College: Georgia | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 187 lbs
Birth Date: 3/12/1998
Depth Chart: WR2.2
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
The Chiefs took Hardman in the second round of this year's draft, looking for a possible re-placement for Tyreek Hill. Hardman is a similar player to Hill, possessing big-time straight ahead speed. He can get past defenders in a hurry. He needs work on his route running, though, and has just so-so hands. Hardman could be a starter for the Chiefs or serve as the No. 3 or 4 receiver. Either way, he should get some chances to stretch the field on a weekly basis.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Hardman is going to be capable of some big games in this offense. He is definitely worth a late-round pick because of his high ceiling. Just don't be surprised if he completely disappears some weeks. He could be a frustrating fantasy player early in his career. For now, look for around 700 total yards and five or so scores.
Mecole Hardman was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs to essentially replicate the role that Tyreek Hill has filled the past few seasons. Although Hill may still play in 2019, the ongoing investigation looming over his recent child abuse scandal might cut his time short. Hardman is a skilled receiver who is in the same small, speedy mold as Hill. He ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at this year's NFL combine and displayed that separation ability on various occasions during his time as a Georgia Bulldog. Hardman's potential rookie production is directly linked to Tyreek Hill's availability. If Hill is not suspended by the team or league, Hardman is still going to play, but may not be fantasy viable due to the limited touches presented. If Hill were to miss time, Hardman would slot right in and essentially take up the snaps/touches that have opened up. It is a wait-and-see situation for now that could be fruitful if justice is served. His current ADP is just outside of the top-100 which is absolutely justifiable given the uncertainty around his role.
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman wasn't targeted in the Week 9 victory, but was able to get involved against the Titans the following week. Hardman hauled in his only target for a 63-yard touchdown in the loss to the Titans in Week 10. He's been knocked into a split role with Demarcus Robinson for the No. 3 receiver spot in KC. Having Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins back healthy will hurt Hardman's value. He'll have a limited role going forward and should be treated as a shaky flex option for Week 11 against the Chargers.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman stepped up for the team when they needed him, but is now lost in the depth chart. Both Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins are back healthy. Hardman is splitting time as the No. 3 receiver with Demarcus Robinson. His targets will be minimal going forward. Hardman wasn't targeted in the victory over the Vikings in Week 9. Fantasy owners shouldn't bother moving Hardman off the bench for Week 10 against the Titans.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman found fantasy value earlier in the season when the team was banged up, but has seemingly lost it all. Hardman has seen his targets decrease each week since Week 6. He wasn't targeted at all during the Week 9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He rushed the ball once for seven yards, but lost a fumble. It was a dud day for fantasy, but it's not likely to get any better. Both Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins are healthy. Hardman splits time at the third receiver spot with Demarcus Robinson. He'll be off the fantasy radar for Week 10 against the Titans.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has been reliable for the team this season, but he'll lose value with Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins back healthy. Hardman caught two passes for 55 yards and a touchdown against the Packers in Week 8. Those were his only two targets of the game because he splits time with Demarcus Robinson. It'll be tough to trust Hardman going forward since he won't see as much playing time as he did earlier in the season. He'll be a desperation flex option for Week 9 against the Vikings.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has lost a significant amount of his fantasy value with Sammy Watkins returning from injury. Hardman caught both his two targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 loss to the Packers. He split time with Demarcus Robinson, so that is likely going to be the plan going forward. Hardman has been fairly solid for fantasy owners who gave him a chance, but his value will be shaky going forward. He'll likely just be a desperation flex option for Week 9 versus Minnesota.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has been a reliable option for the team while Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins have been banged up early in the season. However, both players are healthy and active for Sunday's Week 8 contest against Green Bay. Hardman has hauled in at least two receptions in every game since Week 2, but should lose value with Matt Moore at quarterback. Hardman is normally a trustworthy WR3 for fantasy purposes, but will drop to a shaky flex option for Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman was able to save his fantasy value with a touchdown in the Week 7 victory over the Denver Broncos. He caught two of his three targets for 28 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) going down did hurt the Chiefs offense a bit in this one. However, losing Mahomes for multiple games could kill Hardman's fantasy value. Veteran Matt Moore didn't look his way often after he replaced Mahomes in the second quarter. Hardman would have some shaky flex value, assuming Mahomes misses Week 8 versus the Packers.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has seen a significant boost in playing time with the team having banged-up receivers. Both Tyreek Hill (shoulder) and Sammy Watkins (hamstring) have missed multiple weeks this season. Luckily, Hill is fine for Week 7, but Watkins remains sidelined once again. Hardman has seen four or more targets every week since Week 2. He seems to be a reliable option, so fantasy owners should consider Hardman a WR3 for Thursday's Week 7 matchup versus the Denver Broncos.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman saw extra snaps on Sunday with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) being sidelined. Hardman caught all four of his targets for 45 yards in the 31-24 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 6. Hardman has been able to hold some fantasy value with the Chiefs banged up at receiver. His fantasy value could quickly take a dip, assuming Watkins is healthy soon. He'll remain a flex option for Week 7 versus the Denver Broncos on Thursday, assuming Watkins sits out again.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has found a way to have fantasy value this season with the team having banged up receivers. Tyreek Hill (shoulder) is questionable to suit up in this one after missing the last month. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is doubtful after missing practice all week. Hardman would suit up as the No. 2 option for the Chiefs, assuming Hill plays. He wouldn't have amazing value, but Hardman could produce high-end WR3 numbers in a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 6.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman caught two passes for nine total yards during the contest last week, but performed much better against the Colts in Week 5. Hardman caught four of his six targets for 79 yards in the 19-13 loss on Sunday. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) left early in the first quarter and did not return in this one. Hardman would see his value skyrocket without Watkins available next week. However, Tyreek Hill (shoulder) could return to the field for Week 6 versus the Houston Texans. Hardman would have interesting flex appeal against Houston, assuming Watkins sits out.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman had a down week during the Week 4 victory over the Detroit Lions, but should bounce back here. Hardman caught two of his five targets for nine yards last week. However, Hardman put up strong value the weeks prior, so fantasy owners shouldn't give up on him. Sammy Watkins (hamstring, shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday. Hardman could be looking at possibly double digit targets without Watkins on the field. He'll have WR3 upside, assuming Watkins suits up for this one. However, Hardman could be looking at a big week if the Chiefs are still banged up on Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman was unable to get anything going during the 34-30 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 4. Hardman hauled in two of his five targets for nine yards in the win. It was an absolute dud for Hardman, who had a touchdown in each of the last two games. None of the Chiefs receivers played well in this one besides tight end Travis Kelce. Fantasy owners shouldn't lose faith in Hardman despite his poor game. He should have some WR3 appeal against the Colts in Week 5, but another dud could severely hurt his value.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has seen his value increase with the absence of Tyreek Hill (shoulder) the last few weeks. Hardman caught a huge 83-yard touchdown in Week 3 that saved his fantasy value. He's seen at least five targets per game in each of the last two games. The Chiefs want to get him involved in the offense, but it depends on what he makes of his opportunities. He'll be an interesting option as a WR3 for Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. He has the ability to put out WR2 value, but consider him a WR3 for the moment.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman saved his fantasy value in Week 3 with one huge catch in the victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Hardman caught two of his five targets for 97 yards and a touchdown. He caught an 83-yard touchdown on a go route where the Ravens completely blew coverage. Hardman was basically silent in the offense besides that, but that one big catch saved his value. Hardman will be a WR3 against the Detroit Lions in Week 4.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman was able to make some noise for the team in the victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2. Hardman caught four passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in that contest. Tyreek Hill (shoulder) remains sidelined, so Hardman will continue to have decent fantasy value. Demarcus Robinson outplayed Hardman last week, but who knows if that will happen again. The Baltimore Ravens secondary is shaky, so the Chiefs should have no issues on offense. Hardman has WR2 upside, but at worst he's a solid WR3 for Week 3 against Baltimore.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman played well during the Week 2 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Hardman has quickly moved up on the depth chart after Tyreek Hill (shoulder) went down last week. Hardman caught four of his six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. Demarcus Robinson had a huge game, catching two touchdowns and going for over 170 yards. Hardman still played well and should be reliable again versus the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3. The Ravens Defense just gave up 349 passing yards in Week 2, so the Chiefs shouldn't have any issues.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman will see an increased workload the next few weeks with Tyreek Hill (shoulder) sidelined. It sounds like De'Anthony Thomas and Hardman will split up the No. 2 receiver role in KC. Head coach Andy Reid believes that both players have big play potential. Hardman only saw one target in Week 1, but that is going to change now. However, it's unclear how the Chiefs plan to use him, so he's got WR4 with possibly WR3 upside against the shaky Oakland Raiders secondary in Week 2.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman has been impressive through the first few preseason games this season. He's caught three passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns through two games. The rookie wideout is listed as the No. 3 wide receiver for the Chiefs this season. However, it's difficult to imagine him having much value behind Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce. Watkins does seem to get injured just about every season, so that could help Hardman's value. He'll likely come into the season with WR4 value, but could see that increase as the season goes on.