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Nyheim Hines
Bye: 7
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26.0
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 196
40 Time: 4.38
SPARQx (Rank): 104.00 (29%)
Burst Score (Rank): 119.90 (58%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.53 (35%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.18

Nyheim Hines's Weekly Outlook

Week 13 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.7 0 0.9 6.8 0 1.1
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
10.1 0 1.8 9.2 0.1 2.3

Nyheim Hines's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#50 Running Back

83.3 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 70.2 300.1 1.7 0.7 1.5 45.5 352.4 1.8

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Basic StatsNyheim Hines's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Indy signed Hines to a 3-year, $18.6 million extension around the start of last season.
  • 2021 was a disappointing year for him, though. He set career lows in targets (57), catches (40), and receiving yards (310).
  • At sub-200 pounds, Hines played all 17 games. In fact, he’s yet to miss a game through 4 pro seasons.
  • Jonathan Taylor, who also played all 17 games, simply took over this backfield. His 332-carry season limited Hines to only 3.3 attempts per game. He never hit double-digit rushes.
  • Hines scored just twice on the ground; once through the air. He handled only 5 red zone carries; 4 red zone targets.
  • A March tweet from beat writer Zak Keefer said HC Frank Reich wants Hines to have a much bigger role in ’22.
  • Reich continued that chatter in May OTAs, saying: “If I was a fantasy owner, I'd consider drafting Nyheim.”
  • While JT returns as the no-doubt workhorse, targets are available thanks to a thin WR corps. Indy lost 106 targets with the offseason departures of T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal.
  • Alec Pierce arrived in Round 2, but he’s not a polished product.
  • Michael Pittman is truly the only established WR on the roster. We wouldn’t be surprised if Indy adds a vet ahead of Week 1, though.
  • Matt Ryan supplies an upgrade on Carson Wentz — not only as the more consistent guy, but as the one who’s more likely to hit the check-down.
  • "We can put Nyheim in the slot and run routes. He runs routes like receivers well. We're going to spread him out. ... Nyheim's ability to play both [RB and WR] essentially allows us to be a little more creative." OC Marcus Brady said.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

A popular “Zero RB” target, Hines ended up dudding in 2021. He performed as a top-24 PPR RB only 3 times.

His clearest path to 2022 production remains through the air. And there’s no doubt targets are available for a Colts’ squad that lacks proven playmakers.

So Hines, at a minimum, profiles as a spot-start PPR FLEX who gets a boost in projected shootouts.

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Devin Singletary, RB BUF

7:36pm EST 11/20/22

Singletary leads busier ground game

The normally pass-favoring Bills leaned on the running game in Sunday's win over the Browns. RB Devin Singletary led the way, with 86 yards and the team's only rushing score on 18 carries. Rookie James Cook added 86 yards on 11 carries. Nyheim Hines barely factored in again, losing 8 yards on his lone carry and watching his lone target fall incomplete. Thanksgiving Day brings a Detroit defense that entered Sunday just 27th in Football Outsiders' run-defense DVOA.

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Bills RB Devin Singletary chipped in 2 goal line TDs in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. Singletary actually saw 4 total goal line carries — including 3 in the 1st quarter alone. It was a deviation from what we’ve seen this year, but perhaps Josh Allen’s injured elbow played a role. Singletary lost a close fumble and added only 1 catch (2 targets). Oddly, Buffalo also activated Duke Johnson, who mixed in for 2 carries behind James Cook (5 attempts). Nyheim Hines at least remained a total non-factor on offense with 1 touch. Singletary draws a favorable matchup with Cleveland in Week 11.

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Bills RB Devin Singletary led the backfield with 8 carries (for just 24 yards) in Sunday's loss to the Jets and tied for 2nd on the team in targets (5). He caught 4 balls for 24 yards on a tough day for the passing offense. Rookie James Cook added 2 catches for 18 yards among 4 targets, plus a 4-15 rushing line. Nyheim Hines played just 3 offensive snaps and watched his lone target sail past him on a downfield route. Singletary dominated playing time, garnering 47 snaps to Cook's 14. We'd certainly bet on a playing-time increase for Hines as he gets more time in the offense.

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The Bills are acquiring RB Nyheim Hines from the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move continues Buffalo's pursuit of an upgrade at receiving back. The timing -- after a solid game from James Cook -- points to the Bills not believing the rookie is ready for a bigger role. Hines brings more proven NFL ability as a runner. He figures to challenge the playing time of RB Devin Singletary as well. It should be an upgrade in opportunity for Hines, who sits just 68th among RBs in opportunity share for his 2022 games with Indy. He garnered a stronger 11.8% target share in his 5 healthy games. Buffalo ranks 5th in the league in pass attempts but just 16th in RB receptions. We'll see whether that shifts at all with Hines around. Hines is signed through 2024 but has 2 cuttable years beyond this one. His arrival hurts the short-term outlook for Cook, though there's a chance Buffalo moves on from Hines after this year. The Bills are sending RB Zack Moss and a conditional 6th-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Colts. Moss has a chance to push past Deon Jackson on the Indy depth chart, but that's far from a sure thing.

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Nyheim Hines, RB BUF
Dynasty MVP 34.8
Position Rank #84 RB
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