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Fantasy spin: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton

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By William Del Pilar

At 5-9½ and 183 pounds, WR T.Y. Hilton’s durability will immediately come into question. However, he has great speed and can create separation while catching the ball in stride. He can turn a short pass into a big play with great vision in the open field to turn any play into a home run. That skill will also serve him well in the return game.

His size will hamper him when fighting off a jam, fighting for the ball and breaking tackles. It's imperative he bulk up but his small frame will always make him susceptible to injury. He needs to work on his route running and he can be inconsistent with his hands with, 12 career fumbles and his numbers came from a spread offense.

He will need to learn to compete on an NFL level and his only role based on his size is the slot position. Even with limited targets from the slot, his speed and run-after-the-catch ability makes him a playmaker.

However with a rookie quarterback in Andrew Luck and a young inexperienced team, this unit will be inconsistent, making Hilton a waiver-wire, in-season pickup. If you’re in a return-yardage league, however, he has value. 

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