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News: 20 hours agoHill (foot/hand) wasn't on the field for Thursday's practice, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Spin: Now that he's missed the Saints' first two Week 14 practices, Hill will likely need to get back on the field Friday in some capacity to put himself in a position to be available Sunday against the Panthers. Hill is coming off a busy Week 13 loss to the Lions in which he played 28 snaps and took a season-high 13 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown while throwing two incompletions and reeling in his two targets for 15 receiving yards. With the status of Derek Carr (concussion/rib/shoulder) uncertain for Sunday, Hill could end up taking more reps under center than usual if he's able to overcome his own pair of injuries, though Jameis Winston would likely serve as the Saints' primary quarterback if Carr can't play.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hill is one of the most versatile players in the league and, while he doesn't have one set position, he is identified as a tight end for fantasy purposes. Hill was fantasy's No. 9-scoring TE in 2022, though 34.1 (23%) of his 145.8 points were scored in one game and he had only four weekly finishes of ninth or better. Three of Hill's best games came when filling in as the team's No. 2 RB in place of an injured Mark Ingram. Hill ended up with 19 pass attempts, 96 carries and 12 targets (11 total TDs). The 33-year-old will maintain a jack-of-all-trades role in 2023, but his volume may dip a bit with the roster in better shape at QB (Derek Carr, Jameis Winston) and RB (Alvin Kamara, Jamaal Williams, Kendre Miller). Hill will hit for the occasional TD and big fantasy game, but consistency is a long shot. He doesn't need to be drafted.