Frank Reich is right, Nyheim Hines will be a big fantasy weapon with Colts
By Dailey Gee
Frank Reich told fans that Nyheim Hines would be an elite fantasy player in his fifth year with the Indianapolis Colts and that’s proving true.
It is that time of the year again folks! Fantasy Football is right around the corner! People are starting to check out rankings and looking to see who they are going to draft to help them win their Fantasy Leagues. When it comes to the Indianapolis Colts and their fantasy outlook, there are some pretty intriguing names.
Jonathan Taylor is a name that is being thrown around as the number one pick in most drafts. It is no secret why either. In his two years in the league, he surpassed 1,000 yards in each season and has scored a combined 32 touchdowns to go along with it. He is also a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield, which is important for Fantasy Football.
The next Indy player that is talked about the most is Michael Pittman Jr. The third-year receiver is looking to have a big season with veteran quarterback Matt Ryan. He also posted 1,000 yards last year with inconsistent quarterback play.
These two are very good options, and if you have a chance to snag either of these guys, they will certainly help your team. While they both will be good, they are not who we are here to talk about. If put in the right positions, this guy could play a nice role on your Fantasy Football team this year.
The diamond in the rough
A name that is not getting enough chatter in fantasy talks is Nyheim Hines. The reason that many people do not talk much about Hines is that he is running back No. 2 on this Colts team behind Jonathan Taylor. However, there is one person that is optimistic about Hines’ production in this new offense. Coach Frank Reich said, “If I were in a fantasy league, I’d pick Nyheim Hines this year” when asked about Nyheim Hines’ role on the team.
This should give Fantasy owners all the news they need to hear when it comes to the possibility of drafting Nyheim Hines. With a new look offense, it will be interesting to see the impact that Nyheim has on this Colts team and in Fantasy Football.
While it is true that Hines is behind Jonathan Taylor in the depth chart at running back, that does not mean that he will see any less time on the field. Hines has been taking snaps in the slot at camp and is becoming a reliable dump-off option for Matt Ryan. This is important in the most common Fantasy Football league formats (PPR.) PPR stands for ‘Points Per Reception.’ This increases Hines’ stock in my opinion.
So, if you are looking for a steal later on in drafts that will help your team, Nyheim Hines is your guy. It will be fun to watch the role that he has within this Colts offense and how much he does in Fantasy Football as well. It is cool to see that Frank Reich answers questions about Fantasy Football. There are some coaches, who shall remain nameless, that do not like nor “care” about Fantasy Football!