UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Sammy Watkins did not practice as well, due to a groin injury. He has not practiced in “several days,” according to reporter Adam Teicher.
UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Hill is dealing with a hamstring injury, per reporter Adam Teicher.
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the first teams in pads at training camp, and things are getting a little more physical. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill appeared to suffer a right leg injury in a 1-on-1 drill, according to reporter Nate Taylor.
Tyreek Hill appeared to sustain a right leg injury during a 1-on-1 drill after catching a long pass from Chad Henne against Charvarius Ward.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) August 20, 2020
After chatting with Rick Burkholder, Hill jogged & left the fields on his own. He didn’t return to practice.
The Chiefs kick off their season three weeks from today. They only just put on pads this week and have no preseason games to prep for the coming season. It makes sense that they’ll play it conservative with Hill. It’s something fantasy football managers should keep an eye on, but don’t get too worried if he ends up sitting out a few days of practice. And if it’s a soft-tissue injury, it’s all the more reason for the Chiefs to play it safe in light of the limited amount of time there has been for players to physically get up to speed.
In the meantime, Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman will see more looks in practice. Hill will be the No. 1 receiver when healthy, but getting more looks for the rest of the depth chart could boost their fantasy values at least a little bit.