Is T.Y. Hilton gonna play?
That’s a big storyline for the Colts’ Monday night trip to New Orleans, but it might not matter a whole lot for showdown purposes.
Last time Hilton tried to return from his calf injury, he spent just 37% of the offensive snaps on the field against the Texans in Week 12. Hilton managed just 3 catches for 18 yards against 1 of the league’s weakest pass defenses.
This time around, Hilton didn’t even spend the week’s final practice day on the field with his team. He called it a scheduled day off rather than a setback. But if the team is scheduling him off days, then that means Hilton’s calf still ain’t all the way right.
A healthy Hilton would obviously carry intriguing upside. But combine the risk with still-sizable salaries, and it’s hard to view him as any more than a contrarian play here.
Let’s check the values ...