Mecole Hardman Will Have A Day
Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs took the speedster, Mecole Hardman, out of Georgia. Hardman hasn’t seen much playing time this year. But, when he has been on the field and when his number has been called, he delivers. Out of the starting core of this offense, Hardman has received the least amount of targets in 17.
He is averaging nearly 40 yards a game with only 3 receptions a game. His speed is a game changer for this offense for multiple reasons. One, the defense is always focused on taking away the deep ball to Tyreek Hill. Second, Travis Kelce is arguably the best TE in football. He has does a such a good job of finding the soft spot in zones and reeling in most of the balls thrown his way with soft hands. All of that leads to Hardman being used as a viable weapon down the field.
Hardman may have finally received the break he needed. In the Week 5 loss to the Raiders, WR Sammy Watkins, hurt his hamstring and is expected to miss multiple games. Hardman will be the next man up and in this Chiefs offense, expect Mahomes to look for him down the field. Heck, Hill and Hardman are both useful in the jet motion plays.
The Bills are going to have their hands full on Monday Night. I think Hardman is going to at least 7 targets. Of those 7 targets, he will catch 5 passes for 98 yards and 1 touchdown. He is a sleeper start this week in fantasy in my opinion and in most leagues, he is probably available on the waiver wire.