By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:51pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:51pm EDT
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.
By Ryan Sacks, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:32am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:15am EDT
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.
By Nathan Tucker, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 5:46pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 11:40pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 10:33am EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 10:37pm EDT
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.
By Jason Mullins, Colts Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 12:00pm EDT
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.
RotoBaller | Aug 21st
BALLER MOVE: Target ~100 (ADP 115, WR 44) ANALYSIS: I understand why Hakeem Nicks‘ ADP is this low, and even lower on some boards. It’s a case of too many mouths for Andrew Luck to feed, his injury history, and the fact that in the past two years Hakeem Nicks has finished +50 in the wide […]
EDSFootball | Aug 4th
An interesting situation seems to be developing with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Yesterday, Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star tweeted the following:
Hamilton on Nicks: "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...— Tom James (@TribStarTJames) August 3, 2014
Today, Stephen Holder of...