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Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill injury: What status means for Week 16 vs. Cowboys

Tyreek Hill is dealing with an ankle injury for Week 16. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Tyreek Hill #10 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to a agem against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on December 17, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images

Game day update: The Dolphins are “optimistic” that Hill will play on Sunday vs. the Cowboys but they’ll make a final decision after his pre-game warmups, per Adam Schefter.

The Miami Dolphins have a big game this week as they host the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphin’s offense has been one of the best in the league, and it has largely been due to their deep-threat wide receiver, Tyreek Hill. He heads into this game leading the league with 1,542 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hill is questionable for the game due to an ankle injury.

Tyreek Hill injury

Fantasy football analysis

Hill is the No. 1 fantasy football wide receiver in standard, PPR and half-PPR scoring leagues. between his target share in the offense and his ability to turn a screen pass into a huge gain or touchdown, he is the most dangerous wide receiver in fantasy. Dallas’ defense will have their hands full trying to contain him, but they head into the matchup, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.

If Hill is active, he can be started in leagues of all sizes.

NFL DFS analysis

If you want to roster Hill, he is going to cost a sizeable chunk of your overall salary. He costs $18,000 as a captain and $12,000 as a flex, the most expensive option between both teams. Dallas also allows the fifth-fewest DFS points to opposing wide receivers. The good news is that Hill is an explosive player, so will likely make it worth it if you do choose to roster him.

Betting analysis

Hill’s lines at DraftKings Sportsbook are installed at 90.5 receiving yards and 6.5 receptions. He has at least six receptions and 102 yards in three of his last four games. Last week, Hill came down with four of his five targets for 61 yards but picked up the ankle injury that sidelined him early. The Dallas defense allowed 94 yards to A.J. Brown in Week 14, 134 against DK Metcalf in Week 13 and 100 to Cutis Samuel in Week 12.