Collins rushed 15 times for 74 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to Chicago. Collins saw five more carries than Javorius Allen and gained an extra 25 yards on the ground as both averaged 4.9 yards per rush. Unfortunately for the duo of running backs, neither was able to find paydirt with quarterback Joe Flacco struggling mightily to move the offense. Despite averaging a robust 6.4 yards per carry on his 52 totes this season, Collins makes for a risky fantasy option given Baltimore's timeshare at his position and ineffective offense overall.
Collins gained 55 yards on 12 carries and didn't draw any targets in Sunday's 30-17 win over the Raiders. The Ravens appeared ready to re-integrate Terrance West. He started and got the first two carries but then left the game with a calf injury. West had just 18 carries for 41 yards over the previous three games, while Collins piled up 166 yards on 25 totes but also lost a pair of fumbles. Javorius Allen capitalized on West's absence Sunday, taking 21 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown, with four catches for 12 yards on five targets. While it would've been encouraging to see Collins get a larger share of the carries, he at least managed to hold on to the ball, which could earn him more looks going forward if West misses time. Such a scenario would make the muddled Baltimore backfield easier to predict, though Allen and Collins might still be deployed in a hot-hand committee on early downs. The Ravens draw a Week 6 home matchup with the Bears.
Despite losing two fumbles the past three weeks, Collins is expected to get more opportunities in the Baltimore backfield, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports. A 2016 fifth-round pick who was released by the Seahawks at the end of the preseason, Collins himself as the most explosive option in the Baltimore backfield, offering the speed and elusiveness that Terrance West and Javorius Allen simply don't have. A pair of lost fumbles on just 25 carries would typically resign an unproven player to the bench or back to the free-agent heap, but Collins has the good fortune to be part of a Baltimore offense that's desperate for any kind of play-making ability it can get. He already has six carries of more than 15 yards, with his average sitting at 8.2 per tote after he ripped off a 50-yard gain and accounted for nine of the team's 15 carries in Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers. Ravens coach John Harbaugh made it clear Collins is on a short leash, but the second-year player is nonetheless the best bet to serve as the team's lead runner Sunday in Oakland. Of course, West still looms as a threat to poach goal-line work, and Allen is locked in on passing downs.
Collins had nine carries for 82 yards in Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers and registered one lost fumble. The Arkansas product's fumbling issues popped up again Sunday as he coughed up the ball in Baltimore territory to help set up a Steeler touchdown. There were some positive takeaways from Collins' performance Sunday, however, including a 50-yard scamper that led to the Ravens' only touchdown of the game. He was the only Baltimore back with more than two carries and more than seven yards. Collins has shown to be the most explosive runner in the Baltimore backfield since joining the Ravens, but his fumble issues are a concern. In fact, coach John Harbaugh said after Sunday's game that Collins is now on a short leash, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.
Collins had nine carries for 82 yards in Sunday's 44-7 loss to the Jaguars in London. Collins got a couple carries in the first quarter but piled up nearly all his yardage in garbage time. He's a name to watch as a struggling Baltimore offense seeks any potential form of explosiveness, though it doesn't seem the Ravens are quite ready to ditch Terrance West or Javorius Allen. The three-way timeshare likely will continue Week 4 against the Steelers.
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