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What to do with T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal ahead of the Colts Wild Card matchup against the Bills in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after a first down during the first quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

If the Indianapolis Colts are going to have a chance to move beyond the Wild Card round this weekend, they’re going to have to keep pace with an explosive Buffalo Bills offense. With that fact and the over/under on this game (51.5), could the team’s wide receivers offer some value for fantasy football this week?

Fantasy Football analysis: Colts WRs T.Y. Hilton ($5,000), Michael Pittman ($3,500), Zach Pascal ($3,700)

The only reliable one here is Hilton. Even with the bargain bin prices on Pittman and Pascal, they just don’t get a consistent level production to merit a spot in your lineups. Remember too, this is a team that’s going to run the ball as much as it can, leaving few targets to go around. (Running back Nyheim Hines is the second-most targeted play on this team.)

Hilton had 27 yards and a touchdown in the season finale, a game where the Colts didn’t need to do a lot of passing to control the Jaguars. He’s consistently seeing around seven targets per game down the stretch, and should factor into the game plan for Saturday.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Hilton’s a solid WR3 in traditional fantasy leagues. I think he’s also a great bargain for a third receiver or Flex spot in DFS this week—not a real high ceiling, but a pretty consistent floor.