The seven yards were the fewest this season for Hilton, who hasn't eclipsed 50 receiving yards since Week 10. He had been listed on the injury report this week with a shoulder injury, but there was no immediate indication if that played a factor in his usage.
The Colts play the Texans in Week 15. Hilton caught seven passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns when the teams played in Week 9.
Deemed questionable are linebacker
The probables are free safety
Hilton has struggled since the team lost Reggie Wayne, but this recent slump may have another reason: these three games came against the Titans (twice) and the Cardinals. The Titans have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, while the Cardinals have allowed the sixth-fewest.
Hilton gets the Bengals in Week 14. And while they appear to be a little easier on wide receivers (allowing the 11th-fewest Fantasy points per game), they've been solid lately -- allowing just two wide receiver touchdowns in the past five games (although they've allowed a 100-yard game in each of the last two, from Josh Gordon and Keenan Allen).
Week 14 may bring another sub-par performance from Hilton. There's a chance he can follow in the footsteps of Allen and Gordon and get that 100-yard game, but hoping for a touchdown may be tough. Hilton has a handful of breakout games already this season, and needs to break out of a slump in a bad way. He's a gamble as a WR2, but could pay dividends if things break his way.
Hilton has just 15 receptions for 128 yards in his last three games combined after snagging 14 for 251 yards and three touchdowns in his previous two. He hopes to be more productive next Sunday against the Bengals.
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