Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New Orleans Saints
Questionable
Injury Foot
Est. Return 8/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Taysom Hill in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Saints in November of 2021.
Focusing on TE position
TENew Orleans Saints
Foot
March 29, 2022
Coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday that the plan is for Hill (foot) to "focus" on playing tight end, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
ANALYSIS
The Saints' new coaching staff doesn't appear as intrigued with Hill's potential as a dual-threat quarterback as Sean Payton once was. This offseason, it appears that Hill will return to a familiar gadget role that primarily involves taking snaps as a tight end. Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate recently reported that Hill, who is recovering from left foot surgery to address a Lisfranc injury, was never in the mix for the starting quarterback gig this offseason, and the team has since re-signed Jameis Winston (knee). What remains to be seen is whether Hill could still operate as a backup quarterback, or if his time under center has run its course entirely for New Orleans.
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How do Taysom Hill's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.7%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.3
 
% Targeted On Route
12.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.11
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

61555%
42038%
22820%
22720%
22320%
202%
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How often does Taysom Hill run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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15 routes   0 targets
22%
155 routes   21 targets
68%
232 routes   43 targets
38%
81 routes   15 targets
36%
5 routes   2 targets
25%
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2021 Taysom Hill Split Stats
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How do Taysom Hill's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
102 in
 
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134 days ago
Eric Timm expects unders to be a major theme in NFL Week 18 as he breaks down the available options at the FanDuel Sportsbook to close out the regular season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After four years as understudy to Drew Brees, Hill still wasn't handed the starting job, as Jameis Winston re-signed with the Saints. The two competed in camp for the job, with Winston emerging victorious after a big performance in the second week of the preseason. Hill went 3-1 with eight total TDs in his four starts as a QB last year, but it took until the third game before he threw his first TD pass. He also made too many mistakes (13 sacks, five turnovers). He completed 73.7 percent of his attempts in large part because he rarely threw deep - 70 percent of his 121 attempts went 10 yards or less, with only 10 passes of 20-plus yards. Hill's running ability gives him fantasy upside if he's taking all the QB snaps, but that won't be the case right out of the gate. Winston, while flawed, has a stronger arm and far more experience as an NFL starter. Either way, Alvin Kamara is a great receiver out of the backfield, but the wideout corps is underwhelming after Michael Thomas, who is expected to miss the beginning of the season in any case. For either QB to make a fantasy impact, Payton needs to open the playbook, rather than leaning on the dink-and-dunk that defined the final years of the Brees era.
Hill broke out in 2019, thanks to his game-breaking talent and ability to line up all over the field. After a productive year of his own, Teddy Bridgewater headed out of town, leaving Hill as the heir apparent to the aging Drew Brees. The signing of free agent Jameis Winston puts a damper on Hill's future outlook at quarterback, but Hill still has a strong chance to operate as a gadget player out of the backfield or out wide as a receiver in 2020. Hill's fantasy value was largely touchdown-dependent last season (seven TDs on 46 touches), so consistency may be an issue this year. Despite an uncertain workload, his unique skill set and scoring upside make Hill an asset for deeper 2QB and best ball formats.
Hill lined up at quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver and kick returner last season as a trick-play, jack-of-all-trades backup. His biggest fantasy impact, though, was depriving Drew Brees and the Saints running backs of a handful of passing and rushing opportunities at the goal line. Hill, who scored twice last year, likely will remain a mainstay in the team's offensive plans while also playing the majority of snaps on special teams. If Brees were to get injured, Hill might have an opportunity to handle more touches, but Teddy Bridgewater is still the No. 2 quarterback on the roster. Hill will continue to be a fun player the Saints love using in a variety of ways, but he's not a fantasy option outside of deep two-QB leagues.
A standout dual-threat quarterback at BYU, Hill was not drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft before signing as a free agent with the Packers. He subsequently joined the Saints after being claimed off waivers last 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 is expected to continue to play on special teams, he will also compete with offseason free agent Tom Savage for the right to serve as quarterback Drew Brees' primary backup. 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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Not in mix for starting job
TENew Orleans Saints
Foot
March 14, 2022
The idea of Hill (foot) competing for the Saints' starting job at quarterback has "run its course," Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Long recovery on tap
TENew Orleans Saints
Foot
January 15, 2022
Hill is expected to need 6-to-9 months of recovery following surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reports.
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Requires surgery
TENew Orleans Saints
Foot
January 10, 2022
Hill was diagnosed Monday with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot and will require surgery, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Injures foot in Week 18
TENew Orleans Saints
Foot
January 9, 2022
Hill sustained a foot injury during Sunday's contest in Atlanta, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Exits Sunday's game early
TENew Orleans Saints
Undisclosed
January 9, 2022
Hill left Sunday's game in Atlanta with an undisclosed injury, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
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