T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
3 months ago

Hilton revealed Monday that the tear in his calf was up to three centimeters wide, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
3 months ago

Hilton caught all three of his targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 38-20 loss to Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton's 72 yards accounted for nearly half of Jacoby Brissett's entire passing total in a game in which 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
3 months ago

Hilton caught three of four targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.

EDGE 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, irrespective of the play of the Colts' other units. Hilton has been held under 30 yards in three consecutive games, and he doesn't project as a safe bet to take advantage of the favorable matchup the season finale brings in the form of Jacksonville's 29th-ranked pass defense.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

Hilton -- who returned to action 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.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton was bouncing back from a nagging calf issue and was limited to 29 of a possible 56 snaps 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

Hilton caught four of nine targets for 25 yards in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.

EDGE 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

Hilton (calf) is active for Monday's game at New Orleans.

EDGE 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

Hilton (calf) is expected to play Monday night against the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE 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 p.m. ET kickoff.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

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.

EDGE 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.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

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.

EDGE 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," but it remains to be seen if he will suit up in New Orleans. His status Monday will likely depend on how he is feeling during warmups, which makes it a tricky spot for his owners given the timing. According to Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis, if he does play he will not be limited, but the team will only send him out there if he is 100 percent.

T.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
4 months ago

Hilton (calf) remained limited at practice Friday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis, Hilton seems "absolutely committed to playing again this year," leaving a return Monday night against the Saints on the table for now. That said, the wideout's status for the Colts' Week 15 contest is unclear heading into the weekend, a reality that would put those considering Hilton in fantasy lineups in a tricky spot, considering his team's late kickoff.