Hakeem Nicks, WR, Colts
|WR - #47||125.42||IND||Active||6 years||26||6'1||208|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jun-26-2014 by Larry Gold
TAKE A CHANCE: Perhaps a change of scenery is just what Hakeem Nicks needed. His last two years with the New York Giants were filled with disappointment and injuries. Once hailed for having the potential to become one of the game's top receivers because of his size and route running skills, Nicks only scored three touchdowns in his last 28 games with the Giants. Many questioned Nicks' effort in 2013, after the Giants decided to reward Victor Cruz with a contract extension rather than Nicks. Whatever the case may be, Nicks failed to get in sync with Eli Manning all year. Now Nicks finds himself in a far better offense with talent surrounding him. Look for Nicks to work hard with Luck and carve himself a nice role. His ability to outperform his 106.74 ADP (nearly identical as Wayne) will be directly related to Wayne's ACL recovery. As your team's WR4, there is little to no risk taking a shot that Nicks gets back to his productivity from three years ago.
We won't know T.Y. Hilton's official playing status today for another handful of hours. Since many fantasy owners can't afford to wait that long to decide whether or not he should stay in their lineups, this is critical information from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Asked this morning on Twitter about Hilton's chances of suiting up against the Cowboys in Dallas, Rapoport said Hilton will try to play but "appears to be longshot."
Hilton didn't practice at all this week after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 15.
In other words, don't risk it with Hilton in championship week. Maybe Donte Moncrief will get the start today or maybe that nod will go to Hakeem Nicks. In any case, the explosive Moncrief should see a heavy snap count. As such, the big-play weapon is a fine WR3 if you are already in a big hole after Saturday's games and need to swing for the fences. He should see a decent amount of targets versus the Cowboys' very average defense.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/21 - Report: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is 'longshot' to play today
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|8.11||2006 World Champion - I see Nicks as one of the better sleeper picks. It's all about health with Nicks but he has a lot to prove and a lot of $ on the line. He also has the right QB to succeed in Luck.|
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