Following the NFL draft, ESPN's collection of football analysts, fantasy and otherwise, gather in Bristol, Connecticut, for our fantasy football summit. Each year, we have detailed conversations about players, how we expect things to play out for them during the season to come and beyond and we emerge with a set of rankings. Before I touch upon the highlights of these discussions, there was one storyline in particular that was top of mind for nearly everyone in the room.
The ongoing situation with dynamic but controversial Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his uncertain NFL future was the big story of the summit. Hill led his position in PPR fantasy points for the 2018 season, eighth overall, and he certainly aided in the success of record-breaking quarterback Patrick Mahomes. However, because of serious off-field issues involving child abuse allegations, nobody knows for sure if Hill will actually be a member of the Chiefs much longer. As of now, NFL investigators haven't even met with Hill, so this could be a long saga that takes months. But how this plays out certainly has an impact in fantasy circles.