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These two stats show Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill needs more touches

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If you told me this summer that Tyreek Hill would end his first season with 223 receiving yards and four touchdowns I would think that’s not a bad start for a fifth round pick gadget player. De’Anthony Thomas topped out at 156 receiving yards in his rookie year. Instead those are Tyreek’s stats through seven games as he has soared past Albert Wilson and emerged as the Chiefs third best option at receiver.

I saw a couple of neat stats that suggest Tyreek needs MORE touches in the passing game.

The first one comes from Pro Football Focus on how successful the quarterback is throwing it to Tyreek. This is generally saying that good things happen when you throw it his way. It’s likely helped by several of the deep passes the past few weeks, including those long touchdowns.

The second stat shows how successful he’s been in limited reps. Tyreek has gotten between 18 and 21 snaps in the past four games. He was under 12 in each of the first three games. He is not a full time player yet he leads the team in receiving yards.