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Nicks had just three receptions on six targets for 29 yards in Sunday's win over Baltimore.

Nicks still hasn't had more than 50 yards in any one game this year, although he's capable of putting up bigger numbers with Andrew Luck running a strong offense. On the other hand, Luck has so many weapons at his disposal, and Nicks appears to have lost a step, at least form the naked eye.

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Nicks caught just two passes (on six targets) for 12 yards Sunday versus the Titans.

Nicks is listed as the Colts' No. 3 receiver and his six targets Sunday only ranked behind T.Y. Hilton (10) and Reggie Wayne (eight), but Nicks failed to make much of an impact against the Titans. In fact, through four games with the Colts, Nicks is yet to top 50 yards, even though his two touchdowns have certainly been useful for fantasy owners. Looking ahead, Nicks will face the Ravens in Week 5.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 2 Months

Nicks caught all four passes thrown his way for 50 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jaguars.

Nicks bounced back from his minus-four yards in Week 2 to score his second touchdown in three games, a huge total considering he failed to score at all last year in 15 games. Nicks' touchdown came on a goal-line throw to put the Colts up 37-3 and given his size, he could continue to get looks from in close. Up next is a tough matchup against a Titans defense that has been very good against the pass this season.

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Nicks (illness) is active for Sunday's game at Jacksonville, ESPN reports.

Nicks missed practice on Thursday and Friday, but got another day of rest Saturday and looks set to play. However, it's not clear if he'll be at full strength.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 2 Months

Nicks (illness) did not participate in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable this week against Jacksonville.

Nicks has missed the last two practices due to an illness. He still has time to get healthy and there's no word the ailment is serious, but check his status before kickoff.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 2 Months

Nicks (illness) was not spotted at Friday's practice, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Nicks sat out Thursday's practice with the illness, and it appears he will sit out for the second straight day. Despite the missed practice time, he still has a chance to play Sunday given that he is dealing with an illness and not a structural setback.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 2 Months

Nicks did not practice Thursday due to an illness.

Nicks was able to practice Wednesday, so we can only assume this is minor. Check to see if he can return to practice Friday.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 2 Months

Nicks lost four yards on his lone reception in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Eagles.

Nicks didn't play many snaps and was targeted just three times, as the Colts took an early lead, and then piled up 38 carries. Still, Reggie Wayne (seven) and T.Y. Hilton (11) combined for 18 targets, while Nicks largely watched from the sideline. Even if the Indy passing game shapes up as expected, Nicks is likely in for an inconsistent year.

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Nicks caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos.

Nicks got the touchdown monkey off his back after a score-less 2013, thanks to a lucky deflection off the defensive back covering him. He still did well to bring the pass down, and was able to haul in each of his five targets on the night. Though his first performance for the Colts was solid, Nicks finished tied for fifth on the team in targets, behind Reggie Wayne (13), T.Y. Hilton (11), Coby Fleener (eight) and Ahmad Bradshaw (six), sitting even with Dwayne Allen (five). The Colts have no shortage of options for Andrew Luck to pass to, and it would seem that both Wayne and Hilton are going to log more snaps than Nicks. On the bright side, Nicks is in a much better offense than what he was stuck with last season, and it won't be surprising if he's a regular visitor to the end zone.

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Nicks caught five passes for 53 yards on five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

Nicks had extra motivation facing his former team, and there wasn't a ton of competition for targets with both T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne (knee) resting. It was still an encouraging performance, as Nicks also had a 36-yard gain wiped out by a taunting penalty. His minor injury doesn't look like a major concern, but he'll still have plenty of competition for Andrew Luck's attention once the regular-season begins. If he continues to impress, Nicks may have a shot to usurp Hilton as the starting receiver opposite Wayne in two-wide formations.