T.Y. Hilton was held largely in check by both the Colts offensive struggles and the Broncos' secondary. Despite the mediocre stat line, it was promising to see Hilton targeted second most on the team, with only veteran Reggie Wayne receiving more targets.
Fantasy Impact: Perhaps most worrisome to Hilton owners would be his use in the red zone. While he was targeted 11 times in total, only one of those targets came in the red zone. Hilton does his best work as a deep threat and excels in the open field. The Broncos did a good job of limiting the big plays and keeping Hilton from taking the top off of the secondary. Looking forward to this week's matchup with the Eagles, Hilton should be a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Hilton made 3 catches for a total of 38 yards in last nights preseason opener. He appeared crisp and very in sync with QB Andrew Luck. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Hilton pulled in all three targets on the evening and was easily Luck's favorite target of the game. It is worth noting that Luck was without veteran Reggie Wayne for the game, so target distribution will be worth monitoring for the rest of the preseason. Hilton should be a good WR2 candidate moving forward.
T.Y. Hilton missed practice on Thursday, nursing a jammed finger. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Hilton injured his hand in the afternoon session of Wednesday's practice and did not return. The injury did not appear to be major but the Colts will take no chances with the talented wide-out. This will be a situation worth monitoring moving forward, especially if Hilton misses any game time.
T.Y. Hilton showed off his skills in eluding defenders and was able to score two touchdowns in Monday's morning practice session. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Hilton is poised to have a stellar 2014 season. He was impressive as Andrew Luck's number one option last season after the injury to Reggie Wayne. The return of Wayne and TE Dwayne Allen should allow Hilton more single coverage routes, which should allow Hilton to excel.