The Kansas City Chiefs suffered several big injuries in Week 11 and it all started with wide receiver Tyreek Hill. On the Chiefs opening drive, Hill was targeted twice but then came up gimpy and had to leave the game. The trainers worked on his right leg on the sideline before deciding to take him back to the locker room.
The Chiefs eventually announced he was questionable to return to the game. After halftime, Hill jogged out to the sideline but did not return to the game. In his halftime interview, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said “Hill is definitely hurting.” The Chiefs never formally ruled him out, but Hill did not return to the game.
Hill is rostered in virtually every fantasy football league, and according to ESPN, was starting in 92.8 percent of leagues. Some teams won or lost by big enough margins that his injury did not matter, but for plenty of folks, it swung their matchups for good or bad.
And we heard about it on Twitter. Numerous fantasy football players posted screenshots of their matchups where Hill either cost them or helped them win by a slim margin. This is not the first time this kind of thing has happened, and given the nature of the NFL, most every fantasy player has a story about an injured player swing their game. But for one week, those who started Tyreek Hill came up snake eyes on Monday Night Football.
Pissed is an understatement. Thanks #TyreekHill pic.twitter.com/NmLZgJcUmQ— brandon (@justb620) November 19, 2019
Reek..@cheetah pic.twitter.com/vTHiPntvpw— djl (@DanielJLeHotan) November 19, 2019
Tyreek Hill saved my friends ass. pic.twitter.com/kuMsWWoGkp— (@Blues_Got_Cup) November 19, 2019
I just needed one catch @cheetah #TyreekHill #fantasy pic.twitter.com/QW3DoQ7ovQ— ndnddnbd (@ndnddnbd2) November 19, 2019
I'm the unluckiest Tyreek Hill/Damien Williams fantasy owner on Earth pic.twitter.com/IwVsgc4SlK— matt (@breezledubz) November 19, 2019
Just needed Tyreek to catch one pass.... pic.twitter.com/CDY8PPlsNh— T.J. Baggett (@TJBaggett) November 19, 2019
Wow this guy got lucky #fantasyfootball #tyreekhill pic.twitter.com/7CJ4kGIPey— Ryan (@Muckdis) November 19, 2019
I need @cheetah to go in for one play and just catch a ball, not even score, just catch a ball please pic.twitter.com/Tgrs2WVxbz— CAKEBOY (@Cakeboy_81) November 19, 2019
At least your at 2. I'm at .2 pic.twitter.com/NUSmZu70Ru— Christian Moore (@CoachCMmma) November 19, 2019
All I needed was Tyreek Hill to catch 1 pass tonight to win lol pic.twitter.com/BBK9rGc6pW— ET (@SlaggerDagger) November 19, 2019
Tyreek Hill is killing me. pic.twitter.com/qHrmmdX7xu— Dina A (@dta_81) November 19, 2019
I HAVE DAMIEN WILLIAMS AND TYREEK HILL ON MY FANTASY AND I ONLY NEEDED 6 POINTS TO WIN— Asoni (Saints 8-2) (@KingSamps) November 19, 2019
THEYRE BOTH HURT ... pic.twitter.com/LIvK7miG4S
Tyreek Hill. Please don’t do this to my fantasy team when I’m 2 wins away from playoffs! pic.twitter.com/xtzSFKpoHw— Killua Souldick (@DreadsBo) November 19, 2019