NEWS: Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is questionable for Week 16 against the Falcons.
FANTASY TAKE: All indications are that Reid and the Chiefs are fully expecting Hill to start in this Week 16 battle. Keep tabs on this newswire in case there is some sort of setback in warm-ups, and one could implement an emergency plan that involved a quick-add and start of one of Mecole Hardman or Demarcus Robinson. That again is just in the case of disaster happening in pregame. Expect Hill to ball-out in this contest. LeVeon Bell is shaping up into a solid RB2 play this week, as he will command the majority of touches in the league’s most potent offense. Keep in mind that the Chiefs can game script out the rushing attack, the very reason Clyde Edwards-Helaire has underperformed all season long. No, it was not due to talent, it was 100 percent due to usage. That said, Bell is, like CEH would have been in his place, a fine RB2 play here in Week 16, and something along the lines of 100 total yards and a good shot at a score is likely.
Let’s talk 2021 and Dynasty: Tyreek Hill is arguably the 2nd-ranked fantasy football WR heading into 2021 and beyond. Some might say he’s the 1st. With Patrick Mahomes his field general, and with this team setup to be an offensive force for at least 4-6 years go-forward, injury would be the only concern for Hill investors in 2021 and beyond, and that concern should not be big enough to detour anyone away from making Hill a 2021 first-round pick (redraft or dynasty start-up). Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a more tricky topic, as many will doubt him in 2021, and for good reason given the lack of usage given to him for big strings of games here in 2020. Doubt is good, though, as it introduces ‘baked-in risk/value’ into the equation, and it makes CEH low-risk/high-reward when you can snag him as your 4th- or even 5th-drafted player. If we all had to pay even high second-round value for CEH in 2021, the risk would be tough to absorb… he was a tough player to sit each week in 2020, because you knew he had 120/1TD upside each game that he started; however, he held tons of risk with that expectation level, as KC would under-feed him. With loads of doubt hanging over his 2021 value (and of course much depends on his speedy recovery from his hip/leg injury), we are all looking at a low-risk investment with monster opportunity for reward. Let’s hope for 5th-round valuations heading into early 2021 mock drafting. I’ll still invest earlier if I have to, like 4th-round type of early… but, the hope here is that so much doubt is casted over CEH that he, by default, is in everyone’s 5th-round value range.