The Indianapolis Colts are expected to have their top pass-catcher on the field Monday night against the New York Jets. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported this afternoon that Hilton will attempt to give it a go despite a bruised knee.
Hilton sustained the injury during last week’s loss to the Bills, and was limited in practice throughout last week as a result. Despite leaving last week’s game early, Hilton still led Indy with 88 receiving yards on seven catches.
If you were one of those ballsy enough to leave Hilton in your lineups despite the injury concern, then I suppose you don’t really have a choice but to leave him in. As far as DFS goes, I’d imagine you’re pretty much in the same boat. You could always pivot to someone like Andre Johnson if you’re extra concerned about T.Y.’s knee, but Hilton seems to have the edge in upside.
I wouldn’t have been overly high on a fully-fit Hilton this week given the matchup with Darrelle Revis and friends, but he’s also the type that can break-off a huge play just about any time. Andrew Luck shouldn’t be shy about targeting him, either, so the potential payoff is substantial.