Jun 20, 2017
What is Tyreek Hill's True Value?
With the release of Jeremy Maclin, the fantasy world has been raving about Kansas City’s breakout star Tyreek Hill. I think we need to pump the brakes, and not necessarily move him up our draft boards.
Since the beginning of the 2000’s, only one player has finished with the most punt return yards in the league back to back years (Darren Sproles 2014-15). This shows that production in the return game is never a sure thing. In addition, Hill is taking over Jeremy Maclin’s role in the offense, which is not necessarily a huge thing.
Maclin did not even see 7 targets per game last year. Hill’s big play ability and speed draws comparisons to Tyler Lockett, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Tavon Austin who are not very good fantasy options. After one year of touchdowns and big plays, those players fell off the map. Additionally, Hill will now have to go up against the likes of Chris Harris Jr., Malcolm Butler, Josh Norman, and Janoris Jenkins.
With Hill taking Maclin’s spot, this could limit his big play ability. Also, the Chiefs ESPECIALLY are known for producing one year wonders. Dexter McCluster, De'Anthony Thomas , and even Charcandrick West/Spencer Ware were in the spotlight for a few weeks before falling into relative obscurity.
Though Hill’s speed and talent could be too much to deny, he has all the components to be a massive bust. In a draft class where consistency is at a premium, I am staying AWAY from Tyreek Hill this year at his #50 ADP.
We ranked Hill as the 27th WR in our initial rankings
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