WR T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-14-1989||College: Florida International||Drafted: Round 3|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): Hilton is over his early season knee bruise, and Matt Hasselbeck played well enough to keep his stat line viable. He'll creep back into WR1 territory once Andrew Luck is right.
Week 5: at Houston Texans
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Thursday Night game will feature two NFC South rivals clashing in Houston's NRG Stadium. Andrew Luck's status isn't certain as of Wednesday - Luck is officially questionable as of Wednesday, and head coach Chuck Pagano has acted extremely secretive about Luck's status, hiding him from the portions of practice open to the media, so we can't be certain Luck will be under center until inactives are announced Thursday evening. If Luck (65/116 for 753 yards passing, five TDs and seven interceptions thrown over three games this year) can't go on Thursday, Matt Hasselbeck proved to be a workable alternative against the Jaguars (30/47 for 282 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week). Donte Moncrief has been the TD machine for Indianapolis so far, snagging 23/275/3 receiving on 35 targets, while T.Y. Hilton has handled 41 targets for 22/294/0 receiving. Phillip Dorsett mixes in on occasion, with 15 targets for 7/120/1 to date. In some good injury news, the Colts have tight end Dwayne Allen down as probable to play on Thursday - his ankle is healed up and he'll be in a tandem with Coby Fleener again here in Week Five. The Texans' pass D is ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 228.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with seven passing scores given up vs. just two interceptions (tied-21st in the NFL) and a mere six sacks (tied-23rd) generated so far this season. Matt Ryan hit this team for 19/27 yielding 243 net passing yards, with one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week; Tampa threw for 17/36 yielding 261 yards passing, one TD and one interception at Houston two games ago. This is a neutral matchup between two units that aren't as powerful as expected as we enter Week Five.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 4 vs JAX (13 / 7 / 67 / 0 rec)
While Hilton was still able to productive with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback, he continues to look like he's not quite 100 percent, as a dinged knee continues to heal. Hilton and Hasselbeck couldn't get on the same page on deep balls on Sunday, although the opportunity was there. Whether it was Hilton's knee or a lack of trust in Hasselbeck's arm, Hilton couldn't quite get the timing down. Still, he'll be fed in the Colts' offense, and Luck's return should be a big boost. Hilton has a great track record against the Texans, and will certainly be praying for Luck's shoulder to heal in time for Thursday's game.
2015 Week 3 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 94 / 0 rec)
It wasn't a particularly dominant day for T.Y. Hilton, but it was a very efficient one. Hilton was the only Colt to consistently get open down the field, resulting in in catches of 48, 21 and 16 yards. Hilton did have a bit of a sloppy route on Andrew Luck's first interception, but the Colts will still likely look to get him more involved on shorter routes over the middle when teams are sending blitzing linebackers. Hilton is still the No. 1 receiver, and will have bigger days, but his touchdown opportunities may be even less than expected as Donte Moncrief and Frank Gore continue to impress in the red zone.
2015 Week 2 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Clearly limited because of his knee injury, T.Y. Hilton was still the second-most productive receiver on the Colts, and could have been even more if Luck hadn't played so poorly. Hilton still looked spry, and even busted out a surprisingly strong stiff arm on Darrelle Revis in the second half. Once he gets back to full health, expect Luck to lean on him in an attempt to kickstart a struggling offense.
2015 Week 1 vs BUF (14 / 7 / 88 / 0 rec)
Sunday was a reminder that Hilton is Andrew Luck's favorite target, no matter what the matchup is. Luck targeted Hilton a whopping 14 times, even with Hilton missing roughly 25 snaps in the second half after suffering from a bone bruise. Had Luck's accuracy not been so off on Sunday, Hilton would have had a much better day, as Luck missed him on two deep shots that fell short. Hilton's injury is the real story, however. The fact that it was merely a deep bruise, rather than structural damage, is a relief, but Hilton may still miss a game or two.
Latest NewsColts | T.Y. Hilton feasts on Texans (Thu Oct 8, 09:49 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has posted ridiculous numbers on the road against the Houston Texans as he has combined for 16 catches for 344 yards and four touchdowns in his last two games against them. He has combined for 35 catches for 661 yards and six touchdowns. Our View: We love Hilton in general but with a potential Matt Hasselbeck start and an atrocious offensive line, we don't expect him to replicate his previous success. Right now we see Hilton as a WR3 and while he has some upside, the offensive line issues are keeping him inconsistent and he has yet to reach the end zone.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton listed as probable (Fri Oct 2, 05:08 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2, but is listed as probable for the Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton faces favorable matchup (Thu Oct 1, 12:02 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will meet the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. In his past three meetings with the Jags he has 20 reception for 357 yards and a touchdown, while also running once for 15 yards. Our View: Hilton can get on top of the defense in a hurry. He can really get by the Jaguars defense deep, so make sure Hilton is in your lineup.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton not slowed by injury (Sun Sep 27, 10:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) had four catches for 94 yards in a 35-33 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Our View: Hilton is getting back to full strength and looking better. Fantasy owners should consider him a high-upside WR2 as the Colts offense continues to get things figured out.
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