News: 2 days agoHines rushed six times for 25 yards and a touchdown and caught five of six targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 25-16 loss to the Titans.
Spin: Hines opened the Colts' scoring with a nine-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter. The tailback otherwise was most impactful in the passing game, trailing only top wideout Michael Pittman in catches and receiving yards. In fact, with his output as a receiver Sunday, Hines narrowly topped starting tailback Jonathan Taylor's 72 yards from scrimmage overall. Now having been productive in two of Indianapolis' first three outings, Hines will strive to maintain his form Week 4 versus the Dolphins.
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.