T.Y. Hilton is officially questionable for Monday Night Football for the Colts against the Saints. He’s missed Indianapolis’ past two games because of a calf injury and will be a game-time decision. If he plays, he’s a solid boom-or-bust fantasy option, but you’ll want to back him up with Zach Pascal or Marcus Johnson if you’re waiting out the updates and hoping for him to be active.
The official active/inactive report drops about 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates through that time here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is T.Y. Hilton playing Monday night?
Hilton hasn’t played in the past two weeks. He returned in Week 12 after a separate multi-week absence for the same calf injury, but he apparently aggravated the injury and has now missed Weeks 13 and 14. Hilton was limited in practice Friday before missing Saturday’s practice, which could be a precaution but could also be a bad sign.
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Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich confirmed Saturday that Hilton will be a true game-time decision for Monday night. Reich added that if Hilton played, there wouldn’t be a pitch count on his playing time.
Because Hilton runs the risk of aggravating the injury again if he plays, he’s not without risk, but if you own him and can afford to wait on him, he’s still a solid play against an overrated Saints pass defense. If Hilton is out, Zach Pascal moves up to No. 1 WR duties while Marcus Johnson joins him in two-wide sets. Pascal would be the preferred play of the two, but he may be owned in your league, and Johnson is the next best option to pick up off waivers if you need a backup while you wait on Hilton.