Colts RB Nyheim Hines Continues to be ‘All Over the Field’ at OTAs

With Marlon Mack out, Nyheim Hines is showing he can ball at OTAs.

With Marlon Mack still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, the Colts backfield is muddy and up for grabs. Enter Nyheim Hines, who has the ability to not only lineup in the backfield, but also in the slot and outwide. If Hines continues to ascend, he has a chance to stand out against mediocre competition, which then puts him on the Penny Stock map.

A few weeks ago on The Fantasy Fullback Dive, we dissected the incoming rookie class with Mike ‘The Hitman’ Wright of The Fantasy Footballers. When asked about who would be the “next Alvin Kamara” he quickly shot down the notion that any rookie would make a Kamara-like impact. However, he did mention Hines as a relative unknown rookie running back who could make a fantasy difference in 2018.

Fast forward to OTAs and it looks like Hines is already turning heads, as described Day 4 of OTAs:

“With Mack out, the running back position is certainly fluid. It was veteran Robert Turbin getting early snaps with the top unit on Wednesday, but Nyheim Hines (who was all over the field again, like last week), Christine Michael and Josh Ferguson were also getting plenty of reps with the ones, too. Jordan Wilkins got a few snaps here and there, as well.”

One would have to assume that with that quote, the Colts are lining Hines up everywhere and are testing out his plus-receiving talents. Hines fits the mold of a player who would excel in Frank Reich’s system, which is a “multiple attack, up-tempo offense.” Could the rookie snag 50 balls in this offense? Most definitely.

Keep an eye on how Hines is being used throughout training camp, as he might be the unknown rookie who explodes.


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