Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill has been a fantasy football anchor the entire season. If you’re in the fantasy football playoffs in Week 15 or beyond, chances are Hill is a big reason why if you drafted him before the season. So when he has a tough time staying on the field in Week 14 and is now questionable to play on Sunday vs. the New York Jets, it creates a bit of a panic for managers. Hill didn’t practice all week due to an ankle injury and could be held out in a big spot for your fantasy football team. We’re going to go over your options if Hill sits on Sunday.
Update — Hill is inactive for Week 15 vs. the Jets.
Fantasy football advice: Tyreek Hill injury
If Tyreek ends up being out, don’t panic. First, be sure you have some options on your bench to replace him either at wide receiver or in the FLEX spot. It’s going to be difficult to find any type of “handcuff” replacement for Hill unless you (for some reason) drafted both Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Expect Waddle to get a ton of targets if Hill is out. Waddle would end up being a top WR play for the week in season-long and DFS.
If you have to pick someone up and are looking at Dolphins receivers, Cedrick Wilson Jr., Braxton Berrios and River Cracraft are the three wideouts who would see more snaps with Hill out. Last week with Hill in and out of the game vs. the Titans, we saw Wilson and Berrios get the most snaps as a result. Wilson played 40 snaps, second at WR only to Waddle. Wilson had the most targets among WRs vs. Tennessee behind Hill and Waddle. So if Hill were to sit, expect Wilson to play more snaps and he could be in line for around 5-6 targets depending on how things go.
Berrios and Cracraft seem like stretches with Berrios being a slightly better option off the waiver wire. It’s a revenge game for Berrios after spending four season with New York. We love a narrative. But the game script doesn’t play into the favor of the wideouts. The Jets have a decent defense and the Dolphins should look to use RBs De’Von Achane and Raheem Mostert plenty if Hill is out. If Achane is also out, things could change a bit.
Also be sure to look at when your players are playing. There are three Saturday games this week and one of your replacement options could be playing early. Don’t get stuck without emergency options on Sunday if the Dolphins rule Hill out. If you have a good play on Saturday that could be the way to go, but you also don’t want to be stuck if Hill is active and plays. That seems less likely and if Hill is active and plays, he could be a decoy of sorts.