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Mecole Hardman

Mecole Hardman

WR - KC

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 187 lbsAge: 23College: Georgia

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #147
Best / Worst #95 / #288
ADP N/A

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Mecole Hardman: Chiefs are still bullish on third-year receiver

Nate Taylor with the Athletic is reporting that despite the Chiefs' misses for a secondary wide receiver in 2021's free agency season, the team is still bullish on Mecole Hardman.

Fantasy Impact

The Chiefs are expected to lose Sammy Watkins this offseason. Demarcus Robinson just signed a fresh deal, but that potentially leaves the Chiefs with a gaping hole in their roster behind Tyreek Hill. When Hardman was drafted 56th overall in 2019, a lot of analysts assumed he was there to fill in for Hill's role in case of an injury or transaction that sent the latter elsewhere. As it stands right now though, Hill are Hardman are the two top receivers. Both undersized and with blazing speed, they can do work outside the numbers while Travis Kelce draws attention across the middle. In his article, Taylor cited COVID-19 and a shortened preseason for the underwhelming season Hardman provided. Hardman racked up seven all-purpose touchdowns as a rookie, dropping to five in his second year. Additionally, his involvement in the offense didn't see much of a boost, going from 41 to 63 targets. Given his speed and the Chiefs' electric offense, Hardman will make for a decent late-round target in most leagues.

Mecole Hardman disappears in Super Bowl LV loss to Tampa Bay

WR Mecole Hardman caught 2-of-6 targets for four yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact

Hardman was a non-factor, and his longest play went for four yards. Sammy Watkins' return to the lineup may have limited some of his looks; however, there weren't many opportunities for Hardman to make plays with the Chiefs' offense in disarray. Watkins' future with the Chiefs is up in the air, so there's a chance Hardman emerges as the third wideout for the Chiefs next season. He should be selected as a WR3 with upside in 2021.

Dan Titus14 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman recovers from early fumble, totals 54 yards with a TD in win

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman caught two passes for four yards and a touchdown and added a 50-yard rush in the Chiefs' 38-24 win over the Bills in the AFC Championship game.

Fantasy Impact

Hardman committed a costly fumble deep in the red zone on a botched punt return, but the Chiefs dialed up a couple of plays thereafter to have him make up for his error. He took an end around 50 yards and then caught a 3-yard TD pass to help the Chiefs earn their second trip to the Super Bowl in consecutive years. Hardman is hard to trust, but he usually makes them count when the Chiefs draw up plays for him.

Dan Titus16 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman totals 62 yards in Divisional Round win over Browns

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman had four receptions for 58 yards and added one rush for four rushing yards in the Chiefs' 22-17 win over the Browns in the Divisional Round of the 2021 playoffs.

Fantasy Impact

Hardman was active in the Chiefs offense, catching all four of his targets, and ripped off the Chiefs' longest gain on Sunday with a 42-yard catch and run. Hardman was inconsistent throughout the season but found his role and executed on Sunday. He'll face the Bills in the AFC Championship next week.

Dan Titus17 weeks ago
Mecole Hardman disappoints in Week 17 with only 25 receiving yards

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman caught two passes for 25 yards in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in the season finale.

Fantasy Impact

Hardman's season concludes on a down note, as he didn't live up to expectations this season - even with Sammy Watkins missing several games. Hardman still has upside in dynasty formats and, depending on Watkins' decision to continue playing football this offseason, maybe worth a flier in redraft leagues next year. Hardman finishes his second season with 41 receptions for 560 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games played.

Dan Titus19 weeks ago
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