As has been abundantly clear this preseason, Tyreek Hill remains the Chiefs’ top WR and has, by far, the best rapport with new QB Patrick Mahomes. During “Dress Rehearsal” Week versus the Bears, Hill hauled in all 8 of his targets for 88 yards, dominating at every layer of the field as the clear engine of this passing attack. On the Preseason, Hill has caught all of his team-high 14 targets (33% of Mahomes throws) for 183 yards and 1 TD. By stark contrast, “competition” Sammy Watkins has seen 7 looks, hauling in just 1 for 15 yards with one drop and one going for an interception.
If Watkins can be credited with one positive, he’s kept Hill’s ADP (28) and ECR (30) in the third round — a major bargain, considering he’s 22 overall on my own Big Board, above Mike Evans. Hill seems to be even more involved in his third season, running the entire route tree and shaking free far more often than any other pass-catcher. He’ll undoubtedly benefit from Mahomes’ cannon arm and ability to buy time in the pocket, as was glaringly evident on Week 2’s 69-yard TD bomb. With a stronger arm under center and an expanded underneath role, Hill’s set to build upon his 75 – 1,183 – 7 TD line and WR4 (STD) finish last season. Thank Watkins as you steal Hill in Round 3 of every draft.