T.Y. Hilton Fantasy Outlook in Trouble Following Concerning Week 2 Snap Count

Max Staley
T.Y. Hilton fantasy outlook could be in trouble.
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Conventional wisdom suggests that with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell set to miss an indefinite amount of time, veteran wideout T.Y. Hilton would be relied upon a lot more frequently. But that wasn't the case in Week 2.

In fact, Hilton struggled to even see the field last week. That's obviously a concerning development for his fantasy football outlook.

T.Y. Hilton Fantasy Football Outlook

Hilton saw just 58 percent of the snaps, Zach Pascal played 81 percent and rookie Michael Pittman Jr., who was a game-time decision prior to kickoff, played 92 percent. That's a pretty concerning development. The last time we saw him play a full 16-game season (2017) he only had one game with a snap share below 70 percent, so this represents quite the shift.

That could mean Hilton won't see the volume that he's accustomed to seeing, which could be a real problem as his efficiency is likely to= take a hit as well. The Colts' star wideout has always been reliant on the big play, but that makes him a troubling fit with Philip Rivers, who currently has a bottom-12 average depth of target (aDOT).

Hilton ultimately finished Week 2 with 3 catches for 28 yards – though he did drop what would've been a 40-plus yard score.

It's not time to hit the panic button quite yet, but the potential drop in efficiency and volume is certainly concerning. We have Hilton as the WR29 in our Week 3 PPR rankings.

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