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 2): Hilton aggravated his calf injury in practice and is week-to-week now. There's no guarantee that he'll play again this year.
General News (Wed Dec 4): did not practice on Wednesday. Hilton is unsure he'll be able to return this year, but surgery isn't required.
General News (Tue Dec 3): hopefully will be able to play again this season and is not an option for the Reserve/Injured list at this point, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FBG says: Great matchup. Jacoby Brissett has had a tough time in charge of an injury-plagued Colts passing offense. While he did pass for over 300 yards last week, Brissett made some poor decisions with a couple of interceptions and has not passed for just two touchdowns in his past five games. This receiving group has been decimated from injuries, from the season-ending injuries to both Eric Ebron and Chester Rogers to the continued sidelining of T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell. Neither Hilton nor Campbell are likely to return this week, but do keep an eye on practice reports as having either back (especially Hilton) would lift the tide in this otherwise mediocre passing offense. This leaves Zach Pascal and Jack Doyle as the top targets, both of whom were quite productive last week but have proven to be highly inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. Tampa Bay has consistently struggled against the pass this season, giving up the second-most passing yards per game (281.1) and passing touchdowns (27) on the year as they have faced more passing attempts per game (41.8) than any other defense. Whether looking at the entire season or the last five games, this defense has also given up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The past two weeks, however, have been better for the Buccaneers as this defense has forced three interceptions while allowing only one touchdown per game and even limiting the Jaguars to just 240 passing yards last week. A strong pass rush with 33 sacks has helped and will continue to benefit this defense, but not so much this week as the Colts have one of the better offensive lines in football. The cornerbacks for Tampa Bay have very little name recognition, but they have actually played up to par in direct coverage. It has been the safeties for this defense that have set them apart, especially considering they have allowed 10 passing plays of 40 or more yards. Therin lies what could be an issue for the Colts this week, as Jacoby Brissett has not been particularly adept at throwing deep this season while he may lack any viable deep threats if T.Y. Hilton is not back on the field. The Colts have the edge, but not as much as one might think against what has been an exploitable passing defense.
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
2019 Week 12 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton failed to secure two key catches late in the game and did not seem to be fully healthy coming off a calf injury. Hilton made a 5 yard catch running a comeback route on 3rd and short. TY Hilton caught a screen pass for 8 yards. Hilton made a 5 yard catch underneath running a crossing route. TY Hilton had two key passes in his hands and failed to secure either. On the first Hilton was running an out route and a defender undercut the pass and got a finger tip on it deflecting the pass and resulting in a drop on 3rd down. Hilton then had a potential 25 yard catch punched out of his hands by Johnathan Joseph on 3rd down as Hilton was securing the catch. The play would have put the Colts in field goal range to tie the game or given them a chance to take the lead.
2019 Week 8 vs DEN (6 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton struggled against Chris Harris. Hilton's first target was on a shallow crossing route and the pass was undercut and knocked away by Chris Harris. Hilton made his first catch in the 3rd quarter for 19 yards finding a soft spot in the Broncos' defense. Hilton made a huge play when the Colts needed it most. Hilton made an outstanding 35 yard catch along the sideline with Brissett scrambling to escape pressure. Chris Harris was in tight coverage on the play and Hilton did an amazing job of getting both feet in bounds. Harris had Hilton locked down for the majority of the game but Hilton made a big play when it mattered most.
2019 Week 7 vs HOU (11 / 6 / 74 / 1 rec)
TY Hilton played well but had a quieter game that some might have expected with Brissett putting up huge numbers. Numerous Colts contributed big plays in the passing game. Hilton had a potential 35 yard gain hit him in the hands and fall incomplete. It was a sideline catch with a high degree of difficulty but it was a catch Hilton has made previously. Hilton beat his man from the slot running a deep crossing route for 23 yards. Hilton made a catch running a slant for 12 yards. Hilton scored a 2 yard touchdown running a pick play with Eric Ebron. Hilton continues to be a red zone weapon for the Colts thanks to his quickness and sure hands. Hilton made an 11 yard catch running a comeback route. On 3rd and 7 Hilton ran a shallow crossing route, broke a tackle, and tip toed his way down the sideline for 25 yards. It looked like Hilton should have been forced out of bounds about 10 yards before he actually was.
2019 Week 5 vs KC (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
TY Hilton saw limited involvement in his return from injury in large part due to game script. Hilton looked healthy but the Colts limited number of pass attempts especially in the second half curtailed his production. Hilton slipped out of a tackle running a comeback route and picked up 9 yards. Hilton showed off his acceleration beating his man to the edge on a crossing route for a 13 yard gain. Hilton picked up 14 yards crossing the field against man coverage.
2019 Week 3 vs ATL (10 / 8 / 65 / 1 rec)
TY Hilton continued his dominate season in the first half against the Falcons. Hilton did most of his damage underneath in this game but still made a big play downfield. Hilton left the game at halftime with a quad injury or he could have had a huge game. Hilton made his first catch in the flat for a 2 yard gain. Hilton caught a 26 yard pass down the sideline between two defenders and he absorbed an illegal hit on the play adding on an additional 15 yards. Hilton did well to adjust to a less than perfect throw from Brissett. Hilton caught a slant from Brissett and was brought down at the 1 yard line after a 5 yard gain. Hilton gained 12 yards running a comeback route in front of Desmond Trufant. Hilton caught a 4 yard touchdown running a quick out route from the slot.
2019 Week 2 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)
TY Hilton played well against the Titans. Expect Hilton to continue to produce on a weekly basis. Brissett looks to Hilton frequently, with good reason, and Hilton is the type of playmaker who can put up points against anyone. Hilton sees heavy involvement in the red zone and on underneath passes to give him a solid floor of production week to week. Hilton made his first catch on a screen pass for 11 yards on 3rd and long. Hilton drew a 9 yard pass interference penalty on 3rd and 7. Hilton picked up 19 yards running an in breaking route to convert a 3rd and long. Hilton had 4 defenders in his vicinity but still managed to get open. Hilton made a 9 yard catch running a curl route underneath. Hilton sold an inside release with Malcolm Butler in coverage just to break back outside and gain separation for a 4 yard touchdown on a fade route. Hilton got behind Butler on the Colts ensuing possession but Brissett just missed him for a potential big play or touchdown.
2019 Week 1 vs LAC (9 / 8 / 87 / 2 rec)
TY Hilton did most of his damage underneath but still looked like the same dangerous player with lethal speed. Hilton made his first two catches underneath for 8 yards. Hilton 3rd catch was a slant between two defenders for a 4 yard touchdown. Hilton picked up 12 yards running a comeback route from the slot. Hilton picked up 9 yards running a curl route. Hilton gained 16 yards on a screen pass on 3rd and long but still came a yard short of the line to gain. Hilton made a 19 yard catch running an in breaking route over the middle. TY Hilton made a catch on a shallow crossing route and broke a tackle to evade two defenders before escaping up the sideline for a 19 yard touchdown. Hilton should have been stopped for a minimal gain on the play.
Latest NewsColts | T.Y. Hilton remains sidelined (Thu Dec 5, 04:45 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. Our View: Hilton is unlikely to be back before Week 16 and can be dropped in redraft leagues.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton doesn't practice Wednesday (Wed Dec 4, 03:57 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton unsure about returning (Wed Dec 4, 01:32 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) is unsure he'll be able to return this year, but surgery isn't required. He won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Our View: Fantasy GMs have made other plans with Hilton fighting this calf injury. He suffered a setback last week and doesn't look good for Week 14.
link to story Colts | T.Y. Hilton not an IR option (Mon Dec 2, 05:50 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) hopefully will be able to play again this season and is not an option for the Reserve/Injured list at this point, according to head coach Frank Reich. Our View: Hilton has been close to returning, he has returned and then he suffered a setback on his calf injury during practice last week. We'll see if he can get back on the practice field this week and get cleared for Week 14.
link to story Colts | Week 13 injury report for Indianapolis (Fri Nov 29, 05:54 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (hand) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans. WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Friday, Nov. 29, and has also been ruled out. WR Parris Campbell (hand) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. TE Mo Alie-Cox (thumb), S Khari Willis (concussion) and CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) fully practiced Friday and are also listed as questionable. S Clayton Geathers (rest), DL Denico Autry (rest), OT Anthony Castonzo (rest) and DE Justin Houston (rest) did not practice Friday but no longer appear on the injury report. OG Quenton Nelson (hip) and DE Jabaal Sheard (rest) were upgraded to a full practice Friday and have also been taken off the injury report. Our View: Mack could be back within a week or two as he was seen working on the side and should be in football shape because he isn't dealing with a muscle or joint injury. Campbell should be back this week and the team will need him with Hilton sidelined.
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