26-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 caught just two of his four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Falcons.
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T.Y. Hilton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Considered a game-time decision in advance of Sunday's contest, Hilton is in uniform Sunday, but it remains to be seen how close to a full workload he'll be up for in Week 9 after not practicing this past week.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Hilton is questionable and a game-time decision on the official injury report, but this report isn't a surprise since he didn't practice all week. Still, we can't officially rule him out until inactives are released before Sunday's 4:25 pm ET game against Denver.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Hilton was unable to practice at all this week due to the injury suffered this past Monday against the Panthers and is officially listed as questionable. The Broncos already boast one of the best defenses in the NFL, and the absence of Hilton would be a huge blow to a Colts wideout corps that would have to rely on the likes of Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief and Griff Whalen.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It was reported earlier Friday that Hilton would be a game-time decision for the Colts' Week 9 matchup with the Broncos, but it's not clear if that was based on the belief he would practice Friday. Hilton did not practice at all this week, leaving his Week 9 status in question until the Colts release an update on his status.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Hilton was first spotted in the boot after Monday's loss to the Panthers, and he then missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday. Head coach Chuck Pagano said he would likely know more after Wednesday's testing, but the team never provided an update on Thursday. If Hilton can't play, there will likely be some extra targets available for Donte Moncrief and Andre Johnson, with Griff Whalen and Quan Bray the candidates to replace Hilton in three-wide sets. The Indianapolis passing game has a nightmare matchup with the Broncos.
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.