Saturday Update: Hines has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game.
The #Colts elevated RB Phillip Lindsay and RB D’Vonte Price from the practice squad ahead of tomorrow's game against the Jaguars.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) October 15, 2022
RBs Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines are both OUT.
Friday PM Update: Hines logged a full practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Thursday update: Hines is still in the concussion protocol, but has gotten in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday. He appears close to being cleared.
The Indianapolis Colts head into Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars hoping to get a second straight win. One player who might not be able to suit up is running back Nyheim Hines, who suffered a concussion on Thursday in Week 5 against the Broncos. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Fantasy football implications
Hines still has to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, so the practice workload doesn’t really mean much until we get news on that front. The league has faced a ton of scrutiny for the protocols themselves, so there could be changes made which would hinder Hines’ chances to suit up. Either way, there will be more clarity on his status Thursday and Friday.
If Hines doesn’t play and Jonathan Taylor remains sidelined, Deon Jackson would be the primary running back for Indianapolis. He would be a flex play against Jacksonville given the volume he would receive.