Nyheim Hines
Nyheim Hines
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hines' production took a step backward last season as the transition from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett at quarterback predictably had an impact on the Colts' ability to move the ball. The team attempted 131 fewer passes than it had the year before, with Hines seeing 23 fewer targets, and while his overall efficiency with those looks was comparable, he dropped five passes. When everything is clicking in Frank Reich's offense, Hines can use his 4.38 track-star speed to do damage in the open field, but his lack of size (5-9, 196) and/or vision limits his utility as a runner and prevents him from taking advantage of the elite offensive line he works behind. As a result, he didn't get many snaps outside of obvious passing downs in his first two seasons. The good news is that a similar role could bring bigger rewards this year, considering QB Philip Rivers turned a parade of Chargers scatbacks into useful fantasy players the last decade. 2020 second-round pick Jonathan Taylor could wind up claiming a bell-cow role in time, but as a rookie he's a bigger threat to Marlon Mack's spot on early downs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.18 million contract with the Colts in May of 2018.
Seven touches in playoff loss
RBIndianapolis Colts
January 9, 2021
Hines rushed six times for 75 yards and caught one of three targets for eight yards in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
He took a back seat to Jonathan Taylor (23 touches) but made the most of his limited touches, finishing with 83 scrimmage yards to Taylor's 84. Hines was tackled on the one-yard line twice, and while Taylor promptly powered in a touchdown on the next play after the first one, Hines' inability to get in proved costly the second time, as the Colts went backward from there and ultimately turned it over on downs. The versatile running back should maintain his prominent change-of-pace role in the final year of his rookie contract next season.
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How do Nyheim Hines' 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
10.1%
 
Positive Run %
76.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
55.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
3.4%
 
Touches Per Game
9.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
38.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
14.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.9%
 
Drop Rate
5.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Nyheim Hines' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
196 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Hines put together a solid rookie campaign as Andrew Luck's favorite outlet option, tying for seventh among RBs in targets and eighth in receptions. The NC State product has outstanding speed in the open field (he ran track in college and could have competed for a spot on the Olympic team had he stuck with it instead of concentrating on football) and busted out a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine last year. That background, and the fact he did not become a full-time running back until his junior year, also limits the damage Hines can do with his speed. He lacks vision and doesn't have a good feel for when to attack holes and when to let them develop, which is why he managed only 3.7 YPC despite working behind an elite offensive line last season. His stature (5-8, 198) also becomes an issue when he's a ballcarrier, so he's not likely to see an expanded role on the ground. The Colts added Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West as insurance, but Hines' work on passing downs should keep him involved behind Marlon Mack in an offense that may be more cautious with Jacoby Brissett replacing Luck at quarterback.
It's a bit of a cliche that the NFL is a "copycat" league, but there's still plenty of truth in the cliche. Alvin Kamara's success in New Orleans is going to spawn a host of imitators as offensive coordinators look to create mismatches in the passing game, and Hines might be among the first wave of Kamara wannabes after busting out a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine and being drafted in the fourth round by the Colts. Like Kamara, Hines showed plenty of big-play ability in college, ripping off four touchdown runs of 48 yards or more in his final season at NC State, but unlike the Saints' star Hines doesn't have the frame to handle extensive work between the tackles. He also lacks Kamara's electric quickness and runs into more contact than he should, potentially leaving him susceptible to injury in the pros. Hines joins a crowded backfield that lacks an established No. 1, so if he stands out in camp he could take on a larger workload than expected, but more likely he'll slot in as the passing-down back behind Marlon Mack, with his production dependent as much on Andrew Luck's health as his own.
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Collects 67 total yards in win
RBIndianapolis Colts
January 3, 2021
Hines rushed twice for 17 yards and secured six of seven targets for 50 yards in the Colts' 28-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also returned four punts for 40 yards.
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Totals 64 scrimmage yards
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 27, 2020
Hines carried eight times for 44 yards and caught all five of his targets for 20 additional yards during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers.
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Limited to seven touches
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 20, 2020
Hines rushed the ball five times for 43 yards in Week 15 against the Texans. He added two receptions for 11 yards.
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Racks up 75 scrimmage yards
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 13, 2020
Hines carried seven times for 58 yards and caught all four of his targets for 17 additional yards during Sunday's 44-27 win over the Raiders.
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Scores seventh touchdown
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 6, 2020
Hines carried six times for 10 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 22 additional yards during Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.
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