DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a limited regimen of practices Wednesday through Friday, Hilton carried a questionable tag into the weekend, but gained clearance to play after warming up Sunday without any major discomfort. The Colts haven't outlined their plans for Hilton in Week 3, but he'll presumably be in store for a normal snap count if he steers clear of any in-game setbacks.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton (quad) is likely to play Sunday against the Falcons, but the Colts want to test him in pre-game warmups before a decision is made, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton is listed as questionable on the official injury report. Given that he practiced in some capacity all week, we'd be surprised if Hilton was unable to play this weekend. If, however, he ends up limited or even ruled out Sunday, added targets would be available for fellow wide receivers Deon Cain, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal and Chester Rogers.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

EDGE Analysis

Given that he practiced in some capacity all week, we'd be surprised if Hilton was unable to play this weekend. If, however, he ends up limited or even ruled out Sunday, added targets would be available for fellow wide receivers Deon Cain, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal and Chester Rogers.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton (quad) remained limited at practice Thursday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll revisit the wideout's status Friday, but at this time we suspect there's a solid chance that he approaches Sunday's game against the Falcons minus an injury designation.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton (quad) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's posted practice estimation.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton logged 63 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Titans, so there's a pretty good chance that his listed limitations Wednesday can be portrayed as maintenance-related, versus an indication of an injury setback that might threaten his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton hauled in four of his six targets, accumulating 43 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 19-17 win against Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old receiver is off to a roaring start to the 2019 campaign, accounting for a collective 12 receptions, 130 receiving yards and three touchdowns against Chargers and Titans defenses that each ranked top 10 against the pass last season. Expect him to continue commanding a high volume of Indianapolis' target share as he goes up against a Falcons secondary in Week 3 that appears much improved on paper, now having both of its starting safeties back from devastating 2018 injuries.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Hilton caught eight of nine targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the eighth-year wideout was Jacoby Brissett's top option on the day -- no other Colts receiver saw more than five targets -- and both scores came in the red zone, a continuation of Hilton's usage in 2018 when he saw a career-high in targets both within the 20 (17) and within the five-yard line (eight). Hilton was expected to have his production take a step backwards with Brissett replacing Andrew Luck under center, but the early returns suggest he'll still be getting the target volume he's been used to.

DT.Y. Hilton
WR IND (6)
2 months ago

Head coach Frank Reich says the Colts won't change the playbook for Jacoby Brissett now that he's taken over as the starting quarterback after Andrew Luck's retirement, 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton will still be the primary target in the passing game under Brissett, but there's no doubt his production will take a hit without Luck. However, while Hilton saw a career-low 109 total targets in 2017 in the 15 games with Brissett under center, he had six catches of 40-plus yards (T-4th in the league), i.e., his playmaking ability was undiminished even with Brissett under center. This report seems to indicate Hilton will have the same focus in the offense, but the overall offensive output is likely to be less without Luck, which will hurt Hilton's upside for touchdowns and overall yardage. Still, he could outperform his diminished expectations given he's had a full preseason to work with Brissett while Luck was sidelined with a calf injury before his retirement.

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

With coach Frank Reich having indicated that most of the Colts' starters won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears, per Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Hilton appears on track to sit out the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Reich didn't name specific players, but Hilton is an obvious candidate to sit this one out, with the big picture in mind. One unsettled issue with regard to the wideout's early season fantasy prospects is which QB he'll be catching passes from in Week 1. Franchise signal-caller Andrew Luck (calf/ankle) will not practice this week, a reality that increases the possibly that Jacoby Brissett could draw the nod Sept. 9 against the Chargers.

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

Hilton said he's having the best training camp of his career, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hilton specifically mentioned that he's caught 29 of 30 targets, crediting linebacker Anthony Walker with forcing the lone incompletion. The 29-year-old wideout has done most of his damage on passes from Jacoby Brissett, as a calf strain has put Andrew Luck on the sidelines for most of camp. The injury is starting to become a concern for the entire Indianapolis offense, though the team's public stance hasn't deviated from optimism about Luck being ready for Week 1.