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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 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

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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

Hakeem Nicks (illness) is active for Sunday's Week 3 game at Jacksonville.

Nicks missed some practice this week, but is ready to go. He'll play far behind T.Y. Hilton though, and is a WR4 at best. The Colts inactives: Da'Rick Rogers, Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), Khaled Holmes (ankle), Lance Louis, Joe Reitz (ankle), Art Jones (ankle) and Chris Carter.
Sep 21 - 11:53 AM

Hakeem Nicks (illness) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.

Nicks will likely come down to a game-time decision after missing practice the last two days. Even if he plays, Nicks is no more than a WR4 for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Sep 20 - 8:17 PM

Hakeem Nicks (illness) remained sidelined at Colts practice Friday.

Nicks has missed the past two practices, leaving his status for Week 3 against the Jaguars in question. He's no more than a WR4, even in the plus matchup.
Sep 19 - 11:22 AM

Hakeem Nicks missed Thursday's practice with illness.

Nicks will be fine for Week 3. Coming off a one-catch, -4 yard performance, Nicks is a middling WR4.
Sep 18 - 3:31 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught one pass for minus-four yards in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

He was targeted three times on the night. Nicks' best opportunity came on an end-zone look, but it was a bit overthrown in good coverage. He's seen eight targets through two games with the Colts, and is no more than a WR4/5.
Sep 16 - 12:47 AM

Hakeem Nicks had five catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's loss to the Broncos.

Nicks was an afterthought behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, and may not be higher than the No. 4 option. He got stopped on the one-yard line on a play that cost the Colts a touchdown in the third quarter, but later managed a nine-yard score. Nicks did manage to secure all five of his targets from Andrew Luck. He isn't more than a WR4 for Week 2.
Sep 8 - 1:43 AM

Hakeem Nicks secured 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night versus New Orleans.

Andrew Luck hit Nicks for a gain of 11 on the Colts' offensive snap of the game. Through three exhibition games, Nicks has efficiently secured 8-of-9 targets for 86 yards. Although Nicks has lost much of his dynamic ability due to past lower-leg injuries, he can be a useful perimeter player in Indianapolis' offense. He's roughly a WR4/5 in fantasy football leagues.
Aug 23 - 10:28 PM

According to the Indianapolis Star, Hakeem Nicks had a "run-of-the-mill," ordinary training camp.

Nicks exploded for 53 yards on five catches in Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants, dominating the opening drive. He also had a 35-yard catch-and-run negated by a taunting penalty after he waved his finger at ex-teammate CB Trumaine McBride. While his effort Saturday night was promising, Nicks may have had a little more fire in his belly going against his former team. We hope to see this same Nicks once the real games get under way.
Aug 17 - 10:27 AM

With T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne resting, Hakeem Nicks started Saturday night's second preseason game opposite rookie Donte Moncrief and secured 5-of-5 targets for 53 yards.

Nicks caught three balls for 28 yards on Indy's opening drive to set up an Andrew Luck touchdown toss to Griff Whalen. Nicks still struggles to create after the catch, but he's going to see a lot more single coverage in Indy than he ever did with the Giants, and still looks capable of being a quality role player on the perimeter. Nicks did commit an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Colts' second drive, drawing the ire of coach Chuck Pagano. He "taunted" Giants CB Prince Amukamara by waving his finger at him. The flag negated a 35-yard gain, which would've brought Nicks' totals to 6-88 on the night.
Aug 16 - 8:22 PM

With Reggie Wayne resting, Hakeem Nicks ran with the Colts' first-team offense in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Jets.

The Jets' vanilla defense gave Nicks a ton of cushion, which he exploited for a 15-yard catch down the right sideline, in front of CB Dimitri Patterson. With Wayne in street clothes -- he's healthy, just being "limited" in August -- Nicks and T.Y. Hilton were Indianapolis' first-team receivers on Thursday. Nicks appears to be the No. 3 for now, ahead of rookie Donte Moncrief. Nicks could conceivably help the Colts' 2014 offense as a perimeter threat, but we're not particularly optimistic that he'll help fantasy owners.
Aug 7 - 8:25 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports Hakeem Nicks has been dealing with some "nagging pains" in training camp.

Reporter Stephen Holder labeled Nicks as someone to watch in Thursday's preseason opener because he's looked "pretty average" in camp. Holder's report comes the same day Nicks claimed he was in the best shape of his life. Nicks is only 26, but has suffered countless lower-leg injuries. Fantasy players shouldn't be counting on him returning to his early-career form.
Aug 7 - 6:23 PM

Hakeem Nicks insists he's in the best shape of his life.

Nicks has drawn lackluster camp reviews, with OC Pep Hamilton recently saying he hasn't seen enough from his veteran wideout. "My mentality is I'm shooting to be the best in the league at my position this year," Nicks said. "I'm not trying to make headlines. ... Once you put the team first, everything else falls into place." Currently running as the No. 3 wideout behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, we're growing ever-more skeptical Nicks will make a fantasy impact this season.
Aug 7 - 2:36 PM

Colts OC Pep Hamilton said he doesn't know if he can say that he's "seen enough" from Hakeem Nicks so far.

"I think he is still working to get himself in game shape," Hamilton added. It's not a good look for Nicks, who earned motivation questions over the last couple years in New York and is now on a one-year deal. According to the Colts blog Stampede Blue, Nicks is operating as an outside receiver in three-wide sets only -- a formation the Colts are not expected to use very much this year as they install "12" as their base. T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne are the starters.
Aug 3 - 10:17 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Trent Richardson
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
GLB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
3RB1Ahmad Bradshaw
2Trent Richardson
FB1Stanley Havili
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Donte Moncrief
3Griff Whalen
WR21Reggie Wayne
2Hakeem Nicks
WR31Hakeem Nicks
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
K1Adam Vinatieri