News: 4 days agoHines is dealing with a hip injury and won't practice Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Spin: Hines has played all 48 games through three NFL seasons and wasn't reported to be dealing with an injury or recovering from surgery during the offseason. He's likely just dealing with a minor issue, but the Colts haven't provided details yet, apart from revealing that his absence from the first day of training camp was due to a hip injury. The team has impressive backfield depth, with Hines joined by Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins behind lead runner Jonathan Taylor.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hines has carved out a role as a solid change-of-pace and receiving back during his three NFL seasons. The 2018 fourth-round pick ranks sixth among RBs in targets (217), receptions (170) and receiving yards (1227) since he entered the league, though his 5-foot-8, 198-pound frame has limited him to 226 carries (50th-most) and a weak 4.0 YPC during the same timeframe. Hines posted a career-best 15th-place finish in fantasy points last season, but his already-small role as a rusher, especially at the goal line, may shrink further with Jonathan Taylor emerging into a superstar and Marlon Mack back healthy. Hines has some deep-league PPR flex appeal, but that's about where the 24-year-old maxes out.