In 2019, Hill had a Consistency Score (CS) of 4.23, which ranked 27th among wide receivers and 57th out of all position players. Whereas his ceiling of 27.5 is quite enticing, his floor bottomed out at zero, and that is where the concern starts for the Kansas City Chiefs receiver.
My Consistency Score omits games missed, so in the games we as fantasy GM’s would have started Hill, he finished as a WR1 in 45% of them, which is a very strong percentage. The flip-side of that coin, however, is that he also finished as a WR4 or worse in 45% of his games played.
Without a single game in the WR2 range (finishing between 13-24 for the week in fantasy points), Hill was actually a WR3 or worse in the majority of games played in 2019 and 36.3% of his games he produced single-digit fantasy points on the week. Hill had as much consistency tanking your starting lineup as he did helping it. Yet his ADP hasn’t adjusted for any of this reality.
Reports from Kansas City Chiefs training camp, however, suggest that Darrel Williams should be on your radar as a late-round sleeper pick in 2020 drafts as well.
The Chiefs’ offense is one of the best in the NFL, and as we saw in 2019 that means whoever their RB1 is will be in play for fantasy football in any given week. Between Darrel and Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson, there were 14 instances of a Chiefs RB eclipsing 10 PPR fantasy points in a game last season. Nine of those were 15-plus point performances.
Darrel only played more than 40 percent of KC’s offensive snaps on three occasions, but he averaged a hefty 16.3 fantasy points per game in those three, scoring at least 12.3 in each.
“It does look like at this point I will probably be the backup, swing guy at both guards and center,” Wisniewski said Friday. “I will embrace that role. I do believe I am capable of being a starter in this league. I think I have proven that.”
Wisniewski, after all, did start for two of the past three Super Bowl champions: the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 and the Kansas City Chiefs in ’19. With the Chiefs, Wisniewski wasn’t signed until midseason but became a starter late in the year and for the team’s playoff run.
“Obviously, I’m capable of (starting), but I have been a backup, as well,” Wisniewski said. “I am the kind of guy, I’m going to come to work every day with a great attitude no matter what my role is. If I’m a backup, I’m going to be working hard every day so I am ready to go if and when someone gets hurt, and I am in there.”
“I see the same qualities in this team as in Kansas City,” Ragland said. “We got the pieces. We’ve just got to keep putting them together and just keep playing hard and being consistent and just keep finishing. I think we got the guys to do that. We’ve just got to go out there and play ball.”
After finishing at 3-12-1 in 2019, the Lions haven’t won a postseason game since 1991, have missed the playoffs 17 times in the past 20 seasons and most recently won the NFL championship in 1957.
The Patriots are planning to sign undrafted wide receiver Andre Baccellia out of Washington, according to NESN’s Doug Kyed. Baccellia was one of four wideouts who recently came to Foxboro for a workout.
Baccellia originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Chiefs waived Baccellia last week.
The New Orleans Saints hosted half a dozen free agents for a group tryout earlier this week following injuries to the front seven, with defensive end Marcus Davenport and linebackers Zack Baun and Anthony Chickillo held out of Friday’s full-contact scrimmage.
And it appears two of those visitors earned contracts with the Saints for the duration of training camp: per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, defensive end Anthony Lanier will be joining the Saints along with former CFL linebacker Wynton McManis.
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The Minnesota Vikings have acquired Ngakoue from the Jaguars for a 2021 second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2022, sources tell NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport later reported, per an informed source, that both sides agreed to a one-year contract worth a few million less than the franchise tag, which is what it took to get the initial deal in Jacksonville done. Ngakoue was set to make $17.8 million with his former team, but he will now play under a revised $12 million deal, electing to play for less to leave Duval, Pelissero reported Sunday evening. There is also no no-tag clause in the deal, so the Vikings can use the franchise tag on the pass rusher in 2021, Pelissero added. Thus, the best scenario for all involved would be a long-term pact (which cannot happen until after the upcoming season as he was franchised this year).
Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James, who missed 11 games in the 2019 season, is likely to miss significant time with a meniscus injury he suffered during Sunday’s practice, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Now comes the waiting game of just how long it will be until James can return to the field.
With the waiting game comes options, pending further evaluation, though each of them would see James with an elongated absence. One possibility is a meniscus trim, which could be four or so weeks, or a full repair, which would bring upon several months on the shelf, Rapoport reported.
Multiple reports were that James left practice grabbing his right leg, clearly frustrated, and entered the medical tent.
Former Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan, who remains one of the biggest names left on the free-agent market, has reportedly decided to change his representation and “is poised to do a deal.”
After posting arguably his best season as a pro in 2019, Ryan has yet to find a new home after he and the Titans parted ways earlier this offseason, although it appears his run in free agency might be close to ending.
“There’s so much pain both in our country and around the world, and obviously we’re going through two terrible, terrible pandemics, one that’s existed for the history of our entire country, the pandemic of systemic racism, violence to minorities, oppression, all that kind of activities that have been part of our history, and obviously the once-in-the-last-100-years health pandemic that’s been devastating, as well,” Lurie told reporters during a 50-minute video call.
“I’m supportive of everything that’s involved in terms of trying to create attention and social change, and I’ve always been that way,” Lurie said. “And if we have to sacrifice, we have to sacrifice. But I guess my most important opportunity to discuss that would be what can we do that’s really effective and it’s not simply a statement but something that is going to have action involved with it.”
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Hunt also said that in these discussions with Native leaders, the franchise has learned that the name of the team (and its stadium) aren’t necessarily targets for change.
“We know the issues they care about,” said Hunt. “The name — and the name of the stadium — are not things that are high on their list. I don’t want to project what’s going to happen in the future, but I do know that we’ve got the right dialogue going on. These organizations know that we’re sincere — that we want to help what they want to do from an education standpoint.”
Mahomes appeared with Boseman on an episode of HBO’s “The Shop” earlier this year.
“I got to meet him after that,” Mahomes said Saturday at a press conference at Chiefs training camp. “We obviously had a conversation there, and then we went to the NBA All-Star Game. We sat right beside each other. His wife and my girlfriend, they talked. Just great people. Obviously rest in peace to him. He was a great person. Total respect and a total fan of him and his work.”