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Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill cleared from reserve/COVID list ahead of Week 16 game vs. Steelers

Kansas City’s big-play receiver is set to play Sunday.

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers
Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs smiles after his touchdown to tie the game 28-28 after a two point conversion during a 34-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on December 16, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
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Saturday update: Hill has been cleared from the reserve/COVID list and is set to be active for Sunday’s Week 16 game against the Steelers. This is a big boost for Kansas City and fantasy managers who need Hill for the playoffs.

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed wide receiver Tyreek Hill on the reserve/COVID list, endangering his status for the team’s Week 16 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With tight end Travis Kelce also on the list, there’s a chance the Chiefs could be without their two best offensive players in a crucial game for playoff positioning.

Hill has once again been a dominant receiver for the Chiefs, posting 1,178 yards and nine touchdown receptions through 15 weeks. The speedy wide receiver had a big opening week with 197 yards and a score, but did experience some down games before bouncing back with 186 yards and three touchdowns in Week 4. Hill then went nine games without topping 100 receiving yards before going for 148 yards and a touchdown in the 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers in Week 15.

If Hill is unable to play in Week 16, look for Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle and Josh Gordon to take on bigger roles in Kansas City’s offense. Darrel Williams could also see more usage as a receiving back if Hill is out.