Hines rushed six times for 75 yards and caught one of three targets for eight yards in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.
Analysis: He took a back seat to Jonathan Taylor (23 touches) but made the most of his limited touches, finishing with 83 scrimmage yards to Taylor's 84. Hines was tackled on the one-yard line twice, and while Taylor promptly powered in a touchdown on the next play after the first one, Hines' inability to get in proved costly the second time, as the Colts went backwards from there and ultimately turned it over on downs. The versatile running back should maintain his prominent change-of-pace role in the final year of his rookie contract next season.
Jan 9, 2021 2:26 PM EST
Hines rushed twice for 17 yards and secured six of seven targets for 50 yards in the Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Hines was a complete afterthought in the ground game with Jonathan Taylor exploding for a career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns, but he paced the Colts in receptions and receiving yards in a game where Indianapolis stuck to a conservative passing attack. Hines' carry total was his lowest since Week 9, but his reception total qualified as his second highest of the season. Given Taylor's late-season surge, Hines projects to primary fill the pass-catching role he carries out so effectively in next weekend's wild-card matchup against the Bills.
Jan 3, 2021 5:21 PM EST
Hines carried eight times for 44 yards and caught all five of his targets for 20 additional yards during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Hines averaged a healthy 5.5 yards per carry and snared every pass sent his way, but his inability to break off big plays limited his overall output. Although his 145 rushing yards over the last three games is by far his best stretch of the season, he's averaging just 16 receiving yards per game during the same timeframe. Hines could have plenty of chances to add to his numbers in next Sunday's regular-season finale against the hapless Jaguars.
Dec 27, 2020 3:23 PM EST
Hines rushed the ball five times for 43 yards in Week 15 against the Texans. He added two receptions for 11 yards.
Analysis: Hines played a complementary role to Jonathan Taylor, with much of his production coming on the team's first drive on a 23-yard run. He chipped in from there for the remainder of the game, including additional rushes of 11 and nine yards as well as a nine-yard reception. Hines will likely be in line for a complementary role once again in a Week 16 matchup against the Steelers.
Dec 20, 2020 6:19 PM EST
Hines carried seven times for 58 yards and caught all four of his targets for 17 additional yards during Sunday's 44-27 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Hines gashed the Las Vegas defense for 8.3 yards per carry but saw his attempts limited as Jonathan Taylor rumbled for 150 yards on 20 carries of his own. He finished third on the team in targets and hauled in every pass thrown his way, but his long gain in that department went for just six yards as he finished with his lowest receiving output since Week 4. Still, Hines has been productive while averaging 13 touches per game over the last four and should have a great chance to pad his stats next Sunday against a dismal Texans defense.
Dec 13, 2020 5:22 PM EST
Hines carried six times for 10 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 22 additional yards during Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.
Analysis: Hines managed just 1.7 yards per carry but found his way into the end zone from five yards out in the first quarter for his seventh touchdown of the season. He caught every ball thrown his way but simply wasn't utilized enough in that regard to make an impact, since his team played from ahead most of the day. Meanwhile, rookie Jonathan Taylor enjoyed another strong performance and should receive the bulk of the backfield work in next Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, though Hines enters the game having averaged 13.3 touches per game over his last four.
Dec 6, 2020 2:35 PM EST
Hines rushed the ball 10 times for 29 yards in Week 12 against the Titans. He added eight receptions on 10 targets for 66 yards.
Analysis: Hines carried the ball four times on the Colts' first offensive possession in the absence of Jonathan Taylor (illness), racking up 12 yards in the process. The majority of his production thereafter was dictated by game script, as the Colts faced a large deficit from the middle of the second quarter onward. That allowed Hines to rack up both season-high target and catch totals, highlighted by gains of 19 and 10 yards. Though the Colts aren't likely to face a big deficit against Houston in Week 13, Hines did out-touch Jordan Wilkins 18-9 and would likely serve as the lead back if Taylor remains sidelined.
Nov 29, 2020 2:46 PM EST
Hines will get the start at running back in Sunday's game against Tennessee, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The Colts are expected to divide the workload at running back between Hines and Jordan Wilkins with Jonathan Taylor out, but Hines will get the start.
Nov 29, 2020 9:58 AM EST
Hines recorded six rushes for two yards in Week 11 against the Packers. He added three receptions for 31 yards.
Analysis: Hines recorded 115 total yards in Week 10 and worked as the lead back early on against the Packers as a result. However, he could not carry over his efficiency and was regularly stuffed behind the line on his rushing attempts. Hines did remain involved as a pass-catcher and had a six-yard receiving score nullified by a holding penalty. Though his strength as a receiver out of the backfield will keep him involved in the offense, it's unlikely that Hines will see a lead-back workload regularly as the season comes to a close.
Nov 22, 2020 8:07 PM EST
Hines rushed 12 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and brought in five of six targets for 45 yards and another score in the Colts' 34-17 win over the Titans on Thursday night.
Analysis: Hines outpaced backfield mates Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Taylor by four and five carries, respectively, and he was easily the most efficient of the trio while gaining 5.8 yards per rush. The third-year pro's number of rushing touches represented a season high, and he now has three receiving touchdowns overall in the last three games courtesy of his 13-yard scoring grab in the second quarter Thursday. Hines' strong night notwithstanding, it's difficult to pin down coach Frank Reich's running back usage from week to week, leaving Hines with nebulous fantasy prospects going into a Week 11 interconference showdown against the Packers on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Nov 12, 2020 9:02 PM EST
Hines carried twice for 18 yards and caught two passes (on three targets) for 20 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Coming off a two-TD effort in Week 8, Hines' change-of-pace impact was modest Sunday. Looking ahead to Thursday's game against the Titans, Hines remains on the PPR radar, but his fantasy value in standard formats is capped by the fact that Jonathan Taylor and Jordan Wilkins are also in the Colts' backfield mix.
Nov 9, 2020 4:27 PM EST
Hines carried five times for eight yards while adding three receptions (on five targets) for an additional 54 yards during Sunday's 41-21 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Hines did little with the handful of carries he received but made a splash as a receiver with touchdown receptions of 22 and 29 yards in the second quarter. He had generated just 57 scrimmage yards with no touchdowns over the last two games, so this performance came as something of a surprise for fantasy managers who were eyeing this week's matchup. Jordan Wilkins also contributed quite a bit in this one as he took the reigns from an ineffective Jonathan Taylor, but Hines' role as the team's pass-catching specialist out of the backfield seems secure heading into next Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
Nov 1, 2020 2:50 PM EST
Hines had five receptions on six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Hines played 21 snaps on offense compared to just four snaps for Jordan Wilkins as the Colts turned to the passing game after falling behind early. Hines should continue to get more work as Jonathan Taylor's back up when the Colts need to pass with Wilkins used more when Taylor needs a break carrying the ball.
Oct 19, 2020 1:16 PM EST
Hines had three carries for eight yards and two receptions for 22 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Hines played on 21 of the offense's 56 snaps and ran a route on 18 of the offense's 37 pass plays, according to Pro Football Focus. He got more playing time than Jordan Wilkins (just two snaps) with the Colts needing to throw the ball after throwing behind. However, the Colts couldn't get much going on the ground and gave the bulk of playing time to Jonathan Taylor (31 snaps) after a more even distribution of snaps last week.
Oct 12, 2020 10:04 PM EST
Hines carried the ball nine times for 24 yards in Week 4 against the Bears. He also added three receptions for eight yards.
Analysis: Hines wasn't heavily utilized in the offense, as Jordan Wilkins matched his nine carries. He did provide a spark to the offense on a drive late in the first quarter, recording a rush and reception of 12 and 15 yards respectively. The Colts have shown a willingness to employ a run-heavy approach early this season as they've often led games. While that's led to three victories, it is not conducive to Hines' success, which comes primarily as a receiver with the chance to work in the open field.
Oct 4, 2020 7:31 PM EST
Hines (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday.
Analysis: He's thus slated to handle his usual change-of-pace role Sunday against the Bears, but given that both top back Jonathan Taylor and Jordan Wilkins are also in the mix for carries, Hines' weekly fantasy prospects hinge on his involvement in Indy's passing game. The 2018 fourth-rounder has parlayed his 14 targets through three games into 13 catches for 89 yards and a TD. He's also carried 14 times for 49 yards and a rushing score in that span.
Oct 1, 2020 12:57 PM EST
Hines (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Hines appears to have sustained a shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the Jets, but the fact that he was able to at least partially participate in practice is encouraging. He'll have two more chances to ramp up his on-field activity before the Colts are forced to decide whether he'll carry an injury designation for Week 4.
Sep 30, 2020 12:54 PM EST
Hines carried the ball seven times for 21 yards and caught four of five targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 36-7 win over the Jets.
Analysis: After scoring twice on 15 touches in the Colts' opener and then getting only one reception last week, Hines found something of a happy medium between those two extremes. The scatback actually led the team in targets on a day when the passing game wasn't really needed, which bodes well for his developing connection with Philip Rivers. Hines might be on the back burner again behind Jonathan Taylor in Week 4, however, on the road against a Bears defense that just got gashed for 148 rushing yards and two TDs by Atlanta.
Sep 27, 2020 6:37 PM EST
Hines had one reception for four yards and no carries in Sunday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Hines played just nine snaps while Jonathan Taylor played 49 snaps and Jordan Wilkins played 17 snaps (rushing for 40 yards). Hines' usage is a bit confounding, but it's likely just a byproduct of a game that became a rout in the second half and the Colts decided to use Wilkins to run out the clock. Sunday's game more likely highlights how Taylor is set to get the bulk of work with Hines in a more limited backup role than many expected. Hines should still have a larger workload in games where the team needs to make more throws to running backs.
Sep 21, 2020 12:20 PM EST
While Jonathan Taylor will take over as the primary running back with Marlon Mack out for the season with a torn Achilles, Hines will get snaps on all downs, head coach Frank Reich told Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site.
Analysis: Hines had two touchdowns (one receiving and one rushing) in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars as he had a larger role than expected even when Mack was healthy. He'll now be the No. 2 running back and could get the vast majority of receptions on passing downs, though Taylor looked sharp in the passing game Sunday (where he struggled at times in college).
Sep 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST
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