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T.Y. Hilton is ACTIVE for Week 12

The Colts get back wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in Week 12 for Thursday Night Football. We break down the fantasy football implications for his active status.

T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts on the field in the game against the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts will get a key weapon back when they face the Houston Texans tonight on Thursday Night Football. The team released their Week 12 inactive report and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is active for the game.

Hilton injured his calf in Week 8 and this week marked the first time he had been listed as a participant in practice. It was all walkthroughs, but head coach Frank Reich has said repeatedly that the staff trusts Hilton to let them know how he’s feeling. He clearly told them he’s ready to go.

Fantasy football analysis: Colts WRs T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal

This is a great matchup for Hilton. The Texans have struggled against wide receivers, giving up the sixth most fantasy points to the position. Jacoby Brissett should have success finding his receivers. Hilton is a guy you have to start unless you have a particularly deep roster. There is some concern over rust after missing three games, but otherwise, he should be good to go.

The other question is what this means for Zach Pascal. He will drop to the No. 2 spot with Hilton back, but Pascal still holds value. With a shaky at best Texans pass defense, Pascal is a solid flex option tonight.