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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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Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs TEN 0 0 0 6 2 12 0 0
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 PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
8 at PIT PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Nicks was once again relegated to spot duty as the Colts' third receiver, and was used largely in a possession role. Luck did heave two deep to Nicks down the middle, but there was a safety rolling over to him each time, and the two were unable to connect. Nicks simply isn't a big enough part of the game plan to warrant big fantasy numbers.

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.


Latest News

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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Colts | Hakeem Nicks struggling to gain separation (Fri Oct 10, 12:14 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks continued to struggle to gain separation from defenders in Week 6 against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 9. WR Donte Moncrief may start to phase Nicks out of the wide receiver rotation.

Our View: Nicks was lucky to get almost four million dollars for the last season that anyone around the league will think that he is a viable starting receiver. Leg injuries robbed him of significant ability, as Nicks was on track to be one of the best in the game early in his career.
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