NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill Expected Back for Week 16

The Miami Dolphins should have their transcendent pass catcher back in the fold for the crucial closing stretch of their schedule. Head coach Mike McDaniel stated he "feels good" about wide receiver Tyreek Hill returning from his ankle injury in time for Sunday's showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hill suffered an ankle injury on a hip-drop tackle in the Dolphins' Week 14 28-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He still managed to play 34 offensive snaps and snag four of five targets for 61 yards in that game, but he missed last week's 30-0 win over the New York Jets.

Hill is one of the league's true superstars and is having the type of rare season that should garner MVP buzz. Despite his missed time, he still leads the league in receiving yards (1542) and receiving touchdowns (12), and he's even flirting with Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's NFL record for receiving yards in a season (1962). Hill's production has carried the Dolphins to an NFL-best 31.5 points per game this season.

Hill's impact goes beyond just this year. Since arriving in 2022, Hill has averaged a preposterous 108.4 receiving yards per game for the Dolphins. In the two years prior, the Dolphins averaged 22.6 points per game, and starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa averaged 194.2 passing yards per game with an 88.8 passer rating. Since 2022, the Dolphins are up to 27.0 points per game, and Tagovailoa has exploded for 276.6 passing yards per game with a 105.8 passer rating. Hill has almost single-handedly lifted the Dolphins offense to the upper echelons of the league.

Hill's return couldn't come at a better time for the Dolphins. They face a veritable gauntlet over the last three weeks of the season, starting with the Cowboys this week, followed by a road trip against the Baltimore Ravens, before finally ending the season against the Buffalo Bills in a game that may very well decide the AFC East. If the Dolphins are going to hold onto the division, they'll need Hill at his game-breaking best. 

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