T.Y. Hilton Fantasy News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The addition of Colts WR Hakeem Nicks not only will be a plus for quarterback Andrew Luck, but his presence on the field will have a significant impact for T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne and the team’s tight ends. Hilton and Nicks can stretch the field on the outside, which in turn will open up the middle of the field for Wayne and the tight ends. What also can’t be discounted is that Nicks’ presence helps ease things for Wayne, who is coming off a torn ACL. Wayne doesn’t have to feel like he needs to dominate a game because he has Nicks, Hilton and the tight ends to help him out.

Fantasy Impact:

We're not crazy about the 35-year-old Wayne coming off of ACL surgery, and the arrival of Nicks will allow the team to ease Wayne in if he shows signs that he's not 100 percent ready to go.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:56pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

With the Colts Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks in the fold, it allows for T.Y. Hilton to move all over the offensive formations and ideally line up in advantageous situations.

Hilton’s 10 100-yard receiving games after two NFL seasons are tied for the second most in league history.

Fantasy Impact:

The big question is will Wayne be ready for the opener, which would be just over nine months removed from a torn ACL. All indications are he will be, but will the Colts ease him back in? Either way, at some point all three should be on the field increasing the fantasy value of QB Andrew Luck. We have Hilton ranked 22nd on our WR list, which is highest among the Colts. Even with Wayne on the field, Hilton could still see a ton of targets. However, we admit Hilton could be limited in two tight end sets. There are going to be a lot of mouths to feed in the Colts offense...

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:54pm

Arizona Cardinals - [Full Article]

Rookie WR John Brown was compared to both T.Y. Hilton, the Colts’ wideout, and Antonio Brown, the Steelers’ wideout, by HC Bruce Arians when he was drafted. And he looked solid all through the offseason. He did make mistakes sometimes, and there were multiple times when Carson Palmer took Brown aside for a teaching moment. The quarterback doesn’t make that kind of effort unless Brown is going to play a role in what he is doing.

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:22pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

With Reggie Wayne still rehabbing and T.Y. Hilton sitting out the first part of OTAs, Hakeem Nicks has gotten an extended run with the Colts first unit.

Fantasy Impact:

Whenever a receiver changes teams, developing a rapport with his new quarterback is key. While we're not loving Nicks's move to Indianapolis, there is some upside here, especially if Reggie Wayne isn't 100 percent by the time the season starts.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:20pm

Stephen Holder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton was out last week with an undisclosed injury, but back today. Just made nice catch on deep route.

Fantasy Impact:

Prior to Reggie Wayne’s injury, Hilton played 63.1% of his team’s snaps. After Wayne tore his ACL, that number rose to 76.9%. With Wayne coming off of a serious injury, Hilton will be (or at least he should be) the primary target in the passing game in 2014. With Wayne sidelined, Hilton averaged 6.5-91-.45 over the final 11 games, including the playoffs. That equates to 11.8 fantasy points per game, or fringe WR1 numbers. The arrival of Hakeem Nicks and the return of Dwayne Allen (potentially leading to more two-TE sets with Coby Fleener) may limit Hilton's upside.

T.Y. Hilton (foot) missing OTAs
Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:51pm

Indy Star - [Full Article]

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

Fantasy Impact:

The severity/nature of the injury is unknown, but it's something to monitor as the offseason wears on. Prior to Reggie Wayne’s injury, Hilton played 63.1% of his team’s snaps. After Wayne tore his ACL, that number rose to 76.9%. With Wayne coming off of a serious injury, Hilton will be (or at least he should be) the primary target in the passing game in 2014. With Wayne sidelined, Hilton averaged 6.5-91-.45 over the final 11 games, including the playoffs. That equates to 11.8 fantasy points per game, or fringe WR1 numbers. The arrival of Hakeem Nicks and the return of Dwayne Allen (potentially leading to more two-TE sets with Coby Fleener) may limit Hilton's upside.

Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:59am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

The Colts' third-round draft selection of Donte Moncrief was a move that added a young, physical talent to a receiving corps bursting with promise.

At 6-2, 224, Moncrief has the biggest stature of any Indianapolis receiver, and Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze feels his addition will reap dividends.

“(His) size, speed-ratio for a kid who’s of that size and strength,” said Freeze on why Indianapolis would have him so high on its draft board.

“He’s a phenomenal run blocker, as good as I’ve ever seen in that regard. He needs to be more consistent in route precision, but he can stretch the field vertically. He absolutely can. For a kid that size, it’s a pretty rare find.”

Fantasy Impact:

At the very least, Moncrief is buried behind Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks, but if he can learn to channel his world class speed, he may get on the field sooner than people think.

Reggie Wayne unlikely to participate at minicamp
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 10:44am

Mike Wells, Twitter - [Full Article]

All indications point to Colts WR Reggie Wayne still making good progress from his torn ACL. He’s taking part in football activities again, but he likely won’t participate in the team’s mandatory minicamp next month. The Colts will likely wait until training camp before Wayne goes all out on the field.

Fantasy Impact:

His progress will have a big impact on the team's pecking order at WR, though we expect T.Y. Hilton to continue to build on two good productive seasons in the league. Hakeem Nicks is also in the mix.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:58pm

Steelers.com - [Full Article]

The Steelers have signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract, the team announced today.

Fantasy Impact:

A former seventh overall pick of the Raiders, he was on the Colts last year and actually won the WR2 job from T.Y. Hilton. Eventually, DHB fell on the depth chart and wasn't really heard from much of the second half. At best, he'll be behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore.

Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:18am

SI - [Full Article]

Perhaps whatever incentives are in Hakeem Nicks's contract will do their job and remind him to put forth more effort than he did when the Giants needed him so badly in 2013. Perhaps what happened with Nicks in 2013 had more to do with the overall collapse of the Giants' offense, and the pass-happy Colts and Andrew Luck will pump his numbers back up and he'll get his big deal next year, when the salary cap is expected to rise significantly again.

Perhaps the one-year deal is merely a stepping stone to a longer deal, and if the Colts like him he could continue talks and sign an extension during the season.

Fantasy Impact:

Nicks has failed to score a TD in 17 straight games and his knees are a concern. Still, it's a low-risk move for the Colts, who are likely trying to look for a long-term replacement for Reggie Wayne (torn ACL). The signing puts a small dent in T.Y. Hilton's upside, while Wayne's stock takes a bigger hit. As for Nicks, he has finished outside of the top 50 at his position for two straight seasons, but he's still just 26 years old and still has time to turn his career around, assuming he's fully healthy. His ADP in early drafts is in the 9th round and it might rise a bit with this change of scenery.

Colts sign Hakeem Nicks to a one-year deal
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:42pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Colts have signed WR Hakeem Nicks to a one-year deal, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Nicks has failed to score a TD in 17 straight games and his knees are a concern. Still, it's a low-risk move for the Colts, who are likely trying to look for a long-term replacement for Reggie Wayne (torn ACL). The signing puts a small dent in T.Y. Hilton's upside, while Wayne's stock takes a bigger hit. As for Nicks, he has finished outside of the top 50 at his position for two straight seasons, but he's still just 26 years old and still has time to turn his career around, assuming he's fully healthy. His ADP in early drafts is in the 9th round and it might rise a bit with this change of scenery.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 2:18pm

Mike Wells, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be out a week or so with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

DaRick Rogers and Griff Whalen will continue to see a majority of the snaps opposite T.Y. Hilton.

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Colts want to get T.Y. Hilton going
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10:28am

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Da'Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill combined for nine catches for 160 yards and four TDs against the Bengals.

Finally, help for Colts T.Y. Hilton, whose game-breaking skills have been neutralized the past month by defenses committed to not allowing him to do what he does best.

"Certainly the game that two of our young guys had — the numbers that they had and the production that they had — hopefully we continue that trend and it'll take some of that coverage ... away from T.Y.," coach Chuck Pagano said.

"We got to get him going again."

Fantasy Impact:

The last time Hilton faced the Texans, he racked up seven catches for 121 yards and three TDs, but he has been in a slump of late, failing to crack 50 yards in four straight games, culminating in a two-catch, seven-yard effort against the Bengals in Week 14. It's good to hear his head coach say they have to get him going, but Hilton is difficult to trust at this point.