As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. Taysom Hill had a good run. I’ll never forget how you used to play catch with him, or that look on your face when he scored 25 points from your tight end slot. But, sadly, it’s time to put Taysom Hill down. I’ve made an appointment with the veterinarian.
2021 Taysom Hill ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: QB25, Pick 160
Average Auction Value: $1.5
Taysom Hill Statistics:
|Year||4 PPTD||6 PPTD||4 PPTD/G||6 PPTD/G||Year||Rush||Ru Yds||Ru TD||YPC||Ru Att/G||Ru Yd/G|
aDOT+ represents a player’s depth of target compared to the league average for that season
(2020 stats only as his pre-2020 usage is likely not indicative of his current usage)
2021 Taysom Hill Overview
Hill was a top-12 QB during the month Drew Brees was out. His $140 million contract signed a few months ago had many people assuming he is the man in 2021. If he does end up as QB he will have a great receiving corps, solid play callers on the sidelines, and a healthy, shiny coat of fur.
However, there’s a lot of evidence that says Taysom will not get enough snaps behind center to have fantasy value, even in two QB leagues. His contract was “front-loaded” which is a fancy term that means that the Saints can shred the contract any time and not owe him for future years. He’s also been foaming at the mouth a lot, lately, and growling at small children.
Then, there’s the looming Jameis Winston issue. The former first-overall draft pick has many skills Hill does not. One major skill is a powerful arm that can take the top off defenses and allow Sean Payton and the Saints a lot more play-calling options. Sean Payton loves to get weird (remember that onside kick in the Super Bowl?) and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jameis starting drives then Hill finishing in the red zone, as Hill’s rushing creativity is better utilized opening up potential holes on a short field.
2021 Taysom Hill Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
I’m talking about 2 QB leagues, here. Those of you in redraft leagues can just float on over to our next player profile, confident in not taking Taysom Hill.
Also of note: It’s July. If training camp opens and Hill is taking 100% of the snaps then I will take this profile for a revisit and revise it.
That said, even in 2-QB leagues, you want both your quarterbacks getting 100% of the snaps. If they plan to use Taysom in the red zone only, you won’t get many valuable passing yardage points. There could be weeks where the Saints’ red zone presence is minimal and Taysom actively tanks your team. I don’t want that, you don’t deserve that. Let’s take Taysom upstate to run free on a beautiful farm known as the waiver wire.
Best Case Scenario:
Taysom actually starts and becomes a top-ten QB. I’ll gladly eat crow on this one if that happens because we can all usually work the waiver wire QBs to get top 10 production.
Worst Case Scenario:
Taysom fills up a valuable QB slot in your 2-QB league. Most 2 QB leagues limit rostering QBs, so Hill being there means so much more. Once it becomes obvious Hill’s usage will be limited, there will probably be zero QBs available. Hop in the car, we’re going to take you to the QB store to buy you a new pet.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
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