25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Indianapolis Colts
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
There were a lot of mouths to feed in the Colts offense last year, but if anyone left fat and happy it was Hilton. He emerged as one of the league's top big-play wideouts with 21 catches of 20-plus ya...
T.Y. Hilton Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $65 million extension with the Colts in August of 2015.
Hilton (concussion) practiced in a red (non-contact) jersey Tuesday, the Colts' official site reports.
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T.Y. Hilton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The wideout was evaluated after Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, with the report noting that coach Chuck Pagano "expects Hilton to be okay." While that wording sounds vaguely encouraging, Hilton's status must now be monitored in advance of the Colts' Sept. 13 regular season opener against the Bills.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Hilton will get $39 million guaranteed in the deal, which keeps him under contract though the 2020 season. After catching 82 passes for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns last year, the Colts understandably made it a priority to keep Hilton as Andrew Luck's top target. The first-round selection of Phillip Dorsett -- a player with a similar skill set -- gave the impression that the Colts might have been preparing for life without Hilton after 2015, but now the Colts will truly head forward with a Hilton-Dorsett-Donte Moncrief foundation at receiver, with the aging veteran free-agent signing Andre Johnson serving as the likely second wideout for at least 2015. So long as he's the clear No. 1 wideout in an Andrew Luck offense, Hilton will likely be one of the top fantasy wideouts in football, even if his lack of size (5-foot-9, 178 pounds) limits his ability to provide touchdown production.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With injuries to Reggie Wayne and tight end Dwayne Allen, Hilton was thrust into a bigger role in Year 2, and the results were mixed. On the one hand, he made five catches of 40 or more yards (T. 10th) and easily led the team in receptions and receiving yards. On the other, he averaged only 7.8 YPT (20th), a low number for a big-play receiver, and scored only five times. The latter issue is likely to persist – the 5-9, 178-pound Hilton saw only 10 of his 138 targets in the red zone and only two of those were from inside the 10. While Hilton’s small, he’s also very fast – he ran a 4.37 40 at the Combine, and he’s also lightning quick in open space. And while his regular season stats were more pedestrian, his playoff ones – 17 catches for 327 yards, two scores and 13.6 YPT over two games – were anything but. Part of the problem was offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton’s over-reliance on the run, something that disappeared when the Colts got down big in both playoff contests. We’d be surprised if Hamilton, who also ran the ball quite a bit at Stanford, changes his stripes, so we might not see Hilton and quarterback Andrew Luck unleashed as much as we’d like. The Colts also signed Hakeem Nicks this offseason, drafted Donte Moncrief in the third round and expect the 35-year old Wayne as well as Allen to be back in training camp.
While Reggie Wayne moved the chains last season, Hilton broke open games. Despite seeing only 90 targets (T-45th), Hilton had five catches of 40-plus (T-9th). Hilton also averaged 17.2 YPC (4th among the league’s 46 90-target WR) and 9.6 YPT (6th). At 5-10, 183, Hilton's never going to be a red-zone factor – only nine of his targets were in that area and only two inside the 10 – but his blazing speed and excellent lateral quickness make him a threat to strike from deep. The Colts brought in fellow speedster Darrius Heyward-Bey, and it remains to be seen which of the two will wind up starting alongside Wayne. Chances are it won't matter that much as the Colts run plenty of three-WR sets, and quarterback Andrew Luck is likely to attempt north of 600 passes.
Hilton’s only 5-10, 183, but he ran a mid-4.3 second 40 at the Florida International pro day in March, and the Colts took him in the third round as a result. Hilton’s also got good hands and is quick and elusive in the open field. Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie project as the Colts’ starters, but the former is slowing down and the latter has a history of concussions. Even if both stay healthy. Hilton has a chance to be the team’s slot man, primary kick returner and occasional field stretcher. Hilton himself had been injury prone in college and it’s worth noting that at press time he was already limited in camp due to a hamstring injury.