T.Y. Hilton's stock has fallen over the past couple of years, but he's still worth a Round 4 pick in PPR. Hilton's 7.4 yards per target in 2019 were a career worst but we don't know how much of that was because of quarterback play and injury. I don't expect Philip Rivers to be as good as Andrew Luck was, but he should be an upgrade from Jacoby Brissett. As for the injuries, Hilton will turn 31 this year and has battled one ailment or another for most of the past two seasons. He's a solid No. 2 receiver with huge weekly upside, but he's not likely to finish as a top-10 receiver again.
Hilton (hamstring) was activated from the non-football injury list Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. The roster move doesn't necessarily mean he's 100 percent healthy, though Hilton downplayed the hamstring injury as recently as Monday. The Colts haven't revealed whether they plan to ease Hilton into practice or unleash the veteran wideout for full participation right away. Either way, Hilton is on track to be ready for Week 1.
Hilton downplayed his hamstring injury Monday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. With that in mind, Hilton believes that he could be cleared within a couple days, though the team's training staff could elect to play it safe with the wideout and give his injury up to a week more of recovery time. In any case, as long as there aren't any setbacks, Hilton's Week 1 availability is in no danger. Indy's top pass-catching option missed six games last season, mostly due to a partially torn calf, per Stephen Holder of The Athletic, but prior to that, he sat out just four contests over the course of his first seven NFL campaigns.
Hilton has placed on the active/non-football injury list after suffering a strained hamstring while training at home, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Holder reports the injury is mild, but we'll need to watch Hilton's progress in training camp given his injury history. Hilton played a career-low 10 games last season due to a calf injury after missing two games and being limited by abdominal and ankle injuries in 2018.
Hilton is still viewed as the focus of the Indianapolis offense even with the star receiver being slowed by injury the past two seasons and with the Colts taking Michael Pittman in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told the team's official web site. "I think about where we're at - things will be schemed to get him the football," he said. Hilton played a career-low 10 games last season due to a calf injury after missing two games and being limited by abdominal and ankle injuries in 2018. Sirianni said Hilton has been working hard in the offseason to get back to top shape and Hilton didn't need offseason surgery for his calf injury, which he said was fully healthy at the end of the season. While better health could improve Hilton's outlook, improved quarterback play from new starter Philip Rivers could be just as large a factor.
Hilton revealed Monday that the tear in his calf was up to three centimeters wide, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Hilton said it was initially a two-centimeter tear but then became larger after he re-injured his calf during a Week 12 game against Houston. He eventually returned for Weeks 15-17, catching 10 passes for 123 yards on 16 targets over that stretch, with offensive snap shares of 52, 59 and 68 percent. The upward trend in playing time is a good sign for Hilton's offseason health, and he confirmed Monday that he won't need surgery, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. The 30-year-old wide receiver has one season remaining on a five-year, $65 million extension, with no guarantees for his $14.54 million base salary in 2020, per overthecap.com. The Colts likely intend to discuss a contract extension, but Hilton may be hesitant to make a long-term commitment to a franchise with uncertainty at quarterback.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|3 Year Avg||98||59||912||5||39||15.46||121|