Here's One Reason to Be Optimistic About T.Y. Hilton

Isaiah De Los Santos
Here's a reason to be optimistic about T.Y. Hilton.
Here's a reason to be optimistic about T.Y. Hilton. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts find themselves at 6-3 and in a tie with the Tennessee Titans for the best record in the AFC South despite getting no real standout performances from their skill players. However, Indianapolis has found a way to move the ball on offense by committee. And T.Y. Hilton is at least establishing his presence on the receiving end.

Hilton is currently earning the team's top target share for the games he's appeared in this season.

Hilton has played in 8 games for the Colts, receiving 44 targets in those games. The wideout is averaging 3.3 receptions for 36.4 yards per game.

Hilton's main competition at receiver is Zach Pascal, who has a target share of 14.6% in the 9 games he's played for the Colts this year. Pascal has turned 45 targets into averages of 3.1 receptions and 36.7 yards per game.

With no clear No. 1 in the Colts' receiving corps, it's at least encouraging that Hilton is earning the edge in target percentage. And he only trails Pascal by a single target for the team lead despite playing 1 fewer game.

Hilton's production has left a lot to be desired, but getting the lion's share of the volume in the Colts' offense is an indicator that he may still have something left in the tank.

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