The workhorse for Andrew Luck‘s career has always been T.Y. Hilton. The 5’9 receiver has taken the NFL by storm while producing some of the best consistency for the Colts offense. Every year, Hilton seemingly gets better and quicker for his age.
The receiver is entering his 8th season in the NFL and all with the Colts. Hilton had a 16.7 yards per reception, his third-highest following his rookie season in 2012 where he had 17.2 and 2017 where he had 16.9. His 1270 receiving yards on 72 receptions were 12th, but his yards per reception were 6th among the NFL last season, while only playing 14 games.
However, Hilton is a player I like to call a “fantasy whack-a-mole.” He’s a guy which can get you 5 for 175 and a TD or 1 for 5 and drop an egg, which is why he’s number 3 on this list and not number 1. But he is still a solid player who can do a lot for your fantasy team.
The problem is that he might get less targets this year with more weapons around him added. With Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell joining the fold, there will be less balls to go around. That could impact Hilton’s fantasy numbers.
Hilton’s production does get affected by the next guy on this list though, who is finally healthy going into the season.