Tyreek Hill's Fantasy Football Outlook Gets Boost After Rumored Four-Game Suspension

Max Staley
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After some disturbing audio tapes leaked to the media, many football fans assumed Tyreek Hill would be facing a lengthy suspension from the NFL. However, recent reports are indicating that Hill might only serve a four-game suspension.

If the reports are true, Hill immediately becomes fantasy relevant again, but whether or not you feel comfortable drafting him is entirely your decision.

Hill was the No. 1 WR in half-point PPR leagues in 2018, so he's likely going to be an extremely productive player, if and seemingly when he plays, in 2019. Last season, Hill reeled in 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 TDs.

While he likely won't approach those numbers, after likely missing a quarter of the season, Hill could finish as a top-15 wide receiver.

One interesting comparison could be Ezekiel Elliott. When Elliott was sidelined with a six-game suspension in 2017, he tallied 983 rushing yards and seven TDs through 10 games. Elliott was usually off the board by the end of the third round in 2017, and owners who stashed him were rewarded with a productive fantasy season.

If you're able to stomach having a player with Hill's history on your roster, it's probably best to target him in the third or fourth round in upcoming drafts. He could end up being a WR1 again upon his return, but his off-field issues suggest he's a risky selection, regardless of where he's drafted.

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