Stephen Hill, WR, Jets
|WR - #113||264.92||NYJ||Probable||3 years||23||6'4||215||@_StephenHill_|
2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-14-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
The strongest aspect of Stephen Hill's game is his excellent downfield speed. This has not yet translated well for fantasy owners. Hill is a big, fast receiver that was a star at the 2012 NFL Combine. The issue is he runs poor routes and has terrible hands. The Jets drafted Hill in the second round and Hill has not caught more than 30 passes in a season. Hill had every opportunity last year to be the Jets' top guy and never came close to fulfilling that role. Even standing 6-foot-4, Hill only caught one touchdown in 12 games last season. His durability is a bit of an issue as wekk. He has missed at least four games in each season with the Jets. Hill has little to no fantasy value and should only be a consideration in very deep leagues. He is barely one of the Jets' five best receivers.
Editor's note: If the planets align and Hill finally gets it together, he has the athleticism to be a fantasy starter. Though, that's asking a lot from a guy who struggles in just about every way when it comes to being a receiver (except for running fast).
Wide receiver Stephen Hill's size and speed couldn't overcome his penchant for injuries and dropping passes. On Saturday, the Jets released Hill, the 43rd overall pick from the 2012 draft.
Hill ended each of his first two seasons on injured reserve and didn't play more than 12 games in either year. His "best" season came in 2013 when he caught 24 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown. However, he has dropped nine of the 97 targets in his career and dropped two more during the preseason.
But Hill is just 23 years old. He is 6-foot-4 and ran a 4.36-40 at the 2012 combine. In other words, if his medicals check out, Hill will definitely find another place to play. Granted, he didn't have the best quarterback situation in New York, between Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Geno Smith. But that's not the prevailing reason why he was a bust for Gang Green. The Jets will move forward with Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson as their top three WRs.
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