ESPN gives New Orleans Saints player Taysom Hill some fantasy football flexibility
The quarterback can be listed at various positions in fantasy sports rosters
Also known as the “swiss army knife,” New Orleans Saints player Taysom Hill has helped the team from many positions. His wide skill set has granted him eligibility to be used as tight end or a flex in ESPN’s fantasy football leagues, according to Mike Clay of ESPN on Wednesday. Although, for the time being, Hill will not be featured as a quarterback anymore, that doesn’t mean that ESPN can’t change things along the way.
Clay wrote in a tweet, “Big news – Saints OW Taysom Hill has been granted TE/Flex eligibility in @ESPNFantasy leagues. He will no longer be eligible at QB, though we reserve the right to strip TE/Flex and add QB if he takes over as starter during the 2020 season. Plan accordingly, deep leaguers!” This update will be effective as of the start of the 2020 season, and his positions were already updated in ESPN’s system.
This update is designed to please many fans who have been clamoring since the 2018 season to be able to use Hill as at least a flex. Based on last season’s results for ESPN’s fantasy football, Hill could have gotten 102.2 points in a points-per-reception league, with a weekly average of 6.4 points. If he would have been allowed to total the points as a tight end/flex last year, then he would have been the 21st best option at the spot, even if he only played tight end 85 times during last season. Hill had a good 2019 seasons, and he developed into a receiving threat for a total of 19 catches for 234 yards and six touchdowns.