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Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups


BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues

OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines had his best game of the young season in Week 4, catching all six of his targets for 39 yards. He also rushed three times for six yards. Hines is a weapon in the passing game and he could have an opportunity for an even bigger role in Week 5 if the team's No. 1 running back Marlon Mack (ankle) is unable to play. Mack left the game in Week 4 with an ankle injury and is currently questionable for Week 5.

Hines shares the No. 2 running back duties on the Colts with Jordan Wilkins, who is a better up-the-gut rusher than Hines, but Hines is by far the more electric playmaker. If Mack misses time, the two would likely split snaps about 50/50 with Hines being the higher upside play in fantasy.

The Colts have an intriguing matchup against the Chiefs in Week 5. Points will certainly be scored in the game and Hines will likely be heavily involved whether or not Mack is able to go. Hines should be added in all leagues of 14 or more teams and he's also worthy of adding in more shallow PPR leagues of 12 or even possibly 10 teams. Mack owners would be smart to grab Hines as an insurance back for Week 5 as well.


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