A complete vanishing act is likely not what Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton meant when he kept the nickname "The Ghost."

His definition of being the The Ghost means defenses aren't able to find him. But unfortunately for Hilton, and especially the Colts, the current version of The Ghost is one that has vanished in the offense.

Hilton, who led the NFL with 1,448 yards receiving last season, only has five catches on 16 targets for 61 yards and no touchdowns over the past three games.

“I’ve got to get some things that we can have that opportunity,” Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. “ I felt like we’ve done that and had some of those opportunities, and for different reasons, as we’ve talked about in here before, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. And there are going to be a lot of different reasons for that.”

It’s no secret that teams aren’t going to let Hilton beat them, especially with the lack of production from the other receivers on the roster. That’s why cornerbacks like to get physical with him at the line of scrimmage and there’s often help over the top if Hilton does get free. But it’s more than just the coverage on Hilton. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett hasn’t always delivered the ball on time or the offensive line has struggled to maintain its block on deep routes that Hilton has run.

“We’ve got to keep figuring out ways to try to get him some free access,” said Colts coach Chuck Pagano, whose team will face the Texans on Sunday. “Again, all 11 [players have] got to be working together. We’ve got to have pass pro [protection] tight end; that’s going to be a challenge obviously this week and every week. We’ve got to have time to get him free and get him open. But we’ve got to find ways. He led the league in receiving yards for a reason a year ago. People are doing the same thing. This [Texans] defense with Mike Vrabel as the D-coordinator now, Romeo [Crennel] is still the assistant head coach/defense, they come from the [Bill] Belichick tree. Whatever you do best, they’re going to take that away. They’re going to make you beat them left-handed.”