Wilkins had one carry for 53 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He played just five snaps on offense. His 53-yard gain was Indy's longest rushing play of the season. However, he otherwise didn't have much of a role in the offense as he's a distant third-string option after Marlon Mack (33 snaps) and Nyheim Hines (20 snaps).
Wilkins had two carries for 14 yards in Sunday's win at Oakland. Wilkins is the clear No. 3 running back after Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines as he played just three snaps on offense. He could move back to the bench after the bye if Robert Turbin is able to return from a shoulder injury.
Wilkins didn't play a snap on offense in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He played 12 snaps on special teams. With Marlon Mack returning from a hamstring injury and Nyheim Hines getting work in a receiving role, Wilkins got stuck on the bench. Wilkins could get some playing time on offense if Robert Turbin is out with a shoulder injury, but Wilkins has clearly fallen out of favor in Indy's plans.
Wilkins' workload likely will decrease with Marlon Mack (hamstring) expected to start Sunday's road game against the Jets, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. During Mack's absence, Wilkins has played second fiddle to Nyheim Hines, earning an offensive snap share of 36.2 percent versus the latter's 59.3 percent on the season. With Mack available Sunday, expect Wilkins to fall to third in the pecking order due to Hines' pass-catching chops.
Wilkins had eight carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to Houston. The Indianapolis rushing attack struggled as the team averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. Wilkins had the most carries of any running back and started with Marlon Mack (hamstring) out, but didn't do much with the opportunity. Wilkins' window to earn the bulk of carries may have closed with Robert Turbin set to return Thursday at New England after serving a four-game suspension. Mack could also be ready to return Week 5, and rookie Nyheim Hines had two touchdown receptions out of the backfield against Houston, further hindering Wilkins' outlook.
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