Nyheim Hines

#21 RB / Indianapolis Colts / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 196 lb Age: 24 College: NC State Bye 14

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Logs 89 all-purpose yards in opener

    Nyheim Hines rushed nine times for 34 yards, secured six of eight targets for 48 yards and returned a punt for seven yards in the Indianapolis Colts' 28-16 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.The versatile back turned in a trademark effort and even saw a nice rushing workload, although he naturally remained a clear complementary option behind Jonathan Taylor. Hines also tied Taylor for the team lead in catches while leading Indianapolis in targets in a game that tilted favorably to his hurry-up/two-minute offense skills as it unfolded. Hines' quick chemistry with new quarterback Carson Wentz was encouraging as well, and he'll look to put together another productive performance in Week 2 against the Rams.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Inks three-year extension

    The Indianapolis Colts have signed Nyheim Hines to a three-year, $18.6 million extension, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.That's quite a nice payout for the versatile playmaker, who's listed as Indy's No . 2 back behind Jonathan Taylor on the team's posted depth chart. Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins also are in the Colts' backfield mix, but given the investment made in Hines, it's clear that the 5-foot-9, 196-pounder is viewed as a key cog in the squad's 2021 offense. While Taylor is in line to handle the bulk of the early-down work, Hines should log enough complementary carries and passing targets to merit flex/PPR consideration in fantasy lineups.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Listed as No. 2 back

    Nyheim Hines is listed as the No. 2 running back behind Jonathan Taylor and ahead of Marlon Mack on the Indianapolis Colts' unofficial Week 1 depth chart released Tuesday, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.While Mack is the most likely candidate to take over as the Colts' early-down back in the event Taylor misses time in 2021, Hines is expected to have more involvement in Indianapolis' weekly game plan in light of his status as the team's top pass-catching option out of the backfield. To that end, Hines projects to hold more fantasy value than Mack -- particularly in PPR formats -- while Taylor is healthy, though the Colts aren't expected to phase Mack out of the offense entirely. After Mack went down with a season-ending Achilles' tendon tear Week 1 of last season, head coach Frank Reich often favored a three-man committee headlined by Taylor and featuring doses of Hines and Jordan Wilkins. With Taylor having established himself as the clear No. 1 option, Mack will most likely step into the Wilkins role in 2021, which could translate into a handful of touches per game.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Moves past leg injury

    Nyheim Hines, who suffered a leg injury at Thursday's practice, was in uniform fielding kicks prior to Sunday's preseason opener against the Panthers, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.Hines previously relayed that he was fine following his early exit from Thursday's session, a notion confirmed by his presence on the field Sunday. It remains to be seen, however, how much work the change-of-pace back might see versus Carolina, given that the Indianapolis Colts are expected to rest a number of key players, per Erickson.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Another injury in camp

    Nyheim Hines suffered a leg injury at Thursday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.According to coach Frank Reich, Hines had his "leg whipped," resulting in his early departure. Hines missed some time early in training camp with a hip issue and now is poised to sit out more sessions due to his current health concern. It wouldn't surprise if the Indianapolis Colts hold the pass-catching back out of Sunday's preseason opener against the Panthers, which could allow RBs further down the depth chart plenty of reps during his time away from the field.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Returns from hip injury

    Nyheim Hines participated in practice Tuesday for the first time in training camp after sitting out with a sore hip, the Indianapolis Star reports.Hines has played all 48 games through three NFL seasons and this issue doesn't sound serious, so he'll likely be ready for the start of the regular season. While the Indianapolis offense will take a hit with Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson out five to 12 weeks after their foot surgeries, there's a case to be made that Hines could benefit if more short passes are called for backup Jacob Eason.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Bothered by hip

    Nyheim Hines is dealing with a hip injury and won't practice Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.Hines has played all 48 games through three NFL seasons and wasn't reported to be dealing with an injury or recovering from surgery during the offseason. He's likely just dealing with a minor issue, but the Indianapolis Colts haven't provided details yet, apart from revealing that his absence from the first day of training camp was due to a hip injury. The team has impressive backfield depth, with Hines joined by Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins behind lead runner Jonathan Taylor.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Competing with Taylor, Mack

    Nyheim Hines may face tougher competition for snaps this season, but he'll still have plays specifically designed to get him the ball, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.Marlon Mack's Achilles tear in Week 1 last year left the Indianapolis Colts with Hines, Jonathan Taylor and Jordan Wilkins in the backfield. Each of the four is still with the team, and Taylor is locked in for a sizable workload after exploding for 723 total yards and eight touchdowns over the final five weeks of his rookie season. If Taylor stays healthy, it'll be tough for Hines to match his career-best 2020 campaign, though he should still earn most of the backfield snaps in clear passing situations. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract, and his impressive work on punt returns (14.9-yard average, two touchdowns on 39 career attempts) will give his agent some extra ammo in negotiations for an extension. Colts owner Jim Irsay said linebacker Darius Leonard and offensive tackle Braden Smith will be the priorities for extensions this offseason, but Irsay at least mentioned Hines as a third candidate for a new deal among the team's 2018 draft class, according to Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Seven touches in playoff loss

    Nyheim Hines rushed six times for 75 yards and caught one of three targets for eight yards in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.He took a back seat to Jonathan Taylor (23 touches) but made the most of his limited touches, finishing with 83 scrimmage yards to Taylor's 84. Hines was tackled on the one-yard line twice, and while Taylor promptly powered in a touchdown on the next play after the first one, Hines' inability to get in proved costly the second time, as the Indianapolis Colts went backward from there and ultimately turned it over on downs. The versatile running back should maintain his prominent change-of-pace role in the final year of his rookie contract next season.

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    Colts' Nyheim Hines: Collects 67 total yards in win

    Nyheim Hines rushed twice for 17 yards and secured six of seven targets for 50 yards in the Indianapolis Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also returned four punts for 40 yards.Hines was a complete afterthought in the ground game with Jonathan Taylor exploding for a career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns, but he paced the Colts in receptions and receiving yards in a game during which Indianapolis stuck to a conservative passing attack. Hines' carry total was his lowest since Week 9, but his reception total qualified as his second highest of the season. Given Taylor's late-season surge, Hines projects to primarily fill the pass-catching role he carries out so effectively in next weekend's wild-card matchup against the Bills.

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