Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
For a player who was barely used, Hardman was awfully productive in his rookie season. The 56th overall pick in the 2019 draft scored seven times on 41 targets, including a kick return he brought to the house. He also put up a monstrous 20.7 YPC and 13.1 YPT, league-leading numbers in the unlikely event he were able to maintain that at higher volume. At 5-10, 187, Hardman is small but extremely fast (4.33 40) and is quick and explosive in the open field. He also has the benefit of working with Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes in the league's most high-powered offense. The problem for Hardman is usage - he was only the fourth wideout in an offense that also relies heavily on its tight end (Travis Kelce) and throws to its backs. And the Chiefs re-signed Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson, while Tyreek Hill is an even faster version of Hardman and firmly entrenched as the team's No. 1 option. So why is Hardman ranked this high? Because Watkins has been notoriously injury-prone, Hill himself was seriously injured last year and has had problems off the field, and Robinson is not especially good. Should Hardman take a big step forward in Year 2, or one of those players underperform or get hurt, there's massive upside for a player with his skills in this offense. Read Past Outlooks
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#149.55
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$Signed a four-year, $5 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2019.
Falls flat against Bucs
WRKansas City Chiefs
December 1, 2020
Hardman compiled just three catches for 23 yards on only five targets Sunday versus the Buccaneers.
ANALYSIS
While Hardman is likely still owned in many redraft leagues given the upside promised of him entering the season, his results haven't backed up the hype outside of an outburst a few times. He's likely most viable as a stash in dynasty leagues with hopes of future promise given that Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are in the final years of their respective deals.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mecole Hardman's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
Air Yards Per Game
37.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.16
 
% Team Air Yards
12.2%
 
% Team Targets
9.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.4%
 
Drop Rate
12.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.7
 
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Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

65687%
19991%
50366%
17078%
35447%
8338%
29439%
5726%
18124%
5927%
263%
42%
30%
31%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Dec 6th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
81.5
 
Cornerbacks
89.5
 
Safeties
72.5
 
Linebackers
82.3
 
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2020 Mecole Hardman Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mecole Hardman's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
187 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
With Tyreek Hill's playing status up in the air earlier this offseason, the Chiefs used the 56th overall pick to nab a player with similar physical specs. At 5-11, 183, and running a blistering 4.33 40, Hardman's one of the fastest receivers in the rookie class and should immediately find himself as the team's new field stretcher, an especially valuable role given Patrick Mahomes' other-worldly arm. Hardman was a five-star athlete coming out of high school, starting his career at cornerback before switching to receiver. He might be a little raw, but he didn't turn 21 until March and has plenty of room to grow as a player. With Hill now in line to be on the field to start the season and Sammy Watkins still around, Hardman's initial path to steady work is not clear, especially with Travis Kelce being among the league's most targeted tight ends. Of course there isn't really any established depth behind Hill and Watkins, and it's notable that Watkins has an extensive injury history.
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Minimal production in return from COVID list
WRKansas City Chiefs
November 24, 2020
Hardman hauled in his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's game versus the Raiders.
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Lifted from COVID-19 list
WRKansas City Chiefs
November 21, 2020
The Chiefs activated Hardman from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
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Remains absent from practice
WRKansas City Chiefs
Undisclosed
November 18, 2020
Hardman remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and didn't practice Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Lands on COVID-19 list
WRKansas City Chiefs
Undisclosed
November 11, 2020
The Chiefs placed Hardman on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Small contribution versus Panthers
WRKansas City Chiefs
November 10, 2020
Hardman recorded three receptions for 48 yards on four targets during Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
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