WR T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-14-1989||College: Florida International||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
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General News (Thu Oct 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Oct 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 7: vs Buffalo Bills
FBG says: Tough matchup. Andrew Luck remains locked into a pass-or-die gameplan, one that begs a ton of his arm. But it's been a quiet path to the quietest 299 yards per game the NFL has seen in some time. Recovering from long-term injury, Luck still isn't testing much downfield - especially with T.Y. Hilton out indefinitely. He's only attempted 45 throws 15 yards or more downfield (16%), but he's showing just how capable he is of producing even with his offense ravaged by injury and inconsistency. Any 300-yard performance that features Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal as the top available wideouts is to be applauded. Unfortunately, it makes it tough to project much efficiency. Luck's 6.22 yards per attempt on the season is easily the lowest mark of his career. As it stands, this is a toothless passing game that tries to gum defenses to death. Luck will continue to post major volume, but struggle to produce high-impact numbers. Against the Bills' ball-hawking secondary, it's fair to wonder whether he'll try to throw downfield at all Sunday. This passing game still works through Rogers, the backs, and the tight ends, keeping Luck's ultimate upside a question mark. The Bills have constructed their pass defense around splash-play corners, and it's starting to pay off. Over the last 2 weeks, they've allowed just 306 yards and 1 touchdown through the air. The key has been second-year cornerback Tre'Davious White, who's played at an All-Pro level since midway through last season. With blanket coverage ability and dynamic ball skills (22 pass breakups over 22 NFL games), White is fast developing into a shutdown guy on the outside. He had a shaky day last Sunday, committing three penalties, but played the biggest role in holding down DeAndre Hopkins. Top outside receivers routinely struggle in this matchup, in fact - only Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison have topped Hopkins' 63 yards in a game thus far. They're still vulnerable against stronger, more disciplined passers, but this unit is anything but a pushover.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
T.Y. Hilton's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 4 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 115 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton made his first catch running an in route, got past two defenders and took off downfield for a 40 yard gain. Hilton was brought down hard on the play and left the game with a shoulder injury. Hilton returned to the game later in the 1st quarter. Hilton picked up 18 yards running a deep out route in front of Jonathan Joseph. Hilton found the soft spot in the Texans' zone coverage for a 15 yard gain over the middle. Hilton got a step on Joseph again and Luck hit him in stride running a go route for 42 yards. Hilton left the game midway through the 4th quarter with a hamstring injury.
2018 Week 3 vs PHI (10 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton made a 5 yard catch running a curl on the Colts first offensive play. Hilton picked up 7 yards running a quick out route. Hilton beat Jalen Mills deep and drew a 33 yard pass interference penalty on an underthrown pass from Luck. Hilton was targeted on a quick throw inside the 5 yard line but the pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. Hilton made a 29 yard catch working to the sideline as Luck extended the play. Hilton again beat Mills downfield and drew an 18 yard pass interference penalty. Hilton gained 8 yards running a comeback route. Hilton was targeted on fade route in the end zone but the pass was slightly over thrown.
2018 Week 2 vs WAS (11 / 7 / 83 / 1 rec)
TY Hilton had a breakout performance after a rough first week. Hilton beat Josh Norman running a crossing route for 18 yards. Hilton caught a screen pass and found a nice crease he exploited for 22 yards to convert a 3rd and long. Hilton picked up 17 more yards the following play by making a catch running a comeback route and evading a tackle. Hilton drew a 37 yard pass interference penalty on what would have been a sure catch without the penalty. Hilton ran a slant for a 10 yard gain. Hilton was the target of both of Luck's interceptions but neither was Hilton's fault. Hilton picked up 9 yards on a slant route thanks to a nice pick set by his teammate. Hilton came wide open on a blown coverage running a crossing route for a 3 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 1 vs CIN (11 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)
TY Hilton made his first catch running a shallow crossing route for a 7 yard gain. Hilton ran a very nice double move and picked up 13 yards over the middle. Hilton made a very nice sideline catch running a comeback route for a 13 yard gain. Hilton had pass interference called against him after making a 24 yard catch. TY Hilton beat his man running a slant and caught a 5 yard touchdown. The two deep targets Hilton saw from Luck looked like wounded ducks flying threw the air and were uncatchable. Hilton had his third deep target bounce off his finger tips on what would have been a 25 plus yard gain. Hilton made a catch running a curl for 8 yards.
Latest NewsColts | Limited practice for T.Y. Hilton (Thu Oct 18, 04:22 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18. Our View: Hilton is limited but he's back this week for the Colts. Likely facing Bills CB Tre'Davious White, Hilton should be considered a WR2 or flex play for Fantasy GMs in Week 7.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton able to practice in full (Wed Oct 17, 04:26 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Our View: Good news for the Colts passing game and QB Andrew Luck as it looks like Hilton will be back this week. Bad news is that he'll likely be facing Bills CB Tre'Davious White. Fantasy GMs should look at Hilton as a WR2 upon his return to the lineup this week.
link to story Colts | Wednesday's practice report for Indy (Wed Oct 17, 04:11 PM) - Indianapolis Colts DE Denico Autry (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), WR Ryan Grant (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (hip) and RB Robert Turbin (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. TE Erik Swoope (knee) was listed as a limited participant, while S Clayton Geathers (concussion, neck), OL Denzelle Good (not injury related), WR T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) and DE Margus Hunt (knee) practiced in full. link to story Colts | Week 6 Indianapolis Colts inactives (Sun Oct 14, 11:42 AM) - The Indianapolis Colts have declared TE Jack Doyle, DL Denico Autry, OT Denzelle Good, WR T.Y. Hilton, CB Arthur Maulet, DL Margus Hunt and S Clayton Geathers inactive for Week 6. Our View: Erik Ebron is active for this one and should get a ton of targets again.
link to story Colts | Week 6 injury report for Colts (Fri Oct 12, 04:03 PM) - Indianapolis Colts DE Denico Autry (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), S Clayton Geathers (concussion, neck) and WR T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and have been ruled out for Week 6. OT Denzelle Good (non-injury) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. C Ryan Kelly (calf) and DE Margus Hunt (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Darius Leonard (ankle), CB Arthur Maulet (hip) and FS Mike Mitchell (pectoral) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. OT Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), CB Nate Hairston (ankle), FS Malik Hooker (back), CB Kenny Moore II (concussion), DT Hassan Ridgeway (calf), LB Anthony Walker (concussion) and CB Quincy Wilson (concussion) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. Our View: Autry was adding to the pass rush inside and Geathers is one of the team's best safeties, but at least they are likely to get back their strong young linebacker duo this week against the Jets.
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