Nix was released by the Colts on Monday.
Analysis: Nix spent five seasons with the Colts and played in 60 games (nine starts). He was primarily used as a blocker, as he accumulated just four yards and one touchdown on four carries to go along with 12 receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. However, he also contributed on special teams, as he recorded 34 tackles.The veteran is now set to look for a change of scenery, as the Colts are going in a different direction.
Aug 31, 2020 5:34 PM EST
Nix (knee) will serve as a run blocker and presence on special teams for the Colts, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan reports.
Analysis: It won't be much of a change for Nix after spending the past five years in Pittsburgh, where he garnered four carries and 12 receptions in 60 games. The 28-year-old should continue to have a heavy presence on special teams (300-plus snaps in 2017 and 2018) after missing most of last season with a knee injury.
Jun 30, 2020 10:05 PM EST
Nix (knee) is expected to sign with the Colts on a one-year deal, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Though not necessarily an offensive presence, Nix is an exceptionally good blocker. The 28-year-old played five seasons as the Steelers' starting fullback, during which he earned one Pro Bowl nod. The veteran is also widely regarded as a special teams' menace, compiling close to a dozen or more tackles each of the past three seasons. Nix could be a significant boost to the team's rushing attack, namely aiding incumbent running back Marlon Mack in obvious rushing scenarios. Nix missed all but three games in 2019 with a knee injury, but is reportedly on track for the start of the season.
Apr 11, 2020 10:58 AM EST
The Steelers released Nix (knee) on Wednesday.
Analysis: Nix is recovering from a knee injury which caused him to spend all but three games of the 2019 season on IR. In his stead, the Steelers will rely on Derek Watt to handle fullback duties.
Mar 18, 2020 2:10 PM EST
Nix (knee) finished the season on injured reserve having played just 35 offensive snaps this season.
Analysis: After playing in all 16 games each of the past two seasons Nix suffered a knee injury that limited him to just three games in 2019, finishing with two receptions (on three targets) for four yards. With just four carries for four yards and a touchdown and 12 catches for 69 yards and another score over his five-year career Nix is valued for his blocking abilities. If healthy he will resume that role in 2020 as he has two years remaining on his contract.
Jan 2, 2020 9:23 AM EST
The Steelers announced Thursday that Nix (knee) has been designated for a return from injured reserve.
Analysis: Nix was placed on IR in mid-November due to a knee injury. He'll likely return to practice Thursday, in advance of Sunday's must-win tilt against the Ravens. If the fullback is able to retake the field Week 17 he'll contribute as a blocker and special-teams asset.
Dec 26, 2019 8:11 AM EST
The Steelers placed Nix (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Nix appeared in just three contests this season due to a lingering knee injury. He contributed as a blocker and special-teams asset. With Nix done for the season, the Steelers no longer have a healthy fullback on the active roster.
Nov 14, 2019 2:37 PM EST
Nix (knee) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Browns, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Analysis: Nix's absence may not concern fantasy gamers, but the Steelers will need to adjust their gameplan as they play without a fullback for a second consecutive week. James Conner is set up to be the lead back after missing Week 10 with a shoulder issue.
Nov 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST
Nix (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Nix hasn't seen the field since suffering the knee injury in the season opener against the Patriots. The 27-year-old reportedly had a chance to make his return for Week 6, but he ended up not taking the practice field.
Oct 11, 2019 1:40 PM EST
Nix (knee) has a chance to return for Sunday's game versus the Chargers, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: The Chargers just allowed over 200 rushing yards to the Broncos in Week 5, so Nix could contribute to a similar effort by paving the way for James Conner and Benny Snell since Jaylen Samuels (knee) is out. He may still take it easy throughout practice, but the best case scenario is that he'll be a full participant by Friday.
Oct 8, 2019 11:34 AM EST
Nix (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Nix didn't practice at all this week ahead of his fourth straight missed game. The Steelers used James Conner and Jaylen Samuels heavily last week without Nix, and they may use a similar approach against the Ravens.
Oct 4, 2019 12:01 PM EST
Nix (knee) won't play in Monday's game versus the Bengals.
Analysis: Nix hasn't played since Week 1. His absence doesn't directly affect the fantasy realm, but it could shorten the playbook for James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. Still, the Bengals' defense has allowed the second-most rushing yards per game (168.7) this year so it shouldn't be a dramatic effect.
Sep 28, 2019 12:55 PM EST
Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Nix (knee) won't play Week 4, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: Nix will miss a third consecutive contest due to his knee injury. It appears that the Steelers will proceed without a fullback once again as the team prepares to face off against the Bengals on Monday.
Sep 25, 2019 10:50 AM EST
Nix (knee) will sit out of Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: This doesn't come as a surprise for Nix, who's slated to miss at least a couple of weeks with this knee injury. The 27-year-old originally sustained the injury in the Steelers' season opener against New England. Nix is the only fullback on Pittsburgh's roster and it doesn't seem like the team will bring in another, as they decided to go without a fullback for their game against Seattle in Week 2.
Sep 17, 2019 11:30 AM EST
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Nix (knee) will "be out for at least a couple of weeks," Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Nix only appeared on the special teams unit in Sunday's 33-3 loss to New England, logging 18 snaps. The 27-year-old is currently the only fullback on Pittsburgh's roster.
Sep 10, 2019 9:51 AM EST
Nix caught his lone target for two yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: As per usual, Nix was used for his strong blocking skills more than anything else and finished the 2018 season with one carry for four yards and four catches (on six targets) for 38 yards in 16 games. With three years remaining on his current contract, Nix will be back clearing a path for James Conner in 2019.
Jan 1, 2019 9:21 AM EST
Nix ran once for four yards and failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: Mostly used for his blocking, the burly fullback finally got to tote the rock this season, coming up one-yard short on a fourth down play. The Steelers hope to get James Conner (ankle) back for their regular season finale against the Bengals, and Jaylen Samuels has done an admirable job in his place, so Nix is unlikely to be a factor in a running game that totaled 112 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati earlier this season. The same should be the case in Week 17 as the Bengals allow the most fantasy points to running backs per game (25.1).
Dec 23, 2018 10:36 PM EST
Nix caught both his targets for 17 yards during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina.
Analysis: Both his catches came on the same second quarter drive that led to a field goal and a 24-7 lead. He now has three receptions for 36 yards on the season. He also made a huge play on special teams, forcing a fumble on a kickoff that was recovered by Anthony Chickillo on the Carolina nine-yard line. Two plays later, Ben Roethlisberger hit Jaylen Samuels for a six-yard touchdown, and a 52-14 lead.
Nov 8, 2018 11:24 PM EST
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