The Indianapolis Colts released their Monday Night Football injury report, and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton got the questionable tag and will be a game-time decision. Hilton has been sidelined by a calf injury and while he has said he wants to get back into action before the end of the season, it’s hard to see him playing on Monday. He got in two limited workouts on Thursday and Friday, but then was downgraded to DNP on Saturday.
Fantasy football analysis: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson
It’s fantasy football semifinals in most leagues this weekend, so it’s win or go home time. Hilton is questionable to play, and if he does play, it would not be all that surprising to see him on a limited snap count.
Your best bet is to operate as though you won’t have Hilton available. That leaves you one of two options. The first would be to start someone on Sunday in his place and just not worry about a Monday decision.
The second would be to consider your options playing on Monday. For the Colts, that includes Zach Pascal and Marcus Johnson. Last weekend, Pascal had five receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown, while Johnson had three receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. The Saints defense has been inconsistent, but has plenty of talent. Both have impressed the past two weeks in Hilton’s absence. Pascal is likely the safer option, but both are worth a look. Neither is a strong start against the Saints, but if you’re shorthanded, they’re options.