Tyreek Hill Injury Update Points to Potential Return in Upcoming Weeks

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 11: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a punt return touchdown that would be called back due to penalty in the fourth quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Tyreek Hill is one of the most valuable assets in all of fantasy football. While his litany of off-field concerns may have caused some fantasy owners to be hesitant about drafting him, he was selected as the WR5 by average draft position (ADP) this summer, according to FantasyPros.com.

Unfortunately for Hill's fantasy owners, he experienced a serious clavicle injury in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and most reports indicated he'd be sidelined for about 4-6 weeks.

However, Hill has reportedly shed his arm sling, and Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid also sounded optimistic when discussing his potential return.

If it seems like Hill's recovery is progressing well, then he could return closer to the four-week side of that recovery timetable than the six-week mark, which could also point to him suiting up in either Week 5 (Oct. 6) or Week 6 (Oct. 13) of the season.

While Hill's injury has obviously hurt his fantasy owners, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs haven't missed a beat. Kansas City is scoring 33.7 points per game (PPG) this season, the third-best mark in the NFL, and Mahomes leads the NFL in passing yards (1,195), yards per attempt (10.5), touchdowns (10) and has yet to throw an interception. As crazy as it seems, Mahomes is on pace to top his historic 2018 season.

The fact that Mahomes has done it without Hill this year is even more impressive. Once his top deep threat returns, this offense could be even more dynamic, and Hill should return to being one of best fantasy assets in the league.

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