In his Thursday notebook column, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan in Indianapolis said that there is a possibility of seeing a new T.Y. Hilton with the arrival of Philip Rivers. "Hilton agrees that he could be in line for a higher volume of catches this year, thanks to him and Philip Rivers being in sync when it comes to finding soft spots against zone coverage," wrote Bowen. "Throughout his time in the NFL, no matter the quarterback, Hilton has never been a real high catch guy. He’s averaged 4.7 catches per game in his career, with a season high of 5.7 in 2016."
Bowen went on about 2016.
"Speaking of ’16, when Hilton led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards, the 30-year-old says this is the best he’s felt physically since that career-best campaign."
Hilton has had his share of injuries in his career, including this summer. If he were to miss time again in 2020, it would cause a ripple effect with the young receiving corps in Indy, none of who have been a focal point of the offense or have stayed healthy themselves. A return to health and a full season of production would be welcomed by Hilton backers; his ADP was low enough that outproducing it is well within reach.