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Monday, October 24, 2016, 11:43am
Before the play that would deliver the Kansas City Chiefs a long-awaited downfield touchdown pass, quarterback Alex Smith had the most basic of instructions for rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
“Alex just told me to run as fast as I can,’’ Hill said.
Hill can carry out those instructions better than anyone on the Chiefs. Hill, the fastest player on his team, did as he was told. He reached the end zone in time to make a one-handed catch of a 38-yard pass from Smith for the Chiefs’ final touchdown of their 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Hill is a rookie so the Chiefs weren't sure what they would get as he also plays special teams. He's tied for the team lead in TDs with three but before this week his longest play was 13 yards. Hill is only fifth on the team in receptions, however.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9:48am
Week 7 vs. New Orleans
Alex Smith only had three incompletions last week, but he finished with no touchdowns. He now has just three touchdowns in his last four games, and has thrown for less than 300 yards in each of those performances.
However, Smith is capable of putting up big numbers when he has to and that could be the case this week against New Orleans. The Saints are actively involved in offensive shootouts, so Smith may need to toss the ball more often to keep up.
Given the extremely favorable matchup, we like Smith as a low-end QB1 this week. Smith is a good quarterback who needs good matchups to succeed, and there's a chance for that in Week 7.
2016 Strength of Schedule - KC
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||24.17||35.67||251.83||1.17||0.33||7.06||10.42||2.83||3.67||0.17||0.33||1.29||64.83/64.83||100.00% |
Previous Games vs. IND