2014 Fantasy Football Profile: WR T.Y. Hilton

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There were a handful of wide receivers that truly had a breakout fantasy football performances in 2013. Obviously, wideouts Keenan Allen and Alshon Jeffery broke the mold and become legitimate fantasy stars. However, Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton had a similarly impressive season.

Positives:

Hilton was a fantasy monster towards the end of the 2013 season. The speedster shockingly hauled in 482 yards over the last three games (including playoffs) with two touchdowns. He developed into Andrew Luck’s favorite downfield threat and the tandem will only get better with more time together.

Hilton even adds fantasy points through the return game. Some leagues reward players that return punts/kickoffs and the fact that Hilton contributes on special teams only helps him more in return leagues.

Negatives:

Hilton can be one of the streakiest wideouts in all of fantasy. Last season alone, he had 10 games in which he failed to eclipse 53 receiving yards. That means that in more than half of his performances, Hilton was utterly worthless from a fantasy perspective. He is the ultimate all-or-nothing fantasy wideout.

Even less promising, former All-Pro WR Reggie Wayne will be returning this year. He tore his ACL during a Monday Night Football game last year, but he is expected to be 100% healthy by Week 1. The return of Luck’s favorite target will take a good deal of balls away from Hilton, which will occasionally cause him to put up lackluster stat lines.

Final Verdict:

Hilton has earned his WR2 label and the speedster will still be worth a look in all formats. He may lose a couple targets to Wayne in each game, but his home run potential is too good to pass up. Don’t sleep on this wideout this summer, because he seems primed to take the next step this fantasy season.

Bye Week: 10

Projected Round: 9

Auction Value: $13

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.