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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 Oct 15): Hines took a big step back in the Colts offense with the return of Marlon Mack. He's facing a tough Bills defense next week and his value is uncertain outside of PPR leagues.

Week 7: vs Buffalo Bills

All RB vs BUF

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Colts run game finally showed a flicker of life last Sunday. After 5 weeks spent near the bottom of the league, averaging just 3.53 yards per carry from running backs, Marlon Mack's return provided a genuine spark. Mack tallied 89 yards on just 12 carries, ripping off runs of 14, 25, 11, and 9 yards against the Jets' solid run defense. The front line remains a concern - it's a relatively soft unit, built more for pass protection than run blocking (though not especially good at either). Going forward, the team could definitely use continued health and explosiveness from Mack, who looks markedly more talented and prepared than rookie Jordan Wilkins. But that could be a tall order for Mack, who plodded to just 3.85 per rush last year. Most likely, the Colts will keep digging for productivity from Mack and change-of-pace rookie Nyheim Hines. It's anyone's guess as to what they'll find, but Sunday was at least encouraging. The Buffalo run defense is showing definite improvement. After a 2017 to forget, in which they allowed 12 different backs to run for 70 yards or more, this year's version has tightened considerably. Only one runner (Austin Ekeler) has topped 65 yards against them, and they've held the likes of Melvin Gordon (9 carries for 28 yards), Dion Lewis (12 for 34), Alex Collins (7 for 13), and Lamar Miller (15 for 46) firmly in check. Still, they've been worked over a few times as well. Speedy, one-cut runners tend to give them fits, thanks to subpar linebackers who often wind up chasing from out of position. Missed tackles have also been an issue down the field, and all in all, this is still a ripe matchup for chunk runs, if not dominant fantasy days.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at PHI 43 5 18 0 5 5 25 0 0 4.3
4 vs HOU 62 4 10 0 11 9 63 2 0 19.3
5 at NE 56 15 45 0 9 7 45 0 0 9
6 at NYJ 30 3 14 0 3 2 21 0 0 3.5
7 vs BUF PROJ-Dodds * 4 * * 5 * * * *
7 vs BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 3 * * * *
7 vs BUF PROJ-Bloom * 2 * * 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 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.

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Schedule

7vs Buffalo Bills
8@ Oakland Raiders
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Jacksonville Jaguars
11vs Tennessee Titans
12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Houston Texans
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16vs New York Giants
17@ Tennessee Titans