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Tyreek Hill among top three receivers for 2018 season, says PFF

Based upon the football analytics grading system, Hill only trails Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins.

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Each week, Pro Football Focus shares some notes from the Kansas City Chiefs’ previous game as part of something it calls PFF Insights. This week, the Chiefs came back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Baltimore Ravens, 27-24, in overtime.

Because of both overall skill and willingness to play through injuries, wide receiver Tyreek Hill was a standout for the Chiefs Sunday.

It showed in his PFF numbers.

PFF: Hill reeled in eight of 12 targets for 139 yards, with six of his eight catches resulting in first downs. Hill now has a 90.1 PFF Overall Grade for the season, third highest among qualifying receivers (min. 28 targets), trailing only DeAndre Hopkins (90.7) and Michael Thomas (91.3).

On defense, linebacker Justin Houston turned back the clock for the Chiefs.

PFF: Houston had four pressures, including one sack and three hurries, while also recording four stops and one forced fumble against the Ravens. In nine games played this year, Houston now has 34 total pressures (five sacks, four quarterback hits and 25 quarterback hurries).

PFF adds that Houston’s pressures are good for 12th most among qualifying EDGE rushers when counting only the weeks Houston played in this season.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 14

  • The Chiefs offensive line has done a nice job this season with pass blocking, and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz (84.4 PFF Season Grade, best of his career) has been the staple with a 98.3 Pass Blocking Efficiency, fourth best among qualifying tackles (minimum 123 pass blocking snaps).
  • Kendall Fuller (72.8 PFF Overall Grade) only allowed four receptions on 12 targets for 28 yards while in primary coverage. Since Week 7 vs. the Bengals, Fuller has allowed 261 yards (37.2 average per game) on 46 targets with no touchdowns allowed. Since Week 7, Fuller’s 82.6 PFF Overall Grade is sixth highest among qualifying cornerbacks (minimum 59 coverage snaps).

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