Hakeem Nicks believes he can be a major asset for the Titans this season, following a disappointing lapse in production over the past three years between New York and Indianapolis. “I provide a leadership role, and I provide big-play ability. Actually, I feel like I am in my prime,’’ Nicks said. “I am 27 years old with a lot of experience, so whatever I can bring to the table, that is that I am going to bring. (Source: Titans Online)
Fantasy Impact: It is hard to believe that Nicks is only 27 years old. His rickety knees and inconsistent play has soured his fantasy outlook for the past several seasons. However; if Nicks can stay healthy, he definitely has the skill set to be a relevant contributor to the Titans offense.
He just turned 27 but Nicks has lost a lot of explosiveness due to lower-body injuries. That and the field is crowded at WR for the Titans. If he wants to shine again, it won't be at Tennessee, but we wish him well.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks is best left on the wire for the 2015 campaign. He will be fortunate to see much in the way of production with Mariota's first campaign.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks looked like he'd lost a step last year, and no longer appears to be the dynamic playmaker he once was. The Titans' QB situation is a bit unclear, so unless something happens to increase his value, Nicks is unlikely to be valued higher than a WR3.
Hakeen Nicks caught 9 passes for 72 yards in Week 16. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: He was passed over by Donte Moncrief to replace T.Y. Hilton as the starter, but was the far more productive player in a game that didn't go well for the Colts. Nicks looked decent at times this season, and it's possible, albeit unlikely, he could regain some more of his old form in 2015.
Nicks finished with only two targets and failed to record a catch against the Browns. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Nothing new or surprising here - Donte Moncrief has earned more playing time throughout the season and has cut into reps for Nicks. He appears to be a shell of his former self and is likely not to be back in Indianapolis next year. Continue to keep the former Giants star on the waiver wire.
Hakeem Nicks was on the field for only 26 of 74 offensive snaps, good for least among all wide-outs. He was also targeted least among all receivers, with QB Andrew Luck looking his way only one time. He did catch his lone target and gained 16 yards on the play.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks seems to be an afterthought in the Colts offense, having reached 50 yards in only one game this season. It now appears that talented rookie WR Donte Moncrief has surpassed Nicks on the depth chart as the third WR (as well he should). Nicks shouldn't be owned in any formats and will likely find himself on another team by next season.
Nicks was targeted 6 times and converted only one of those for a 27 yard catch. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks failed to make much of an impact with getting the start since Reggie Wayne was sidelined. He was outplayed by Donte Moncrief and it appears the Colts coaching staff noticed that rather quickly by giving the rookie more playing time. Nicks should only be rostered in deeper leagues and remains a WR4 option at best.
Hakeem Nicks caught 3 of 6 targets for an unimpressive 39 yards. His six targets were good for third on the team, behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton (tied with 12). (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks is the clear cut third WR on the depth chart behind Wayne and Hilton. This will likely limit his weekly productivity as long as those two remain on the field. Nicks will get his chances to shine this year, unfortunately it will be hard to tell when those performances may come. Nicks should not be owned in 10-12 team leagues.
Hakeem Nicks caught all four passes thrown his way for 50 yards and a score Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks best game this season came on a week where almost all the Colts offensive players provided some fantasy production (mainly due to the inept Jags defense). Don't rush out to pick up Nicks off of waivers just yet, as rookie Donte Moncrief saw some work and was impressive in his first extended action of the year. This productivity is likely more an example of Nicks' ceiling as opposed to an indication of his weekly value.
Hakeem Nicks was effective in the season opener against the Broncos, securing all passes thrown his way and finding the end zone. It is worth noting that two of Nicks' five targets came within the Broncos' red zone.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks made some nice plays in his debut with the Colts. His production could have been much nicer if he had found the end zone on a play where he was stopped at the Broncos one yard line. It appears Nicks will carve out a nice complementary role to starters Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. He currently has WR4 value, but has some upside if the red zone targets increase as Andrew Luck gets more comfortable with his new weapon. If Nicks continues to be utilized by the Colts in this way, he will at minimum be a solid bye-week replacement.
Hakeem Nicks caught 2 passes that went for 18 yards in the Colts 3rd preseason game.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks seems to be running well and gaining the confidence of Andrew Luck. He's holding off promising rookie Donte Moncrief and appears locked in as the Colts 3rd wideout. With youth and talent on his side, landing him as a WR 4/5 could turn into a nice value pick.
Nicks hauled in both of his targets on a night where the Colts first team offense mainly struggled. It is worth noting that Nicks' second reception was nearly a touchdown as he was brought down on the one yard line after a seven yard gain. (Source: Jason Mullins)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks continued to produce with the return of Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. Thanks to his typically sure hands and tall frame, he should become a favorite red-zone target of Andrew Luck. Nicks current ADP puts him as a WR4/5, but he possesses WR2/3 potential if he is able to carve a role in the Colts' offense.
Hakeem Nicks was in regular season form against his previous team. It appears he is capable of carving out a role in the Colts offense. (Source: Evan Silva on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks caught all 5 of his targets for 53 yards. He took advantage of the absence of Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton and showed what he can offer for the Colts offense. At this point, it's best to draft him as a WR4 for potential to develop into a WR3 since there are many mouths to feed in the receiving corp.
Nicks caught all five targets in the second preseason game for the Colts. He would have had a sixth reception for 36 yards but the play was called back on an unsportsmanlike conduct call.
Fantasy Impact: Nicks was Andrew Lucks top option with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton being held out of the game. He made the most of the opportunity and in the process showed his old team what they were missing by letting him go during the off-season. If Nicks can manage to stay healthy, he may be worth a late round flier.
Nicks pulled in a nice one handed grab for a touchdown during 11 on 11 drills. The red zone has been a focal point of offensive drills, and Nicks is expected to be a big part of the red zone attack. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks is getting more and more comfortable with his role in the Colts receiving corps. He was initially working to get into football shape towards the beginning of camp but has began to round into form nicely. Nicks is a WR3-4, but if he stays healthy will present low WR2 value at worst. Nicks is worth a pick in the later rounds of deeper league drafts.
Hakeem Nicks had some impressive catches in Sunday's practice. Nicks appears to be closer to the player he was prior to being plagued by injury. (Source: Colts.com)
Fantasy Impact: Nicks is looking to bounce back from and underwhelming 2013. While there was much made of his not quite being in top shape at the beginning of camp, it looks like he might be finally rounding into form. If he can remain healthy, he will complement the Colts already plentiful receiving corps nicely. Nicks is currently a WR 3-4 with low WR2 upside.
Nicks has been unimpressive to this point in camp and was held out of practice yesterday after a scheduled day off on Sunday. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton noted that he was not in the best shape when he arrived to training camp, saying "Yeah I don't know if I can say that I've seen enough. I think he is still working to get himself in game shape." (Source: Stephen Holder via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Injury issues, as well as motivational issues, have plagued Nicks throughout his career. It doesn't appear that he left all that baggage in New York before being signed this off-season by the Colts. Nicks is currently listed as the Colt's third WR but is certainly feeling the pressure from outstanding rookie Donte Moncrief. Nicks is a gamble in all formats unless he turns his performance on the field around in a hurry.