Hines did not have a carry or reception in Saturday's playoff win over Houston and played just nine snaps on offense. He didn't play much because Marlon Mack was playing well, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told Stephen Holder of The Athletic.
We can only assume Hines will be used more this week against Kansas City because Hines previously had a low of 14 snaps and four touches in any game this season. Still, he had just three rushing attempts and seven receptions in his 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 carried six times for 19 yards and caught four passes for an additional 45 yards during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.
Hines was the only other back to carry the ball behind Marlon Mack, but he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. He frequently lined up in the slot and on the outside, finishing second on the team in catches and receiving yardage. Hines is more of a change of pace option behind Mack, but his receiving chops give him some fantasy value in the right matchup. That said, he's no guarantee to produce next Sunday against the Giants.
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. While 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, Mack's likely to get closer to full strength by then and should see a larger share of work out of the backfield.
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