Tyreek Hill is risky start for fantasy football in Week 15

Tennessee Titans v Miami Dolphins
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Update: Tyreek Hill will be inactive today against the New York Jets which makes the decision for fantasy football managers easier.

It is the first week of the playoffs for most fantasy football leagues and for managers in the playoffs, they are likely having to manage a number of lineup decisions due to injuries. One of those players is Tyreek Hill, who has been the best wide receiver in fantasy football this season.

Through 13 games, Hill has 1,542 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns which leads the NFL in both categories. Unfortunately, Hill suffered an ankle injury last week against the Tennessee Titans.

He was able to return later in the game but hasn't been able to practice all week. On Sunday morning, Tracy Wolfson tweeted that Hill will be a true game-time decision and Mike McDaniels is leaving it up to the player about whether or not he will play today.

Should Tyreek Hill be left on fantasy football benches in Week 15?

It is tough to bench one of the best players in fantasy football this season in the first week of the playoffs, however this week there is too much uncertainty to start Tyreek Hill with confidence.

If he is active and does play, the Dolphins are playing a New York Jets defense that has one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL in Sauce Gardner. The Jets will likely put Gardner on Hill for most of the game and limit his impact.

On top of that, the weather is not great for this game as it is expected to rain before the game and the field could be slippery. This is not good news for any player dealing with an ankle injury and during the game it will be windy which could create challenges for Tua Tagovailoa and the passing game in general.

The best case scenario for fantasy football managers could be if Tyreek Hill is inactive this week and the decision is made for them. However, if he is on the field it will be one that most will grapple with right up until game time.