After emerging as a reliable fantasy option in 2013 and 2014, T.Y. Hilton had a lackluster season last year. Now being drafted as WR16 (as of this writing), it seems as if Hilton’s draft position is a hedge between his WR23 finish of last season and his WR11 finish of 2014. But Hilton’s 2016 situation seems much more similar to that of 2014 than last season. His drop-off was due mostly to Andrew Luck missing such a large part of the season and subsequently having to suffer through poor quarterback play.
Luck’s return, however, is just one factor in Hilton’s 2016 outlook. It explains the “premium” between his WR23 finish and his WR16 ADP. But another factor is also at play, one that could make up the gap between WR16 and the WR11 level he achieved just two seasons ago. It stands to reason that Hilton could even surpass that level and become a top-10 wide receiver this year. So whether you think Hilton will improve marginally and be a solid pick, or if you believe he’s a high-ceiling player who will shatter the expectations of his ADP, the pro-Hilton arguments are being categorized into two basic theses.