Hines had four carries for 18 yards and no receptions on one target in Monday's loss to Baltimore. Hines played 26 snaps (38 percent of offensive plays) which is about his average workload, but he had fewer touches than Marlon Mack. Hines was hindered by a sore shoulder in practice, but it doesn't sound like the injury was a factor in his workload. While he may get more work when the Colts are playing from behind, it's been worrisome he's had such little involvement the past two weeks (four touches last week) and Mack has become more involved.
Hines (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation for Monday night's game against the Ravens after being listed as a full practice participant Saturday. Now that he's cleared for Week 5 action, Hines will continue to work in a change-of-pace role behind Indy's top back Jonathan Taylor. It's an assignment that has led to hit-or-miss fantasy production for Hines out of the gate. In the Colts' Week 4 win over the Dolphins, Hines logged two carries for six yards and two catches for five yards on two targets. Looking ahead, Hines figures to be more involved in games where the team needs to throw more, which keeps the 24-year-old on the PPR radar.
Hines (shoulder) was a limited participant in Friday's practice. Hines' return to the field Friday after missing Thursday's practice bodes well for his chances of suiting up Monday against the Ravens. The Colts will release their final injury report of the week Saturday, when it will be known whether Hines carries an injury designation into Monday's contest.
Hines (shoulder) returned to practice Friday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. The Colts will release their second injury report of the week later Friday, which will reveal Hines' participation level. Regardless, his return to the field in any capacity after not practicing Thursday is a good sign with regard to his status for Monday's game against the Ravens. If available for the contest, Hines will continue to work in a change-of-pace role behind Indy's top back, Jonathan Taylor.
Hines had two carries for six yards and two receptions for five yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Miami. "In my mind, the starting point is Jonathan [Taylor] with 20 carries, Nyheim with five and Marlon [Mack] with five,'' head coach Frank Reich told Fox 59 TV Indianapolis after the game. "But there's give-and-take depending on how the game goes.'' Hines played a season-low 22 snaps on offense and went out on just 11 routes. He got less playing time because the Colts were running the ball effectively with Taylor (103 yards on 16 carries) and playing with a lead. Hines will be more active when Indy needs to throw the ball more.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@San Francisco 49ers||15||17.00|
|9||11/04||New York Jets||31||24.40|
|12||11/28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||12.67|
|15||12/19||New England Patriots||11||15.40|
|17||01/02||Las Vegas Raiders||25||21.40|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||75||298||2||57||409||2||93|