Draft Engine Expert Analysis
Because he has the quickness and ability to turn in big plays as a multipurpose back, Nyheim Hines reached double digits in touches eight times as a rookie in 2018. After playing just 31.5% of Indy’s offensive snaps last year, his usage should increase as Indianapolis will likely become more aggressive in the passing game with Philip Rivers replacing Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.
Austin Ekeler became a legitimate fantasy running back playing with Rivers, and Hines offers a lot of the same. The 23-year-old isn't nearly as good, but Rivers likes having a receiver out of the backfield. Hines is likely the best man for that job in Indianapolis.