Saints TE Josh Hill only needed 14 receptions in order to post his five touchdowns. But while his touchdowns-to-receptions ratio is sure to decrease this year, his opportunity to be on the field in myriad offensive sets figures to increase exponentially.
“It just depends on how much two tight end sets we’re in, how much sub (packages),” Coach Sean Payton said. “I couldn’t say specifically that he is going to have 25 percent more playing time but certainly his playing time will increase.
“We utilize multiple tight end sets and obviously that’ll affect him with his number count (of snaps). He has good position versatility. We think he is a guy that can run and stretch the defense. A lot of it will be by game plan and what we are trying to do.”
Hill is one of our favorite sleepers, but it's a bit worrisome that Payton is talking about two-TE sets when discussing Hill's potential playing time. It doesn't sound like he's a shoo-in to start over Ben Watson. The Saints have been kicking the tires on Jermaine Gresham and put in a waiver bid for Tim Wright.