Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets
DK Price: $5,100
Hines has carved out a nice role in the Colts backfield, especially as a steady contributor in the passing game. Hines showed us his ceiling in Week 4 catching 2 TD passes against the Texans and notching 28.3 points on DraftKings. Now coming off a game where Hines handled a career high 15 carries last week while also seeing 9 targets in the passing game, he will look to carry the positive momentum over to this week’s matchup against the Jets.
Hines has enjoyed an expanded role lately as Marlon Mack continues to struggle with injuries this season. NFL.com’s Graham Barfield posted a solid stat drop on twitter noting Hines’ usage without Mack on the field:
While Mack’s status is still up in the air, Hines remains a solid value play this week regardless.
The Jets are merely middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy points allowed to RB’s this season. They also just allowed the stable of Broncos RB’s to total 11 receptions for 95 yards against them last week. With the Colts pass catching options of T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle still looking questionable to play this week, Hines should get plenty of looks in the passing game once again and gets an improved ceiling if he gets near double digit carries for the second week in a row.