Nyheim Hines, RB Indianapolis Colts

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 197 lbs
  • DOB: 11-12-1996

Rankings

IND Depth Chart

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

There's been a lot of buzz this offseason out of Indianapolis for this dual-threat fourth-round rookie. In addition to the Colts lining him up all over the field in OTAs, his pass protection is viewed as the best of this RB room with Frank Gore no longer with the Colts. Head coach Frank Reich had this to say about Hines: “One of the things that you have to have to have position versatility is high football intelligence. You have to be able to move and play a lot of positions and move around and play fast. (It’s) very evident that he’s very intelligent, besides being a 4.3 (40-yard dash) speed guy.”

Fantasy Downside

The Colts' new coaching staff has indicated this will be a full running back by committee (RBBC), but with Gore gone and Robert Turbin now suspended four games, the question will be whether it's a two- or three-man RBBC. It's clear Hines will play this season, but will he be used in a fantasy-relevant volume role like Darren Sproles or more like the name coaches keep comparing him to, Dexter McCluster?

2018 Bottom Line

Hines' solid pass protection may be the key to unlocking high snap counts this season. The Colts lacking a reliable No. 2 WR could also mean the Colts spread him out wide often. This is a rookie satellite back worth taking a chance on in fantasy drafts this season in PPR leagues, especially at his 14th-round ADP.

2018 Strength of Schedule - IND
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
27
CIN
28
@WAS
3
@PHI
11
HOU
16
@NE
20
@NYJ
24
BUF
9
@OAK
BYE19
JAX
13
TEN
25
MIA
19
@JAX
11
@HOU
8
DAL
23
NYG
13
@TEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.