T.Y. Hilton Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:10am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Just in case anybody was wondering, T.Y. Hilton did play for the Colts on Sunday.

The second-year wide receiver was on the field for 45 snaps in Indianapolis' 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The playing time produced all of two catches for seven yards.

The quiet afternoon was part of a disturbing trend for Hilton.

Fantasy Impact:

Hilton had two big games coming off the team's loss of WR1 Reggie Wayne, but Hilton admitted lately he's been drawing double teams and also team's top cornerbacks. Hilton is becoming a risky play at this point because over the last four weeks he has just 17 receptions for 135 yards. On top of that, it's another tough matchup against Houston in Week 15.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:45am

USA Today - [Full Article]

A second NFL personnel executive said Colts WR T.Y. Hilton would take on a frontline, prominent role.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said what the Colts will miss is the QB friendliness, trust and easiness Reggie Wayne gave QB Andrew Luck, who always knew where the vet would be. But the news for Hilton owners is pretty encouraging at least.

MRI confirms Reggie Wayne tore ACL
Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:17am

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Confirmed and crushing: tests showed Colts WR Reggie Wayne has a torn ACL. His season and streak of 189 straight games is over.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a huge loss for the Colts, who will have to go with T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey as their two starting WRs. LaVon Brazill is next up on the depth chart, but this could leave the aggressive Colts, who appear to be all-in this season, in the market for a WR before the trade deadline. The team has a bye this week to try and get the situation straightened out. At the very least, look for them to bring in a free agent.