QMecole 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.

QMecole 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.

QMecole 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.

QMecole 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.

QMecole 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.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/10/20 11:32 AM

Hardman recorded three receptions for 48 yards on four targets during Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
EDGE Analysis
Coming off of arguably his best outing of the season last week versus the Jets, Hardman disappeared again for most of Sunday's contest. He should continue to see work moving forward but could see his snap counts deteriorate a bit with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) nearing his return to action.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Sun 11/1/20 5:41 PM

Hardman caught seven of nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was overshadowed by Travis Kelce (109 yards and a touchdown) and Tyreek Hill (98 yards and two touchdowns), but quarterback Patrick Mahomes managed to keep all his receivers happy with five touchdown passes against the overmatched Jets secondary. The 2019 second-round pick got the scoring started by taking a touch-pass 30 yards to the house en route to season highs in catches and yards. Hardman's level of involvement has varied drastically from week to week, making him a high-risk, high-reward Week 9 fantasy option in what should be a more competitive game against Carolina.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 10/27/20 11:55 AM

Hardman reeled in his two targets for 57 yards and ran once for another 13 Sunday versus the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman's fantasy stock seemed to be on the rise following the hamstring injury for Sammy Watkins, but even that hasn't been enough to get the second-year wideout on the field consistently ahead of Demarcus Robinson. Given Hardman's explosiveness, there's likely a concern about his abilities as a blocker and route runner at this stage in his career that's keeping him from consistently seeing the field. It seems unlikely that's going to change in 2020, but it could be the case in 2021 when a number of the Chiefs' wideouts see their contracts expire.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 10/20/20 12:07 PM

Hardman failed to haul in his only target during Monday's game versus the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
Even with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) sidelined Monday, Hardman played just 40 percent of the offensive snaps and was unable to get anything done on the plays he was in the game. Demarcus Robinson led the wideouts with 95 percent of the snaps played and looks to have clearly overtaken Hardman, which isn't a great sign for Hardman whom many experts pegged as a breakout candidate in 2020. He'll aim to get involved again in Week 7 versus a Broncos defense that held the Patriots to just 12 points Sunday.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 10/13/20 12:18 PM

Hardman is expected to handle more snaps while Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is unavailable, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman figures to be one of the primary beneficiaries of Watkins being sidelined for what is expected to be at least a couple of weeks due to the issue. He compiled 95 all-purpose yards -- 50 receiving and 45 on kickoff returns -- during Sunday's tilt, but was targeted a measly three times despite playing a season-high 69 percent of the offensive snaps (50 total). Look for that number to receive another bump up while Watkins is out, and Hardman could have an opportunity to carve out a larger role in the future if he can take advantage of the extended run.