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WR Hakeem Nicks - Indianapolis Colts

6-3, 212Born: 1-14-1988College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 1, pick 29

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In years two and three, Hakeem Nicks reached at least 75 receptions and 1,050 yards each year, totaling 18 touchdowns in the two seasons. He reached Top 12 status with the Giants both years and was on his way to becoming one of the better emerging wide receivers in the league. In years four and five he regressed, never hauling in more than 56 passes and he failed to break 900 yards in either season. His scoring numbers plummeted to a combined three touchdowns in both years. A laundry list of minor, but nagging injuries derailed his success. Perhaps a change of scenery and a finally healthy outlook will get him back on track. Year six for Nicks will be with Andrew Luck and the Colts. In Indianapolis he will play a complimentary role to Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. His presence will lure coverage away from the higher profile players, but at the same time, Nicks has the experience and talent to make plays of his own. His place in the Colts receiving corps may be what's needed to elevate the passing game and allow him to rebound back to a dangerous and respected receiver in the league. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 52, 36, 36, 36, 41, 49, 49, 50, 50, 50, 51, 51, 53, 54, 55, 60, 60, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 53, 36, 36, 38, 40, 43, 44, 49, 49, 50, 52, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 60, 60
WR Dynasty - 46, 38, 40, 40, 48, 61

Stats and Projections

2011 NYG 15 0 0 0 161 75 1169 7
2012 NYG 13 0 0 0 100 53 692 3
2013 NYG 15 0 0 0 101 56 896 0
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 48 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 14 0 * * 44 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 15 0 * * 50 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 52 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 130
WR: 47
Overall-PPR: 129
WR-PPR: 49

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Latest News

Colts | Hakeem Nicks receives praise from coach (Sun Aug 17, 10:38 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks received praise from head coach Chuck Pagano for his performance in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. “(Nicks) was outstanding,” Pagano said after the game. Him and Andrew were in a rhythm Obviously, we figured he’d play inspired football against a really good football team.”

Our View: Nicks was still a short/intermediate target and not the big play threat he was in the past. He might be a solid bye/injury/emergency option, but he's unlikely to return to the WR1/WR2 ranks.
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Colts | T.Y. Hilton talks receivers (Tue Aug 12, 06:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton not only believes he's a No. 1 wide receiver, but adds teammates Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks into that category as well.

Our View: Let's not go overboard there. Most every report out of Indianapolis has Nicks falling off, and Wayne may not be the same player he used to be after coming back from the knee injury that knocked him out of last year.
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Giants | Former teammate thinks criticism affected Hakeem Nicks (Mon Aug 11, 04:28 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks appeared to be affected by the criticism he received as a member of the New York Giants last season, according to WR Victor Cruz. 'I mean, anytime people say things like that and try to discuss your character, I think it takes a toll on anyone,' Cruz said. 'I think it did for him, and I think it's something where he wants to prove people wrong. He wants to show that he's a team guy, show that he gives his all and everything for his teammates. And I think the fresh start for him in Indy is gonna be just that, so we'll see how it goes for him.'

Our View: If he really wanted to prove critics wrong, we'd be hearing more buzz about Nicks coming out of Indianapolis. Nicks has a current ADP of WR49 (10.11) in 12-team PPR leagues. If rumors of his demise are true, it might be difficult to perform up to that draft slot.
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Colts | Hakeem Nicks says he is in great shape (Thu Aug 7, 02:58 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said he is in the best shape of his life. “I'm in the best shape I've ever been in...I came in weighing 209 when I was supposed to come in weighing 212,” Nicks said. “After Pep came to me to clarify, he said that he (meant) everybody's getting into game shape right now--it's the beginning of camp. He came apologizing to let me know he wasn't just singling me out.”

Our View: Healthy he may be but we're not sure which Nicks we get this year—the slacker from 2013 or the stud from years prior? We're not sold he carves out a big piece of the targets with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton in the house either. At best we're seeing Nicks as a WR5 with some upside.
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