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Nyheim Hines

Nyheim Hines

Running Back #7
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 7
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 198 lb.
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (104)
Draft Team:IND

Nyheim Hines: Seen as third-down back

Hines is expected to handle third-down duties with Marlon Mack as the lead back, head coach Frank Reich told the Indianapolis Star Tribune.

Analysis: Reich made his comments after Indy's recent minicamp as Hines has retained his third-down role during spring practices despite the Colts adding Spencer Ware to the backfield. Ware will battle Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams for the No. 2 RB role.

June 19, 2019 8:49 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Limited snaps in Wild Card win

Hines did not have a carry or reception in Saturday's playoff win over Houston and played just nine snaps on offense. Hines didn't play much because Marlon Mack was playing well, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told Stephen Holder of The Athletic.

Analysis: We can only assume Hines will be used more this week against Kansas City since Hines previously had a low of 14 snaps and four touches in any game. Still, he had just three rushing attempts and seven receptions in his final two games of the regular season.

January 9, 2019 11:18 AM EST

Nyheim Hines: Plunges into the end zone

Hines rushed for two yards and a touchdown on two carries and added 41 yards on four catches during Sunday's 28-27 win over the Giants.

Analysis: The Colts were down by 14 points early Sunday before Hines barreled into the end zone on a goal-line score late in the second quarter, putting Indy on the board. The rookie's role has become more defined down the stretch, one that limits his carries behind Marlon Mack, but has led to him topping 40 yards receiving in three of his last four games. With the playoffs on the line, he'll take on a tough Titans defense Sunday, one that held him to 34 total yards in Week 11.

December 26, 2018 10:33 AM EST

Nyheim Hines: Piles up 64 scrimmage yards

Hines carried six times for 19 yards and caught four passes for an additional 45 yards during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Hines was the only other back to carry the ball behind Marlon Mack, but he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. He frequently lined up in the slot and on the outside, finishing second on the team in catches and receiving yardage. Hines is more of a change of pace option behind Mack, but his receiving chops give him some fantasy value in the right matchup. That said, he's no guarantee to produce next Sunday against the Giants.

December 16, 2018 4:27 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Modest production in Sunday's win

Hines had three carries for one yard and three receptions for 16 yards on five targets in Sunday's win at Houston.

Analysis: Hines played 28 snaps on offense compared to 40 for Marlon Mack. Hines remains the top backup to Mack and remains a steady option in in the passing game as his five targets were fifth on the team despite his modest yardage total.

December 10, 2018 1:35 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Catches nine passes

Hines rushed for five yards on four carries and caught all nine of his targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: The Colts went with a pass-heavy approach with starting running back Marlon Mack (concussion) perhaps operating at less than 100 percent. Hines was the beneficiary of that game plan, finishing with 13 touches to Mack's nine. While Hines could see increased involvement again if Indianapolis falls behind in Week 14 against a Texans team that comes in riding a nine-game winning streak, Mack's likely to get closer to full strength by then and should see a larger share of work out of the backfield.

December 2, 2018 1:51 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Logs nine carries behind Mack

Hines was on the field for 26 of the Colts' 69 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, en route to carrying nine times for 28 yards and catching both of his targets for 22 yards.

Analysis: While Hines' Week 12 numbers are nothing special, a concussion clouds Marlon Mack's status for this weekend's tilt against the Jaguars, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis.If Mack isn't cleared by then, Hines would be in line to head the Colts' Week 13 backfield, with Jordan Wilkins also in the mix.

November 26, 2018 2:15 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Just 34 total yards Sunday

Hines had five carries for 14 yards and one reception for 20 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Hines struggled a bit with a dropped pass and fumble (which the Colts recovered) Hines is still the No. 2 running back as he played 16 snaps on offense compared to 11 snaps for Jordan Wilkins and 38 for starter Marlon Mack.

November 19, 2018 9:33 AM EST

Nyheim Hines: Just 22 yards from scrimmage Sunday

Hines had three carries for three yards and three receptions for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Hines is Indy's pass-catching back, but he'd been productive on the ground the past two weeks with 125 yards rushing and a 7.8 YPC. However, the Colts struggled against the run Sunday as Marlon Mack averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. Hines played 20 snaps on offense as he's the clear No. 2 running back ahead of Jordan Wilkins, who payed just five snaps on offense.

November 12, 2018 8:47 AM EST

Nyheim Hines: Another productive rushing game

Hines had 11 carries for 78 yards and two receptions on two targets for seven yards in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Analysis: Hines is Indy's pass-catching back, but he's been productive on the ground the past two weeks with 125 yards rushing and a 7.8 YPC. He's the clear No. 2 RB with 28 snaps on offense compared to three snaps for Jordan Wilkins and 49 snaps for starter Marlon Mack.

October 29, 2018 11:11 AM EST

Nyheim Hines: Five carries in Sunday's win

Hines had five carries for 47 yards and lost five yards on his only reception on two targets in Sunday's win over Buffalo.

Analysis: Marlon Mack started at running back and had 126 yards rushing while paying 37 of the offense's 66 snaps. He's the clear No. 1 back with a return to full strength from a hamstring injury. However, Hines looks like the No. 2 RB and still set to get significant time as he played 17 snaps on offense while Jordan Wilkins had 15 snaps.

October 22, 2018 12:30 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Totals 35 yards in loss

Hines rushed three times for 14 yards and added 21 yards on two catches during Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Marlon Mack returned to the backfield for the first time since Week 2 and, not surprisingly, Hines' five touches ended up being his lowest total since Week 2. Hines has developed into a solid option in the passing game, something Mack hasn't really shown much of thus far in his career. That might keep Hines more active than he otherwise would be now that Mack is back in the fold, but Sunday's quiet outing against New York doesn't offer a ton of promise. A stout Buffalo defense awaits on Sunday.

October 14, 2018 4:40 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Role expected to decrease

Hines' workload likely will decrease with Marlon Mack (hamstring) expected to start Sunday's road game versus the Jets, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Hines has been the primary beneficiary of an absent Mack, totaling 62 touches to Jordan Wilkins' 53 on the season. With Mack back in the fold, expect the workloads of both Hines and Wilkins to be scaled back, though Hines' pass-catching ability should keep him more relevant than Wilkins.

October 12, 2018 2:34 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Logs 22 touches in Week 5 loss

Hines rushed 15 times for 45 yards and brought in seven of nine targets for 45 yards in the Colts' 38-24 loss to the Patriots on Thursday.

Analysis: Hines served as the lead back for the Colts on the night, with fellow rookie Jordan Wilkins playing a complementary role. Hines' passing game involvement was especially encouraging and made up for his lackluster production on the ground. Both the 21-year-old's rushing attempts and rushing yardage were career highs, and he now has 21 receptions and pair of receiving touchdowns over the last three contests as well. Hines could see another expanded role if Marlon Mack (hamstring) remains out for a Week 6 battle against the Jets.

October 4, 2018 9:29 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Ready for more targets

Hines' teammate Marlon Mack (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Robert Turbin's return from a four-game suspension shouldn't have much impact on Hines, considering the Colts primarily used the 28-year-old in goal-line and short-yardage situations the past couple seasons. Hines has emerged as the most valuable member of the Indianapolis backfield, with his skill set making him a nice fit for an extremely pass-heavy offense. He could be in for another large target total Thursday when the Colts go to battle without Mack, T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and Jack Doyle (hip).

October 3, 2018 2:46 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Scores twice

Hines ran for 10 yards on four carries and added nine catches, 63 yards and two touchdowns in the air during Sunday's 37-34 loss to Houston.

Analysis: Hines' second touchdown came during the closing moments of regulation as he snatched a nine-yard pass from Andrew Luck right in front of the end zone and slipped in for what would be the game-tying touchdown. Hines, like his stablemates, has struggled running the ball thus far this season, but has emerged as a quality receiver out of the backfield with 5.5 receptions per game. Given the Colts' difficulty with running the ball, a short-passing-game option like Hines is particularly valuable. He next takes on a Patriots pass defense that had struggled until a rebound game in Week 4.

September 30, 2018 5:16 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Targeted five times

Hines caught all five of his targets for 25 yards and added 18 yards on five carries during Sunday's 20-16 loss in Philadelphia.

Analysis: Hines, averaging just 3.1 yards per carry this year, did not provide much assistance on the ground in Marlon Mack's (hamstring/foot) absence, but continued to offer Andrew Luck with a security blanket in the passing game. Through three games, the rookie back has as many receptions as starting receiver Ryan Grant. He hasn't been able to break a big gain, but he's an interesting back-end PPR option, particularly against a Houston front that might force Luck to dump the ball off quickly.

September 23, 2018 3:41 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Could get more touches sans Mack

Hines and Jordan Wilkins are both candidates to handle increased roles while Marlon Mack (foot, hamstring) is out for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.

Analysis: Hines dropped off from 12 touches in Week 1 when Mack was out of the lineup to five touches Week 2 when his teammate returned. Of course, game script was arguably more relevant than Mack's presence, as the Colts jumped out to a lead last week and only attempted 31 passes (down from 53 in Week 1). Hines handled most of the passing-down work in both contests and likely will do the same Sunday in Philadelphia. Mack's absence still provides a slight boost, but it's more relevant for fellow rookie Jordan Wilkins, who leads the team with 24 carries for 101 yards.

September 21, 2018 3:19 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Scores first career TD

Hines had four carries for seven yards, included an 8-yard touchdown, and loss two yards on his only reception and target in Sunday's win at Washington.

Analysis: The Colts split playing time evenly with Marlon Mack returning from a hamstring injury. Mack had 18 snaps on offense with Hines and Jordan Wilkins each playing 24 snaps. Hines would seem like the least likely candidate to get a shorter rushing touchdown as he's seen more as the option in the passing game. However, Hines had just one target after nine targets in Week 1. Hines should have a steady role in the offense, but it's possible his playing time decreases when Mack gets back to full speed.

September 17, 2018 3:01 PM EST

Nyheim Hines: Has seven recpetions in pro debut

Hines had five carries for 19 yards and seven receptions on nine targets for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. He played 37 snaps on offense compared to 46 snaps for Jordan Wilkins, who got the start at running back.

Analysis: Hines had a larger role than anticipated as both Wilkins and Hines got time in the backfield while Christine Michael (3 snaps) wasn't a factor. Hines wasn't used in the return game after ball security issues in the preseason, but he could get another shot later int he season. Hines had just 3.8 YPC, but bested Wilkins' 2.9 YPC and Hines showed he could be effective as a receiver. While both Wilkins and Hines may see fewer snaps when Marlon Mack returns from a hamstring injury, Sunday's game shows Hines could still carve out a third-down role.

September 10, 2018 8:01 AM EST

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