QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Fri 12/20/19 5:18 PM

Hardman (glute) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Bears.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was added to the Chiefs' Week 16 injury report after being limited at practice Thursday. His return to a full session Friday, however, paves the way for the rookie to suit up Sunday. Hardman has found the end zone six times in 14 games this season, but a lack of volume of late has limited him to a hit-or-miss TD-dependent fantasy option.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Thu 12/19/19 5:31 PM

Hardman (glute) was limited at practice Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was added to the Chiefs' Week 16 injury report Thursday, so his status is worth monitoring in advance of Sunday night's game against the Bears. Though Hardman has logged six TDs in 14 games to date, he remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option, given his sporadic volume in Kansas City's passing attack. The 2019 second-rounder parlayed his 14 snaps in Week 15's win over the Broncos into one catch (on two targets) for 10 yards.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/17/19 5:21 AM

Hardman was held to one catch for 10 yards on two targets Sunday versus the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman's 14 offensive snaps mirrored the 14 he received last week against the Patriots, though he made the most of his touches in Week 14, recording a 48-yard touchdown reception on his lone grab. The rookie wideout has proven to be the deep threat the team expected when it drafted him, totaling four catches of 40 yards or longer and eight catches of 20 yards or longer on his 25 receptions this season. With six touchdowns on the board as well, Hardman may have the makeup of a future regular on offense.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Sun 12/8/19 9:22 PM

Hardman caught his only target for a 48-yard touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots.
EDGE Analysis
Patrick Mahomes appeared to injure his throwing hand early in the game and didn't take many shots downfield afterwards, but he did connect with Hardman on a long TD in the second quarter -- although the rookie did have to come back for the underthrown ball before turning on the jets to beat safety Duron Harmon and get to the end zone. Hardman has seen zero or one target in four of the last five games but has still managed to score twice on his four total catches over that stretch, highlighting both his big-play ability and minimal role in the Kansas City offense.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 12/3/19 11:54 AM

Hardman rushed once for nine yards and didn't haul in a pass Sunday versus the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman saw a drastic dip in his playing time this week with Tyreek Hill available, ranking fourth at the position in total snaps behind Hill, Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson. The rookie has some viable fantasy weeks under his belt, but it would likely require missed time from either Hill or Watkins down the stretch for him to warrant ownership in most redraft leagues.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/19/19 10:28 AM

Hardman collected two of his four targets for 13 yards Monday against the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman saw a bump in his snap count following Tyreek Hill's (hamstring) injury, but it didn't raise his fantasy value much on the night. A significant workload increase could be on tap again following the bye if Hill sits following the bye week, potentially positioning Hardman for fantasy relevance in some formats versus a subpar Raiders pass defense.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Mon 11/11/19 7:34 PM

Hardman reeled in his lone target for a 63-yard touchdown Sunday against the Titans.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman saw a slight increase in his offensive snap percentage Sunday to 22 from 18 and 15 in the previous two weeks. He'll need to use his speed to take advantage of his minimal target share, but he's managed to do just that in three of the last four games, turning just six targets and five receptions into three touchdowns. Still, the lack of volume likely makes Hardman a flier fantasy option in most formats.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Tue 11/5/19 1:11 AM

Hardman was not targeted in Sunday's game against the Vikings, but he did run the ball once for seven yards.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was on the field offensively for just 11 snaps and 20 combined in the last two weeks, a signal that he's well behind Demarcus Robinson (24 snaps) in pecking order at this point. Hardman did contribute in the return game, going over 100 yards on kicks and adding 17 more on punts, but he also coughed the ball up once. At this point, the rookie doesn't look to be anything more than a return specialist with a few offensive plays mixed in.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Mon 10/28/19 1:30 AM

Hardman caught both of his targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman has seen his targets decrease by one in each game since Tyreek Hill returned from injury, but the speedy wideout has been able to find the end zone in consecutive contests. The speedy rookie will need to bust out big plays in order maintain fantasy value with the rest of the Chiefs' receiving corps back at full strength. Hardman would have a higher chance of breaking off a huge gain if Patrick Mahomes (knee) is able to return for Week 9's matchup with Minnesota.

QMecole Hardman
WR KC (8)
Thu 10/17/19 11:59 PM

Hardman secured two of three targets for 28 yards and a touchdown and returned one punt for 36 yards in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos on Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Hardman was on the receiving end of Patrick Mahomes' only touchdown pass of the night before the latter's exit from the game early in the second quarter with a knee injury. The rookie also flashed his impressive speed on his one punt return and snapped a three-game touchdown-less streak with the aforementioned 21-yard scoring grab in the first quarter. Hardman will look to build on Thursday's performance in a Week 8 matchup against the Packers, a week from Sunday.