3. The Indianapolis Colts keep Hyheim Hines involved
So far this year the Indianapolis Colts have struggled to find a go-to running back. However, rookie Hyheim Hines has started to separate himself from the pack. His combination of quickness and ability as a pass catcher has earned him more touches.
This past week Hines saw a team-high 15 carries while also getting nine targets in the passing game. He made the most of those touches by accumulating 90 total yards.
Hines should remain a major part of the Colts offensive attack. They don’t really have the talent along the offensive line to establish a traditional ground attack. This is why someone with Hines’ versatility fits their need.
He is someone who can squeeze through tight running lanes and still provide that big-play threat. His pass catching skills mean that opposing defenses need to account for him on every snap.
This week the Colts face the New York Jets who are allowing just over 100 rushing yards per game. The Jets have a solid front seven, but it’s not a group that should be considered dominating. There’s plenty of opportunities for Hines to have another strong fantasy performance.
Andrew Luck really needs a playmaker like Hines at his disposal in case he needs to get rid of the ball in a hurry.