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T.Y. Hilton | Wide Receiver

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 178
College: Florida International
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T.Y. Hilton secured just 1-of-5 targets for five yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night against the Saints.
It was a miserable performance by Hilton, who committed multiple drops. The game isn't a regular season concern, but Hilton's role is likely to diminish with Reggie Wayne healthy. Hilton is being overdrafted at his fifth-round ADP. He stands little or no chance of repeating last year's top-15 finish in targets. Aug 23 - 11:01 PM

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The Indianapolis Star expects a "more even distribution" of targets in the Colts' pass-catching corps this season.

T.Y. Hilton finished 14th among NFL wideouts in targets last season, but might be lucky to finish top 20 in 2014. "It's week-to-week. It's all how they match up," is how GM Ryan Grigson described the Colts' target distribution. The Colts will use Hilton, Reggie Wayne, and Hakeem Nicks in three-wide sets, and Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener in two-tight end packages. Don't expect any member of this pass-catching corps to be a true target monster.
Aug 20 - 8:51 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught three balls for 38 yards in the Colts' preseason opener against the Jets Thursday night.

Hilton ate on Indy's opening drive, lining up both outside and in the slot, and exploiting cushions from the Jets' defensive backs. The Colts sent him on frequent crossing routes, targeting T.Y. in high-percentage situations. Keep in mind the Colts were resting Reggie Wayne, and it appeared Hilton was playing Wayne's position in the offense. We should have a better feel for Indianapolis' receiver distribution in their third preseason game. Wayne and Hilton have run as the starters in camp. Hakeem Nicks started this game opposite Hilton.
Aug 7 - 8:15 PM

According to Colts blog Stampede Blue, T.Y. Hilton is "clearly" the team's No. 1 receiver.

The Colts are going to use a two-tight end set as their base. Stampede Blue says it will be Hilton and Reggie Wayne in that formation, with Hakeem Nicks coming on in three-wide sets and kicking Wayne into the slot. If this projection holds true, it's massive news for the fantasy stock of Hilton. A born playmaker with 12 100-yard days and 14 touchdowns in his first 34 NFL games (including playoffs), he just needs snaps with a generational quarterback like Andrew Luck to be a difference-maker. Nicks' continued career downswing is fantastic news for Hilton.
Aug 3 - 10:31 AM

T.Y. Hilton has been practicing at all four receiver spots.

The explosive Hilton is healthy and able to play both outside positions as well as both slots. "We feel like that's important so that teams can't scheme to take him away," said OC Pep Hamilton. "We've challenged T.Y. to understand the concepts (of) all four spots. He's done extremely well." Hilton is not expected to start off the year as an every-down player, but he'll be ready to go if Reggie Wayne (ACL, age) or Hakeem Nicks (ineffectiveness) falters.
Jun 9 - 8:52 AM

T.Y. Hilton (foot) resumed practicing Wednesday.

Hilton sat out some of last week's sessions, so it's nice to see him back so soon. The playmaking fireplug has twelve 100-yard games and 14 touchdowns in his two-year career (including playoffs), but could get squeezed for targets this season if Reggie Wayne (ACL) and Hakeem Nicks (ineffectiveness) are able to bounce back.
Jun 4 - 11:53 AM

T.Y. Hilton is missing Colts OTAs with a foot injury.

The extent of the injury is unknown, but there are no indications it's severe. With Reggie Wayne (ACL surgery) also on the shelf, LaVon Brazill, Da'Rick Rogers, and Griff Whalen are soaking up first-team reps behind Hakeem Nicks.
May 30 - 12:37 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught four passes for 103 yards in Indianapolis' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Hilton finishes 2013-14 on a tear, posting a monster 28/482/2 line over his past three games. Few players needed the offseason to get here more, however, as Hilton has been plagued by a shoulder injury, tweaking it multiple times per game. Hilton also banged up his knee against New England, but never checked out. An explosive jitterbug who can gain separation deep and get free over the middle, Hilton took a big step forward as a sophomore, catching 82 passes for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. With Andrew Luck throwing him the ball, Hilton has WR1 upside. The only concern is his slight 5-foot-10, 183-pound frame. Hilton has missed only one game as a pro, but picked up a ton of nicks and bruises. He was injury prone in college. Regardless, he's an elite option in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 12 - 12:01 AM

Colts OC Pep Hamilton is using T.Y. Hilton at four different receiver positions in an effort to keep him away from concentrated coverage.

He's playing X, Z, left slot, and right slot. "We feel like that's important so that teams just can't kind of game plan and scheme to take him away," explained Hamilton. "So we've challenged T.Y. early and often to understand the concepts and understand all four spots. He's done extremely well." Containing Hilton is sure to be the focus of Bill Belichick's Divisional Round game plan.
Jan 10 - 3:29 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught 13 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns in Indianapolis' Wild Card win over the Chiefs.

Hilton was uncoverable, particularly after the Chiefs lost No. 1 CB Brandon Flowers to a concussion. Hilton drew a whopping 18 targets. The highlight came late in the fourth quarter, where Hilton got behind the entire Chiefs defense to score what would prove to be a game-winning, 64-yard touchdown. Both the catches and yards were new career highs, though Hilton is now up to 24 grabs for 379 yards over his past two games. He'll be the focal point for either Denver or New England's defense in next week's Divisional Round game.
Jan 4 - 8:43 PM

T.Y. Hilton dropped 11 catches for 155 yards on the Jaguars in the Colts' Week 17 victory.

The receptions and yards are new career single-game highs. Hilton racked up first-down catch after first-down catch before creating separation deep for a 37-yard first-half connection. He ripped off 41 yards on a third-quarter bomb. Hilton became the ninth player in Colts franchise history to reach 1,000 receiving yards. His final 2013 regular season receiving line was 82-1,083-5. Although Hilton isn't built like a true No. 1 receiver (5'9/178), he's been forced into that role due to Reggie Wayne's ACL tear and will remain the favorite for targets in Indy's pass-catching corps during the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:02:00 PM

T.Y. Hilton is absent from the Colts' Week 17 injury report.

Hilton is over his shoulder injury as the Colts jockey for playoff positioning.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 04:12:00 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught five passes for 52 yards in Week 16 against the Chiefs.

Hilton was targeted seven times and continues to be limited to short-to-intermediate gains as the Colts' No. 1 receiver. Andrew Luck took one shot for Hilton deep, but the two couldn't hook up. Hilton is best suited to be a No. 2 receiver and not be the focal point for opposing defenses. It's been a disappointing end to the fantasy season for Hilton, but much better days are ahead. The Colts wrap up the regular season at home against Jacksonville next week.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:15:00 PM

T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is active for Week 16 against the Chiefs.

Hilton has been battling the shoulder the past month-plus and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He'll start but is more of a WR3 for fantasy Super Bowl week. Also inactive for the Colts are OLB Daniel Adongo, DB Sergio Brown, OL Hugh Thornton, OL Jeff Linkenbach, OL Joe Reitz, DL Ricky Jean-Francois, and DL Montori Hughes.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:41:00 AM

T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 16 at Kansas City.

Hilton admitted to reporters Friday that he's been playing through "quite a bit" of shoulder pain since falling hard on the arm in Indianapolis' late-November game against Arizona. Hilton is tentatively expected to start against the Chiefs, but clearly isn't 100 percent. This may help explain his recent drop in production, although Hilton does have five-plus receptions in six of his last seven games. He's more of a WR3 in fantasy trophy week.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:48:00 PM

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3RB1Trent Richardson
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FB1Mario Harvey
2Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Da'Rick Rogers
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri