WR - FA
WR Stephen Hill was released by the Jets on Saturday as the team reduced to the 53-man limit. Hill was a 2012 second round pick of the team and has tremendous athleticism. Ultimately, Hill's lack of production and inconsistent hands cost him a roster spot. Hill will almost certainly be given another opportunity because during his tenure with the Jets he was catching passes from Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and 2013 rookie Geno Smith.
Hill is definitely worth monitoring and stashing in deeper dynasty leagues. His raw ability could be developed in the right situation.
The New York Jets attempted to ship 2012 second-round pick Stephen Hill to another team this summer, but were unable to find a trade partner. The Georgia Tech product has failed to impress in his two years with the team, contributing a paltry 594 yards and four touchdowns - and it should be noted that 89 of those yards and two of the touchdowns were scored in his first-ever pro regular season game.
This news suggests that Hill could soon become an offseason casualty, solidifying his status as a draft bust. After failing to impress yet again this offseason, the third-year player could soon find himself a free agent, which means he would have no value as a fantasy wide receiver whatsoever. But just because the Jets couldn't find a team that would be willing to trade for Hill, doesn't necessarily mean that there will be no teams willing to take a flier on him as a free agent. If he winds up on a better offense, then Hill has a chance to become a fantasy option, but that is a long shot.
New York Jets wide receiver coach Sanjay Lal told the New York Daily News this offseason that it's premature to label Stephen Hill as a bust, but time is running short for a player who has underperformed and failed to inspire in training camp.
It appears that this season will be Stephen Hill's final chance to prove himself at the top level in New York. Hill's performance in his time with the Jets mean that he shouldn't be taken in fantasy drafts. If Hill remains on any dynasty teams, then he could be kept to see if he does anything this season. But if things are still the same this time next year, expect him to be on waivers in the vast majority of leagues.
Stephen Hill endured yet another bad practice session, as he dropped two passes in wet and windy conditions at SUNY Cortland.
After two poor seasons as a New York Jet, it would appear that Stephen Hill is on his final warning. If Hill is to remain in green and white for the forseeable future, he needs to start playing well. He's had a couple of good practices, but he seems to be very inconsistent, and has more bad times than good. Hill should go undrafted in most leagues, and has a bleak dynasty outlook. He should only be on a roster if he starts to play well over a period of time. Otherwise, free agency is his calling.
Despite a disappointing first two years in which he only caught 45 passes, Stephen Hill believes he can be the Jets number 2 wide receiver this year. Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg says Hill has looked "outstanding." Hill says he is more comfortable with Quarterback Geno Smith and in the Mornhinweg system. Hill also grew an inch this offseason and is now 6 foot 5 inches.
Stephen Hill is still not able to be drafted in standard Fantasy leagues because he still hasn't proven much going into his 3rd season. He could potentially be a player who ends up on your fantasy roster off the waiver wire. Hill's height makes him a red zone target and with Decker opposite him, Hill could see a lot on 1 on 1s.