Week Seventeen Analysis: The Colts wideout that I want in my lineup is still T.Y. Hilton and here's why. He leads the Colts wide receivers in touchdowns and 100-yard games, is a dynamic return man and he's inexplicably named T.Y. when his given name is Eugene. Two weeks ago against these Texans, Hilton grabbed only three catches, but had 78 yards and a score. The Texans have allowed over 200 yards to wideouts in four of their last six and have not fared particularly well on the road this season as a secondary.
Week Sixteen Analysis: It's nearly impossible to ignore T.Y. Hilton, as the rookie has either scored or topped 100 yards in five of his last seven games. It's kind of an all-or-nothing proposition with Hilton though, as he was held to zero catches in one of those seven outings and has had three or fewer catches in three of his last four games. If you have an all-or-nothing player, you want him to play the Chiefs. Only the Giants allow more yards per catch than the Chiefs. And no team gives up more touchdowns per reception to wide receivers, as Kansas City allows a touchdown on one in eight receptions to enemy wide receivers. Hilton's not the safest play of the week, but there is massive upside here.
Week Fourteen Analysis: Eugene "T.Y." Hilton has drawn comparisons to a well-mannered DeSean Jackson, which is very fair from a statistical standpoint. In the last five games, Hilton has had six catches and over 100 yards three times, he's scored five touchdowns including one on a punt return, but much like D-Jax he has a tendency to disappear. In the games in which he didn't top the century mark, Hilton had zero catches against Jacksonville and three catches for 33 yards against Buffalo. By all accounts, both of those matchups were good for wide receivers, somewhat better than this week's matchup with Tennessee. You can probably expect a decent yardage total for Hilton as six wide receivers have topped the 50-yard mark against the Titans in the last three weeks.
Week Fourteen Add: I first recommended adding TY Hilton over a month ago. But, apparently, most people didn't listen. Owned in about one-third of ESPN leagues, Eugene T.Y. Hilton cracked the Fantasy Victory top 25 last week and could continue to do so for the rest of the year. Hilton has now had 100 receiving yards in three of his last five games and has scored five touchdowns during that span, which includes a punt return score two weeks ago. I'm especially excited by the 12 targets he received from Andrew Luck last week in Detroit. It's obvious that Luck is quickly becoming an elite quarterback and it's time to grab Hilton for your playoff run. Matchups against Tennessee and Kansas City over the playoff weeks are very favorable, which could mean that the T.Y. could stand for "thank you" for a fantasy championship. Hilton is worth a bid of $20.
Week Thirteen Analysis: Red zone targets and statistics are fine and dandy, but who does Andrew Luck look for when throwing into the end zone? That's none other than Eugene "T.Y." Hilton. In the last four games, Hilton has accounted for five touchdowns, which includes a 75-yard punt return last week. We mention the punt return touchdown because not only is Hilton a dangerous receiver, but he faces the worst kick-coverage team in the NFL, the Detroit Lions, this week. The Lions have given up four kick and punt returns this season. So besides the much improved receiving numbers, he's got a great shot at taking another back in the return game too.
Week Ten Add: To prepare for this discussion of TY Hilton, I Googled for the search term "Hilton video". Um, apparently, he's spent a lot of time in Paris. Wait, let me rephrase that. Not in Paris. In France. It was informative though. I learned many things. Anyway, the Colts rookie receiver looks poised to bypass Donnie Avery on the depth chart, either by talent or due to Avery's injury. It's probably just a matter of when. He's much more dynamic, and he's the team's best downfield threat. Last week, he led all Colts in targets and receptions, and so the switchover could be upon us. In dynasty leagues, I'd bid $6. In redrafts, I'd bid $3.