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Saints QB Taysom Hill will start Thursday vs. Cowboys

Taysom Hill appears poised to start on TNF this week. What it means for Week 13 and beyond.

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Saints 23-21. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Wednesday update: Hill has been named the starting quarterback, according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett.

Wednesday update: Hill got through Wednesday’s practice and has been taken off the injury report. All signs point to him starting against the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Tuesday update: Hill is dealing with a foot injury. He was a full participant in Monday’s practice, but head coach Sean Payton said the team “want[s] to see how Taysom’s foot responds tomorrow before announcing a QB,” per Nick Underhill.

The New Orleans Saints appear ready to hand over the starting quarterback job to Taysom Hill for Week 13, as he is now receiving all of the first-team reps in practice, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This move likely would have happened earlier, but Hill has been dealing with injuries and with his style of quarterbacking, he needs to be 100 percent healthy to pressure defenses with his legs.

Siemian obviously wasn’t getting the job done with four losses in four starts. We’ve seen Hill able to win games in the past and that’s all that matters for Sean Payton and the Saints. But that also gives us fantasy footballers a chance to roster Hill, who isn’t a great passer, but does accumulate fantasy points.

Fantasy football implications

Hill rarely finishes a game without being in the Top-12 of that week’s fantasy quarterbacks. He is a priority pick up if available.