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Fantasy implications of Tyreek Hill leaving Week 1 with shoulder injury

The Chiefs lost Tyreek Hill to a shoulder injury. His status moving forward is unknown, but Sammy Watkins could benefit.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill runs the ball during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update: Tyreek Hill suffered a shoulder injury in the Chiefs season-opening win over the Jaguars. The injury will not require surgery, per Ian Rapoport, and Hill is expected to miss a few weeks.

Patrick Mahomes has had a big first half for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, but he’ll need to figure out how to do it without wide receiver Tyreek Hill the rest of the way. Hill suffered a shoulder injury in the first half and has been ruled out the rest of the day. He had five rushing yards and 16 receiving yards at the time of the injury.

Hill signed a three-year extension on Friday after an offseason that saw him nearly released due to child abuse allegations. The Chiefs elected not to release him and he has remained a key cog to their offense. Hill appeared to be in pain in working with the training staff on the sideline. We’ll likely hear more after the game, but the MRI could be what we have to wait for before we know if this is a multi-week injury, or just a one-off issue.

Sammy Watkins has been the biggest performer for the Chiefs in Week 1. He had six receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs in the first half.