward pick in the middle rounds of your fantasy football draft. Robinson is well worth a look near the end of drafts. Pringle looks like he'll need an injury ahead of him to make him relevant.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman finished with a 4-39-1 line in Friday night's preseason game vs. the Cardinals. But 2 of those catches and the TD came from QB Chad Henne. Hardman caught just 2 of 6 targets from QB Patrick Mahomes. Hardman played 29 of 32 snaps (91%) with Mahomes -- but note that Tyreek Hill was out. We know the Chiefs view Hardman as a Hill handcuff. But it remains unclear just how much playing time he’ll get alongside Hill. Hardman played only in 3-WR sets in the 1st preseason game.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has "continued his ascension" early in training camp after a strong spring, The Athletic's Nate Taylor writes. "Known for his rare speed, Hardman has produced more consistent repetitions while polishing his route-running ability in the middle of the field," Taylor adds. "Hardman has run routes from each of the Chiefs’ main three receiver positions ... The first three practices have featured Hardman executing shorter routes, the types where he has to be precise in both his release and his cuts to give [QB Patrick] Mahomes a clear throwing window." Mahomes, meanwhile, has praised Hardman's improved maturity and comfort in the offense. This sure sounds like a guy ready to take a big step forward in year 3. Hardman is an upside pick at his 10th- or 11th-round price tag.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been activated from the COVID list and will play against the Raiders on Sunday night. WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring, calf) has been ruled out for that one. Hardman and DeMarcus Robinson will continue to operate as the #2 and #3 WRs for Kansas City.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been placed on the COVID list. It's fortunate timing with the team on bye. We'll see if Hardman is cleared in time for Week 11.

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