T.Y. Hilton Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook and Downgrades Zach Pascal in Week 15 vs Saints

Jason Schandl
T.Y. Hilton lines up against the Texans.
T.Y. Hilton lines up against the Texans. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

T.Y. Hilton has been on the shelf since Week 12, boosting Zach Pascal's fantasy outlook in the Indianapolis Colts' offense.

Hilton is back at practice though, and he looks on pace to return to action for a Week 15 "Monday Night Football" matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

This really clouds the fantasy outlook in the Colts' offense, and the team not playing on Monday makes it hard to trust anyone in fantasy football.

Pascal has seen 19 targets across the last two games, but even though Hilton only played a limited 25 snaps in Week 12, Pascal had just one target in that game. The team isn't likely to rush Hilton back though, and a limited practice on Thursday is no guarantee he'll suit up.

Hilton will be a great play if he's 100 percent healthy (7.7 targets and 16.3 PPR points per contest in full games this year), but we may not get any sort of confirmation on his status until Sunday's games have already kicked off.

With so much uncertainty, Hilton is still unranked in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

If we don't have news about Hilton before Sunday's 1 p.m. games kick off, it's best to avoid the situation entirely and keep both Hilton and Pascal on your bench, because your options will be incredibly limited if you wait until Monday and have to scramble for another option.

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