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2021 Receiving

Regular Season 18 228 12.7 0 32

Top Nico Collins News

  • Texans' Nico Collins: Two catches in Week 12

    Collins (hip) caught two of five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Jets.

    Collins has topped the 50-yard mark only once, and the rookie third-round pick is still searching for his first career touchdown. He'll continue to play a starting role in Houston's low-octane passing attack in Week 13 against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Good to go Sunday

    Collins (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Collins' availability for Week 12 looked to be in peril after he was added to the injury report Friday with a hip issue that rendered him questionable for the contest, but the Texans are evidently confident enough in his health to have him suit up Sunday. Since returning Week 6 from a three-game stint on injured reserve, Collins has had a regular role in three-receiver sets for the Texans, playing no fewer than 57 percent of the offensive snaps in any of his five appearances. The solid role has yet to translate into major fantasy production, however, as Collins has put together a 14-161-0 receiving line on 20 targets during that stretch.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Added to injury report

    Collins is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after logging a limited practice Friday due to a hip issue.

    Given that Collins caught just one of two targets for nine yards in last week's win over Tennessee, he profiles as a speculative Week 12 fantasy lineup option, more so now that he was added to the Texans' injury report Friday. In any case, those hoping that Collins can bounce back this weekend will gain clarity on his availability prior to the first wave of games Sunday, with Houston kicking off at 1:00 ET.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Catches one ball in win

    Collins caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 22-13 win over Tennessee.

    Collins had experienced an uptick in targets since returning from a foot injury Week 6, but Sunday's sloppy conditions and Houston's dedication to running the ball (although ineffectively) conspired to limit him. He remains the second wideout on the depth chart behind Brandin Cooks, and the rookie should continue to get ample playing time the rest of the season.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Trio of grabs in loss

    Collins secured all three targets for 25 yards in the Texans' 17-9 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

    The rookie turned in an underwhelming performance following a career-best four-catch, 55-yard effort in Week 8 against the Rams. Collins does have multiple grabs in four straight contests, and perhaps the talented rookie will be able to progressively build up his production the longer he gets a chance to work with a capable veteran in Tyrod Taylor.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Makes four receptions

    Collins caught four passes for 55 yards on four targets against the Rams on Sunday.

    Collins was very efficient with his four targets and his 55 yards were the second highest on the team behind WR1 Brandin Cooks (six receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown on six targets), but it would have been nice to see him get more opportunity when Davis Mills put up 39 pass attempts. Still, the rookie third-round pick is quietly playing well over the last three weeks, catching 10 of 15 targets in that span for 127 yards. He's making a credible push for the WR2 role behind Cooks, but Collins still needs to shake Chris Conley and Danny Amendola to establish himself to that extent.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Leads in yards

    Collins caught two of five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 31-5 loss to Arizona.

    Houston quarterback Davis Mills averaged just 4.2 yards-per-attempt, so it was not a banner day for the receiving crew. Collins' 28 yards led all wideouts, which indicates the current state of Houston's offense; the Texans have been outscored 62-8 the last two weeks. During that time, Collins has emerged as the No. 2 wideout. He's been targeted 11 times while playing 60 percent of the snaps the last two weeks, second only to Brandin Cooks among Houston's wide receivers. Unfortunately, the rookie Mills is undergoing a steep learning curve in real time, and NFL defenses are taking advantage. The Texans may get Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) back this week. His return could benefit all concerned skill-position players.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Suiting up Sunday

    Collins (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Collins, who was a limited practice participant both Thursday and Friday, will give it a go Sunday and look to build off the four catches (on six targets) and 44 yards he logged in a Week 6 loss to the Colts. Also in the Texans' WR mix Sunday will be top option Brandin Cooks, slot man Danny Amendola, Chris Conley and Chris Moore. With Davis Mills drawing another start at QB for Houston versus 6-0 Arizona, however, Collins profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy lineup option in Week 7.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Questionable with foot injury

    Collins (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Arizona, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Collins was a limited participant both Thursday and Friday as a result of the foot injury. With the Texans being heavy underdogs against the undefeated Cardinals, the rookie third-round pick could be in line for ample target volume if he suits up. Should Collins sit, Chris Conley (neck) would likely play the majority of snaps on the outside opposite Brandin Cooks, though Conley is listed as questionable himself.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Limited by foot injury

    Collins was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to a foot injury.

    Collins was sidelined for Weeks 3 through 5 with a shoulder injury, but he returned to action in last week's loss to the Colts and recorded four receptions for 44 yards on six targets. Since Collins wasn't listed on Wednesday's practice report, the shoulder doesn't seem to be bothering him any longer, but his addition to Thursday's report with the foot issue could be indicative of an in-practice injury. Ultimately, Collins' activity at Friday's practice will determine whether he takes a designation into Sunday's game in Arizona.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Active in return

    Collins caught four of six targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to Indianapolis.

    The rookie third-round pick out of Michigan was active in his return from a three-week stay on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. While the Texans suffered another bad defeat, Collins at least provided a spark. He played 43 snaps for a season-high 57-percent share and showed some chemistry with rookie quarterback Davis Mills. Brandin Cooks is the clear No. 1 wideout for Houston, but Collins should get plenty of opportunities on a team that figures to play from behind a lot.

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  • Texans' Nico Collins: Set to make return

    Collins (shoulder) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    It's a bit surprising to see Collins activated so soon given he was just designated to practice earlier this week. As a result, Saturday's roster move has to be a positive sign regarding his health moving forward. The 2021 third-round pick was a popular sleeper entering the year given the lack of notable starting receivers opposite Brandin Cooks. That hasn't changed in Collins' absence, though the switch to Davis Mills might complicate things somewhat given the two theoretically haven't had much time to practice with one another. At the very least, the 6-foot-4 target is worth a speculative add in deeper formats given his potential in an offense that is still sorely lacking a second quality pass catcher.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Age: 22