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ESPN will remove Taysom Hill’s TE eligibility for Week 12 and moving forward

Taysom Hill gets a new designation over at ESPN Fantasy which will help keep him rosterable in 2020.

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown during the third quarter during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Monday November 23rd update: Hill will no longer be eligible for the tight end spot now that he’s the Saints starting quarterback. The good news is that in his game last week against the Falcons he scored more fantasy points than Drew Brees had in any game this season. He can be a useful fantasy quarterback moving forward.

Friday update: According to multiple reports, Taysom Hill will get the start in Week 11 against the Falcons. That means that he is a must start in your tight end slot in ESPN with this week’s change. He will likely become eligible at just quarterback next week, so start him!

While running through fantasy football free agents, you’ve probably come across Taysom Hill and thought, “dang, I wish I could throw him in a flex position, but as a quarterback, I would never use him. Well, those days are over, at least at ESPN, as they’ve changed his designation to TE/Flex, per ESPN’s Mike Clay.

For the most part, Hill hasn’t been a big factor for fantasy, but he did hit 12 or more fantasy points in three of his last five games in 2019 and really went off when helping the Saints make up ground against the Vikings in the playoffs. He helped force the game into overtime with a 50 yard pass completion, four carries for 50 yards and two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown.

The Saints also just made him one of the highest paid back up (3rd string?) quarterbacks in the league, giving him a two-year deal worth $21 million and $16 million guaranteed. With an expanded role toward the end of last season and now this weird over-payday, they must plan on using him more in 2020. If that’s true, he will be draftable as a tight end this year.