Josh Hill
Josh Hill
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New Orleans Saints
Questionable
Injury Concussion
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Technically the starter at tight end most of last season, Hill managed just 125 yards and one touchdown on 16 receptions, despite appearing in every game. Although the receptions total tied a career high, the former undrafted free agent has not topped 176 yards or five touchdowns in any of his previous five seasons. With the return of veteran tight end Benjamin Watson to New Orleans, Hill will again likely have only minimal value in most fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $8.85 million contract with the Saints in December of 2018.
Likely option for starting role
TENew Orleans Saints
Concussion
February 21, 2019
Hill (concussion) could be in play for the starting tight end spot entering the 2019 season, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
ANALYSIS
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Benjamin Watson (appendicitis) has openly contemplated retirement after a playoff loss to the Rams. With no first-round pick this year, the Saints may opt to use their remaining draft capital on other areas of need. The emergence of Dan Arnold and Garrett Griffin as depth options might further dissuade the Saints from investing premium resources at tight end, but it's worth pointing out that despite playing the most offensive snaps of his six-year career, Hill only had 16 receptions, 185 yards and a touchdown in 2018. Those figures should rise if he locks down a starting role, but it's difficult to project a big enough jump to warrant serious fantasy consideration in standard formats. The Saints found a nice run-pass balance the past two years, with Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara accounting for nearly half the targets.
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How do Josh Hill's 2018 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.
Air Yards Per Game
4.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
2.2%
 
% Team Targets
4.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.8
 
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How often does Josh Hill run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Josh Hill
196 routes   24 targets
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In addition to a broken leg that ended his season prematurely, Hill was also sidelined early in the year with a sprained ankle. In all, the tight end appeared in only nine games in 2016, finishing with 15 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown. While his overall numbers were underwhelming, Hill, a versatile blocker and occasional pass catcher, quietly become a key member of the Saints offense in his fourth season. In fact, he was playing about 66 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps in the seven games before he suffered the season-ending injury -- a likely contributing factor to fellow tight end Coby Fleener's disappointing first year in the Big Easy. Assuming Hill is at full strength, he should again see significant playing time for the Saints while splitting snaps with Fleener.
With the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle, Hill was a popular sleeper candidate last season, but the 2015 campaign was a largely disappointing one for the former undrafted free agent out of Idaho State, as he managed only 16 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Still, the Saints surprisingly matched the three-year offer sheet Hill signed with the Bears earlier this offseason. At 6-5, 250 pounds, Hill runs a 4.66 40-yard dash and is an impressive athletic specimen, but with the Saints signing Coby Fleener this spring, Hill's upside is likely limited absent an injury.
An undrafted rookie out of Idaho State two years ago, Hill will have an expanded role this season following Jimmy Graham's trade to Seattle. Of course, expecting Hill to fill the massive hole Graham leaves behind is unwise, but Hill has the size, speed and skills that portend excellent upside in one of the league's best passing offenses. At 6-5, 250, Hill runs a 4.66 40 with a 36.5-inch vertical. He's shown great athleticism as a special teams standout and soft hands when given the chance. Although he only had 14 receptions last year (on 20 targets), five went for touchdowns. It also doesn't hurt that coach Sean Payton was so effusive in his praise of Hill this offseason. Clearly, the Saints, who also traded wideout Kenny Stills, are counting on Hill to make an impact. The aging Ben Watson also will be used in the passing game but could be largely relegated to blocking if Hill emerges as a playmaker according to plan.
Hill is an intriguing talent as a pass-catching tight end but with both Jimmy Graham and Ben Watson in front of him on the depth chart, Hill faces an uphill battle for playing time with the Saints.
Hill will play as the Saints third tight end behind Jimmy Graham and Ben Watson, however, he holds little fantasy value absent injuries to the starters.
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Sustains concussion Sunday
TENew Orleans Saints
Concussion
January 20, 2019
Hill won't return to Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Rams due to a concussion, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Under evaluation for head injury
TENew Orleans Saints
Head
January 20, 2019
Hill went to the locker room during Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams to be evaluated for a head injury, Jeff Duncan of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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In line for more snaps
TENew Orleans Saints
January 18, 2019
With Ben Watson tending to appendicitis, Hill is slated to be the Saints' top tight end for Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Rams, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Gets three-year extension
TENew Orleans Saints
December 31, 2018
Hill agreed Monday with the Saints on a three-year, $8.85 million contract extension, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Two catches
TENew Orleans Saints
November 5, 2018
Hill caught two passes for 10 yards in Sunday's win against the Rams.
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