Friday update: T.Y. Hilton is questionable for Week 8, but his coach Frank Reich says that “he looked good out there” at practice today, per Mike Wells. We should probably expect him to play this week.
Thursday update: Hilton returned to the field in limited capacity on Thursday. As expected, the team appears to be easing him back onto the field as he still nurses his calf injury.
Thursday's practice report for #TENvsIND: pic.twitter.com/wnPX3uNCqY— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 28, 2021
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton missed Wednesday’s practice with a calf injury. The Colts have not had Hilton’s services for much of the season, although the receiver did recently get activated off injured reserve. He played in Week 6 against the Texans but did not suit up for Week 7 against the 49ers.
Fantasy football implications
With Hilton still looking to get back from his calf injury, the Colts are likely to lean on Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal through the air. Carson Wentz is getting more comfortable in the offense and has a connection with both receivers. Of course, having Hilton on the field would only help the quarterback. The Colts have a good matchup against Tennessee’s struggling secondary, so Hilton could be a flex play in Week 8 for fantasy managers. The Colts have been improving in recent weeks, so Hilton missing another game would not have much of an impact on anyone’s fantasy value.