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Taysom Hill
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#30 Quarterback

95 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 6
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 31
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 221
40 Time: 4.46

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 13
Making his 1st start this season at QB, Hill valiantly played through a ruptured extensor tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand when his follow-through on a pass hit Dallas DL Dorance Armstrong’s strong arm. He was the game’s leading rusher with a game-high 101 yards in 11 carries as just the 3rd NFL QB to run for 100 yards in a game this season. 68 of those yards came in the 3rd quarter. Hill did a good job marching up the field but not so well coming back down in the 2nd half, largely because of 3 of his 4 INTs in the 4th quarter. He completed 19 of 41 passes for 264 yards and 2 TDs. His mobility held the Cowboys to 2 sacks.
The Saints determined that Hill could continue to play without surgery, unlike Seahawks QB Russell Wilson with a similar injury but also a fracture in his finger. Since QB Jameis Winston went out with a knee injury, New Orleans has lost 5 in a row for the 1st time in HC Sean Payton’s tenure. The 1st 4 were with QB Trevor Siemian starting. Hill said he could play with an adapted splint like the 1 he wore after his Week 13 injury.
Week 12
Hill was active for the Saints Thanksgiving night matchup against the Bills but was only active as the “emergency backup” QB. He did not see any snaps as he appeared to still be dealing with a foot injury. Trevor Siemian struggled throughout the game so Hill should have a chance to see snaps once he is fully healthy. Hill is currently taking 1st team reps at QB in practice so far this week so it appears he will get the start Thursday night against Dallas. We have Hill ranked as our QB12 this week against the Cowboys. Hill (if playing) will get to face a Dallas secondary that has allowed over 630 passing yards over their last two games. The next three games on the schedule for the Saints are DAL, @NYJ, and @TB.
Week 4
Hill played the role of Swiss army knife with a smattering of stats against the Giants. That included 2-for-3 passing for 9 yards and an INT, 6 rushes for 28 yards and 2 TDs, and 2 receptions for 26 yards.

Both of his rushing scores came from 8 yards out. The 1st found him bouncing off 7 defenders en route to the end zone. He even helped out on special teams.

Hill’s running in this game reminded us why we should be interested if he takes over the QB job at any point this year, but it’ll take that to make him a real fantasy option in 2021.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • 2020 saw Hill’s most extensive time at QB to date. He went 88 of 121 for 928 yards, 4 TDs and 2 INTs (16 games). He rushed 87 times for 457 yards and 8 scores.
  • 6 of 8 rushing TDs came inside the 5 yard-line.
  • Hill was conservative with a 7.3-yard average depth of target.
  • That — and a QB-friendly scheme under HC Sean Payton — helped him rank #1 league-wide in adjusted completion rate (82.6%) among 41 QBs with 150+ dropbacks.
  • In 4 starts in place of Drew Brees, Hill finished as the QB5 (vs. Atlanta), QB14 (at Denver), QB8 (at Atlanta) and QB10 (at Philadelphia). A favorable slate for sure.
  • The small sample turned up inconsistent volume, as we’d expect: 23, 16, 37 and 38 pass attempts.
  • While Michael Thomas endured an injury-plagued 2020, he did suit up for each of Hill’s starts.
  • The Saints signed the hot/cold Jameis Winston as a low-cost backup last offseason. But interestingly, Hill started each of Brees’ absences.
  • The Saints re-signed Winston to a 1-year deal worth $5.5 million this offseason. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has called Winston the favorite to start.
  • HC Sean Payton, predictably, has indicated that both guys will compete for the job in training camp.
  • Consider this: Prior to this offseason, Hill’s offseason training centered around playing a number of different positions beyond QB (special teams, RB, WR.) Now he’s 100% focused on the starting QB job. Essentially, there might be another level to his game.
  • The Saints return a healthy Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara this fall — plus a breakout candidate in 2nd-year TE Adam Trautman. But the pass catching depth looks thin, especially at WR.
  • Led by guys like Ryan Ramczyk, Terron Armstead and Andrus Peat, New Orleans’ O-line remains a strength. They’ll look for improvement from 2020 weak link G Cesar Ruiz, last year’s 1st rounder.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Hill’s legs helped make him a strong fantasy streamer across 4 starts last season. Now, he’ll enter a training camp battle with Jameis Winston, who boasts superior arm talent and arm strength.

Even when it comes to Winston’s downfall — turnovers — Hill didn’t show much of an edge last year. He tossed 2 picks and fumbled 10 times.

We see this competition lasting until deep in training camp, with Winston ultimately being named the Week 1 starter. Such a move would keep Hill in his part-time role.

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Saints insider Nick Underhill reports that HC Sean Payton is retiring. Payton has been at the helm in New Orleans since 2006, leading the Saints to an incredible 13 top-10 finishes in total offense. He's 1 of the best offensive minds in the game, so this is a big loss for guys like RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas. We're also curious to see what the new coaching staff's plans are for Taysom Hill.

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Saints HC Sean Payton said Monday that QB Taysom Hill will have 2 surgeries to repair the Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The 1st procedure will repair the injury with a piece of hardware; the 2nd will be later to remove that hardware. Payton didn't have a projected timeline for recovery for Hill. But, based on the fact that Hill needs 2 surgeries, former NFL head team Dr. David Chao expects him to be sidelined for 6-9 months. The long end of that timetable would threaten his availability for the start of the 2022 campaign. We'll monitor Hill's rehab this offseason.

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Saints QB Taysom Hill was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons with what HC Sean Payton told Fox's Laura Okmin is a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. We'll look for more details, but that's an issue that'll likely keep Hill from playing in the playoffs if New Orleans gets there. Hill's absence would leave QB Trevor Siemian as the Saints' starter.

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Saints QB Taysom Hill has been activated from the COVID list. He should be back under center vs. the Panthers on Sunday and will be a low-end QB1 option for Week 17 fantasy lineups.

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Saints QB Taysom Hill has been placed on the COVID list. He's joined by QB Trevor Siemian. That leaves 4th-round rookie QB Ian Book to make his 1st career start vs. the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. The Notre Dame product was a mediocre college passer, leaving school with a 63.8% completion rate, 7.8 yards per attempt and 72 TDs vs. 20 INTs. He did run for 1,517 yards and 17 TDs over 4 college seasons -- and then ran a 4.65-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Book goes just 6'0 and 211 pounds, though, so he's no Taysom Hill. Book is only in play for DFS showdown contests. Expect a heavy dose of RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram on Monday night.

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