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News: 16 hours agoHill logged 13 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown and caught his only two targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 33-28 defeat to Detroit. He also went 0-for-2 passing.
Spin: Hill fulfilled a central role in the Saints' depleted offense Week 13, as wideout Rashid Shaheed (thigh) was inactive while Michael Thomas (knee) remained out on IR. The versatile tight end/quarterback has been a regular presence in the team's rushing offense throughout the season, and he actually led the team in rushing yards ahead of Alvin Kamara (51) on Sunday. The latter still notched two rushing touchdowns within the two-yard line during the second half while Hill added a one-yard rushing touchdown of his own. Hill also tied with tight end Foster Moreau for the third-most receptions on the Saints behind Kamara (six) and wideout Chris Olave (five). Hill's ability to factor in as a rusher, passer and receiver provides a solid fantasy floor as well as unique upside. His role in the offense could be even more significant if quarterback Derek Carr is forced to miss time after he was carted off the field due to a potential concussion in the fourth quarter.
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.