The Miami Dolphins are taking the “find-creative-ways-to-get-Tyreek-Hill-the-ball” thing to extreme levels.
Hill scored one of the weirdest touchdowns of the NFL season on Sunday night. He went from a bystander on a run play to scooping up a fumble and running around the end for 57 yards.
Hill was blocking on the play, then circled around and was keeping an eye on the pile after it seemed like Wilson fumbled. Suddenly he had the ball, and by the time the Los Angeles Chargers noticed, it was too late. Nobody will catch Hill if he has a step on you.
As the players were fighting for the ball in the pile, Dolphins tackle Terron Armstead batted it out. He couldn’t have possibly known Hill was right behind, but it was a great bit of luck for the Dolphins.
Miami’s offense was struggling up to that point, and it continued to in a 23-17 loss to the Chargers. The Dolphins couldn’t have planned on a touchdown like that though.
And neither could fantasy managers. While Hill earned six fantasy points for the touchdown, the play itself was a fumble return. As such, Hill did not accumulate any points for the yardage he gained during the return. Every point matters this week as well; for many leagues it’s the last week of the fantasy regular season with playoff spots and seeding on the line.