There's hope for a rebound season from T.Y. Hilton after a frustrating 2015. Hilton had just four games with 10-plus Fantasy points all year, scoring only five touchdowns and securing 69 catches, a three-year low. A lot of the blame can be put on the Colts' quarterback situation -- Andrew Luck played just seven games and the team had a hard time getting anything going. So why is there optimism for Hilton? Despite the low number of catches (and subsequent low catch rate of 51.5 percent), Hilton still managed to average over 16 yards per grab, just as he did in 2012 and 2014. In fact, Hilton averaged 17.7 yards per catch with Luck. We can expect the Colts' quarterback to be ready for the season, which means that as long as he's upright, Hilton will have a very good shot at regaining his form. With a ceiling of over 1,300 yards and seven touchdowns, you're playing it right if you draft him as a quality No. 2 receiver worth a pick between 24th and 30th overall.
Hilton caught four of seven targets for 44 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans, finishing the season with 69 receptions for 1,124 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games played. Hilton was able to rack up 1,000 yards receiving for the third consecutive year, despite quarterback Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) missing a total of nine games. The small, but speedy 26-year-old has five years remaining on his current contract with the Colts, and will thus be able to improve alongside Luck in the future. As long as he remains healthy, fantasy owners wouldn't be crazy to expect Hilton to produce another thousand-yard season in 2016, but as always temper expectations for his production in the red zone.
Hilton (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans. Hilton is out there if you need him in game that the Colts need to win to keep their long-shot playoff bid alive, but his week 17 upside could be hampered by the team's QB situation, with Josh Freeman set to draw the start on Sunday.
Hilton (calf) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Titans. Hilton returned to a full practice Friday, putting him on track to suit up Sunday and catch passes in Week 17 from either Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley.
Hilton (calf) was limited at practice again on Thursday. More in Hilton's status Friday, but at this stage there has been nothing to suggest that his Week 17 status is in much danger. Such a notion would be supported by a probable designation for the wideout in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans.
Hilton (calf) was limited at practice Wednesday. Hilton battled injuries earlier this season, but he's been absent from the Colts' injury report of late, with his Week 17 status now worth tracking in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||134||78||1184||6||52||15.18||154|