Hilton is officially questionable to play the Cowboys on Sunday.
Per Colts reporter Stephen Holder on Twitter:
Conversation with TY Hilton just now was really cryptic. I’m not sure how to feel after that. He said he feels “50-50.” Whatever that means
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) December 19, 2014
With the Colts gearing up for a long playoff run, in which they would need a healthy Hilton, we’re guessing he’s active and will merely be an emergency receiver for Week 16.
If Hilton is out, Donte Moncrief and Reggie Wayne would have enchanced value as the Colts’ startering receiveres, with upside going to the rookie Moncrief.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that whether or not Murray plays Sunday will be left up to him, in which case he’ll definitely try to give it a go with the Cowboys vying for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
Its worth noting that Murray’s injury is in his non-dominant hand, and he still has a realistic shot at 2,000 rushing yards on the season, which both serve as extra incentive for him to play.
For cautionary reasons, Murray is being ranked as a high-end RB2 by experts(as opposed to his usual top 5 ranking).
Jones was once again absent from practice Friday and is questionable for Week 16. He will once again be a true-gametime decision.
Cam Newton is listed as probable for Week 16, and should therefore be locked and loaded in all lineups as a QB2 with sky-high upside.