Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/14/21 4:27 PM

Hardman snared both of his targets for 59 yards in Sunday's game against the Raiders. He also rushed once for no gain.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman did at least see a slight increase in his usage on offense (37 percent of snaps) compared to the last two games (17 percent each), and the third-year wideout made the most of his pair of looks, making grabs of 44 and 15 yards. If Hardman continues to produce on offense and eventually improves as a blocker, he could become a viable fantasy option again at some point. However, that point isn't the present, and he can be left on waiver wires in most leagues.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/7/21 11:57 AM

Hardman saw the field for just nine offensive snaps and caught his only target for 12 yards Sunday against the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman has seen his playing time shrink to a new low over the past two games, as he's played a total of 20 offensive snaps between the two. This doesn't bode well for the once-promising young wideout, who has been unable to follow up his 2019 rookie season with the breakout campaign many were hoping to see. Hardman seems to be nothing more than a potential stash in dynasty at this point with hopes of a future turnaround.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Wed 11/24/21 9:13 AM

Hardman caught two of three targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman played just 12 of the Chiefs' 68 offensive snaps in the contest, accounting for a season-low 18 percent snap share. The 23-year-old wideout was already struggling to meet expectations this season, and his low snap totals over the past two games aren't a promising sign for his ability to turn things around in 2021. Kansas City is on bye Week 12, so Hardman will have to wait until Dec. 5 against the Broncos to try and submit a bounce-back performance.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/16/21 1:01 PM

Hardman recorded two catches for 27 yards on three targets Sunday against the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
While Hardman's production wasn't too far out of line from what he'd been receiving recently, it's notable his snap count fell to a season-low 23 on offense against Las Vegas. He dropped another pass in the contest, which may be part of the cause for his limited opportunities. Either way, it's not exactly a great sign regarding his fantasy viability for future weeks.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/9/21 11:43 AM

Hardman hauled in three of his six targets for 20 yards Sunday against the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman did return to the 60 percent range in terms of snap percentage, which is at least a positive note after he played only 48 percent the week prior. That being said, the third-year wideout was unable to make much out of the extra time on the field. He's not a reliable fantasy option at this point, though Hardman can post the occasional outburst.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/2/21 12:46 AM

Hardman caught five of seven targets for 63 yards in Monday night's 20-17 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman trailed only Tyreek Hill in targets and receiving yards, with his long gain of 24 yards marking Kansas City's biggest offensive play of the night. The third-year wideout has now topped 60 yards in three of his last four outings, building some consistency in the passing game. He'll strive to keep his momentum going in a Week 9 showdown against the Packers.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 10/26/21 1:32 PM

Hardman reeled in four of his five targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Titans.
EDGE Analysis
After a promising 12-target showing against the Bills in Week 5, Hardman has just a combined 10 targets over the last two weeks, falling in line with most of the rest of 2021. He still doesn't produce consistently enough to warrant fantasy consideration in many formats, and it's beginning to look like the anticipated breakout may never come.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Sun 10/17/21 7:58 PM

Hardman recorded four receptions on five targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over Washington.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman tallied the Chiefs' longest gain of the game when he hauled in a deep pass for 49 yards late in the first quarter. He was otherwise limited to short gains and also lost a fumble. Even so, Hardman has seen surprisingly consistent target volume early on this season. Through six games, he has 35 targets while his previous career-high is 62 across a full season.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Mon 10/11/21 2:46 AM

Hardman racked up nine receptions (12 targets) for 76 yards in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman wasn't able to break off any huge plays as Patrick Mahomes was under duress from the Bills' pass rush for the majority of the game. Those with shares of the wide receiver will be pleased to see how involved the speedster remained in the offense despite the recent addition of Josh Gordon (one catch for 11 yards). Hardman remains a deeper-league option with some upside heading into a Week 6 matchup with Washington.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 10/5/21 3:08 PM

Hardman reeled in two of his three targets for six yards and rushed twice for another 25 yards Sunday versus the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman saw a season-low offensive snap percentage (54 percent) on the day that matched his season-low target count to go with it. Part of that may be due to the fact that the Chiefs held a comfortable second-half lead that allowed them to run the ball a bit more than in the past, but it still doesn't bode particularly well for future contests, especially with Josh Gordon joining the mix this week.