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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 56 276 4.9 2 34 0

Top Nyheim Hines News

  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Colts working to find him touches

    Hines saw some action in the slot during Wednesday's OTA practice as the Colts are working to increase his role without taking carries away from Jonathan Taylor, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. "If I was going to be in a fantasy league, I think I'd pick Nyheim this year," said head coach Frank Reich.

    Hines' catch and target totals last year while working with QB Carson Wentz represented career lows. His lack of usage has been blamed on Wentz not looking for Hines enough while holding out for longer completions, but it may also have been a byproduct of Taylor becoming the team's near every down running back. It's also worth remembering that Reich made similar proclamations about designing plays and making sure Hines was part of the game plan last summer. Still, Hines could be a value in fantasy leagues considering his disappointing numbers last season.

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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Could see slot work

    Hines is a candidate to benefit from the Colts' addition of quarterback Matt Ryan, Nate Atkins of the Indianapolis Star reports.

    Per Atkins, look for team to utilize Hines in more creative ways, which could include work out of the slot, a scenario that would boost the running back's touches while working behind top option Jonathan Taylor. Per JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site, the notion of Hines seeing more work out of the slot has been echoed by GM Chris Ballard, while coach Frank Reich has also suggested that the team will look to find ways to get the ball into the hands of the 2018 fourth-rounder more often. This past season, Hines logged 56 carries for 276 yards and two TDs in 17 games, while catching 40 of his 57 targets for 310 yards and a receiving score. The 25-year-old's catch and target totals last year while working with QB Carson Wentz represented career lows, but with Ryan at the helm, it's reasonable to expect Hines to see an uptick in both categories, and with that, increased PPR utility in 2022.

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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Limited role in 2021

    Hines rushed 56 times for 276 yards and two touchdowns while catching 40 of 57 targets for 310 yards and a touchdown during the 2021 campaign.

    Hines was in a relatively even timeshare with Jonathan Taylor across the first few weeks of the season, but Taylor established himself as the clear lead back later in the year. However, Hines still played in every game and was on the field for double-digit offensive snaps in all but one of his appearances. He remains under contract with the Colts for two more years and could continue to see playing time in a reserve role during the 2022 campaign, but Taylor will remain the clear No. 1 back for Indianapolis.

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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Six touches in loss

    Hines had two carries for four yards and four receptions for 14 yards on four targets in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Las Vegas.

    Hines had the most touches he's had in three games, and it's just the second time he's had six or more since Week 9. That says more about how little Hines has been used in the second half of the season than any change in his workload. Hines will continue to have a minimal workload as long as Jonathan Taylor remains healthy.

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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Another sparse outing

    Hines recorded three carries for 11 yards, one catch (on one target) for seven yards and one kick return for 16 yards during Saturday's 22-16 win at Arizona.

    Per usual, Jonathan Taylor dominated the Colts backfield, compiling 27 carries and going without a catch on two targets. In 13 contests prior to the team's bye week, Hines averaged 6.4 touches per game, but he's totaled just five touches in two outings since then. Considering the negligible recent workload, it's tough to rely on much, if any, production from Hines during the stretch run of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 196 lbs
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Age: 25
School: NC State
Experience: 5