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Nyheim Hines to be more involved in 2022 according to Colts HC

by Sam Ryner | Colts Correspondent | Fri, May 27th 1:19am EDT

While speaking with the media, Indianapolis Colts HC Frank Reich said “if I was going to be in a fantasy league, I think I would pick Nyheim this year.” Reich went on to say that the Colts were more run-centric last season than he wanted them to be and he wants Hines to be more involved. (Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact:

Coaches' offseason comments often must be taken with a grain of salt, but if Reich’s words ring true then this could have major fantasy football ramifications. The Colts signed Hines to a three-year, $18.6 million dollar deal last season, indicating that the team values and intends to use him, but Jonathan Taylor took over as the workhorse RB in the offense last season and finished as the RB1 in fantasy football. Hines is an elite pass-catching RB, but 2021 Colts starting QB Carson Wentz isn’t known for checking down to the RB position frequently, which could have played a part in Hines’ decreased role and the offense's run-heavy approach last season. The Colts traded for QB Matt Ryan this offseason, which could signal a transition to more passing in 2022, which in turn would benefit Hines and hurt Taylor for fantasy purposes. Taylor is currently the consensus 1.01 in fantasy football drafts, but if the team adjusts to a more pass-happy approach then his chances of repeating as the top RB in fantasy football are in jeopardy.

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