By Kevin C. Wilson, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Jan 13th 1:35am EST
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.
By Steve Painter, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Jan 4th 10:14pm EST
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.
By Brian Tesch, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 9:33am EST
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.
By Aaron Goldberg, Colts Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 7:48pm EST
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.
By Matt Martens, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 3:17pm EST
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 10:35am EST
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
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 9:56am EST
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.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 10:46pm EDT
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 4:05am EDT
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.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 7:46pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 10:27am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 1:07pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 3:50pm EDT
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.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 7:49pm EDT
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.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 10:47pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 11:46am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 11:06am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 11:13am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 10:25pm EDT
T.Y. Hilton injured is hand while trying to reel in a defended pass. It was reported that he had a jammed finger and he did not return to practice. (Source: Colts.com
Fantasy Impact: Prior to the injury Hilton was effective, reeling in several catches. While the injury appears minimal, the Colts may ease Hilton back due to their rash of early injuries.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 3:45pm EDT
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.
ESPN | Dec 19th
Christopher Harris analyzes WR T.Y. Hilton for Week 16.
Yahoo! Sports | Dec 8th
T.Y. Hilton has scored six times over his past six games and saw a whopping 19 targets during Sunday’s win over Cleveland, when he hauled in nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns during the second half. Joe Haden is a bit overrated (Pro Football Focus graded him basically average in coverage entering this game), but the Browns have allowed just 6.4 YPA this season, which is tied for ...