T.Y. Hilton Ruled Out Could Improve Marlon Mack Fantasy Outlook in Week 4 Against Oakland

Dan Israeli
Atlanta Falcons v Indianapolis Colts
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After being declared doubtful on Friday, T.Y. Hilton will not suit up in Week 4 for the Indianapolis Colts, who host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The 2-1 Colts are still favored by 6.5 points over the 1-2 Raiders, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Hilton had been off to a phenomenal start to the season, answering the questions around the effect Jacoby Brissett would have on the star WR's production after Andrew Luck retired in the preseason. Through three weeks, Hilton has racked up 20 catches for 195 yards and four touchdowns.

With Hilton out of the picture, there is no clear-cut option to replace his production among Colts' pass catchers. Rookie Parris Campbell has all the hype, but is sitting on five catches for 37 yards (and one TD) through three weeks. After him, Deon Cain, Zach Pascal and Chester Rodgers are other names that could emerge in Week 4 against a Raiders defense that is giving up the eighth most fantasy points to wide receivers.

While either of the Colts two tight ends, in Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle, could pop for a touchdown or two, the real beneficiary in Week 4 will be starting running back Marlon Mack. Already one of the most run-heavy teams in the league, Indy should lean especially heavily on Mack as big home favorites against the Raiders.

Mack is off to a great start in 2019, with 299 rushing yards and two touchdowns, chipping in four catches for 26 yards. His 61 carries lead the NFL so far, making Mack a strong DFS option in Week 4.

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