Hines didn't register a carry or reception in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card win over Houston while playing just nine offensive snaps. The rookie didn't play much because Marlon Mack was playing well, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told Stephen Holder of The Athletic. Despite the lack of usage this past weekend, Hines has nowhere to go up in terms of workload after he previously recorded no fewer than four touches in any game this season. Still, it's clear Hines hasn't been as much of a factor in recent weeks, as he had just three rushing attempts and seven receptions over the final two games of the regular season.
Hines rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown and added 41 yards on four catches during Sunday's 28-27 win over the Giants. The Colts were down by 14 points before Hines barreled into the end zone late in the second quarter. The rookie's role has become more defined down the stretch, but it's still one that limits his carries behind Marlon Mack. With the playoffs on the line, he'll take on a tough Titans defense in the regular-season finale. Tennessee limited Hines to 34 yards from scrimmage back in the two sides' Week 11 meeting.
Hines had three carries for one yard and three receptions for 16 yards on five targets in Sunday's win at Houston. Hines played 28 snaps on offense compared to 40 for Marlon Mack. As the top backup to Mack, Hines remains a steady option in in the passing game as his five targets were fifth on the team despite his modest yardage total.
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. 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. 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. However, Mack's likely to be closer to full strength by then and should see a larger share of work out of the backfield.
Hines had five carries for 14 yards and one reception for 20 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Tennessee. 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.
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|14||12/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
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