Indianapolis wide receiver Ty Hilton caught four passes for 72 yards as the Colts defeated Denver 24-13 in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Despite all the passes that go to the running backs and tight ends, Hilton is still the clear-cut go-to-guy for Luck. He produced a 100-yard game in his first playoff appearance this season and followed it up with a decent stat line against the typically stifling Broncos' pass defense. With New England up next Hilton might find himself on "Revis Island" for the majority of the game so it is probably best to look elsewhere when filling out your fantasy lineups this weekend.
Hilton looked gimpy early and had several drops during the contest, two of which would have been scores. He appears to have shaken his balky hamstring, which is great news for fans and DFS players alike.
Fantasy Impact: He will be ready to roll as Luck's top target next week against Denver and is worth serious consideration for inclusion to your lineup for that game.
Fantasy Impact: This confirms what most people around the team felt all leading up to Sunday: Hilton wouldn't play after not practicing all week. No Colts player had played a game after sitting out the entire week's worth of practice. Those banking on a breakout from Donte Moncrief are one step closer to realizing their fantasy championship dreams.
Although described as a "longshot" by Rappaport, T.Y. Hilton will try to play, and be a true game-time decision in Week 16. (Source: Ian Rappaport via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Pessimistic about his chances earlier this week, the previously rampaging Hilton is going to test out his hamstring during pre-game warmups and determine wether or not he can go. Hilton's true status wont be know until later in the day, and should be on your bench until further notice. Even if Hilton doesn't play today, his 82-1345-7 line exceeded his wildest preseason expectations.
T.Y. Hilton did not practice at all leading up to the Colts' Week 16 matchup against the Cowboys. He has been listed as questionable, making him a game-time decision. Multiple team reporters have stated that they would be surprised if he played. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy team owners who have been lucky to have Hilton this season have been treated to some very nice returns on investment, as he will most certainly be a 2nd round pick next in next year's standard re-draft leagues. The Andrew Luck-to-Hilton connection has rivaled the heyday of the Manning-to-Harrison years. So yes, this is disheartening news for those who were hoping to ride the signature Colt receiver into championship glory. Even if he does play, the team certainly won't risk getting him further injured in a game that has little significance for their playoff seeding. Donte Moncrief, Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener will look to pick up the slack in what very well could turn out to be a high scoring contest.
TY Hilton had 10 catches for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 targets and a lost fumble against the Browns Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Another monster game for Hilton, who continues to have a breakout season. Even more amazing is that he didn't produce anything in the first half. Continue to ride him through the playoffs.
Despite arriving only 75 minutes prior to Sunday's kickoff, the explosive T.Y. Hilton caught four of five targets for 122 yards and a score.
Fantasy Impact: Hilton was the lone bright spot for the Colts offense on a day when turnovers and inconsistent play stalled a few drives. His 122 yards were enough to put him over the 1000 yard mark for the second consecutive season. Perhaps more importantly, to Hilton anyways, he was able to deliver that TD ball to his brand new baby girl in the hospital. Hilton deserves to be in the weekly WR1 conversation and should be owned/started in all formats
Despite another 300 yard outing from QB Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton was held to only three catches on seven targets for 24 yards and was unable to find the end zone. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The Colts offense was largely held in check as a whole, with only TE Coby Fleener topping the century mark for receiving yards. Hilton owners should take solace in the fact that this was largely due to the matchup and Hilton still tied for second most targets on the team. Hilton should get back to his WR2/Low WR1 ways against a shoddy Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week.
Hilton was targeted a total of 10 times and converted 6 of those into receptions for 155 yards, including a 28 yard touchdown. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: T.Y. has now gone over 100 yards 4 out of the last 5 games and remains the Colts best deep threat option. He has elevated his status to a WR1 due to his consistency and involvement in the offense. Continue to start him on a weekly basis.
Hilton caught 7 passes for 107 yards against the Bengals. Hilton is 2nd in the NFL in receiving yards through seven games despite having only 1 touchdown. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Apparently Hilton is doing his best Kendall Wright 2013 impersonation. He's clearly emerged as one of Luck's favorite targets but his lack of touchdowns is concerning. Regardless, he's a solid WR1 in both PPR and standard.
Hilton tied fellow receiver Reggie Wayne for a team high 12 targets. He finished with 9 receptions for 90 yards. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Hilton was targeted early and often throughout the game. He did have his first touchdown catch of the season called back due to a penalty. T.Y. has come close at other times for a score and is due for his first one soon. Hilton remains a strong WR3/low end WR2. Luck continues to show confidence in him and fantasy owners should do the same as the Colts visit the Texans for a Thursday night showdown.
T.Y. Hilton suited up for practice for the second consecutive day. He was a full participant in Thursday's practice session after being limited on Wednesday. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: This is comforting for Hilton owners, after seeing Hilton leave last Sunday's contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an ankle injury. He remains an upside play, as the Colts have been spreading the ball around to the bevy of talented receiving options. Given the amount of players on bye this week, Hilton figures to be a WR3 with potential WR2 upside.
T.Y. Hilton was spotted in pads during the early portion of Wednesday's practice. Head coach Chuck Pagano said earlier this week he may be limited in practice today but it is reassuring to see him practicing after exiting last week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Mike Chappell via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Hilton owners, as it confirms the injury to his ankle is not too severe. As Hilton's greatest asset (for fantasy purposes) is his elusiveness and speed, you will want to monitor his status as the week progresses and make sure there are no setbacks. If Hilton continues to practice throughout the week and plays on Sunday, he should be a low end WR2 in the matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
In his Monday press conference, head coach Chuck Pagano intimated that T.Y. Hilton would be "day to day" with his ankle injury sustained in Sunday's game. He also indicated that Hilton may practice in a limited fashion as early as Wednesday. (Source: Kevin Bowen via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Hilton owners, as he left Sunday's game early with the injury. If Hilton is slowed by injury, it may be prudent to look elsewhere for a replacement until he is back to full speed. Keep an eye on his status as the week progresses in the event he can't go or is limited for next week's matchup.
Hilton was forced to leave the game early with an ankle injury and did not return to action. He finished with 5 catches for 80 yards on 6 targets. (Source: SB Nation)
Fantasy Impact: The extent of T.Y.'s injury is not yet known. He was on pace to have his best game of the season. Fantasy owners will need to monitor his status throughout the week. If he is to miss any time this will help the fantasy value of Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks, and even Donte Moncrief.
Hilton finished the game with 6 catches for 65 yards on 11 targets. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: T.Y. was targeted early and often throughout the game. He would have had an even better performance if not for a missed pass interference call. Hilton remains the Colts best deep threat but it has to be a bit discouraging for his fantasy owners that he has not yet scored a touchdown. He is more of a WR3 at this point in the season.
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.