Nyheim Hines/Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Marlon Mack had over 100 rushing yards on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, before suffering a fractured hand that will sideline him for Week 12 and probably longer.
With Jordan Wilkins (ankle) out again on Sunday, Jonathan Williams was up active and wound up with 116 yards on 13 carries. Hines had a rushing touchdown among his three carries for 11 yards, along with three receptions (on four targets) for 24 yards.
In a Williams-Hines committee, Williams is the favorite for early down and (theoretically) short yardage and goal line duty. But Hines vultured a touchdown, and he was a real asset in PPR leagues last year with 63 receptions.
Hines carries more overall fantasy value, with a tilt toward PPR leagues supplemented by if he’s getting red zone carries too. But Williams is worth a look in deeper leagues, as he’s clearly in line for a role of his own for as long as Mack and/or Wilkins are out.
Hines ESPN Ownership: 29.3%
Hines Yahoo! Ownership: 17%
Williams ESPN Ownership: 0.3%
Williams Yahoo Ownership: 6%