Tyreek Hill had a breakout season in 2017, and he will look to build on that performance this season, his third in the NFL. Hill was the No. 6 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues in 2017, and he scored double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in seven of the 15 games he played (he sat in Week 17 to rest for the playoffs). A couple of big things are changing for Hill this season, starting with new quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is replacing the departed Alex Smith. Hill also has a new running mate in Sammy Watkins, who was signed as a free agent from the Rams. Mahomes could be a boost for Hill's Fantasy value since he has a big arm and might take more chances down the field than Smith. Watkins shouldn't detract from Hill enough in the production department to scare Fantasy owners off from drafting him no later than Round 3 in the majority of leagues. Hill has proven to be a must-start Fantasy receiver on a weekly basis in all formats.
Hill (ankle) returned to the practice field Tuesday, the Chiefs' official site reports. Hill missed practice last Thursday after twisting his ankle, but he appears to be fine after giving it a couple days of rest. The issue shouldn't prevent him from participating in practices moving forward as Hill looks to build his rapport with second-year quarterback and first-year starter Patrick Mahomes.
Hill was held out of Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Hill reportedly twisted his ankle in a prior practice, but there doesn't seem to be much concern surrounding the star wide receiver's health, and his absence Thursday was likely just precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising if the team limited Hill or even held him out of OTAs entirely to ensure he doesn't do any further damage to the ankle before training camp.
Hill caught seven of 11 targets for 87 yards and added a 14-yard carry in Saturday's 22-21, wild-card round loss to the Titans. Hill had a couple of glaring drops in the first half, but it didn't look like they would matter as the hosts raced out to a 21-3 lead. Tennessee was able to focus on taking Hill away after tight end Travis Kelce exited with a concussion in the second quarter, however, and the speedster failed to make much of an impact when the struggling Kansas City offense needed him most after falling behind late. Hill remains one of the league's most explosive players and should hold plenty of value next year regardless of who starts under center.
Hill (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Broncos. The designation is a mere formality, as Hill's expected status had been announced Friday. The speedster's absence Sunday will afford Albert Wilson No. 1 receiver duty, while the likes of Demarcus Robinson, Jehu Chesson and De'Anthony Thomas will help round out the receiving corps for rookie signal caller Patrick Mahomes in his first NFL start.
Hill (not injury-related) won't play Sunday against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. The Chiefs are locked into the AFC's fourth playoff seed, so Hill, as well as QB Alex Smith -- among others likely -- will not play in Week 17. As a result, look for the likes of Demarcus Robinson, Jehu Chesson and De'Anthony Thomas to see added wideout reps in Week 17. They'll be catching passes from rookie QB Patrick Mahomes.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
|3||09/23||San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
|6||10/15||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||11||18.47|
|15||12/14||Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||94||68||888||6||36||13.06||152|