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.
Hilton has combined for seven Fantasy points in his past two games, including a four-point outing at Tennessee in Week 11. The Titans have only allowed one receiver to reach double digits in Fantasy points and only two have scored touchdowns, none since Week 2.
Hilton had just five catches for 44 yards in the first meeting, and even though he should improve since he's better at home than on the road, we'd still be nervous starting him since he's at less than 100 percent with his shoulder. Consider Hilton a low-end No. 2 receiver at best, and more likely just a No. 3 option since he's banged up and facing a tough secondary.
Also out is linebacker
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