With the Jimmy Graham trade, the door was open for Hill to emerge for the Saints, but it appears that Watson will be the guy to start the season. Hill only played 288 snaps in 2014, but still managed to catch 14 passes for 176 yards and five touchdowns on just 20 targets. That was the 5th-highest fantasy points per snap at his position. HC Sean Payton has spoke highly of Hill, but referred to “two-TE sets” when discussing Hill’s potential playing time. This indicates that he may not be on the field in one-TE sets. Hill is still an interesting prospect in case the 34-year-old Watson goes down with an injury. His value would explode in starter's snaps.
Saints QB Drew Brees 'adamant' that Ben Watson is the TE1
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