WR T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts
|5-10, 183||Born: 11-14-1989||College: Florida International||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): You wouldn't have known that Hilton was a game-time decision on Sunday. He had yet another massive game in Reliant Stadium to help fantasy teams advance in the playoffs. He'll be a strong WR1 despite the tough matchup against the Cowboys.
General News (Thu Dec 13): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 12): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 15: vs Dallas Cowboys
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Colts have less-than-ideal wide receivers beyond T.Y. Hilton, but their offensive line (and Andrew Luck) has been outstanding this season in avoiding sacks. The Colts have allowed the second-fewest sacks and Luck is enjoying by far the lowest sack rate of his career. The Colts are middle of the road, however in big plays through the air and 24th in yards per attempt. On the plus side, Luck has the second-most passing touchdowns in the league and has 11 games with multiple touchdowns. The passing game runs through Hilton and Eric Ebron, both in the top-30 of receivers and tight ends combined in targets per game. Hilton has been red hot of late with at least seven receptions in each of the last four games with three games of 125 or more yards. The Cowboys pass defense has been up and down on the season and is middle of the road in most categories. Over the last two weeks, this is a unit that appears to be turning a corner however as they have shut down Drew Brees and Carson Wentz in back to back weeks holding them to 127 and 228 yards. Generating pressure has been a strength of the defense, specifically by Demarcus Lawrence, but finding a consistent second source of pressure is the quest for Dallas. Randy Gregory has four sacks over the past seven games but has not won enough in the one-on-one matchups created by Demarcus Lawrence on the other side. Byron Jones has been a shutdown cornerback this season and Xavier Woods is one of the best safeties in coverage in the NFL. The ancillary cornerbacks have been suspect at best, especially the exploitable Chidobe Awuzie. Creating turnovers has been a challenge through the air as Dallas is in the bottom-10 in interception rate.
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 14 vs HOU (12 / 9 / 199 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton functioned as the engine of the Colts offense generating explosive plays downfield at will. Despite being questionable with a shoulder injury Hilton looked healthy and unstoppable. Hilton made his first catch for an 8 yard gain on a screen pass. Made a catch running a comeback route and slipped a tackle for a 19 yard gain. Hilton blew by double coverage running a post route and hauled in a bomb from Luck for 60 yards. Hilton gained 8 running a slant. Hilton found a huge hole in the Texans coverage between the corner and the deep safety and made an easy catch for 34 yards. Hilton roasted another member of the Texans secondary for 28 more yards running a corner route. Hilton made an outstanding back shoulder catch with Jonathan Joseph in coverage for 29 yards.
2018 Week 13 vs JAX (13 / 8 / 77 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton had an up and down game in a tough matchup. Hilton won and lost some reps against Jalen Ramsey. Hilton could have had a significantly bigger game and wasn't able to get open deep downfield but he played well. Hilton had his first target go through his arms as he went low trying to secure a potential 17 yard catch. Hilton converted a 3rd and 7 with a nice catch for 7 yards. Hilton took advantage of a matchup against a linebacker and picked up 8 yards to convert another 3rd and 7. Hilton made a 7 yard catch to convert another 3rd down with Jalen Ramsey in coverage. Hilton had a potential 14 yard reception knocked out of his hands by Ramsey. Hilton picked up 10 yards and his 4th 3rd down conversion of the game running a crossing route with DJ Hayden in coverage. Hilton took a screen pass for 9 yards on 3rd and long. Hilton made a nice contested 16 yard catch running a comeback with Ramsey contesting. Hilton ran a comeback route from the slot for 11 yards. Hilton made a 10 yard catch running another comeback in front of AJ Bouye.
2018 Week 12 vs MIA (10 / 7 / 125 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton continues to look like an unstoppable force and could have had a much bigger game. Hilton dropped a pass, was knocked out of bounds at the 1 yard line, and had a catch negated by penalty. Hilton evaded a tackle from Xavien Howard running a comeback route and got up field for a 21 yard gain. Hilton patiently waited for his blocks to develop on a screen pass before exploding up field for 24 yards. Hilton dropped what would have been a 20 yard gain running a comeback route. Hilton made an outstanding back shoulder toe tapping catch for 24 yards. Hilton was knocked out of bounds at the 1 yard line. Hilton went low to make an 8 yard catch over the middle. Hilton picked up 8 more yards running a comeback. Hilton had a 12 yard catch negated by a defensive penalty. Hilton again got wide open crossing the middle of the field and exploded up field after securing the catch for 36 yards.
2018 Week 11 vs TEN (9 / 9 / 155 / 2 rec)
TY Hilton had his best game of the season against the Titans. Hilton looked unstoppable and he beat Adoree Jackson like a drum all game long. Hilton made his first catch on the Colts' first offensive play for 9 yards. Hilton made his second catch a few plays later running a comeback route for 12 yards. Hilton made a nice diving catch running an in breaking route for 12 more yards. Hilton again showed his blazing speed as he did last week against the Jaguars. This time Hilton roasted Adoree Jackson for a 68 yard catch and run touchdown. Hilton's straight line speed when healthy is remarkable. On the Colts' following offensive play Hilton again beat Jackson downfield and drew a 35 yard pass interference penalty. Hilton made a 7 yard catch running a slant over the middle. Hilton gained 9 yards running a comeback route. Hilton made an incredible play to stay in bounds and score a 14 yard touchdown on an improvised double move back shoulder throw as Luck scrambled. Hilton picked up 16 yards running a corner route again beating Jackson.
2018 Week 10 vs JAX (7 / 3 / 77 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton looked fast, explosive, and healthy but was not a big part of the game plan against the Jaguars. Luck and the Colts for the most part did not test the coverage of Jalen Ramsey very often. TY Hilton and Luck weren't on the same page for a pair of underneath targets. made his first catch on a quick screen for 7 yard gain. Hilton got wide open running a deep crossing route for 35 yards. Hilton showed his blazing speed running a corner route from the slot for a 35 yard gain.
2018 Week 8 vs OAK (5 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton faced tight coverage from the Raider's secondary throughout the game and especially in the red zone. Hilton's first target underneath was knocked away by Gareon Conley. Hilton was targeted in the end zone on consecutive plays but good coverage prevented him from making a play. Hilton made his first catch in the 4th quarter for a 34 yard gain. Hilton could have had a 49 yard touchdown on the play but was underthrown by Luck. Hilton was again targeted in the end zone but the pass was knocked away.
2018 Week 7 vs BUF (4 / 4 / 25 / 2 rec)
TY Hilton returned to the line up from a hamstring injury. Hilton showed his hands, reliability, and chemistry with Luck but did not make any plays downfield. Hilton found a hole in the Bills' coverage over the middle as the play broke down for an 11 yard gain. Hilton drew a 14 yard pass interference penalty running a comeback route against Tre'Davious White. Hilton worked to get open as Luck scrambled and went low to secure a 5 yard touchdown. Hilton made an 8 yard catch running a comeback to convert a 3rd and 4. Hilton made a nice catch with his hands away from his body for a 1 yard touchdown running a quick out route. The play call was clearly designed to get the ball to Hiliton.
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 | T.Y. Hilton draws questionable tag (Fri Dec 14, 01:03 PM) - Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. HIlton (ankle) missed practice Friday, Dec. 14, and was listed as questionable for the team's Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys. link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton absent again Friday (Fri Dec 14, 12:13 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) missed his third straight practice Friday, Dec. 14, as he deals with an ankle injury. link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton absent Thursday (Thu Dec 13, 01:19 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Dec. 13. Our View: Hilton is on the injury report with yet another malady, but the Colts have been resting him in practices and playing him on Sunday with great fantasy results. As long as he's active, he should be in your lineup.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton does not practice (Wed Dec 12, 04:44 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. Our View: Hilton has been bothered by this ankle injury for some time but he still plays and produces. Check back on his status later in the week.
link to story Colts | Wednesday's practice report for Indianapolis (Wed Dec 12, 04:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers (knee), OG Mark Glowinski (ankle), WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and S Mike Mitchell (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. TE Mo Alie-Cox (calf), S Malik Hooker (hip), DT Margus Hunt (knee) and C Ryan Kelly (knee) were listed as limited participants, while WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) was able to go full. link to story More News
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