Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has announced that Tyreek Hill should be seeing increased snaps in the upcoming season. Reid said that while the wide receiver averaged about 35 plays per game already, he would like to see that go up, perhaps even double. He also noted that Hill getting more of a starting role is a priority for the Chiefs.
This can only be good news for Hill keepers or prospective owners. If you were fortunate enough in any of your leagues this past season to snag Hill off the waivers then you probably ended up a happy fantasy player. Hill was taken in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. While it was a pick that, at the time, did not turn many heads, it has paid dividends for both the Chiefs and Hill owners. In his last four regular season games, the receiver had a fantasy low of 12.8 and a high of 19.8. He has shown himself to be a dynamic athlete as well as an incredible player both through the air with his catches and on the ground with his punt returns.
So what do I predict these increased snaps will mean for Hill? More of the same, with an emphasis on MORE. Despite only starting one game Hill used his time in the spotlight to showcase just how incredible he can be on the field. I expect Hill to take full advantage of the starting position and increased snaps to further cement himself as a player that NFL teams as well as opposing fantasy players will not be able to overlook.
Come August, Hill will be very high up on fantasy draft boards. However don’t be afraid to use one of your high picks on him, I believe it will be more than worth it. Hill is a player with all the necessary skills to become one of the best receivers in the game, and yet he only started once this season. Just imagine what he can do once Andy Reid gives him the keys.