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Hakeem Nicks | Wide Receiver

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: North Carolina
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Hakeem Nicks caught 9-of-11 targets for 72 yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.
Nicks was the focus of the Colts' passing attack with T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) sidelined, so it is not a huge surprise the offense fell flat on its face. Nicks was inexplicably used on four screen passes throughout the game, predictably doing nothing after each catch. T.Y. Hilton appeared close to playing against Dallas, so Nicks should mercifully be relegated to a tertiary role Week 17 against Tennessee. Dec 21 - 7:50 PM

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Hakeem Nicks caught two passes for 44 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

Nicks came to life out of a 3-wide set in the second quarter, catching a 26-yard touchdown on a crossing pattern. He added an acrobatic sideline catch later, but those were his only targets on the day as Donte Moncrief once again ran as the clear-cut No. 3 receiver. Don't go chasing Nicks' stats, even against the Cowboys in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:42 PM

Hakeem Nicks went catch-less in Week 14.

He saw two targets. It was two targets, too many.
Dec 7 - 5:43 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught one pass for 16 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

It was Nicks' lone target. He was the first man up in three-wide sets, but the Colts quickly turned to Donte Moncrief. Nicks is beyond done and needs to be shown the bench permanently in favor of Moncrief. Neither player will be a fantasy option until it happens. Nicks is waiver-wire fodder.
Nov 23 - 5:07 PM

Hakeem Nicks had two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Nicks did little outside of a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He drew just five targets and remains no higher than the No. 5 option. Nicks can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 1:48 AM

Hakeem Nicks caught three passes for 44 yards in the Colts' Week 9 win over the Giants.

Nicks drew just four targets in his return to the Meadowlands. That was good for sixth on the team. And that was even without Donte Moncrief playing heavy snaps. Nicks is well off the fantasy radar heading into the Colts' Week 10 bye.
Nov 4 - 1:21 AM

Hakeem Nicks caught 1-of-6 targets for 27 yards in Indy's Week 8 loss to the Steelers.

It was yet another brutally-ineffective game for the former star, who started in place of Reggie Wayne (arm), but was mercifully bypassed by Donte Moncrief as the evening wore on. Nicks found himself getting Darrelle Revis'd by William Gay, and was hopelessly blanketed on one of Andrew Luck's two picks. With half the year now in the books, Nicks is on pace for 36/336/4. He's a nonentity in fantasy leagues.
Oct 26 - 9:14 PM

Hakeem Nicks is starting opposite T.Y. Hilton in Reggie Wayne's (arm) Week 8 absence.

There had been chatter that third-rounder Donte Moncrief would get the start, but Nicks is getting at least the ceremonial title. Moncrief out-snapped Nicks in Week 7, and could easily do so again despite Nicks' "start." Nicks is a low-end WR5, while Moncrief is a desperation WR4.
Oct 26 - 3:07 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano was "noncommittal" Wednesday when asked who will start in place of Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers.

Donte Moncrief played more Week 7 snaps than Hakeem Nicks, who has appeared done and then some while seeing decreased playing time in recent weeks for Indy. Third-round pick Moncrief offers a lot more big-play ability and upside at this stage of their respective careers. We're guessing Pagano's refusal to name Nicks the starter hints Moncrief has a real chance to get the nod.
Oct 24 - 1:12 PM

Hakeem Nicks had no catches on one target in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Nicks appears to be falling behind Donte Moncrief (one catch on two targets). If the Colts offense wasn't humming, you can be sure Nicks would be making waves with complaints.
Oct 19 - 4:54 PM

The Indy Star says Hakeem Nicks is frustrated with his role this season.

It's not a surprise. Nicks signed a one-year "prove it" deal with the Colts in March, but he's right where he belongs -- buried on the target totem pole behind stud playmaker T.Y. Hilton and third-down chain-mover Reggie Wayne. Nicks would do well not to complain publicly and then try to rehab his value in 2015.
Oct 14 - 12:00 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught 2-of-7 targets for 18 yards in the Colts' Week 6 win over the Texans.

It was a brutally ineffective night for the former star, as Nicks generated zero separation, and wasn't always on the same page with Andrew Luck. With just 17 catches for 141 yards through his first six games, Nicks continues to look like a shell of his former self. He's a middling WR5.
Oct 10 - 12:41 AM

Hakeem Nicks caught three passes for 29 yards in the Colts' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Nicks was targeted six times on the day, but continues to fight for looks with Dwayne Allen behind T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne. Nicks also isn't doing much with the passes he is getting, as he's averaging less than 10.0 YPR. Leave him on the waiver wire as a WR5/6 in 12-team leagues.
Oct 5 - 6:24 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught two passes for 12 yards in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Nicks was targeted six times on the day, drawing two pass interference penalties and muffing a potential touchdown catch on a fade route in the end zone. Nicks simply isn't making any plays, and is on pace for a meager 48-376-8 line. Nicks is a WR4/5. The Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 5:34 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught 4-of-4 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

After not scoring once in 15 games with the Giants last year, Nicks has two TDs through three games with the Colts. He has turned in yardage lines of 36, -4, and 50, however. Nicks' fantasy outlook would improve if T.Y. Hilton (ankle) missed extended action, with rookie Donte Moncrief entering in three-receiver sets. Keep an eye on Hilton's injury status during the forthcoming week.
Sep 21 - 4:56 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Dan Herron
2Trent Richardson
3Zurlon Tipton
GLB1Trent Richardson
2Dan Herron
3RB1Dan Herron
2Trent Richardson
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
3Josh Cribbs
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri