T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts: Fantasy Football Outlook
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T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
WR - #17 53.48 IND Active 3 years 24 5'9 183

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Larry Goldstein

T.Y. Hilton is not receiving nearly as much love as he should. Hilton evolved into a complete receiver in his second year. It helps that he has been able to work with Andrew Luck since Day 1, but Hilton displayed incredible maturity taking on the lead receiving role after Reggie Wayne went down with a season-ending injury last year. Even prior to that injury, Hilton wasn't too far behind Wayne in targets, meaning the natural transition to Hilton becoming the No. 1 sooner than later was already in motion. Hilton and Luck worked to improve their chemistry, most notably seen in big games during epic comebacks. Hilton recorded 612 yards receiving on 41 catches (58 targets) over his last five games (including an incredible 18-224-2 performance in the AFC Wild Card win over the Chiefs.) The knock on Hilton is that he has to share the ball with Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and Dwayne Allen. Hilton is currently the 23rd receiver coming off the board. Look for the chemistry between Luck and Hilton to continually improve and for last year's target to reception ratio of 138:82 (60-percent catch rate) to rise. The Colts will march the ball up and down the field at will this year, meaning there will be plenty of stats to go around to all, with Hilton being the greatest beneficiary.

Editor's note: In five games last year, Hilton accounted for 670 yards. In two of those five games, he scored five TDs. In his other 11 games? He went for 413 yards and zero touchdowns. That is an average of about 38 yards per game. Many receivers struggle with huge swings in production, consistency and workload; however, Hilton is one of the more extreme cases in the NFL. Bench him the wrong week and you might miss 25-percent of his fantasy points for the season. This is something to keep in mind considering Luck's ability to spread the ball around to multiple playmakers.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/23 - Colts WR Reggie Wayne cleared for camp
7/3 - Colts WR LaVon Brazill suspended at least 1 year for multiple substance abuse violations
6/26 - Cardinals think rookie WR John Brown will be a 'special player'

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
6.06 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - With an aging Reggie Wayne on the opposite side of the field, I believe T.Y. Hilton will have a solid season. It was between Hilton and Tavon Austin here and I elected to go with the player who already has one season under his belt.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
7.04 Zach Law on Sports 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
8.02 World Fantasy Rankings #4 - If you like Andrew Luck this season, which I do, you have to like T.Y. Hilton and his upside potential. Luck likes to throw the ball downfield and Hilton is the young speedster that will compliment the older and wiser Reggie Wayne. Hilton gives this team great WR depth and is a steal in the 8th round.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
7.03 FFToolbox 
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