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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.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:52:53 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks got advice from Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress over the course of the season about how to play through a contract year. "I tried to pick his mind, see what he had going and really just be a friend and let him understand I played the position," Burress told NJ.com on Wednesday. "It's not always easy but you have to go out and be focused. Hopefully between those lines, it's all football."
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:08:14 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is not expected to return to the team in 2014. Nicks was fined multiple times by the team in 2013.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:48:42 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese still believes in WR Hakeem Nicks. "I still think he can be a good player," Reese said. "He has to stay healthy and focus more on what he's doing."
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:32:19 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, said he would like to re-sign with the team. "We all know this is where I want to be," Nicks said. "I understand the business side."
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:55:30 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks said he does not think the team needs a new offense, and he is sure QB Eli Manning will not want to change things up offensively. "He won't want to change," Nicks said of Manning. "It's been working for us in the past. I'm not putting too much emphasis on it."
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:33:41 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, an impending unrestricted free agent, said he is not sure what to expect right now, but he wants to remain with the team.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:12:47 -0800
Impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) is not expected to be back with the team next season. Head coach Tom Coughlin is uncertain why Hicks saw a decline last season. "Well, it just didn't happen for him and we'll all scratch our heads over that one," Coughlin said in a radio interview Friday, Jan. 3. "Because when Hakeem came back he wanted it more than we will ever know. He had certain things happen this year to him. I'm not talking about injuries. I'm just talking about being in situations where the ball would be there and perhaps a couple of times he didn't go for the ball. A couple of other times he just wasn't able to get himself open on a continuous basis. It just wasn't a very productive year."
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:31:05 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (ankle) left the Week 17 game with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 08:06:22 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks said he would be open to returning if the team placed the franchise tag on him this offseason.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 06:44:02 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is ready to take the next step in talking contract. "We ain't talking money right now because it's bigger than that in my eyes," Nicks said. "It's not just about money. I'm not going to be a guy who says: 'Let me go get this.' Nah … I don't want to get myself in a situation where there's a lot going on. This organization is great stability-wise. Not too many changes go on around here."
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:16:29 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has caught only one pass in the red zone so far this season. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said does not believe opposing defenses have played Nicks differently than last season.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:33:55 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Fantasy Tip: With Cruz missing practice again, it is becoming even less likely he will play. Hakeem Nicks, Jerrel Jernigan, and Rueben Randle would all likely see more work as a result.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:24:27 -0800
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 18, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz's knee "will probably prevent (Cruz) from doing anything." The Giants are more concerned with his knee than his concussion.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking like a long shot that Cruz will play this weekend against the Detroit Lions. Upgrade Reuben Randle and Hakeem Nicks in your weekly rankings. Randle has more upside for championship week.