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Experts' Pick
 
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 29-
Best Rank# 6# 6-
Worst Rank# 52# 52-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SEA vs. MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs SEAThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs MIA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec28.121.4
Rec Yds300.7273.3
Rec TD1.41.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total108.235.2-
Avg Game7.25.9-
Avg Projection9.88.5-
2019 Average7.25.9-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA vs. MIA
Week 2 vs. LAR at NYJ
Week 3 at TEN vs. NO
Week 4 at MIA vs. TB
Week 5 at BAL at HOU
Week 6 vs. HOU vs. DAL
Week 7 at SF vs. NYJ
Week 8 vs. TEN at LAC
Week 9 vs. NYJ at CAR
Week 10 vs. JAC vs. CLE
Week 11 at BUF at ATL
Week 12 vs. TB vs. TEN
Week 13 at HOU at BUF
Week 14BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 15 vs. NE at IND
Week 16 at ARI vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. LV vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.85.0
Rec Yards70.860.4
Rec TDs0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.3
Rush Yards0.32.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.88.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
2020 Points 
Week 15.38.0
Week 22.817.9
Week 35.22.2
Week 42.93.5
Week 56.9
Week 61.12.3
Week 71.3
Week 80.9
Week 9
Week 104.0
Week 113.6
Week 1214.1
Week 1317.0
Week 1420.6
Week 157.1
Week 166.0
Week 1710.7
Total108.235.2
Average7.25.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
2020 Targets 
Week 197
Week 2511
Week 336
Week 456
Week 510
Week 656
Week 73
Week 82
Week 9
Week 105
Week 116
Week 125
Week 1311
Week 147
Week 156
Week 167
Week 177
Notes for Player Combination
 
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton
WR - IND
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. MIA, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
T.Y. Hilton has to be thrilled about getting a massive improvement at quarterback as the Colts shift from Jacoby Brissett and Brian Hoyer to Philip Rivers. The Jaguars' defense is putrid across the board, meaning the Colts may not need to throw a ton in this game. However, Hilton is by far the best receiver on this team and this is an easy opportunity for Rivers to establish good early-season chemistry with his new top receiver. While the passing volume is a concern, Hilton should be viewed as a solid WR2 this week.The Patriots have had a pass-happy attempt for the entirety of Tom Brady's career and will likely transition to much more of a run-heavy offense this season.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Finally, T.Y. Hilton has a gunslinger throwing him the ball again! Two of Philip Rivers' wide receivers finished in the top-12 for air yards last season (Keenan Allen and Mike Williams), and while not all of those targets were catchable, Hilton should see enough deep looks this week to post at least a WR3 finish. He should have an easy job, given that the Jaguars purged their roster of talent in the offseason, and cornerbacks D.J. Hayden and C.J. Henderson don't seem like they'll be able to stop Hilton on every play. My only concern here is that the Colts could get out to an early lead without a big play from Hilton and then run the ball. That said, I'm still penciling him in for at least a WR3 result.Edelman finds himself in an unusual spot. On the one hand, the Dolphins had one of the league's worst defenses last year. On the other hand, Edelman averaged only 7.4 PPR points per game against them, and he's got a new quarterback. The Dolphins improved considerably on defense this offseason, and the additions of Byron Jones, Elandon Roberts, and Kyle Van Noy should keep them out of the basement this year. Given the changes on both sides of the ball, I wouldn't start Edelman as anything other than a low-end WR3 or a WR4.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After missing the start of training camp with a hamstring, Hilton came back and reportedly became Philip Rivers' favorite target. The Jaguars used to be a team to fear for wide receivers, as Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were potentially the best duo in the league. Those days are gone. The starting cornerbacks for the Jaguars this year will be first-round rookie C.J. Henderson and Tre Herndon. We know that Henderson has never seen NFL game action, not even preseason. Herndon is someone who played well in a pinch last year, allowing 643 yards and four touchdowns on 76 targets in coverage, though he never saw opposing No. 1 receivers. They're likely going to play sides here, so Frank Reich and Rivers can pick/choose their matchup for Hilton. He's the one sturdy presence in the passing game and should see six-plus targets here, though you have to wonder how much the Colts need to drop back and pass while heavy favorites. If Hilton is healthy, which it appears he is, you want to start him as a WR3. It's best to be cautious in DFS, as it's his first game action with a new quarterback.The Patriots go from a team that threw the ball an average of 600.7 times over the last seven years, to one that'll likely go towards a more run-heavy attack under Cam Newton. Edelman loses that connection that he and Brady had, which led to him averaging 9.6 targets per game over that time. Newton has tended to target big-bodied wide receivers over his time in the league, though he's never had a slot receiver like Edelman. The Dolphins suddenly have a very talented cornerback unit, though we could see Edelman match up with the weakest of the bunch, rookie Noah Igbinoghene in the slot. He's obviously never played a snap in the NFL, so we could see the Patriots exploit that area of the field. Edelman played 68 percent of his snaps in the slot last year, so he's clearly the one with the best matchup on the field. Slot receivers Jarvis Landry, Tyler Boyd, and JuJu Smith-Schuster all posted 103-plus receiving yards against this defense last year, even if the cornerback unit does look different. Edelman can be played as a semi-high floor WR3 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jaguars are in complete rebuild mode this year and Hilton should have a new lease on life with Philip Rivers behind center. Hilton is a WR2 with upside in the opener.Edelman is a complete unknown in the opener as Brady is gone and Cam Newton is behind center. Edelman also had only 7 receptions for 77 yards in 2 games against the Dolphins last year. He is a boom / bust WR3 until we see how this new Patriots offense looks with Newton under center.