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88 Hakeem Nicks WR
Height/Weight: 6-1/208 | Birthdate: 1/14/1988 | Birthplace: Charlotte, NC, USA | Team: Indianapolis | College: North Carolina | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 86/23 | Average Draft Position: 63.19
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Coughlin: Hakeem Nicks needed change


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/1/2014) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said at the NFL owners meeting that Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks, who signed with Indianapolis as a free agent after five seasons in New York, probably needed a change for his career.

"Two years ago he was probably one of the best receivers in the NFL," Coughlin said. "He's had some nicks, he's had some things he had to deal with, the production was not where it should have been last year. We wish Hakeem success, nothing but the best for him. Perhaps this is what he needed, the change he needed. If he re-establishes himself in Indianapolis they'll have one hell of a football team."

Nicks signed a one-year deal with the Colts. He had just 56 catches for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 2013.


Physical nature brought Hakeem Nicks to Indianapolis


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) It sure wasn't Hakeem Nicks' touchdown efficiency that made him a Colt -- he had zero scores last year. But Colts coach Chuck Pagano told CBSSports.com that Nicks' physical style is what made him an asset to the team. 

"What is there not to like about the guy?" Pagano said from the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando. "He's a big guy, very, very athletic, experienced guy, played at a high level, won championships. ... Everybody's going to get up in your face now and play bump and run and make it really hard for you to get off the line of scrimmage. He gives you a big, physical presence. When Reggie went down, Da'Rick Rogers was a big guy but he hadn't played and was thrust to the forefront. With Hakeem you get another big, physical receiver that will do a great job versus press coverage and the teams that we're going to have to face, all of them are built to stop the big wideouts. We're going to face big corners, if you will. He brings a lot to the table in that respect."


Hakeem Nicks excited about 'three-headed monster'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) New Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks relishes the prospect of playing with quarterback Andrew Luck and teaming with receivers Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. The trio has combined for 11 1,000-yard receiving seasons and 122 touchdowns.

"That's exciting," Nicks told the Herald Bulletin. "It looks like a three-headed monster to me. Last time I was in that situation, I won a Super Bowl. So I'm excited about that."

Nicks called the Colts the best fit for him. He'll try to prove himself on a one-year deal.

"The football coaches, I've heard a lot of great things about them," he said. "Andrew Luck is one of the best young quarterbacks in the game today, and I would love to play with him."


Colts land Hakeem Nicks on one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Former Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nicks 26, caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the Giants. He had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three.

Hakeem Nicks visiting the Colts


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) Free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he's flying to Indianapolis to meet with the Colts on Friday. The Panthers and Chargers are also reportedly in the mix for Nicks' services.

Nicks dealt with a number of foot injuries including a broken foot in the spring of 2012. He caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the Giants. He had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three.


Panthers targeting Hakeem Nicks?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) The Panthers' "top target" in free agency to replace Steve Smith is receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to the Charlotte Observer. The team hopes to bring Nicks in for a visit soon

Nicks dealt with a number of foot injuries including a broken foot in the spring of 2012. He caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the Giants. He had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three.

Nicks not only went to the University of North Carolina for college but also was born and raised in Charlotte, attending Independence High School.


Hakeem Nicks talking with Panthers


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/12/2014) Free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks and the Panthers have been in talks regarding a deal, a source tells 610 The Fan in Charlotte. Nicks not only went to the University of North Carolina for college but also was born and raised in Charlotte, attending Independence High School.

Nicks said earlier this spring that he'd like a long-term deal but teams have shied away from the six-year veteran. He dealt with a number of foot injuries including a broken foot in the spring of 2012. He caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the Giants. He had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three. 


Hakeem Nicks' wish list: Colts, Panthers, Chargers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks told ESPN he can see himself catching passes from the Colts' Andrew Luck, the Panthers' Cam Newton or the Chargers' Philip Rivers. Nicks failed to catch a touchdown pass with the Giants last season.

"Players have already started to reach out to me from other teams saying they would love for me to come join them," Nicks said. "I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy. I'm excited about talking to teams and making it work."

Nicks earlier said he was open to a one-year deal.


Report: Hakeem Nicks open to one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) ESPN reports Saturday that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is open to signing a one-year contract. Nicks circulated medical assurances from Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. James Andrews to all the teams in the league that his past issues with his foot and knee should not impact his performance in 2014.

Nicks, 26, caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the Giants. He had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three.

Sounds like Coughlin not banking on Hakeem Nicks' return


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) When asked about impending free agent Hakeem Nicks' status on Friday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said the team won't try to keep him before the start of free agency. 

"I'm sure the market will be where Hakeem will go," Coughlin said per the New York Post.

Nicks, 26, caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games. Nicks had 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons in the league, 10 in his last three. 


Patriots have decisions to make at receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/14/2014) The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.


Victor Cruz says he wants Hakeem Nicks back


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/13/2014) Victor Cruz said he "selfishly" wants Hakeem Nicks to stay with the Giants. 

Speaking at a fundraiser, Cruz told the Newark Star-Ledger that Nicks could be too expensive for the Giants to retain but if the stars aligned, he'd love to have him back. In fact, he's told Nicks exactly that. 

"I have (asked him to stay)," Cruz said. "Selfishly, I would love for him to stay."

The paper made a note that Cruz was double-teamed more often this year because of Nicks' ineffective play. Nicks had a hard time separating from defensive backs and couldn't win jump balls. Nicks also had a hard time around the end zone as he went without scoring a touchdown all season. 


Report: Zero chance Hakeem Nicks returns to Giants


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) There's a zero percent chance the Giants will re-sign impending free agent Hakeem Nicks, according to The Star-Ledger. Nicks, who did not score a touchdown in 2013, "appeared to be disinterested this season," the paper added. "His main goal seemed to be staying healthy instead of putting forth a maximum effort."


Report: Giants don't want Hakeem Nicks back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) The Giants will let Hakeem Nicks go in free agency, as the receiver disappointed with his play and also drew multiple team fines for being late to meetings and treatment sessions, reports NFL Network. Nicks, 26, caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games.

Hakeem Nicks mum on meeting with management


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, an impending free agent, met with team management last week but would not reveal what was discussed, reports the New York Daily News. Nicks did say he wants to return to the team, but added the "business side" might get in the way.

Nicks likely won't be back. He caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns this year.


Hakeem Nicks' season ends with ankle sprain


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks left Sunday's game against Washington at the end of the first half with an ankle sprain. He did not return. 

Nicks had two catches for 50 yards when he left the game. He finishes the season with 56 receptions for 896 yards. This was the first time in his career Nicks did not catch a touchdown pass; his previous low was three. 

Nicks, a free agent heading into 2014, now has two straight seasons with fewer than 900 receiving yards. 


Giants wideouts a Week 17 crapshoot


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/27/2013) Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Jerrel Jernigan both have what is essentially an equal chance to shine against a Washington defense that sits right around league average for Fantasy points allowed to opposing wideouts this season. 

Over the past three games, Washington has allowed two total touchdowns to opposing wideouts, and they've been relatively stingy in terms of giving up yards (with the exception of Week 16, when both Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams went over 70 yards -- driven mainly by a late, long pass to Williams).

The problem with the Giants is there's no indication who will step up as the No. 1 wideout. Jernigan has been very good the last two games, with 13 receptions on 20 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns. And Nicks has been on the other end of the performance spectrum, with five receptions on 12 targets for 57 total yards. But Nicks could be playing his last game with the Giants, and is on the cusp of the first zero-touchdown season in his career. There could be some extra motivation to get him in the end zone and finish on a high note. 

Jernigan is on a roll lately, and Nicks has motivation. But neither has been overwhelmingly great. With the defense not being especially good or bad, matchup-wise, it would be best to consider both of these wideouts as WR3s for Week 17. 


Hakeem Nicks held to 52 yards on four grabs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was unable to step up in the absence of Victor Cruz, as he barely cracked 50 receiving yards during Sunday's overtime win over the Lions in Week 16.

Nicks caught passes for 15, 12, 16 and then 9 yards. He was targeted seven times and finished with four catches for 52 yards in a 23-20 overtime win. He was held without a catch in overtime.

The Giants will end the season at home against the Redskins.

Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle aiming to make some noise vs. Detroit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) With Victor Cruz set to miss the final two games of the season with a knee injury, Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle may see more targets heading into Sunday's game against the Lions in Week 16.

Nicks was practically a non-factor in Week 15 against Seattle, tallying five yards on one reception. Four of Eli Manning's five interceptions that day were on passes intended for Nicks. He has 50 catches for 794 yards and no touchdowns this season.

Randle didn't make it onto the stat sheet against Seattle, failing to come down with either of the targets thrown his way. He has 37 catches for 571 yards and six touchdowns on the year.

The Lions have not allowed a 100-yard receiver since Week 12 (Tiquan Underwood). In fact, opposing wide receivers are averaging only 16.3 Fantasy points over the last three games against Detroit. Consider both Randle and Nicks as low-end starting options for Week 16.

Four passes intended for Hakeem Nicks picked off Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Giants quarterback Eli Manning had plenty of trouble trying to get the football to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks during a 23-0 loss Week 15 vs. Seattle. Nicks finished with just one catch for 5 yards, but more troubling was that four passes thrown his way were intercepted.

The first pass thrown Nicks' way Sunday afternoon was intercepted by Richard Sherman. Manning tried to take advantage of one-on-one coverage, but Sherman was underneath Nicks and was in perfect position to intercept the pass midway through the second quarter.

Manning tried to target Nicks on a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the first half, but it was once again intercepted by Sherman. 

The third interception thrown in Nicks' direction came at the start of the fourth quarter when Manning threw behind Nicks on a short crossing route. The pass was picked off by Byron Maxwell.

Finally, Manning tried to connect with Nicks for a 13-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the pass was batted away by Sherman and intercepted by Earl Thomas on the deflection. Nicks finished with five targets in the loss.

The Giants are back in action Week 16 at Detroit.


Will history vs. Seattle help end Hakeem Nicks' scoring woes?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) It's quite amazing Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has played 12 games this season and he's still without a touchdown. He's even surpassed 100 yards three times, including Week 14 at San Diego, and still couldn't get a touchdown.

It only seems fitting then should Nicks break his scoring slump in Week 15 against the Seahawks, when he doesn't exactly have the most favorable matchup.

As you can imagine, wide receivers haven't had outstanding numbers against a very good Seattle defense. Wide receivers average just 110.2 receiving yards and 14.7 Fantasy points per week, which is the second-lowest average. Wide receivers have also totaled just eight touchdowns in 13 games and only five wide receivers have tallied at least 10 Fantasy points.

Though, Nicks' history against the Seahawks is interesting. He has played them twice, recording a touchdown in each game and averaging 96.5 receiving yards. It would be great if Nicks scored in a third straight game against Seattle, but he's been very unreliable for Fantasy owners in 2013, so you are taking a gamble by starting him Week 15.


Hakeem Nicks comes back alive with 100-yard game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks got back on track with 100-plus yards during Sunday's loss to the Chargers in Week 14.

Nicks made his presence felt early on with a 51-yard grab in the opening quarter and caught a 43-yard pass at the end of the second quarter to eclipse the 100-yard mark before the half. He finished the game with five catches for 135 yards on seven targets in a 37-14 defeat.

It was Nicks' first 100-yard game since Week 5 against the Eagles. He has three 100-yard games this season. He'll look to stay productive at home against the Seahawks in Week 15.

Hakeem Nicks draws two targets in return


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, who returned Week 13 after missing one game with an abdominal injury, failed to make a big impact in the win at Washington. Nicks caught both his targets for 34 yards.

He still has not scored a touchdown this season. Nicks visits San Diego in Week 14.


Hakeem Nicks ready to roll


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, who was probable with an abdomen injury, is active for the game at Washington. Nicks missed Week 12 but was able to practice fully late last week.

Fantasy owners still waiting for Hakeem Nicks


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2013) Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is set to play in Week 13 at Washington after missing Week 12 with an abdomen injury. But does that mean Fantasy owners should trust him?

Nicks has been a tremendous disappointment all season. He has just two games with double digits in Fantasy points but none in his past five outings, and he has yet to score a touchdown this year.

It's a good matchup against the Redskins, who have allowed 12 receivers to reach double digits in Fantasy points with 13 touchdowns. But Nicks has gone the past five meetings against Washington without scoring and just one game with more than 100 receiving yards, which was 2011.

We would only consider Nicks a No. 4 Fantasy receiver in this matchup. Until he starts to produce on a consistent basis we wouldn't trust him in the majority of leagues.