T.Y. Hilton Injury Update Boosts His Fantasy Outlook for Week 15 Monday Night Football

T.Y. Hilton is expected to suit up in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints.
T.Y. Hilton is expected to suit up in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts' offense just received some great news, as it looks like T.Y. Hilton is going to be able to play in Week 15.

Hilton will take on the New Orleans Saints in his return, and while he's certainly still a risky play, this development does suddenly make him fantasy viable.

Hilton has missed the last two games due to a calf ailment, but it appears as though he'll be gutting it out and playing through the injury. That's great news for Jacoby Brissett, and Hilton actually returns to a pretty exploitable matchup.

The Saints have surrendered the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this season, and New Orleans was absolutely torched by Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers' passing attack (349 yards, four TDs) back in Week 14.

While this development is great for Indianapolis' offense as a whole, it does ding Zach Pascal's fantasy outlook a bit, though he should remain a viable option, as it's unlikely that Hilton will be playing at full strength.

Even if he's active in an exploitable matchup, Hilton's recent injury history does make him a bit of a risky option. But there are few wideouts that can be as explosive as Hilton, and his big-play ability does give him a high ceiling for Monday night.

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