Tyreek Hill Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Value in Coming Weeks

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Tyreek Hill entered Week 11 on a tear. He had scored a touchdown in four of his five games since returning from a collar bone injury, and was averaging 105.4 receiving yards per game during that span.

He hit a bit of a speed bump against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11 though, as Hill hurt his hamstring after playing just seven snaps.

This was obviously the worst case scenario for his fantasy owners, as anyone who started Hill finished with zero fantasy points in his slot. While there's no concrete update on just how severe his hamstring injury is, Hill will thankfully get an extra week to recover as the Chiefs are on bye in Week 12.

If Hill can't suit up in Week 13, it's going to be tough to trust any of his backups, like Mecole Hardman and DeMarcus Robinson, as the Chiefs will play the New England Patriots. Hardman was held to just two catches for 13 yards, and Robinson failed to bring in his lone target on Monday Night, and this New England defense has been stingier than the Chargers'. The Patriots' pass defense ranks No. 2 in the NFL, allowing a mere 152.6 passing yards per game, the Chargers rank No. 4, surrendering 205.3 passing yards per game.

Additionally, the Patriots have held opposing offenses to a league-best 10.8 points per game (PPG) this season, and New England's secondary is the second best in the NFL, per Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings.

Hopefully Hill can recover in his team's Week 12 bye, as Hardman and Robinson have proven to be boom-or-bust players, and it's tough to see either player being fantasy viable in Week 13, even if Hill is sidelined.

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