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RB Nyheim Hines - Indianapolis Colts

5-9, 197Born: 11-12-1996College: NC StateDrafted: Round 4, pick

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): Hines wasn't featured in the passing game like he was in Week 13 and in the first matchup with the Jaguars, and was a non-factor for fantasy leagues in Week 14. He's just a desperation play against the Cowboys this week.

Week 15: vs Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Colts are a middle-of-the-road rushing offense but have posted only two performances of 90 or more rushing yards by a back all season (both by Marlon Mack midseason). Mack has struggled to see volume overall this season with two games of more than 15 rushes and has been shut down the past two weeks with a combined rushing line of 22-60-1. This is despite a Colts offensive line performing well as a run-blocking unit much of the season. The Colts are 24th in rushing attempts and not much better on a per-carry basis. Finally, the Colts are 22nd in the NFL with only seven runs of 20 or more yards on the season. The Cowboys run defense has been an overt strength this season. Over the last five games, the Cowboys have allowed just one running back to go over 50 yards. They have allowed just six plays of 20 or more yards on the ground and 3.6 yards-per-rush, second-fewest in the league. Dallas, fueled by their rising star linebackers Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith, have not allowed a 100-yard rusher since Chris Carson in Week 3 and have yielded only Adrian Peterson (24-99-0) to surpass 65 yards on the ground since Carson. This span includes silencing Adrian Peterson in Dallas' rematch with Washington, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, plus Tevin Coleman, Dion Lewis, Derrick Henry, Kerryon Johnson, and Josh Adams.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs TEN 16 5 14 0 3 1 20 0 0 2.4
12 vs MIA 26 9 28 0 2 2 22 0 0 5
13 at JAX 46 4 5 0 9 9 50 0 0 5.5
14 at HOU 28 3 1 0 5 3 16 0 0 1.7
15 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 4 * * * *
15 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 3 * * * *
15 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Nyheim Hines's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 14 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Nyhiem Hines saw limited usage against the Texans. The Colts did not run the ball much and the success of the downfield passing game minimized the need for the Colts to use Hines. Hines picked up 10 yards on catch in the flat. Hines ran a quick out from the slot for 6 yards.

2018 Week 13 vs JAX (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 9 / 9 / 50 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines led the Colts backfield in snaps and touches. Hines was a beneficiary of the Colts going to a pass heavy attack and essentially abandoning the running game. Hines made most of his catches underneath with minimal opportunity to pick up yards after catch. Hines made his first catch on 3rd and 3 for 4 yards. Hines lined up at wide receiver and ran a curl for a gain of 10. Hines made a nice move to get up field and took a screen pass for 11 yards.

2018 Week 12 vs MIA (9 / 28 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines made an outstanding move along the sideline to make Kiko Alonso miss and pick up 19 yards. Hines played very well following Mack's departure from the game with a head injury. Expect Hines to become the lead dog in the Colts' backfield if Mack misses time.

2018 Week 11 vs TEN (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines remains the Colts lead back in the passing game and could have had a big game had he capitalized on his opportunities. Hines dropped a swing pass from Luck in the flat that would have gone for a modest gain. Hines received two carries inside the 12 yard line before giving way to Marlon Mack who scored a 1 yard touchdown. Hines released late out of the backfield and came wide open in the flat and broke into the open field for a 20 yard gain. Hines had a potential 21 yard touchdown hit him in the hands on a back shoulder throw but Hines could not make the catch against tight coverage. Hines fumbled the football was very fortunate the Titans could not corral the ball before it went out of bounds.

2018 Week 10 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines continues to play second fiddle to Marlon Mack. Hines made his first catch running a quick out for 4 yards. Hines came wide open running a slant but dropped a potentially big catch and run. Hines caught a screen pass on 3rd and long for a 9 yard gain.

2018 Week 8 vs OAK (11 / 78 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines had his best game of the season as a ball carrier. Hines received carries on 5 consecutive play calls and totaled 47 yards including a 15 yard run up the middle showing his patience and quickness. Hines kept his feet churning through contact and picked up 14 yards up the middle. Hines got a carry from the 10 yard line and was brought down 3 yard shy of the end zone. Hines received a carry the following play and lost a yard.

2018 Week 7 vs BUF (5 / 47 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines is currently the number two running back behind Marlon Mack. Hines saw limited usage because of his usage in the passing game and the limited number of attempts from Luck. Hines took a misdirection toss to the edge for a 10 yard gain. Hines took a reverse from Mack the following play for 18 yards. Hines found a crease up the middle and burst for 14 yards to set up a Colts field goal before halftime.

2018 Week 6 vs NYJ (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines returned to a complementary pass catching role with Marlon Mack assuming the role of lead back. Hines left his feet for no reason while securing a catch and dropped what would have been a 3 yard touchdown on his first target. Hines made a 10 yard catch on quick throw to the flat from Luck. Hines picked up 11 yards on a check down from Luck.

2018 Week 5 vs NE (15 / 45 / 0 rush, 9 / 7 / 45 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines started the game at running back for the Colts after his strong game against the Texans. Hines was not used as creatively as he was against Houston and found little room to run after making underneath catches. Hines should continue to benefit from the Colts pass heavy attack until Marlon Mack returns to the lineup. Hines ran a quick out route from the slot and gained 5 yards. Hines dropped what would have been a 7 yard gain on 3rd and 6. Hines made a nice contested catch over the middle to gain 7 yards on 3rd and 3. Hines made a 7 yard catch between two defenders on 4th and 5. Hines found a nice crease on a screen pass and picked up 21 yards in garbage time.

2018 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 11 / 9 / 63 / 2 rec)

Nyheim Hines was targeted on a go route after beating his man off the line of scrimmage but he appeared to misjudge the pass and it fell incomplete. Hines caught a check down for a 4 yard gain. Hines ran a double move from the slot and showed off incredible ball skills to secure a 14 yard touchdown over Tyrann Mathieu. Hines caught a screen pass for 9 yards. Hines picked up 12 yards on a check down from Luck. Hines again beat Mathieu this time out of the backfield for an 8 yard touchdown. Hines converted a 3rd and 10 with a 13 yard gain on a dump off from Luck. Hines became the Colts featured back because of the early lead the Texans established.

2018 Week 3 vs PHI (5 / 18 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 25 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines played second fiddle to Jordan Wilkins as a runner but saw significant work later in the game as a receiver. Hines made a few nice plays in open space but likely won't see the volume needed to be a fantasy contributor barring another injury.

2018 Week 2 vs WAS (4 / 7 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines scored impressive 8 yard touchdown on his second carry of the game featuring a spin move to evade two defenders. Hines is clearly the number three running back in the committee behind Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins.

2018 Week 1 vs CIN (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 9 / 7 / 33 / 0 rec)

Nyheim Hines was the second running back to see action behind Jordan Wilkins who started the game. Hines beat man coverage underneath and showed his speed to pick up 17 yards over the middle. Hines made back to back catches during the two minute drill for gains of 7 and 8 yards. Hines was targeted 4 consecutive times running the two minute offense on the Colts final possession. Hines gained 8, gained 3, lost 5 yards, and the last target was a throw away.


Latest News

Colts | Nine receptions for Nyheim Hines (Sun Dec 2, 05:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines caught nine passes for 50 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13.

Our View: Hines was a checkdown option for Andrew Luck all day because the Jaguars put the clamps on the Colts pass offense. He'll still be only a desperation play next week against the Texans.
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