T.Y. Hilton Injury Status Improves Fantasy Outlook for Zach Pascal, Chester Rodgers and Jack Doyle in Week 13

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts
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Indianapolis Colts star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has officially been ruled out for their Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans following what is being described as a "slight setback" with the calf injury he has been nursing.

Hilton's absence could have wide-ranging effects on the Colts' offense against the Titans, first and foremost within the wide receiving corps.

Zach Pascal Fantasy Outlook

Zach Pascal should slot into the No. 1 role he occupied recently when Hilton missed games in Weeks 9, 10 and 11. Pascal played well in the Week 9 game against the Steelers, hauling in five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Although, in the other two games, Pascal struggled to make a serious impact, finishing with 3.6 and 2.7 fantasy points, in Weeks 10 and 11, respectively.

The silver lining here is that Pascal and the Colts have a favorable matchup in Week 13, against a Titans team that ranks No. 24 in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game. Additionally, the Colts could be leaning toward a more pass-heavy approach in this one with starting running back Marlon Mack also sidelined with an injury.

Outside of Pascal, you can expect an uptick in value from pass-catching tight end Jack Doyle, plus wide receivers Chester Rodgers and Parris Campbell, who could be returning from a hand injury this week. It might not be enough to make the latter two fantasy viable unless you're in a pinch, though.

The Colts wide receiver situation will definitely be one to monitor as we get closer to Sunday, as things could shift a bit between now and then.

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