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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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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Nicks got the ceremonial start with Reggie Wayne out, and well, that's about it. He isn't even worth carrying in dynasty leagues right now, as leg injuries robbed Nicks of top flight upside he'll never get back.

Week 9: at New York Giants

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Andrew Luck is on an amazing tear through the NFL, with five games of 370 yards or more passing so far this season (including last week's 26/45 for 400 yards, with three TDs and two interceptions thrown at Pittsburgh) and seven-out-of-eight games with in excess of 300 yards passing. T.Y. Hilton is the sixth-ranked wide receiver in the land at the half-way point, with 53/866/2 receiving; Dwayne Allen is eighth among fantasy tight ends with 22/326/6; and Ahmad Bradshaw is fifth among fantasy running backs in the PPR paradigm with 76/371/2 rushing and 31/264/6 receiving. That's a studly collection of Colts, friends. The Giants' pass D is ranked 25th in the NFL averaging 262.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 10 passing scores offset by 11 interceptions generated to date (second-most in the NFL). However, Luck has thrown 22 pass TDs vs. nine interceptions this year - he's not especially prone to turnovers. The Giants have 13 sacks this season (21st in the NFL). Tony Romo hit this group for 17/23 yielding 267 net yards, three TDs and one interception (two sacks for -12 yards) two weeks ago; Nick Foles threw 21/34 for 245 yards, two TDs and two interceptions, with one sack taken for -3 yards back in Week 6. This is a great matchup for Luck and company on Monday Night Football during Week 9.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 vs BAL 0 0 0 6 3 29 0 0
6 at HOU 0 0 0 7 2 18 0 0
7 vs CIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 at PIT 0 0 0 6 1 27 0 0
9 at NYG PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 1 * * *
9 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *
9 at NYG PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

The disappointing season, which follows to disappointing seasons, continues for Nicks, who has eclipsed 30 yards just twice all season. Nicks dropped two balls on Sunday as well, leading to an increasing clamoring for rookie Donte Moncrief, who has looked more explosive and reliable than Nicks so far this year.

2014 Week 7 vs CIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Nicks' nightmare stretch over the last few weeks continued on Sunday, as he played just 19 snaps and was targeted one time. The coaches seem to be losing faith in Nicks, as it was his third-consecutive game where his snaps decreased. He's not winning one-on-one battles, and Luck has other options to throw to. Nicks has had 40-plus yards in just one game this season, and isn't worth owning at this point.

2014 Week 8 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)

If there was any day that Nicks was going to break out, this was going to be the one. With Reggie Wayne out with an injury, Nicks figured to be the first in line to replace him as Luck's primary possession receiver. But Nicks and Luck's timing never was on the same page, and the two connected on just one of six targets. The lone catch was impressive by Nicks, a tight grab down the right sideline, but right now it's difficult to envision him as a key cog in the Colts' offense.

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Latest News

Bears | Matt Slauson out for season (Mon Oct 27, 01:53 PM) - Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (pectoral) will miss the rest of the 2014 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 8.

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Bears | Matt Slauson might have serious injury (Sun Oct 26, 07:09 PM) - Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (pectoral) may have suffered a potentially serious pectoral injury in the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots, according to multiple sources. Slauson is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Oct. 27.

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Bears | Matt Slauson will not return (Sun Oct 26, 03:41 PM) - Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (pectoral) suffered a pectoral muscle injury in Week 8 and will not return to the game.

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Colts | Hakeem Nicks will start (Sun Oct 26, 03:14 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks will start at wide receiver in place of WR Reggie Wayne (elbow).

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Colts | Reggie Wayne could miss a game or two (Tue Oct 21, 12:45 PM) - Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne's (elbow) injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could cause him to miss a game or two, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Chuck Pagano hasn't revealed the results of Wayne's MRI exams, however. Wayne said his injury wasn't serious after the Week 7 win. He finished the game against the Cincinnati Bengals with just four catches for 15 yards, and he had two drops. WR Hakeem Nicks could receive a heavier workload if Wayne needs some time to heal from his injury. Nicks had zero catches on one target against the Bengals after catching just two passes for 18 yards the previous week.

Our View: We're way more excited about rookie Donte Moncrief than we are Nicks. With Wayne out, we could see Moncrief get a real opportunity to impress in one of the league's more robust passing games. He's a big target who can make plays above the rim because of his size, wingspan and leaping ability. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues need to take a look at Moncrief.
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Schedule

9@ New York Giants
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs New England Patriots
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Houston Texans
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17@ Tennessee Titans