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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:35:41 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks blamed Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's scheme for his down season in 2014. Nicks had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns. Nicks feels comfortable in his new system in Tennessee. "It's more one-on-one, trips backside, vertical throw, shallow-cross game, that's more of my style if you look at my past history, where I excelled," Nicks said.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks is a player to consider at the tail end of drafts as a WR5.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:00:36 -0700
Updating a previous story, Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks (leg) plans to practice Sunday, Aug. 2, after leaving the field Saturday.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks blamed Saturday's injury on cramping which is good news for the veteran receiver's fantasy value, as he had been working with the first-team offense.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:05:26 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks left the field Saturday, Aug. 1, and was seen holding his hand to his right leg on his way to the locker room.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks had been seeing time with the starters since training camp opened up which had been promising for his fantasy value. Prospective owners will need to see him at 100% health before taking the risk come draft day.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:47:04 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks received a bulk of the work opposite WR Kendall Wright with the first-team offense during practice Friday, July 31.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks is one of several candidates that are competing for the No. 2 wide receiver job for the Titans. Nicks posted only 405 receiving yards last season and probably will not have a big impact this season. Owners could consider Nicks as a late-round option if he wins the job but will not be a weekly starting player.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:48:00 -0700
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks' one-year deal is worth $1.4 million with a $1 million base salary. He has a $250,000 roster bonus, $100,000 signing bonus and a $50,000 workout bonus.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:54:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans WR Hakeem Nicks signed a one-year deal to join the team Friday, April 24. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The Titans are still expected to take a receiver in this year's draft.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:32:17 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Tennessee Titans Friday, April 24.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks, despite playing in 16 games in 2014, had just 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns as he was buried on the Colts' depth chart. But he also didn't display breakaway speed and failed to separate from defenders. In Tennessee, he figures to compete for the No. 3 receiver job with Harry Douglas. The QB situation in Tennessee also isn't favorable for a receiver nearing the end of the line. Nicks shouldn't be drafted in standard fantasy leagues.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:57:12 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts) is visiting the Tennessee Titans Monday, April 13.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks has only scored seven touchdowns in the last three years, and hasn't seen 1,000 yards since 2011. He shouldn't be considered more than a low-end WR3 or flex option no matter where he signs until he can get his career back on track.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:07:59 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts) had just 38 catches and four touchdowns in a complementary role with the Indianapolis Colts, but he insists that his career is not over. He also says that he is as healthy as he's been in a long time. "I'm nowhere near finished, man, and I want to prove that to the world and everybody," Nicks said. "That's definitely my mentality, but I don't even want to talk about it. I feel like I got into that situation last year talking about it. I'm about to just go out there and prove it." Nicks admits he let his injuries and contract situation with the New York Giants get to him. It does not look like he'll be returning to the Colts in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks hasn't topped 1,000 yards receiving in the last three years, mainly due to injuries. However, it seems unlikely that he'll be a major factor in any team's passing game for the rest of his career. His fantasy value will depend on where he lands, but Nicks is likely to be mainly receiver depth in deeper leagues.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:14:41 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts) is visiting the San Francisco 49ers Monday, March 30.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks' fantasy value is on life support, but he's still worthy of a WR5 flyer at the end of drafts.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:49:05 -0700
There is little to no market for free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts), a league source said Tuesday, March 17. The lack of interest flows in part from a trend toward young receivers making an immediate impact.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:52:06 -0800
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks figures to play a key role in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, especially if the Patriots use CB Darrelle Revis to try to shut down WR T.Y. Hilton. Nicks has been showing more explosiveness in the offense in limited snaps of late. WR Reggie Wayne has just three of QB Andrew Luck's 77 postseason targets.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) clearly won't stand out as a fantastic FantasyScore choice this weekend, but he could be an interesting sleeper choice if Hilton is taken out of the game plan by Revis and the Colts are forced to air it out to keep up.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:14:55 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks will start at wide receiver in place of WR Reggie Wayne (elbow).
Fantasy Tip: Nicks has not been much of a factor in the passing game this season but has a chance to make an impact in Week 8. Hicks costs $3,900 on FantasyScore and could be a cheap flex option for owners.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:45:19 -0700
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne's (elbow) injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could cause him to miss a game or two, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Chuck Pagano hasn't revealed the results of Wayne's MRI exams, however. Wayne said his injury wasn't serious after the Week 7 win. He finished the game against the Cincinnati Bengals with just four catches for 15 yards, and he had two drops. WR Hakeem Nicks could receive a heavier workload if Wayne needs some time to heal from his injury. Nicks had zero catches on one target against the Bengals after catching just two passes for 18 yards the previous week.
Fantasy Tip: Monitor Wayne's practice status this week but be prepared to ignore him at FantasyScore in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nicks could be a sneaky sleeper selection if Wayne is forced to sit out.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:14:33 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks continued to struggle to gain separation from defenders in Week 6 against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 9. WR Donte Moncrief may start to phase Nicks out of the wide receiver rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks had just two catches (seven targets) for 18 yards last night against the Texans. He hasn't scored since Week 3 and doesn't have more than five catches in a single game this season. Nicks is a bench player for the time being, and you might want to consider dumping him for better options.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:27:57 -0700
Indianapolis WR Hakeem Nicks currently ranks fourth on the team with 18 targets this season, but he said he still views himself as the best receiver in the NFL and believes he will have a chance to prove that in Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Despite plenty of self-confidence, Nicks is clearly third in the receiver pecking order. He is priced reasonably ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) at FantasyScore in Week 5, but Nicks is a high-risk, touchdown-dependent pick. For a little extra money, T.Y. Hilton ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) and Reggie Wayne ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) offer more dependability.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:51:49 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks has missed the last two days of practice, and his status for the game is uncertain at this point. Owners would have to spend $5,200 at FantasyScore on Nicks this week, but may need to consider a healthier option at the position.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:28:59 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Nicks ($5,200) was only targeted three times in Week 2, so even with a plus-matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, you should be able to do better in FantasyScore contests.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:38:27 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks received praise from head coach Chuck Pagano for his performance in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. "(Nicks) was outstanding," Pagano said after the game. Him and Andrew were in a rhythm Obviously, we figured he'd play inspired football against a really good football team."
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:46:52 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton not only believes he's a No. 1 wide receiver, but adds teammates Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks into that category as well.
Fantasy Tip: Whatever Hilton thinks, none of the Colts' receivers are in WR1 territory in fantasy. Hilton provides the most value while Nicks and Wayne fall more into WR3 territory, with Wayne having added value in PPR scoring leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:28:37 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks appeared to be affected by the criticism he received as a member of the New York Giants last season, according to WR Victor Cruz. "I mean, anytime people say things like that and try to discuss your character, I think it takes a toll on anyone," Cruz said. "I think it did for him, and I think it's something where he wants to prove people wrong. He wants to show that he's a team guy, show that he gives his all and everything for his teammates. And I think the fresh start for him in Indy is gonna be just that, so we'll see how it goes for him."
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:58:32 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said he is in the best shape of his life. "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in...I came in weighing 209 when I was supposed to come in weighing 212," Nicks said. "After Pep came to me to clarify, he said that he (meant) everybody's getting into game shape right now--it's the beginning of camp. He came apologizing to let me know he wasn't just singling me out."
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:57:23 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks isn't where he needs to be, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. "Yeah, I don't know if I can say that I've seen enough," Hamilton said. "I think he is still working to get himself in game shape."
Fantasy Tip: Nicks is a mid-to-low WR2 if he returns to form.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:57:17 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WRs LaVon Brazill, Da'Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen may compete for one roster spot during training camp. It appears WRs Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief are locks to make the roster.
Fri, 09 May 2014 19:48:45 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts selected Mississippi WR Donte Moncrief with the 90th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: He's sort of a handcuff/heir apparent to injury-prone vet Hakeem Nicks. At 6-foot-2, 221 pounds, Moncrief could step in with big-play ability. He's someone to watch inseason during 2014 and for the long term, with Reggie Wayne (knee) not having much time left on the field.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:10:02 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts are off the board for free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles), mainly because they signed WR Hakeem Nicks earlier in the free agent cycle.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:21:08 -0700
The Carolina Panthers made an offer to Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks before he signed with that team. Both Nicks and Carolina GM Dave Gettleman agreed Indianapolis would make the better fit.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:04:31 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said the New York Giants did not make him a contract offer this offseason.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:36:23 -0700
Indianapolis Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said he wanted to play with QB Andrew Luck, calling him one of the best quarterbacks in the game.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:33:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Indianapolis Colts agreed to a one-year deal worth a maximum of $5.5 million with WR Hakeem Nicks, according to a source.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:16:20 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) Friday, March 14, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Nick's 2013 season was ruined by injuries and the fact that he wasn't happy with his contact in New York. Moving to Indy and taking passes from Andrew Luck will return him to fantasy relevance, assuming he can stay healthy. T.Y. Hilton will take plenty of attention away from him, too. Nicks should be a midrange WR2 with upside for more.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:59:13 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts are closing in on signing free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants), according to a source.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:34:07 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have shown interest in free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants).
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:36:57 -0700
The Carolina Panthers remain interested in free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) but are willing to wait until next week to find better value at the position.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:04:13 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts will meet with free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) Friday, March 14.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:03:41 -0700
The San Diego Chargers are in play for free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants).
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:29:07 -0700
The Carolina Panthers' top target at receiver is free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants).
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 16:15:09 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) said he wants to sign a long-term deal this offseason.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:50:07 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is interested in signing with the Carolina Panthers.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:49:49 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is interested in signing with the Indianapolis Colts.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:49:14 -0700
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is interested in signing with the San Diego Chargers.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:44:48 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks is receptive to returning to the team, and he is willing to weigh a one-year contract to prove his past two seasons were aberrations, league sources said Saturday, March 8.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:12:49 -0800
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is open to signing a one-year deal to prove that he is healthy, which would allow him to cash in during next offseason's free agency period, according to multiple league sources.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:28:49 -0800
Doctors sent out letters clearing free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) for the 2014 season. Nicks had a screw inserted into his foot in 2012 and surgery to repair his posterior cruciate ligament in 2013.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:52:16 -0800
Impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks is not expected back with the New York Giants. He is likely t find a better deal than anything the cash-strapped Giants can allocate for him.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:15:38 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to pursue New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks this offseason, because they likely will not be able to afford him.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:42:17 -0800
Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) has joined the Roc Nation Sports agency.
Fantasy Tip: This could be a sign that Nicks is looking for a lucrative deal on the free-agent market this offseason, which was expected all along. We don't see him returning to the G-Men next season.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:36:46 -0800
The New England Patriots could show interest in New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks if he is available in free agency.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:47:13 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has been lobbying for free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks to re-sign with the team.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:39:47 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is unlikely to get the team's franchise tag, in the opinion of Dan Graziano of ESPN New York. Graziano speculates the only likely way Nicks returns is if there is no market for his services and he comes back at a team friendly price.