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Auction action Est. 2020
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Nico Collins

WR HOU

College: Michigan | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 3/19/1999
2022 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 83.6
Avg Pts: 4.92
Rank: 86 WR

Free Agent

2022 RTSports Outlook

Collins found his way into the starting lineup his rookie season, starting eight of the 14 games he played. He made some plays while starting, having 33 receptions on 60 targets. He scored just a touchdown, though, and his season high in yards was 69. Collins topped double-digit fantasy points two games. Collins is likely No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart for the Texans this season. Collins is a big receiver with good size and speed. He is a good route runner that gets off the line well because of his strength. Collins can be a tough cover.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Collins is a good late-round speculative grab. He has some potential for a few big games. His numbers could improve a little this year. Look for around 40 receptions for 550 yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Houston Texans wide receiverNico Collinsis attempting to win the No. 2 wide receiver job behindBrandin Cooksthis summer. A third-round pick (89th overall) in 2021, Collins didn't have any big games as a rookie but showed some flashes down the stretch commanding his own fair share of red zone targets and air yards with Texans QuarterbackDavis Mills. The 23-year-old finished with a modest 33 receptions for 446 yards and one touchdown. He was held back by poor QB play at Michigan and skipped his 2020 season due to COVID-19 before opting for the NFL Draft. Texans General Manager Nick Caserio traded for the former 4-star recruit out of Alabama on draft weekend 2021. Collins has impressive size boasting a 6-4 frame at 215 lbs. The question is whether he can put it together for an entire season. Currently, Collins' ADP is 237, and he isn't being drafted outside the deepest of formats. The Texans also drafted Alabama wide receiver John Metchie in the second round in 2022. Still, it remains to be seen if he will return immediately following a knee injury in the BCS Championship Game against Georgia. Collins has an FFPC ADP of 255 and is a player worth keeping an eye on all summer, as the rebuilding Texans will likely be playing in their fair share of shootouts this fall.

Houston Texans wide receiverNico Collinsis attempting to win the No. 2 wide receiver job behindBrandin Cooksthis summer. A third-round pick (89th overall) in 2021, Collins didn't have any big games as a rookie but showed some flashes down the stretch commanding his own fair share of red zone targets and air yards with Texans QuarterbackDavis Mills. The 23-year-old finished with a modest 33 receptions for 446 yards and one touchdown. He was held back by poor QB play at Michigan and skipped his 2020 season due to COVID-19 before opting for the NFL Draft. Texans General Manager Nick Caserio traded for the former 4-star recruit out of Alabama on draft weekend 2021. Collins has impressive size boasting a 6-4 frame at 215 lbs. The question is whether he can put it together for an entire season. Currently, Collins' ADP is 237, and he isn't being drafted outside the deepest of formats. The Texans also drafted Alabama wide receiver John Metchie in the second round in 2022. Still, it remains to be seen if he will return immediately following a knee injury in the BCS Championship Game against Georgia. Collins has an FFPC ADP of 255 and is a player worth keeping an eye on all summer, as the rebuilding Texans will likely be playing in their fair share of shootouts this fall.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 11.70Nico Collins 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Nico Collins 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 24.20Nico Collins 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)
Nico Collins 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 68.40Nico Collins 44 receiving yds (4.40 pts)
Nico Collins 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 74.80Nico Collins 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Nico Collins 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 89.50Nico Collins 55 receiving yds (5.50 pts)
Nico Collins 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 95.50Nico Collins 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)
Nico Collins 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 10
Week 111.90Nico Collins 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Nico Collins 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 124.80Nico Collins 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Nico Collins 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 130.00
Week 1411.90Nico Collins 69 receiving yds (6.90 pts)
Nico Collins 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 153.40Nico Collins 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Nico Collins 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 1612.30Nico Collins 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Nico Collins 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 13 yd TD pass from Davis Mills
Player Notes
Aug 17 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | Texans sophomore receiver Nico Collins is having a good training camp and is a breakout candidate in 2022 Dynasty Analysis: The team is looking for ways to get Collins singled up in coverage so he can use his size and body to gain separation and make plays. He's reportedly been working with Texans great Andre Johnson in his routes while emulating Johnson's work ethic as well. As a rookie, Collins produced a 33/446/1 stat line and is a good bet to well outproduce those numbers in his second season. Opposing secondaries will prioritize Brandin Cooks, allowing Collins to win on single coverage with his size. Found as DLF's WR62, Nico Collins is a low-valued starting receiver with a long runway to greater production in the future. As such, he makes for an intriguing "buy now" candidate ahead of kick off of the 2022 regular season.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Aug 6 6:30pm ET

Houston Texans second-year wide receiver Nico Collins is the "clear No. 2" option on the depth chart, according to DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN. Injuries and quarterback turnover limited Collins to just 33 catches, 446 yards, and one touchdown as a rookie, but all signs point to him taking a big step forward in 2022. He'll start alongside reliable veteran Brandin Cooks in an offense that should look better this year than it did in 2021. Most notably, quarterback Davis Mills has a year of NFL experience under his belt and isn't facing as much competition in training camp. Collins' ADP of 145 makes him worthy of being selected as a late-round flier. He should see significant volume this year.

From RotoBaller

Aug 3 10:50am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was taken 89th overall last year and is showing he may have been worth an even higher pick than that. Collins, much like the rest of the offense, struggled during the early part of the season in 2021 but finished stronger, producing 31 receptions for 407 yards and one touchdown in his final 12 games. Collins has been making highlight-reel catches in camp, prompting head coach Lovie Smith to say, "Nico Collins is an excellent football player. We expect him to make plays like that." While veteran receiver Brandin Cooks will certainly lead the charge in this offense, Collins is not far behind. He is primed to take on a big role in an improved offense, making him an ideal draft target as a low-cost option who will offer weekly production for your team.

From RotoBaller

Jun 28 5:40pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills pointed to second-year wide receiver Nico Collins as a player who stood out this spring. Mills said Collins has a "good grasp of this offense" and "his talent is off the charts." Mills also said that the team needs to "find ways to get (Collins) the ball" this year. The 23-year-old wideout has looked stronger this offseason after hauling in 33 of his 60 targets for 446 yards and one touchdown in 14 games in his rookie campaign. Collins appears to have also improved his chemistry with Mills, which is extremely important. Along with veteran Brandin Cooks, who is the Texans' unquestioned No. 1 receiver, Collins is poised to improve in his sophomore season in 2022.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 21-Sep-2021: HOU Nico Collins - On IR - shoulder
  • 12-May-2021: HOU Nico Collins - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2024)
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