Taysom Hill: Elite Fantasy Tight End?
Where are my homies at that started Taysom Hill this week? Do I have any other friends out there that did the same? Well, regardless I spent about five hours laughing at my TV this week when I watched Hill score 39.9 fantasy points this past week against the Seahawks. A stat line that also included a whopping four touchdowns.
We still haven’t gotten to the real task at hand. Blame the fantasy gods. Don’t blame me for winning. This season, Hill is tight end eligible for fantasy purposes. That’s right. Tight end.
I still don’t think you get it. Hill hasn’t done that much thus far on the season and he’s already the number one scoring tight end in fantasy on the ENTIRE SEASON. Better than Kelce, Andrews, Waller, etc. We’re five weeks into the 2022 NFL Season and Hill is TE1. Makes you think now, doesn’t it?
Can this continue? Can you trust Hill as a reliable starter? I have no idea. All I can tell you is that I’m very much enjoying this experience even if it’s a sick and twisted game. It’s a rollercoaster but the rollercoaster is fun and working.
I think the biggest thing here is the fact that Jameis Winston is out. When he’s not in the lineup, the Saints have to find ways to move the ball with Andy Dalton. Rotating in Hill as a gadget guy makes a lot more sense given those circumstances. In the weeks where Winston started, Hill was averaging just 5.9 points per game. Not terrible given the tight end position but obviously not close to what happened this week.
Is it really that simple? Maybe, maybe not. However, now that Winston is now banged up, maybe even when he comes back Hill will still be a factor to lessen the burden. Especially in any sort of short-yardage situation. That ability to win in short yardage keeps Hill fantasy relevant. You can deny it all you want but the man continues to find the end zone for that reason.
More so than anything, I think it’s time that we just acknowledge the truth. You have to downgrade every single player on the Saints for this reason. The Taysom Hill X-Factor is real. Instead of complaining that Michael Thomas or Alvin Kamara got vultured at the goal line, recognize that Hill is real and isn’t going away. As long as he’s on this team and is listed as tight end eligible, I will continue starting him until further notice.