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WR T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts

5-10, 183Born: 11-14-1989College: Florida InternationalDrafted: Round 3

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Week 12: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has looked much improved in recent weeks as he is actually putting together a decent season. Brissett has multiple passing touchdowns in each of his last three games, two of which came against pretty tough Bengals and Steelers pass defenses. Brissett still struggles to stay upright behind poor offensive line play though. He took another three sacks in his last game as the Colts have allowed a league-leading 39 sacks this year. The wide receiver position for the Colts has been all over the place this year. Donte Moncrief scored a 60-yard touchdown as his only reception during the Colts' last game, but he has only hauled in more than two receptions in three games this season. T.Y. Hilton can put up monster numbers, but he can also put up a stinker like he did against the Steelers in Week 10, the Bengals in Week 8, the Titans in Week 6, and the list goes on. Each game in which Hilton has hauled in at least five receptions, he has gone for over 150 receiving yards with three touchdowns in those three games. In the other seven games in which Hilton has hauled in fewer than five receptions, he has neither exceeded 60 receiving yards nor scored a touchdown. Until their last game, Jack Doyle was the one consistent piece of this passing offense--but even he has shown he can put up a dud as Doyle caught just two balls for nine yards against the Steelers. After a stretch of solid outings, the bottom has fallen out from the Titans secondary in the last two weeks. The stat sheet was padded in Weeks five through nine as the Titans really did not face any dynamic offenses or elite receivers. These last two weeks have shown what elite talent can do against this squad though, as AJ Green amassed 115 yards and a touchdown while Antonio Brown exploded for 144 yards and three touchdowns last week. Adoree Jackson was covering Brown for most of the game, and he allowed 10 of 13 targets to be caught for 97 yards. However, Jackson did break up a few passes and nearly immediately tackled Brown on most of those plays. This week, Jackson has a much easier matchup as he should square off against Donte Moncrief on most snaps, while TY Hilton should be manned by Logan Ryan or LeShaun Sims. Ryan had a great game against the Colts earlier this season as he helped to shut down T.Y. Hilton to just one 19-yard reception. The Titans struggled to cover Jack Doyle in that game though as he went for 50 yards and a touchdown, and they allowed a touchdown to Jesse James last week. The Titans have shown difficulty in covering opposing tight ends actually used in their offenses, so look for Doyle to see some looks here as he is certainly an integral part of the Colts offense despite his dud from last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CIN 68 0 0 0 7 2 15 0 0 1.5
9 at HOU 60 0 0 0 9 5 175 2 0 29.5
10 vs PIT 49 0 0 0 4 2 23 0 0 2.3
12 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton did not appear to hampered by his injury but only saw 4 targets against the Steelers. Hilton had a half a step of separation running a 9 route on his first target but Brissett's pass was well out of reach. Hilton hauled in his second target for 16 yards running an out route in front of the safety. Hilton picked up 7 yards running a quick out route. Hilton was targeted on a comeback route 15 yards downfield but the pass was knocked away.

2017 Week 9 vs HOU (9 / 5 / 175 / 2 rec)

TY Hilton had a very nice game that was bolstered by two big plays thanks to defensive breakdowns by the Texans. Hilton outran Jonathan Joseph, who appeared to expect safety help, down the middle of the field on a post route for a 45 yard touchdown. TY Hilton's next two targets were both thrown away by Brissett in Hilton's general area. Hilton's second reception went for 30 yards. Hilton found space between the corner and the safety down the sideline. Hilton ran a nice comeback route and picked up 11 yards against Kevin Johnson. Hilton picked up 9 more yards running another comeback. TY Hilton made a catch running a crossing route, raced up field, and went down after appearing to be hit by Kareem Jackson before getting back to his feet and racing to the end zone for an 80 yard touchdown. Upon review Hilton was not touched by Jackson.

2017 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton struggled to produce for the second consecutive week. Hilton picked up 17 yards running a slant route against off coverage. Hilton bobbled a potential 18 yard catch along the sideline that was ruled incomplete upon review. Hilton appeared to have his knee down with possession. Hilton dropped what would have been a tough catch over the middle with a defender closing in. Hilton got open for a potential 54 yard touchdown but an underthrown pass from Brissett allowed William Jackson to knock the ball away.

2017 Week 7 vs JAX (8 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton showed the ability to win against one of the best corners in the NFL but was held down by an abysmal offensive performance. Hilton's first target was a throw away from Brissett. Hilton was blanketed by Jalen Ramsey on the play. Hilton beat Ramsey running a slant route for 10 yards. Hilton beat Ramsey running an out route for 17 yards to convert a 3rd and 16. Hilton had a few steps of separation from Ramsey for a potential 38 yard touchdown but Brissett's pass was late and underthrown allowing Ramsey to make a play on the ball.

2017 Week 6 vs TEN (4 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton did not see many targets and was almost a non-factor in the game. Hilton made his only catch running an out breaking route from the slot for 19 yards early in the second quarter. Hilton was targeted in the end zone but Brissett's throw was off target by a good margin.

2017 Week 5 vs SF (9 / 7 / 177 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton had a monster game and could have had an even more impressive stat line. Hilton picked up 7 yards on his first catch and target running a curl route. TY Hilton beat double coverage running a corner route but dropped what would have been a 40 yard completion. Hilton beat his man badly running an out route for a gain of 16. Hilton worked to get open as Brissett scrambled and snagged a nice toe tapping 26 yard reception. Hilton was targeted in the end zone but could not make a tough catch on what would have been a 5 yard touchdown. Hilton got behind Jimmie Ward for a 63 yard catch and run. Hilton picked up 10 more yards beating his man on an inside breaking route. Hilton was clearly interfered with 20 yards downfield on a potential reception but defensive holding was called instead of pass interference. Hilton again easily gained vertical separation and shielded the ball with his body as he hauled in a 46 yard catch in overtime.

2017 Week 4 vs SEA (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton was targeted early but became a nonfactor in the second half against the Seahawks. Hilton made his first catch running a comeback route against Shaquill Griffin for 11 yards. The following play Richard Sherman made a great play to break up a pass intended for Hilton down the sideline. Hilton picked up 13 yards over the middle with a nice contested catch. Hilton caught a pass running a curl route for a 6 yard gain. Hilton was targeted in the end zone but the pass was well off the mark.

2017 Week 3 vs CLE (9 / 7 / 153 / 1 rec)

TY Hilton could not be covered and carried the Colts offense. Hilton was a key part of every Colts touchdown drive and could not be stopped. On his first catch Hilton practically came uncovered running an out route for a 20 yard gain. Hilton burned Jamar Taylor running a crossing route and escaped down the sideline gaining 31 yards before ducking out of bounds. Hilton beat Taylor again running an in route for 25 more yards. TY Hilton showed frustration after he had a potential 10 yard reception and a first down go through his hands. Hilton made a catch running an out route the following play and out raced the Browns secondary to the end zone for a 61 yard touchdown. Hilton drew a 36 yard pass interference penalty and likely would have scored a 45 yard touchdown had Jabrill Peppers not hit Hilton as he tried to make the catch.

2017 Week 2 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton was targeted inside the 10 yard line running a slant route but Brissett's pass was behind Hilton. Hilton made his first catch running a quick out route for an 8 yard gain. Brissett and Hilton either had a miscommunication or Brissett simply missed badly on one of Hilton's downfield targets. Hilton showed off his speed and picked up 14 yards on a shallow crossing route. Hilton ran a curl route from the slot, slipped a tackle and dove ahead for an 11 yard gain. Hilton beat Patrick Peterson running an out breaking route and made an impressive grab on a low pass for 16 yards.

2017 Week 1 vs LAR (7 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)

TY Hilton looked like the same dynamic player who made huge plays for the Colts last season. Hilton made his first catch running a shallow crossing route for a 10 yard gain but had the ball punched out of his hands as he dove for additional yardage by Trumaine Johnson. Hilton made a 16 yard grab along the sideline beating Johnson on his next target. Hilton beat Kayvon Webster down the seam for a 32 yard gain.


Latest News

Colts | T.Y. Hilton held in check (Sun Nov 12, 06:10 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton managed just two receptions for 23 yards on four targets in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Our View: Hilton has only been a worthy fantasy play against Cleveland, Houston, and San Francisco. Don't drop him because he'll get healthier during his bye, and should be worth a play against Tennessee in Week 12, but maybe not again after that.
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Colts | T.Y. Hilton will play in Week 10 (Sun Nov 12, 11:53 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) is officially active for the team's Week 10 game.

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Colts | T.Y. Hilton expected to play (Sun Nov 12, 12:34 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) is expected to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10, according to a source.

Our View: Hilton could still be limited on the field and he has only produced (albeit in bunches) against poor defenses/teams. The Steelers do not quality as either one of those. Hilton should be on your bench unless you don't have a viable alternative.
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Colts | Week 10 injury report for Colts (Fri Nov 10, 03:56 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken (hamstring) and LB John Simon (neck) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 10, and have been ruled out for Week 10. WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) and CB Quincy Wilson (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. RB Frank Gore (non-injury) and RB Matt Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Colts | T.Y. Hilton listed as questionable (Fri Nov 10, 03:41 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 10, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Our View: Hilton was already a dicey week to week start when he wasn't facing one of the worst teams in the league or the Texans. This issue should be enough to make you bench him against the Steelers.
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