Fantasy Profile: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

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Fantasy Profile: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

T.Y. Hilton is one of my least favorite wide receiver values in fantasy football. He is a talented deep threat with Andrew Luck at quarterback, but his skill set leaves a lot to be desired in head-to-head format leagues. For total point formats, Hilton has some good value, but his week-to-week output is so sporadic that he may be a liability on rosters come playoff weeks. In what was essentially 14 games last season, Hilton averaged a respectable 12.6 points per game, yet only scored more than 13.1 points in four games (28.3, 27.0, 21.5, 18.2). In eight of his contests, he tallied fewer than 11 points (10.7, 10.5, 9.0, 8.0, 6.5, 5.0, 4.1 & 2.4). Note that these numbers do not include his DNP Week 16 during most fantasy leagues’ championship games, nor a Week 17 zero-point outing when he did suit up.

Considering his inconsistency, the additions of five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore and future Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Johnson, and the ascension of young wideouts Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, I suggest that buyers should beware of adding Hilton.

Year Team G Rec Yds Avg Yds/G Lng TD 20+ 40+ 1st FUM
2014 Indianapolis Colts 15 82 1,345 16.4 89.7 73T 7 21 6 62 3
2013 Indianapolis Colts 16 82 1,083 13.2 67.7 73T 5 13 6 46 0
2012 Indianapolis Colts 15 50 861 17.2 57.4 70T 7 13 5 30 0
TOTAL 46 214 3,289 15.4 71.5 73 19 47 17 138 3

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DENVER, CO – JANUARY 11: T. Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts runs after the catch during the game against the Denver Broncos during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)

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