|ADP:||Round: 4, Pick: 5|
|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 183 lb.|
|Born:||November 14, 1989|
|Drafted:||2012 / Rd. 3 (92)|
Hilton was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury List. Hilton suffered a strained hamstring while training at home, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Holder reports the injury is mild, but we'll need to watch Hilton's progress in training camp given his injury history. Hilton played a career-low 10 games last season due to a calf injury, after missing two games and being limited by abdominal and ankle injuries in 2018.
Hilton is still viewed as the focus of the Indianapolis offense even with the star receiver being slowed by injury the past two seasons and with the Colts taking Michael Pittman in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told the team's official web site. "I think about where we're at - things will be schemed to get him the football," he said.
Analysis: Hilton played a career-low 10 games last season due to a calf injury after missing two games and being limited by abdominal and ankle injuries in 2019. Sirianni said Hilton has been working hard in the offseason to get back to top shape and Hilton didn't need offseason surgery for his calf injury which he said was fully healthy at the end of the season. While better health could improve Hilton's outlook, improved quarterback play from new starter Philip Rivers could be just as large a factor.
Hilton revealed Monday that the tear in his calf was up to three centimeters wide, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Hilton said it was initially a two-centimeter tear but then became larger after he re-injured his calf during a Week 12 game against Houston. He eventually returned for Weeks 15-17, catching 10 passes for 123 yards on 16 targets over that stretch, with offensive snap shares of 52, 59 and 68 percent. The upward trend in playing time is a good sign for Hilton's offseason health, and he confirmed Monday that he won't need surgery, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. The 30-year-old wide receiver has one season remaining on a five-year, $65 million extension, with no guarantees for his $14.54 million base salary in 2020, per overthecap.com. The Colts likely intend to discuss a contract extension, but Hilton may be hesitant to make a long-term commitment to a franchise with uncertainty at quarterback.
Hilton caught all three of his targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 38-20 loss to Jacksonville.
Analysis: Hilton's 72 yards accounted for nearly half of Jacoby Brissett's entire passing total in a game where the aerial attack struggled mightily. The star wideout turned in his worst fantasy season to date, finishing with just 45 receptions for 501 yards and five touchdowns through 10 games. Hilton dealt with multiple injuries throughout the campaign, but the loss of franchise quarterback, Andrew Luck, certainly played a role in the downturn in production. Brissett had an up-and-down season, so the Colts may explore a potential upgrade at the position in 2020, which could help restore Hilton's status as a high-end fantasy wideout.
Hilton caught three of four targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Part of Hilton's performance can be attributed to a great day on special teams and defense by the Colts. On the other hand, the pass offense has struggled mightily in recent weeks no matter the play of the Colts' other units. Hilton has been held under 30 yards in three consecutive games and doesn't figure to be a safe bet to take advantage of the favorable matchup the season finale brings against Jacksonville's 29th-ranked pass defense.
Hilton -- who returned to action in Week 15 following a two-game absence -- came out of Monday's loss to the Saints "well" from a health standpoint, according to coach Frank Reich, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: Hilton -- who was bouncing back from a nagging calf issue -- was limited to 29 of a possible 56snaps on offense Monday, but Reich noted Wednesday that he expects the wideout to see more playing time over the final two weeks of the regular season.
Hilton caught four of nine targets for 25 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.
Analysis: Hilton returned from a two-game absence to lead the Colts in targets, but actually produced next to nothing prior to Indianapolis' final offensive series. On that drive, though, the wideout surfaced for three catches, salvaging some yardage late. Hilton's calf injury seemed to limit his snap count over the course of Monday's game, so it may be worthwhile to continue to monitor his progress ahead of Week 16's matchup against the Panthers.
Hilton (calf) is active for Monday's game at New Orleans.
Analysis: Hilton followed an LP/LP/DNP practice regimen for Week 15, after which coach Frank Reich spoke of the Colts' No. 1 wide receiver. "We've kind of been down this road before and he wasn't (at 100%)," Reich told Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star on Saturday. "I know it's T.Y., but we just want to feel good about it, do the right thing and make sure that he feels right and that we feel like he's good." In essence, Hilton was a game-time decision, but almost exactly one hour before the Colts released their list of inactives, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Hilton was slated to return to action. In his previous appearance Week 12 in Houston, Hilton had limitations on his workload, but there won't be any this time, per Reich. Hilton will be looking to exploit a Saints defense that has allowed 179 receiving yards per game and 16 touchdowns to wideouts in 13 contests this season.
Hilton (calf) is expected to play Monday night against the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Previous reports indicated that Hilton, who profiled as a game-time decision for the contest, was trending in the right direction, with Schefter's latest tweet adding further encouragement with regard to the wideout's Week 15 status. In any case, official confirmation of Hilton's Monday night availability will arrive about 90 minutes prior to the Colts' 8:15 ET kickoff.
Hilton (calf) is trending in the right direction to play in Monday's matchup with the Saints, though he's still considered a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The good news for fantasy managers is that the Colts intend to use Hilton in his normal role if he's declared active for Monday's game. The bad news? A decision isn't likely to be made before pregame warmups, and the team's alternatives at wide receiver - namely Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and Aston Dulin - haven't been especially reliable. Pascal and Johnson had big games last week, but both have put up some total duds during Hilton's prolonged absence.
Hilton (calf) is expected to be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Saints, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: After being limited at Friday's practice, Hilton was sidelined Saturday. Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis previously reported that Hilton is "absolutely committed to playing again this year." His status Monday will likely depend on how he is feeling during Monday's warmups.
Hilton (calf) remained limited at practice Friday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis,Hilton seems "absolutely committed to playing again this year. Maybe Monday night." That said, we doubt the wideout's status for the Colts' contest against the Saints will be clear heading into the weekend, a context that would put those considering Hilton in Week 15 fantasy lineups in a tricky spot, considering his team's late kickoff.
Hilton (calf) participated in practice Friday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Hilton logged a limited session Thursday and his continued participation Friday suggests that the wideout has a shot to suit up Monday night against the Saints. At this stage, however, we don't expect Hilton's status for the contest to be clearly determined heading into the weekend, putting those considering the wideout in Week 15 fantasy lineups in a dicey spot, given the Colts' late kickoff.
Hilton (calf) will be limited in what's being described as a modified practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Per Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star, the Colts plan to proceed cautiously with Hilton, in the name of avoiding another setback with his calf injury. That said, the fact that the wideout will get some work in Thursday is at least a step in the right direction. Hilton last suited up in Week 12.
Hilton (calf) noted Wednesday that he feels "way better" than he did last week, adding that he's not sure about his status for Monday night's game against the Saints, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: The report further relays that the wideout believes that he'll play again this season and "was pretty adamant" that going on IR is not an option that's been discussed. In any case, Hilton looks pretty iffy for Week 15 action and the fact that the Colts play Monday night makes him a pretty risky fantasy lineup option unless things start to look up for him at practice in the coming days.
Coach Frank Reich said Hilton (calf) is still week-to-week ahead of Week 15's matchup against the Saints, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Hilton didn't practice last week, and it appears he's trending toward a third straight absence due to this nagging injury which already sidelined him for the three contests preceding Week 12's loss to Houston. The Colts placed Parris Campbell (foot) on injured reserve Monday, so Zach Pascal and Marcus Johnson are slated to lead the team's receivers if Hilton is indeed out.
Hilton (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: While Hilton will not return, Parris Campbell (hand) will back in the wideout mix in Week 14. Hilton hasn't ruled out the possibility that he might have to miss the rest of the season if his injury doesn't improve.
Hilton (calf) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Per Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis, Hilton is unlikely to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, but on the plus side, it looks like the Colts will welcome full practice participant Parris Campbell (hand) back to their wideout mix in Week 14.
Hilton (calf) -- who didn't practice Wednesday -- indicated that he's unsure about his Week 14 status, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. "I don't know yet," the wideout said when asked about his chances of playing Sunday against the Buccaneers. "Still taking it day by day. The decision is up to the coach and trainers. But I'm still in the process of getting better."
Analysis: While that comment offers a glimmer of hope that Hilton might play this weekend, the wideout didn't completely rule out the possibility that he might have to consider shutting it down if things don't go as hoped. "I'm doing everything I can to get back out there," Hilton noted Wednesday. "If I can, I can; if I can't, then I'm gonna have to shut it down. But I'm doing everything I can."
Coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Hilton (calf) will not participate in practice, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: Hilton has missed four of the last five games due to a lingering calf injury, and Wednesday's lack of practice doesn't represent any tangible progress in his recovery. Reich said Monday that he's "hopeful" the star wideout will be able to return this season, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. Hilton will have two more chances to up his activity level ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Buccaneers, but he's currently trending in the wrong direction.
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