Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Wed 1/6/21 11:45 AM

Hardman reeled in both of his targets for 25 yards Sunday against the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman finished out his regular season with 41 catches for 560 yards and four touchdowns on 62 targets. While that does represent gains in all but touchdowns, it wasn't quite the jump in production many were expecting of Hardman in his sophomore season. It's possible that jump will come following another offseason, especially if Sammy Watkins and/or DeMarcus Robinson leave Kansas City via free agency this offseason, opening up a more consistent role in the offense. Even if he finds more snaps on offense, Hardman will need to contend with star targets Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill for looks, which could factor into his production in future campaigns.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/29/20 11:52 AM

Hardman logged three catches for 24 yards on six targets and rushed once for 20 yards in Sunday's game versus the Falcons.
EDGE Analysis
On a positive note, Hardman sported his largest offensive snap count percentage (61) since his 68 percent mark back in Week 9 when Sammy Watkins was sidelined. That was likely the result of the Chiefs being in a tight one with the Falcons, though the second-year wideout could see a bit more action next week if the staff elects to hold out or limit the work of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to ensure their health for the postseason with the No. 1 seed in the AFC already locked up.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Sun 12/20/20 10:35 PM

Hardman caught three of nine targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-29 win over the Saints, He also lost five yards on his only carry.
EDGE Analysis
While the second-year wideout didn't come down with many balls while tying his season high in target volume, Hardman cashed in when it mattered, getting his feet down in the back corner of the end zone on a five-yard toss from Patrick Mahomes midway through the third quarter. It was his first receiving TD since Week 8 and his fourth of the year, giving Hardman some momentum heading into Week 16's clash with a Falcons secondary that just got lit up by the Bucs.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/15/20 11:41 AM

Hardman reached the end zone on a punt return while also reeling in each of his three targets for another 40 yards Sunday versus the Dolphins.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman also coughed up a fumble while running into the Miami red zone, though the subsequent Dolphins drive resulted in a safety. The second-year wideout once again posted a snap count percentage in the low 30s, which seems unlikely to change as long as the full complement of receivers is available. He could regain some fantasy value next season if the Chiefs elect to part ways with Sammy Watkins and/or Demarcus Robinson.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/8/20 12:03 PM

Hardman hauled in one of his three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's contest versus the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman logged 33 percent or fewer offensive snaps for a third straight week, with the first occurrence coming even while Sammy Watkins was still unavailable. At this point, he's droppable in most redraft formats and is simply a dynasty project with hopes of an expanded role next year, when both Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are set to see their contracts with the club expire.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/1/20 12:59 PM

Hardman compiled just three catches for 23 yards on only five targets Sunday versus the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
While Hardman is likely still owned in many redraft leagues given the upside promised of him entering the season, his results haven't backed up the hype outside of an outburst a few times. He's likely most viable as a stash in dynasty leagues with hopes of future promise given that Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are in the final years of their respective deals.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/24/20 11:48 AM

Hardman hauled in his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's game versus the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman notably saw a season-low 27 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Sunday's contest, though that may be the result of him being freshly off the COVID-19 list and not quite up to speed. Even if that's the case, the expected return of Sammy Watkins in Week 12 will limit his upside from a fantasy standpoint moving forward. At this point, he's likely spottily owned in many redraft formats, while his primary value lies as a stash in dynasty leagues.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Sat 11/21/20 4:09 PM

The Chiefs activated Hardman from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was placed on the list Nov. 11 and didn't practice with the team over the past two weeks as a result, but he's expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Sammy Watkins (hamstring/calf) has been ruled out again, so Hardman and Demarcus Robinson could have an increased workload yet again.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Wed 11/18/20 6:05 PM

Hardman (undisclosed) is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list and did not practice Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Chiefs placed Hardman on the COVID-19 list back on Nov. 11, and coming off the team's bye it appears that the second-year wideout still hasn't managed to attain full clearance. The speedster's status for Sunday's game in Las Vegas thus appears murky. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) resumed practicing without limitations Wednesday, so Hardman would stand to see a reduced snap share even if he does manage to return Week 11.

Mecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Wed 11/11/20 5:03 PM

The Chiefs have placed Hardman on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman's placement on the list indicates that he has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person or persons.The Chiefs are on bye this week and don't play again until Nov. 22 against the Raiders.