The Taysom Hill and fantasy football debacle: Twitter’s best reactions
New Orleans Saints quarterback (QB) Drew Brees will miss several weeks after being injured with multiple cracked ribs and a collapsed lung. Many expected former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting QB Jameis Winston to take over. Friday morning, the Saints surprised fans with the announcement that Taysom Hill would be starting on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
In fantasy football on ESPN, Hill has dual eligibility as both a tight end & a QB, leading to many putting Hill in their TE slot, despite Hill starting at QB. The fantasy football community has been freaking out since many teams will be starting two QBs due to this loophole. Here are the best Twitter reactions to the Taysom Hill fantasy situation.
Putting Taysom Hill, a starting QB, in the TE spot for fantasy pic.twitter.com/YLWDGkXdkA
— Terrance Lawrence (@TtotheRance) November 20, 2020
A funny situation
Even though many fantasy teams will be unfairly beaten due to this loophole, seeing a QB in the TE slot is still pretty funny, even if it gives a team a ridiculous advantage
Fantasy managers running to the waiver wire for Taysom Hill pic.twitter.com/kHx7P6njaK
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) November 20, 2020
A race to the finish
Taysom Hill wasn’t on a lot of fantasy rosters before this week. However, after the announcement that Hill is starting, every fantasy player is flooding to the waiver wire to hopefully pick him up before anybody else.
The guy in everyone’s ESPN fantasy league that is trying to overturn Taysom Hill being listed as a Tight End because he’s playing against him this week pic.twitter.com/MHJoT4EtL0
— Clem (NC Dinos 2020 KBO Champs🦖) (@TheClemReport) November 20, 2020
Stop the steal
Many fantasy players believe starting Hill as a TE gives teams an unfair advantage, especially those who have to play against teams who are starting Hill. Many will do anything in their power to make sure Hill can’t be eligible to start in the TE slot.
When your opponent has Taysom Hill starting at TE this week in fantasy pic.twitter.com/EDzbZDcklj
— Johnny Zelenak (@johnny_zelenak) November 20, 2020
It’s a very bad day
This Stephen A. Smith meme perfectly captures how someone who’s playing someone with Hill probably feels after the announcement by the Saints was made.
When you pick up Taysom Hill early in the week for fantasy and they let you start Taysom Hill at TE and just got named starting quarterback for this weekend!!! pic.twitter.com/zi6P9jti0F
— San Antonio Fire (@safire_210) November 20, 2020
It’s good to be bad
If you have Hill, it makes sense you would start him as your TE. However, you still have to recognize you are slightly evil for taking advantage of this eligibility loophole.
ESPN: Taysom Hill is at TE, if that changes we’ll change him to QB
Saints: Hill is the starting QB
— Fantasy Philosopher (@FFrealitycheck) November 20, 2020
ESPN is crazy
Why is ESPN the only fantasy football provider who hasn’t changed Hill’s dual eligibility? It doesn’t make much sense. Apparently, ESPN loves to create chaos.
Me: scoop up Taysom Hill on my yahoo fantasy team.
Realizing i can’t put him in the TE position cause I’m not using the ESPN app: pic.twitter.com/OIw3N29URs
— Matt (@Mattyfio) November 20, 2020
Yahoo knows how to be fair
Unfortunately, if you’re not using ESPN for fantasy football, then you can’t take advantage of Hill. You can still start Hill at QB, but you won’t have the two QB advantage. You might just have to play fairly this week.
Watching my fantasy football league chat burn to shambles as I start taysom hill at tight end: pic.twitter.com/HaP5JMvCNx
— Jay (@JAbel41) November 20, 2020
Chaos just needs a little push
The decision to start Hill as a TE is certainly sending fantasy football players crazy. If you play, your group chat is definitely having an argument about whether this should be allowed or not.