After sitting out the last three weeks with a collarbone injury suffered in Week 1, Tyreek Hill returned to practice for the Kansas City Chiefs today. While the team wouldn't commit to Hill playing in its Week 5 "Sunday Night Football" game against the Indianapolis Colts, the fact that their wide receiver is back on the field is a good sign for his fantasy owners.
However, it means just the opposite for the likes of Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman. Both Hardman (eight receptions, 167 yards, two TDs) and Robinson (14 receptions, 250 yards, three TDs) have had the chance to step up with Hill on the shelf, but the WR's return will likely take targets away from other Chiefs' wideouts.
Hill's presence could crush the weekly outlook for both Hardman and Robinson, but Watkins has seen his volume steadily decline with the All-Pro on the shelf. And if that trend continues, Robinson, in particular, could continue to offer some interesting upside, even with Hill back in action.
The Chiefs' offense has been incredibly productive so far this season, even without Hill. KC hasn't scored less than 28 points in any of its four games, and the team is tied for first in the NFL at 33.8 points per game. When Hill does return, most likely against the Houston Texans in Week 6, we can expect him to pick up where he left off, as one of the most productive wide receivers in fantasy.
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