New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (foot, left hand) and wide receiver Rashid Shaheed (thigh) are inactive for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Both players had been listed as questionable but were trending in the wrong direction. Hill missed practice all look long and gives New Orleans invaluable versatility when healthy. He's impossible to replace, but Alvin Kamara should claim the bulk of his carries. Meanwhile, Shaheed is out for a second consecutive week. A.T. Perry will earn more snaps in his absence, though Chris Olave is the only Saints receiver worth rostering in fantasy football.
Dec 10, 2023 11:32 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (foot, left hand) is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. He had been listed as questionable but was trending in the wrong direction after missing all three practices this past week. Hill has been a solid contributor on offense this season, totaling 226 rushing yards, 213 receiving yards, and five touchdowns over his last seven games. Juwan Johnson (quad) will operate as the Saints' No. 1 tight end but severely lacks Hill's versatility and playmaking style.
Dec 10, 2023 7:57 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight ends Taysom Hill (foot, left hand) and Juwan Johnson (quadriceps) are questionable to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Hill didn't practice at all this week and it seems as though he faces an uphill battle to suit up. Nevertheless, the Saints are leaving the door open for him to play. Johnson, on the other hand, was a limited participant and could be a game-time decision. Of the two, Hill is the only one who should be started with confidence in fantasy football (if he plays, of course). The added benefit of starting him is that he could also log some reps at quarterback.
Dec 8, 2023 4:59 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end/quarterback/running back Taysom Hill (foot, hand) remained sidelined at practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Hill is looking pretty questionable to play this weekend against the Carolina Panthers unless he returns to the practice field on Friday. The 33-year-old Swiss Army Knife had a season-high 13 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions, but he's been a pretty volatile fantasy asset in an inconsistent Saints offense all year, and now he could miss Week 14 action. If Hill does play, though, and quarterback Derek Carr (concussion, rib, shoulder) is inactive, he could see a much larger package as a QB/RB for the Saints offense. As a fantasy tight end, he's shaping up as a risky low-end TE1.
Dec 7, 2023 6:52 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill (foot, hand) is dealing with multiple injuries this week and wasn't able to practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday. Hill is now in danger of missing the Week 14 contest against the Carolina Panthers unless he can get back on the practice field in the next two days. The 33-year-old Swiss Army Knife in the Saints offense has had a wide range of outcomes in a hybrid role in 2023, making him an infuriating fantasy asset. He saw a season-high 13 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to the Detroit Lions, also catching two passes for 15 yards. Hill saw nine carries for 75 yards in the first meeting with Carolina in Week 2. He's seen most of his work as a rusher, with four of his five TDs on the year coming on the ground. If Hill is unable to play this weekend, it will most likely just mean an even bigger workload for running back Alvin Kamara.
Dec 6, 2023 8:10 PM EST
New Orleans Saints offensive weapon Taysom Hill generated a strong fantasy output on Sunday in the 33-28 loss to Detroit. Hill rushed 13 times for 59 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in two receptions for 15 yards. He attempted two passes but did not complete either attempt. Given his fantasy position of tight end, fantasy managers who started Hill had to be happy with his performance. He should remain in TE1 territory next week against Carolina.
Dec 3, 2023 4:43 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill has been up-and-down this season, with his usage varying on a week-by-week basis. Hill has seen work on the ground as well as through the air in 2023 and should continue to see significant enough volume for fantasy purposes in Week 13 against Detroit with Rashid Shaheed (thigh) unlikely to play and Chris Olave (concussion) still in concussion protocol. Hill ranks as a low-end TE1 for Week 13 and can be started with six teams on bye.
Dec 1, 2023 10:35 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill was involved in the game plan both on the ground and through the air on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Hill rushed seven times for 26 yards while also catching two passes for 55 yards. Hill fumbled once, turning the ball over after a 10-yard rush. With weapons Chris Olave (concussion) and Rashid Shaheed (thigh) both leaving the game, Hill remained one of the heavier-used players on the offense. Monitor the health of Olave and Shaheed throughout the week, as Hill would likely see an uptick in volume against Detroit next Sunday if both Olave and Shaheed remain sidelined.
Nov 26, 2023 4:38 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill had been on a four-week streak of 12+ PPR points before a Week 10 dud against Minnesota, proving that he is a volatile option at the position. While Hill still saw four targets in the loss, his rushing upside was severely capped with just a single rushing attempt. That being said, game script plays a huge role in Hill's usage. In a divisional clash against Atlanta that is expected to be close, Hill can be trusted in the tight end slot given his high ceiling and various ways to score fantasy points. Beware his low floor, but don't be afraid to go chasing after his high ceiling at a position with limited trustworthy options.
Nov 24, 2023 10:44 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill was seldom involved in Week 10's loss to Minnesota. The veteran gadget player only carried the ball once, gaining six yards. He was targeted four times, grabbing two receptions for 17 yards. Given that New Orleans was playing from behind, Hill's rushing usage was capped as the team heavily passed the ball. The game snapped Hill's three-game streak of TE1 production. New Orleans heads into bye week on top of the NFC South at 5-5. Hill will return to action in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Nov 12, 2023 10:29 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill has now rattled off four straight weeks of TE1 production. The 33-year-old gadget player has seen action as a wildcat quarterback, a running back, a receiver, and a tight end. He has solidified himself a niche role in New Orleans' offensive gameplan and continues to cut into red zone work, leading to touchdowns. Against a weak Minnesota Vikings defense, Hill should be confidently inserted into starting lineups. He will remain a part of the game plan and likely will have enough red zone volume to put together another respectable fantasy performance.
Nov 10, 2023 2:07 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill continued his fantasy dominance in a gadget role on Sunday. Hill led the team in rushing with 52 yards on 11 carries, while also grabbing four receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown. Hill also connected with tight end Juwan Johnson on a three-yard go-ahead touchdown pass. The veteran is prominently involved each week in New Orleans' game plan and can be considered a starting tight end option weekly.
Nov 5, 2023 10:15 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill was a full participant at practice on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. The do-it-all specialist will be available again for the Saints as they take on one of the easiest defenses in terms of fantasy points allowed to both opposing tight ends and quarterbacks. They also rank 26th in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs, so every position they throw Hill into, he has the chance to score some points for fantasy managers. Hill is still a risky start because he's not the number-one option in any of those positions, but he could be started in a pinch.
Nov 3, 2023 3:41 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill (hip) was listed as limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. It's unlikely that Hill's hip injury will put him in danger of missing the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears. The Swiss Army Knife of the Saints offense had nine carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in last week's win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also added a 14-yard reception and attempted completed two passes for 14 yards. Fantasy managers won't be able to count on Hill for consistent production, but he has seen more usage in recent weeks as a mismatch against opposing defenses on the ground and through the air. Given the excellent matchup against Chicago in Week 9, Hill is worth consideration as a flex play yet again.
Nov 2, 2023 6:10 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill (hip) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Hill was dealing with a chest injury last week but played in the Week 8 win over the Indianapolis Colts and impressed with nine carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns while also catching a pass for 14 yards and throwing two passes for 44 yards. The 33-year-old Swiss Army Knife's status is worth monitoring ahead of the Week 9 contest against the Chicago Bears, but he appears to be on track to play as long as he doesn't suffer a setback. Hill has now scored three rushing touchdowns in the last two games. However, he hasn't seen more than nine rushing attempts in a game and his usage will continue to be sporadic for fantasy managers looking to cash in.
Nov 1, 2023 11:21 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill was back in his Swiss army knife role on Sunday, lining up all over the field. He put together his most complete game of the season while putting up numbers in all offensive statistical categories. Hill completed a 44-yard bomb to Rashid Shaheed, led the team in rushing with 63 yards and two touchdowns on nine attempts, and caught a 14-yard pass. He remains a solid tight end option going forward, although volatility should be expected given that he sometimes fades out of the game plan for New Orleans.
Oct 30, 2023 11:39 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill takes on the Indianapolis Colts in a Week 8 matchup. The former quarterback-turned-tight-end has been dealing with a chest injury that he suffered last week, but is still expected to play. Hill has been primarily used as a rusher after he made the position switch a few years ago, but over the past two weeks he has seen 13 total targets, which has led to 11 catches for 99 yards on top of his rushing production (six carries for 20 yards and a touchdown). This increased usage produced back-to-back TE6 finishes, giving him some momentum heading into the game against Indy. Third-year tight end Juwan Johnson will return this week and could potentially revert Hill back to his usual short-yardage / goal-line duties, but fantasy managers may want to stay in the flames with Hill, especially given his affinity for punching in short scores. He's a fine tight-end option at the moment.
Oct 28, 2023 1:42 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Hill practiced in a limited capacity in all three sessions this week so he is trending towards playing on Sunday. Fellow tight end Juwan Johnson (calf) was removed from the final injury report, however, and he could eat into Hill's newfound role as a pass catcher. Given Hill's questionable tag coupled with the return of Johnson, that makes the former more of a high-end TE2 than a low-end TE1 this week against the Colts.
Oct 27, 2023 6:41 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (chest) was limited in Wednesday's practice. This is a situation worth monitoring due to the fact that Hill has been heavily involved in the Saints' offensive game plan over the last two weeks and because Juwan Johnson (calf) also returned to practice on Wednesday. It's unlikely that Hill won't suit up on Sunday against the Colts but if Johnson, who hasn't played since Week 3, ends up playing then it could limit Hill's involvement. Fantasy managers will want to keep tabs on the Saints' practice report over the next few days.
Oct 25, 2023 7:00 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill was productive in Thursday night's loss to Jacksonville. Hill carried the ball five times for 18 yards, converting a goal-line run for his first touchdown of the season. He also saw action as a pass catcher for the second straight game, catching four of five targets for 50 yards. If Hill continues to see passing work, he is a more than viable option at the tight end position going forward. He could be a hot commodity on the waiver wire next week.
Oct 20, 2023 8:56 AM EST