T. Y. Hilton caught six balls for 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the New England Patriots. It is the rookie’s third 100 yard game of the 2012 NFL season.
Analysis: T. Y. Hilton now has two 100 plus yard receiving games in his last three games as he emerges as one of Andrew Luck’s favorite targets in Indy. Hilton was targeted nine times Sunday and has twenty-one targets in his previous three games. He may not be a reliable must start type of receiver but his numbers cannot go unnoticed.
The Colts attempt forty passes per game so we know Hilton will get his fair share of targets. He’s available in over ninety percent of leagues but his stock is on the rise. With Donnie Avery’s concussion in week eleven it opens the door for Hilton to put up some solid numbers. Keep in mind that Indy does play Houston twice and Detroit so we can expect plenty of passing attempts the rest of the season.
Other widely available players that seem to be emerging include Davone Bess(more consistent) and Marcel Reece(PPR stud).
Sidney Rice caught a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings and now has three touchdowns in his last four games.
Analysis: Sidney Rice is producing in the touchdown department but he is only averaging 3.75 receptions per game over his last four contests. That simply does not cut it in PPR leagues especially when he does not have an 85 plus yard receiving game this year. His targets have been suspect and it should not come as a surprise since the Seattle Seahawks attempt the fewest passes per game in the NFL. Rice has only been targeted 22 times in his last FOUR games while guys like T. Y. Hilton have been targeted 17 times in the past two games and even Josh Morgan has been targeted 20 times in his last two games.
As previously stated, Sidney Rice does perform well in the touchdown department as he ranks 21st in the NFL with 4 touchdown grabs. His teammate Golden Tate has played nearly as well this year(less yards but 5 TDs in 8 games) and is available in ninety-five percent of leagues. So, is Sidney Rice legit? Kind of, but here is the key stat- he’s only had 60 or more yards twice in nine games and he’s also only had five or more receptions twice in nine games this year.