• Nyheim Hines

  • RB
  • , Indianapolis Colts
  • 25
  • 197 lbs
  • 5' 9"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Hines surprisingly finished as the No. 20 fantasy back last season, averaging 10.1 PPG in half-PPR. He did most of his damage as a receiver (63-482-4 on 76 targets), vulturing a sizable and valuable workload from Jonathan Taylor. Hines’ involvement didn’t decline at all in the final weeks of the season–it actually increased from 8.7 touches per game (Weeks 1-10) to 9.4 in the final six games of the season, when Taylor was active–so prospective Taylor owners hoping for a mega-workload from the second-year back may be disappointed. As for Hines, he does offer a decent weekly floor; he scored 7.0+ fantasy points (PPR) in 12 of 16 games last year. He also had four spike weeks of 17+, including Week 12 (which Taylor missed), where Hines turned 18 touches into 95 total yards. Hines would likely see a significant uptick in touches if Taylor were to miss any time, though Marlon Mack would be in the mix as well.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

IND RB Nyheim Hines - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Nyheim Hines enjoyed a career year last season with 89 carries and 63 receptions for a total of 862 yards and seven touchdowns. Hines was an integral part of the Colts’ offense and was an excellent dump-off option in the passing game. His floor in PPR formats is high, with 215 targets through three years in the league.

Fantasy Downside

Hines’ seven touchdowns was a career-high, as he’d combined for just six in his first two years combined – not counting his two punt return touchdowns in 2019 – so touchdown regression seems probable for him. Also, he has a ceiling as a complementary back, since Jonathan Taylor is going to get the bulk of the carries, and the Colts have shown no interest in making him a lead back, even when injuries strike to their starter.

2021 Bottom Line

In PPR or half-PPR formats, Hines is worth his late-13th round ADP, given his plug-and-play ability as a depth guy. Even if there’s touchdown regression, he should still put up enough numbers to warrant strong consideration as an RB3 or RB4 on most rosters, especially for those going with a zero-RB approach.

2021 Strength of Schedule - IND

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
16
SEA
5
LAR
28
@TEN
11
@MIA
13
@BAL
31
HOU
8
@SF
28
TEN
14
NYJ
29
JAX
20
@BUF
1
TB
31
@HOU
BYE21
NE
19
@ARI
30
LV

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

Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@JAX728104.00845185.6219.327.339/7452.7%
2MIN00000.0014014.000.41.49/7312.3%
3NYJ721003.004400510.006.110.120/6033.3%
4@CHI924002.6738032.673.26.225/7234.7%
5@CLE38002.672220411.003.05.021/5637.5%
6CIN00000.00527065.402.77.721/6333.3%
7BYE--------------
8@DET58001.603542518.0018.221.216/7720.8%
9BAL218009.002200310.003.85.823/6833.8%
10@TEN1270105.83545169.0023.528.539/7055.7%
11GB62000.333310410.335.38.328/8433.3%
12TEN1029002.908660108.259.517.548/7464.9%
13@HOU610101.67322037.339.212.223/6933.3%
14@LV758008.29417044.257.511.522/6136.1%
15HOU543008.60211035.505.47.416/5429.6%
16@PIT844005.50420045.006.410.429/6942.0%
17JAX217008.50650078.336.712.712/6717.9%
Per game5.5623.750.1904.273.9430.130.254.757.658.1412.0824.44/68.1935.71%
Totals89380304.27634824767.65130.2193.2391/109135.71%
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