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Basic StatsNyheim Hines's Basic Stats

Nyheim Hines
ADP: 12.1
Bye: 14
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25.6
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 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#54 Running Back

80.3 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
12.1 70.2 301.9 2.1 0.7 1.3 41.2 317.4 1.4

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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.

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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Matt Ryan, QB IND

8:34am EDT 6/20/22

Ryan had excellent offseason

Colts QB Matt Ryan impressed coaches, teammates and the media with his play and leadership this offseason. “Matt was unbelievable,” HC Frank Reich said. “Really, A-Z, he did everything right. Just great leadership, great play. I mean, the whole way he took command … I knew he was good, but his accuracy is insane." OC Marcus Brady said Ryan is "damn near a coach on the field." And rookie WR Alec Pierce said, "He could basically run this offense and this team by himself." We'd expect the 14-year veteran to impress in the intangibles department. But, by all accounts, Ryan's arm strength and accuracy were excellent over the past few months. He's still not an exciting fantasy asset in a run-first offense and without rushing upside. But Ryan's arrival could be a boost for the Colts' skill-position players.

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According to The Athletic's Zak Keefer, Colts HC Frank Reich said from the NFL owners' meetings that he expects a "MUCH bigger role" for RB Nyheim Hines this season with QB Matt Ryan. Hines saw a career-low 3.4 targets per game with Carson Wentz under center last year. Wentz has historically targeted his RBs at a below-average rate. Reich expects Hines' role to be akin to what he did with QB Philip Rivers back in 2020, when he averaged 4.8 targets per game. Hitting that number might be tough behind RB Jonathan Taylor, although the Colts are currently thin at WR. Hines is still just a later-round pick in early PPR best-ball drafts right now.

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Colts RB Jonathan Taylor left in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Jets with a knee injury. Indianapolis reached halftime with a 28-10 lead, so we wouldn't be surprised if the team shuts Taylor down for the night -- even if the injury isn't serious. We'll keep an eye on the situation either way.

Update: Taylor took the field to open the 2nd half.

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The Colts have had “multiple conversations of late” with reps for RB Nyheim Hines, per The Athletic. The 24-year-old is entering a contract season. He’s yet to miss a game as a pro, and it sounds like he wants to continue that trend as a Colt. “I hope to be the Darren Sproles of Indy,” Hines said via The Athletic. “The Nyheim Hines of Indy. I’m really driven to leave a legacy. That’s something I think about every day.” Our current projections have Hines for only 73 carries, but his reception upside puts him in the PPR flex conversation.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is "trending" toward being ready for the start of the season. That jibes with recent positive reports on Wentz's recovery from August 2 surgery. We're still 32 days away from the Colts' season opener, so we'll continue to monitor Wentz's progress. Mortensen adds that G Quenton Nelson (foot) is also on track to be ready for Week 1. Excellent news for the entire Colts offense.

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Nyheim Hines, RB IND
Dynasty MVP 61.8
Position Rank #60 RB
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