Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts
With Marlon Mack (hamstring) out Week 1, the Colts turned to rookies Hines and Jordan Wilkins as their top running backs. Wilkins got more touches (17), but Hines was used more heavily in the passing game with seven receptions (nine targets) for 33 yards as a screen game guy for Andrew Luck.
The entire Colts offense is obviously way better with Luck on the field, and that widens the amount of potential fantasy options. It’s notable that Hines played nearly half of the offensive snaps in Week 1.
A backfield committee in Indianapolis will get further complicated when Mack returns. But Hines stands to maintain a passing game role regardless, and that would probably give him more sustainable fantasy value than any Colts’ back.
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