RB Nyheim Hines - Indianapolis Colts
|5-9, 197||Born: 11-12-1996||College: NC State||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018|
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General News (Tue Dec 3): was used as a punt returner in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans once Chester Rogers went down with a fractured knee.
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FBG says: Bad matchup. Up until last week, the Marlon Mack-less Colts backfield seemed clear enough with Jonathan Williams leading the way after back-to-back 100+ yard outings. Things were certainly muddled last week though, as it was Jordan Wilkins who led the way with 11 carries, followed by Williams with eight and Nyhiem Hines with four. Wilkins looked like the better back as he saw a near-majority of the snaps in his first action since a Week 10 ankle injury. With Wilkins now back to full health, this backfield will remain a committee until the return of Marlon Mack, which could be as soon as this week pending his practice participation. Keep an eye on his status, as a return from Mack would immediately eliminate any upside coming from Wilkins or Williams. Regardless of who is running for the Colts, they will remain behind one of the top offensive lines in football that has been playing very well and remains healthy coming into the final stretch of this season. Tampa Bay continued to prove last week why they may have the best rushing defense in football as they limited Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars to just 49 rushing yards and no rushing touchdowns, with Fournette averaging a meager 2.7 yards per attempt. Opposing running backs are averaging a league-low 60 rushing yards per game and just 3.1 rushing yards per attempt on the season. Since their Week 7 bye, Tampa Bay is holding running backs to the fewest fantasy points per game and has given up just one rushing touchdown to the position. With massive interior defenders like William Gholston and Vita Vea, it is no wonder teams have struggled to run effectively on this team. Linebacker Lavonte David has also been a big part of their success as he has been a consistent leader in tackles and playmaker against the run. The Colts offensive line is indeed an elite unit, but even they should have issues with this equally elite run defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Nyheim Hines's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs TEN (4 / 22 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines continues to play his role as a change of pace and pass catching back. Hines took a reverse from Johnathan Williams for a 14 yard gain showing off his quickness. Hines got consecutive carries inside the 5 yard line and scored a 1 yard touchdown on the second. Hines picked up 11 yards on a check down from Brissett.
2019 Week 12 vs HOU (9 / 51 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines played well outside of a drop in the first half. Hines showed his prowess as runner and was more effective than Williams on his limited opportunities. Hines showed quickness and speed attacking running lanes when they were available. Hines made a 5 yard catch running a curl lined up a wide receiver. Hines found a huge crease up the middle on a delayed hand off and burst for 18 yards. Hines dropped a check down from Brissett that could have gone for a solid gain. Hines received carries on 5 consecutive plays and totaled 24 yards. Hines was effective when given the chance to run the ball.
2019 Week 11 vs JAX (3 / 11 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines saw a few additional carries with Marlon Mack suffering a hand injury but expect Johnthan Williams to handle much of the early down rushing work in Mack's absence. Hines made a catch in the flat and made a nice move along the sideline to pick up 19 yards. Hines found a nice hole up the middle and spun out of a tackle to score a 7 yard touchdown
2019 Week 10 vs MIA (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines saw greater involvement with Brian Hoyer at quarterback. Hines made a catch in the flat and accelerated down the sideline for 12 yards. Hines beat his man downfield running a wheel route for a potential big play but Hoyer overthrew Hines. Hines picked up 10 yards on a catch in the flat showing impressive acceleration. Hines was targeted twice inside the 10 yard line. The first fell incomplete with what appeared to be contact by the defender and Hines was brought down at the 1 yard line on the second.
2019 Week 8 vs DEN (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Hines made catches of 9 and 20 yards with the Colts running their two minute offense. Hines was left uncovered after helping in pass protection on the 20 yard gain. Hines catches helped set up a field goal attempt before halftime.
2019 Week 5 vs KC (2 / -1 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines did his damage as an underneath receiver in obvious passing situations. Hines made his first catch over the middle and split a pair of defenders for 13 yards. Hines spun out of tackle after making a catch in the flat and showed off his burst picking up 18 yards down the sideline. Hines had a 14 yard carry negated by penalty. Hines had a 17 yard reception on a really well designed pass to the flat that put several blockers in front of Hines. Hines made a 7 yard catch on a dump off underneath.
2019 Week 4 vs OAK (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 39 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines saw good number of targets with the Colts trailing and struggling to make plays downfield. With the Colts trailing by two scores for much of the game they went pass heavy and favored using Hines over Marlon Mack. Hines made 3 catches in short order for 27 yards all on check downs from Brissett. Hines picked up 10 yards running a quick out route from the slot. Hines had an 11 yard reception negated by an illeligble player downfield penalty.
2019 Week 1 vs LAC (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 4 / 0 rec)
Nyheim Hines made an 8 yard catch on a screen pass. Hines played a complimentary role to Marlon Mack.
Latest NewsColts | Nyheim Hines used in return game (Mon Dec 2, 09:40 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines was used as a punt returned in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans once WR Chester Rogers (knee) went down with a fractured knee. link to story
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