Aug 3, 2012
First year Chief Peyton Hillis is looking like the 2010 breakout fantasy star that scored 13 total touchdowns as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
According to a report by Bucky Brooks of NFL.com: “After suffering through a miserable 2011 campaign, Hillis looks ready to be a key contributor for the Chiefs. He reported to camp in outstanding shape and is running the rock with the urgency and physicality that made him a feared runner in Cleveland. With Hillis also displaying soft hands and superb receiving skills in practice, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Chiefs use him as a feature back in a variety of sub packages to take advantage of his versatility.”
It is too early to tell how the Chiefs will utilize Hillis, and it is safe to say that Jamaal Charles will be very active as the team’s primary ball carries. However, Hillis is a deadly Red Zone weapon that could be a an excellent goal line back for Romeo Crennel. For this reason, we believe he is a nice value at his current ADP of 100.
Fantasy owners in leagues that heavily value TD’s should be moving Hillis up their draft boards.