Tyreek Hill case currently 'inactive,' could return to team

Tyreek Hill's indefinite suspension with the Chiefs could soon be coming to an end.

According to NFL.com, Hill is likely going to return to the team in time for training camp, but that's only if there are no further developments in his case.

Johnson County district attorney Steve Howe, the DA in charge of the Hill case, told the Kansas City Star on Friday that the investigation into Hill isn't currently active and that it won't be reopened unless some new evidence comes to light.

Although Hill's currently off the hook from a legal standpoint, this doesn't necessarily mean that he's in the clear just yet. If the Chiefs do reinstate their star receiver and allow him to attend training camp, he'll still have at least two issues hanging over his head.

For one, Child Protection Services (the Kansas Department for Children and Families) is still investigating the case to make sure that Hill's 3-year-old son is safe. Not helping Hill's case is the fact that the DA believes that a crime occurred. According to Howe, the reason there weren't any charges filed is because authorities simply don't know who committed the crime: Hill or his fiancee, Crystal Espinal.

Also, Hill could still face punishment from the NFL. The league has been investigating the case for nearly two months and that investigation is ongoing. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was actually asked about the situation at the NFL spring meeting in May, and according to him, the league is going to move forward with its investigation as soon as they get the OK from Child Protection Services.

Fantasy Impact: 

We have put Hill back into the projections, though a suspension is still possible and/or he could miss games after being put on the Commissioner's Exempt list pending the completion of the CPS investigation. We currently project him to miss six games, but that's admittedly an educated guess. From a fantasy perspective, his availability boosts the efficiency outlook of Patrick Mahomes, while receivers Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman moved down in the rankings. Mahomes averaged 10.80 yards per attempt when targeting HIll, and 8.54 yards per attempt to all other receivers.

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