Hilton caught all three of his targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 36-7 win over the Jets. The Colts' passing game didn't have much to do as their defense scored two TDs on pick-sixes and added a safety in the rout, but Hilton still emerged as the team's leading receiver on the afternoon. The veteran's had a quiet start to the year as he tries to build chemistry with Philip Rivers, but Hilton could be busier in Week 4 during a more competitive contest against a Bears defense that just allowed Calvin Ridley to haul in 110 yards.
Hilton caught three of five targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 28-11 win over the Vikings. Despite facing a seemingly vulnerable Minnesota defense, Hilton didn't garner much attention from Philip Rivers and finished with a rather pedestrian stat line, thanks in part to a big drop on a potential deep touchdown pass. In fairness, the Colts controlled the game from the second quarter on and threw just 25 times total on the day. Still, it was a bit disappointing from a fantasy perspective to see his workload diminish despite the absences of Parris Campbell (knee) and Jack Doyle (knee/ankle), and he's totaled just 81 yards through two games in the Rivers era. Hilton will enjoy a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Jets and will look to take advantage, especially if his teammates remain out of the lineup.
Hilton recorded four receptions on nine targets for 53 yards in the team's Week 1 contest against the Jaguars. Hilton led the team with nine targets but lacked efficiency in a losing effort. New starting quarterback Philip Rivers looked his way late in the game for two consecutive passes, but Hilton dropped each opportunity. It was a disappointing opening performance, but all reports suggest Hilton is healthy, which should give him a strong chance to bounce back. He'll look to do so in Week 2 against the Vikings.
Hilton caught six passes, including one deep ball, in Saturday's scrimmage and appears to be in sync with new quarterback Philip Rivers, the Indianapolis Star reports. "We've been able to get on the same page," Rivers said. Hilton was bothered by a hamstring injury earlier this month, but he's been at full speed during recent scrimmages and looks fully healthy for the start of the regular season. The 30-year-old wideout is a clear favorite to lead the team in targets, albeit in what could be a spread-the-wealth offense featuring three running backs (Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines), veteran tight end Jack Doyle and a pair of young wideouts (Parris Campbell, Michael Pittman).
Hilton and quarterback Philip Rivers have shown a strong connection in the Colts' initial practices, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports. Indianapolis beat writers and coach Frank Reich both have mentioned the good chemistry between the two veterans. Hilton was bothered by a hamstring injury earlier this month, but he's been able to practice without any apparent limitations since the Colts put on pads at the beginning of the week. The 30-year-old wideout is a clear favorite to lead the team in targets, albeit in what could be a spread-the-wealth offense featuring three running backs (Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines), veteran tight end Jack Doyle and a pair of young wideouts (Parris Campbell, Michael Pittman).
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|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||18||23.67|
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