Player Outlook
Hines is expected to miss the 2023 season after reportedly being injured in a jet ski accident just before camp. Even before, he would have had minimal Fantasy value coming into the year behind James Cook, Damien Harris and likely Latavius Murray on the Bills depth chart. In nine games with the Bills last year, Hines had six carries for minus-3 yards and five catches for 53 yards on nine targets. His biggest contribution to Buffalo this season would likely have come on special teams on kick and punt returns.

Fantasy Stats

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2023
2022 33 1.38 1 30 241 1 332.1
2021 276 4.93 2 2 40 310 1 593.5
3y Avg. 230 4.11 2 1 44 344 2 644

Fantasy News

  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Undergoes surgey

    Hines had ACL reconstruction surgery Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Hines' surgery was inevitable after he suffered the injury in a jet ski accident in July. Although he has not officially been placed on injured reserve as of yet, that will likely be his next destination, as he has already been declared out for the 2023 campaign. He'll now work toward getting healthy to make a return in 2024.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Officially placed on reserve/NFI

    The Bills placed Hines (knee) on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday. Hines was injured in a jet ski accident last weekend and is expected to miss the season after suffering an ACL injury. It's a horrible break for Hines. In the wake of the injury, the Bills have signed veteran RB Darrynton Evans to compete for a job behind James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Injures left ACL

    Hines sustained an injury to his left ACL when he was struck by a jet ski this weekend while away from the Bills' facility, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Hines, who is expected to miss the coming season, is likely to have surgery to repair his knee sometime this week. Getzenberg adds that the expectation and goal is for the running back to return to the field for the 2024 campaign. Prior to his injury, Hines had been in line to compete for change-of-pace touches in Buffalo's backfield as well as serve as a key returner for the team. In his looming absence, James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray currently profile as the Bills' top three backs, with undrafted free agent Jordan Mims also in the mix.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Needs season-ending surgery

    Hines (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery to address an injury suffered as the result of being struck by another rider while stationary on a jet ski, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Hines' injuries are reportedly serious, but not life-threatening. He will be required to miss the entire 2023 season and work to rehab for the 2024 campaign, for which he is also under contract with Buffalo. However, Hines carries a low dead-cap salary number for the 2024 season, and he might need to consider a restructure once back to full health. His absence could solidify a three-headed backfield committee for the Bills, with all of James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray available for work.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Suffers significant knee injury

    Hines (knee) suffered a significant injury away from the Bills' training facilities and is expected to miss the entire 2023 campaign, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Hines joined Buffalo at the trade deadline last season and was expected to contribute as a versatile depth or change-of-pace option in 2023, but it appears that the 26-year-old will instead be shut down for the year. Further tests should confirm the severity of Hines' injury shortly, but the timing is particularly brutal, as, in 2022, he had to operate without full command of the playbook. James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray could all see slight upticks in their workload if Hines indeed misses the entire season, in addition to Cook, Deonte Harty and Khalil Shakir each getting more opportunities in the receiving game.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Role in offense TBD

    Hines figures to continue to make an impact as a kick/punt returner this coming season, Ryan O'Halloran of the Buffalo News reports. As training camp approaches, however, Hines' volume in the Bills offense is difficult to project, given that the team's backfield also includes James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray. After heading to Buffalo in a trade with the Colts last November, Hines logged just six carries and five catches in nine games, but now that he's more up to speed with the playbook, the 26-year-old does have the ability to contribute more in 2023, both as a pass catcher or change-of-pace option. That said, it may take an injury or two among the Bills' other running backs in order for Hines to garner enough touches to merit fantasy consideration.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Makes biggest mark on special teams

    Between seven regular-season starts with the Colts and nine with the Bills, Hines rushed 24 times for 33 yards and one TD while posting a 30-241-1 line in the passing game during the 2022 season. Hines made a bigger mark in the return game, especially in his time with the Bills following the trade for Zack Moss, finishing with 554 yards on kickoff returns and a 29.0 average to go with 264 punt return yards and a 9.8 average. Hines also returned two kickoffs for scores in a memorable game during the Bills' first contest following the Damar Hamlin incident. The Bills seem to like the speed and versatility Hines brings to the table, though his modest value would go up only if free-agent teammate Devin Singletary departs for greener pastures this offseason.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Returns two kicks for touchdowns

    Hines scored two touchdowns and accounted for 241 all-purpose yards in Sunday's 35-23 victory over the Patriots. Hines staked the Bills to an early 7-0 lead, bringing back the opening kickoff for a 96-yard score. The 26-year-old later returned another kickoff for a 101-yard score in third quarter, putting Buffalo back on top 21-17 after the team had just fallen behind for the first time in the game. With the second touchdown, Hines became the first player since Leon Washington to score multiple kickoff return touchdowns in the same contest, with Washington achieving the feat with the Seahawks in 2010. Since being acquired from the Colts in November, Hines hasn't made much of an impression on offense as a change-of-pace back behind Devin Singletary and James Cook, but the 26-year-old should continue to provide a major lift in the return game.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Maintains limited role

    Hines carried once for three yards and recorded a four-yard reception in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets. After logging 21 snaps a week earlier in the Bills' 14-point win over the Patriots, Hines saw his playing time drop off a bit in a more competitive Week 14 contest. He took the field for nine snaps on offense, well behind starter Devin Singletary (27) and ascending rookie James Cook (22). Though Cook was held to 15 total yards on five touches against the Jets, his strong performances in recent weeks should be enough to keep him ahead of Hines on the depth chart for the foreseeable future.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Back at practice following illness

    Hines (illness) returned to practice Monday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Hines was one of numerous Bills players that were sidelined for Sunday's team workout due to an illness following their narrow win over the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. However, the running back was back in the mix Monday and doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Thursday's matchup against New England. Regardless, since joining Buffalo at the trade deadline, Hines has rushed twice for negative five yards and failed to haul in his only target, though he has emerged as a solid return man.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Battling illness

    Hines isn't participating during the Bills' team workout Sunday due to an illness, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Following the Bills' Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions, Hines is one of several Bills players who is sitting out the unofficial Sunday practice session due to an illness. The severity of Hines' ailment isn't known, but he'll at least have a few days to move past the illness before the Bills return to action with another Thursday game Week 13 versus the Patriots. Since being acquired from the Colts on Nov. 1, Hines has held a minimal role with his new team outside of the return game. In his first three games with Buffalo, Hines has played 19 total snaps on offense and has accounted for four yards on three touches (two carries, one reception).
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: One carry on Thanksgiving

    Hines rushed once for three yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Lions. Hines finished fifth on the team in carries, trailing fellow running backs Devin Singletary (14) and James Cook (two) as well as quarterback Josh Allen (10) and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (two). Buffalo seems to have traded for Hines primarily due to his special teams prowess rather than to use him on offense; Hines added a 26-yard kickoff return in the Thanksgiving Day win.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Mostly limited to return duties

    Hines rushed once for negative-8 yards and did not bring in his only target in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Browns in Detroit. He also gained 37 yards on two punt returns and 76 yards on three kickoff returns. Hines made an impact as a kick returner in the contest, but that doesn't translate to production in most fantasy leagues. While the veteran running back did see a slight uptick in snaps (10) in comparison to his first two games with Buffalo, he generated negative fantasy points since his only carry resulted in an eight-yard loss. Initial optimism about Hines' potential in Buffalo's prolific offense has all but disappeared now that it's clear he's primarily being viewed as a special-teams contributor.
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  • Bills' Nyheim Hines: Low usage in Bills debut

    Hines received just a handful of snaps on offense Sunday and did not record a catch or carry. Hines did have a nice punt return for 18 yards, but as expected he's not going to have a major role in the offense until he gets up to speed with his new system and playbook. While Hines should start to get more looks in the passing game, Josh Allen and Devin Singletary should continue to pick up the bulk of the carries.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Week 9 Waiver Priority List

    The Bills traded for Nyheim Hines on Tuesday, and he's expected to be the complementary option in Buffalo's backfield to Devin Singletary. It wouldn't be a surprise if he ends up being better than Singletary given Hines' likely work in the passing game in Buffalo's pass-heavy offense. Hines was underused in Indianapolis this season with just 18 carries and 25 catches on 28 targets, but that should change with the Bills. I expect Hines to be in the flex conversation immediately, starting in Week 9 at the Jets. He's worth adding for at least 10 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Totals 49 yards

    Hines recorded five rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Commanders. He added two receptions for 29 yards. Hines saw a season-high five rushing attempts with Jonathan Taylor briefly sidelined by an ankle injury. The former was also surprisingly given a goal-line carry early in the fourth quarter with Taylor serving as his lead blocker on the play. Hines' other highlight came on an over-the-shoulder catch for 22 yards one possession earlier. Hines will remain involved in the offense moving forward, but barring an ongoing injury to Taylor, he is unlikely to see more than 10 touches regularly.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Involved as pass catcher

    Hines tallied four rushes for two yards in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Titans. He added five receptions on five targets for 41 yards. Hines returned from a one-game absence and immediately stepped back into his typical role as a change-of-pace back. He continued to be a non-factor as a rusher, as he now has 13 attempts for 16 yards on the season. Hines was more impressive as a pass catcher, with his longest reception of the day going for 14 yards. Hines has at least four catches in four of his six games this season -- he exited on the first possession in Week 5 -- and should continue to hold a consistent role as a pass catcher out of the backfield moving forward.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Set to play in Week 7

    Hines doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans. This development was expected after Hines cleared the concussion protocol. Hines suffered the concussion Week 5 but practiced fully in all three of the Colts' practices this week after sitting out Week 6. Fellow running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) also has been cleared to return this weekend.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Clears concussion protocol

    Hines has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, per coach Frank Reich, James Boyd of The Athletic reports. Hines has cleared the final hurdle standing between him and suiting up Week 7 against the Titans after sitting out the Colts' previous game. Reich expressed optimism that both Hines and Jonathan Taylor (ankle) will return from their respective injuries Sunday, which would leave Hines in his usual change-of-pace role while potentially knocking Deon Jackson (quadriceps) out of the game plan on offense.
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  • Colts' Nyheim Hines: Another full practice

    Hines (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Hines was also listed as a full participant this past Friday before being ruled out ahead of the Colts' game against the Jaguars on Sunday. Barring any setbacks, Hines is on track to suit up this weekend against the Titans, though how heavy a workload he might take on hinges in part on the status of Jonathan Taylor (ankle), who was limited at practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, No. 3 back Deon Jackson (quadriceps) -- who led the Colts' Week 6 rushing attack in the absence of Taylor and Hines -- logged a full session.
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