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Nico Collins

WR HOU

College: Michigan | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 1999-03-19
2024 Bye Week: 14

Salary: $1
Total Pts: 220.4
Avg Pts: 12.96
Rank: 10 WR

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Collins had a breakout season, finishing 12th overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He even missed two games be cause of injury, so his numbers could have been even better. The addition of C.J. Stroud was huge for Collins, forming a rapport with the young quarterback quickly. Collins averaged 16.2 yards per reception and finished just three receiving yards shy of 1,300. Collins had 11 of 15 games with double-digit fantasy points. He had three games with 30-plus points. Collins led all of receivers in broken tackles with 16. He also dropped just two passes, catching nearly everything thrown his way. Collins will continue to be a top option in the Texans passing game but now has Stefon Diggs starting alongside him. This might take away some of his targets for the coming 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. He can be a tough cover. Injuries are a concern after missing plenty of action each of his first three seasons in the NFL.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Collins showed last year he can be an elite fantasy receiver. He can do more of the same this year, especially if he can play a full season. Collins is capable of being a top-10 fantasy receiver but the arrival of Diggs clouds things a little for Collins. This might limit his ceiling a little. But even with that said, he can get 90 receptions for 1,300 yard and double-digit scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Following an injury-riddled first two seasons in the league, Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins broke out in 2023. In 14 full games, the 6-foot-4 receiver caught 80 of his 109 targets for 1,297 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. As a result of this dominant season, Collins finished seventh among all WRs in half-PPR fantasy PPG. The Michigan product proved he can be a number-one option on a high-powered offense. Collins almost strictly played on the outside last season. This should not be expected to change as Texans' newly acquired star receiver Stefon Diggs and second-year explosive playmaker Tank Dell rotate in the slot. Not only do the counting stats do Collins justice -- but the advanced metrics further prove his elite status. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Collins had the highest passer rating when targeted last season, along with the second-most yards per route run, and ranked third in yards-after-catch per reception among all receivers. The 25-year-old currently projects as a late second/early third-round pick in best-ball and redraft leagues. You should confidently draft Collins in the second round of all leagues and be comfortable with him as your WR1.

Following an injury-riddled first two seasons in the league, Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins broke out in 2023. In 14 full games, the 6-foot-4 receiver caught 80 of his 109 targets for 1,297 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. As a result of this dominant season, Collins finished seventh among all WRs in half-PPR fantasy PPG. The Michigan product proved he can be a number-one option on a high-powered offense. Collins almost strictly played on the outside last season. This should not be expected to change as Texans' newly acquired star receiver Stefon Diggs and second-year explosive playmaker Tank Dell rotate in the slot. Not only do the counting stats do Collins justice -- but the advanced metrics further prove his elite status. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Collins had the highest passer rating when targeted last season, along with the second-most yards per route run, and ranked third in yards-after-catch per reception among all receivers. The 25-year-old currently projects as a late second/early third-round pick in best-ball and redraft leagues. You should confidently draft Collins in the second round of all leagues and be comfortable with him as your WR1.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 111.00Nico Collins 6 receptions (3.00 pts)
Nico Collins 80 receiving yds (8.00 pts)
Week 224.10Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 8 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
Nico Collins 7 receptions (3.50 pts)
Nico Collins 146 receiving yds (14.60 pts)
Week 34.40Nico Collins 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Nico Collins 34 receiving yds (3.40 pts)
Week 432.30Nico Collins 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 2 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
. . . Nico Collins 52 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
Nico Collins 7 receptions (3.50 pts)
Nico Collins 168 receiving yds (16.80 pts)
Week 55.40Nico Collins 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Nico Collins 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)
Week 610.00Nico Collins 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Nico Collins 80 receiving yds (8.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 85.00Nico Collins 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Nico Collins 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Week 912.90Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 14 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
Nico Collins 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Nico Collins 54 receiving yds (5.40 pts)
Week 100.00
Week 1110.00Nico Collins 7 receptions (3.50 pts)
Nico Collins 65 receiving yds (6.50 pts)
Week 1219.90Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 17 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
Nico Collins 7 receptions (3.50 pts)
Nico Collins 104 receiving yds (10.40 pts)
Week 1329.60Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 3 yd TD pass from C.J. Stroud
Nico Collins 9 receptions (4.50 pts)
Nico Collins 191 receiving yds (19.10 pts)
Week 141.80Nico Collins 1 reception (0.50 pts)
Nico Collins 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Playoff Week 10.00
Playoff Week 211.80Nico Collins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Nico Collins 5 yd TD pass from Davis Mills
Nico Collins 1 receiving 2XP (2.00 pts)
Nico Collins 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Nico Collins 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Playoff Week 312.20Nico Collins 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Nico Collins 7 receptions (3.50 pts)
Nico Collins 80 receiving yds (8.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 10 11:40am ET

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud gave wide receiver Nico Collins some high praise at this week's mandatory minicamp, comparing him to Hall of Famer and former Texan Andre Johnson. "[Collins is] a generational talent. He's like our age's Andre Johnson, in my opinion," Stroud said. "Just how fast he is, how he gets in and out of his braces, releases, how strong he is. I think last year was just a preview of what's to come for him." Collins had a career year in 2023, going for 1,297 receiving yards on 80 receptions (109 targets) and eight touchdowns in 15 regular season games (10 starts). The 1,297 yards rank eighth in the team's single-season record books, and his eight touchdowns are tied for fifth. The Texans rewarded Collins with a three-year, $72.5 million extension, but he could have a tough time replicating those numbers in 2024 with Stefon Diggs now in town in Houston.

From RotoBaller

May 28 10:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Texans have signed wide receiver Nico Collins to a contract extension. Dynasty Analysis: It's a three-year, $72.75 million extension that includes $52 million guaranteed. If there was any doubt about what Houston thought of Collins, this erases all of that as he gets a pretty tidy sum of money. Houston clearly thinks Collins and CJ Stroud have a special connection and Collins will now look to build on his 80/1,297/8 breakout season. As our WR21, there is still some runway for a value bump and he could actually be a "buy low" candidate should dynasty managers continue to believe his season can't be replicated with a healthy Tank Dell and newly added Stefon Diggs in the fold.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

May 28 5:30pm ET

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans and wide receiver Nico Collins agreed on a three-year, $72.75 million extension. The wideout, who will make $52 million in guaranteed cash on his new deal, had a breakout season in 2023-24, amassing 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns. While Houston added Stefon Diggs and Joe Mixon to the equation, two players who will command targets during the 2024-25 campaign, Collins remains a viable fantasy option in any format, considering the Texans could be one of the NFL's highest-scoring offenses.

From RotoBaller

Apr 4 10:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Texans have voided the final three years in Stefon Diggs' contract. Dynasty Analysis: In a very unusual procedural move, the Texans wiped out the final three years of his contract and moved more guaranteed money to this season, meaning Diggs will make more than $22 million in what amounts to being a one-year rental for Houston. It's a gamble for the Texans but one that should also motivate Diggs, who is now going to get paid handsomely for one season in Houston as he attempts to prove he's worthy of one more long-term contract in Houston or elsewhere. This doesn't change much, other than the narrative that Nico Collins or Tank Dell are somehow hurt long-term by this trade.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Feb 26 2:10pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins made it known that he'd be open to contract-extension talks if the team approached him. After three seasons in the NFL, Collins is now eligible for an extension. He'll be entering the final year of his four-year, $4.871 million rookie contract in 2024, which includes a $902,990 signing bonus and a base salary of $1.324 million this year. "Oh man, I would love that," Collins said when asked about potentially launching early contract discussions. "That would be great." Coming off a breakthrough 2023 campaign in which he caught 80 passes for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 regular-season games, Collins will be in high demands in fantasy drafts this fall while paired with impressive young quarterback C.J. Stroud. In two playoff games, Collins had 11 receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets.

From RotoBaller

Jan 21 4:13pm ET

Dynasty | Texans wide receiver Nico Collins had five catches for 68 yards in the Texans playoff loss to Baltimore. Dynasty Analysis: Believe it or not, those totals both either tied or led the team. It was a quiet ending for Collins but hardly a quiet season as he recorded 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. Collins is going to be be a fun player to rank next year as he's only 24 and looks to be a WR2 at the very least moving forward. His ADP is one of the biggest risers during the season and there's no reason to believe it's going to slip in the coming months.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 21 12:00am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins had 68 receiving yards in the team's 34-10 Divisional Round loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Collins was held in check for the most part by this Baltimore secondary, as the wideout totaled five catches for 68 yards. The third-year playmaker, though, did lead the team with 68 receiving yards and saw a game-high 10 targets. It was a remarkable season for Collins, who truly proved himself as the Texans' WR1 of the future. He should fly up draft boards in fantasy next season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 18 11:10pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins has been heavily involved offensively, and that shouldn't change in the team's Divisional Round matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore has played wide receivers tough all year and allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to that position group in 2023. But they will be without top cornerback Marlon Humphrey (calf) on Saturday. His absence will surely boost Collins' fantasy value. Back in Week 1, the Texans wideout was able to reel in six passes for 80 yards with Humphrey out of the lineup. That seems like a safe floor for him this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Jan 13 8:13pm ET

Dynasty | Texans receiver Nico Collins had six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in Houston's Wild Card win against Cleveland. Dynasty Analysis: Collins erupted this season with a 80/1,297/8 line and started the playoffs with a bang. He actually could have had a much bigger day had CJ Stroud not overthrown him on what would have been another deep score. Collins has emerged as a true WR1 in Houston and the future is extremely bright for him moving forward. Of all the players who have moved up in terms of ADP this season, Collins is easily one of the biggest steals in last year's draft. Dynasty owners need to adjust their rankings accordingly as Collins is here to stay.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 13 8:10pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was unstoppable in the team's 45-14 win in the Wild-Card Round against the Cleveland Browns. Collins picked up right where he left off last week, totaling six catches for 96 yards and one touchdown on Saturday. Quarterback C.J. Stroud connected with the third-year wideout for a 15-yard score late in the first quarter to give Houston the lead. Collins could have also scored another touchdown on a deep pass, but Stroud just overshot him. The young wideout will look to keep his hot streak going into the Divisional Round next week.

From RotoBaller

Jan 11 8:20pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins will enter the playoffs against the Cleveland Browns following a career-high 195 receiving yards in the team's season finale win. Last week, Collins was unstoppable through the air, catching nine passes for 195 yards and one touchdown. The matchup against this Browns' secondary -- who have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts -- isn't the best, though. However, Cleveland's top cornerback Denzel Ward suffered an injury in practice this week and is officially listed as questionable for the contest. If he can't go, Collins would be a better fantasy play on Saturday.

From RotoBaller

Jan 8 8:15pm ET

Texans' WR Nico Collins scored an impressive 34.50 fantasy points in Saturday's Week 18 win in Indianapolis. Collins caught nine passes for 195 yards with one touchdown. It's the 4th time this season Collins scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.

Jan 7 10:13pm ET

Dynasty | Texans receiver Nico Collins had nine catches for 195 yards and one touchdown in the Houston win against Indianapolis. Dynasty Analysis: Collins finishes the season with 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns, establishing himself as a legitimate dynasty asset in the process. The 24-year old breakout star truly flourished this season as CJ Stroud ignited the Houston offense. Expect his ADP to rise this off-season, likely settling into the WR2 range. The only thing holding him back may be the emergence of fellow wide receiver Tank Dell, who is also going to be ranked in a similar range.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jan 7 12:00am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins exploded for a career day in the team's 23-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18. Collins started off the game with a 75-yard touchdown on Houston's first offensive snap. That helped the young wideout finish with a career-high 195 receiving yards on nine catches and one touchdown. After his big day, Collins finished the regular season with 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll look to bring that production next week into the playoffs for the Texans.

From RotoBaller

Jan 6 11:30pm ET

Texans' WR Nico Collins had 9 receptions for 195 yards with one touchdown for an astounding 21.7 yards per catch in Saturday's win in Indianapolis.

Jan 5 3:40pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins has been a surprise fantasy star this year, and he'll look to cap off an impressive season in Week 18 against the Indianapolis Colts. Collins is coming off a solid seven-catch for 80-yard performance in Week 17. The third-year wideout remains a weapon for quarterback C.J. Stroud in the passing game and that should continue on Saturday. In Week 2, the 24-year-old playmaker totaled seven catches for 146 yards and one touchdown against this Colts' secondary. In a must-win game for the Texans, Collins is a strong play this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Jan 1 10:30am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins caught seven of eight targets for 80 yards during Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans. He also added a seven-yard rush. Collins has impressed in his two games since returning from a calf injury, and he also benefitted from C.J. Stroud returning to the fold this week after he cleared concussion protocol. As the No. 1 wide receiver in an offense led by a dynamic quarterback, Collins should be viewed as a solid WR2 option in most fantasy leagues for Week 18.

From RotoBaller

Dec 30 2:50pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins hasn't been fully healthy over the past few weeks. He suffered a calf injury in Week 14, missed Week 15, and only played 47% of the team snaps in last week's loss. But Collins is off the injury report heading into Sunday's matchup against the Tennessee Titans. With quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) back under center and the Titans allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to wideouts this season, Collins is a must-start in Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 11:00pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice after being limited in the first practice of the week on Wednesday. Collins missed a game in Week 15 due to his calf injury before returning in last week's loss to the Cleveland Browns in which he played less than half the offensive snaps and caught four passes for 18 yards and a touchdown. The 24-year-old should have a bigger role this weekend versus the Tennessee Titans, and he'll have the added bonus of getting rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud back for a very winnable game. Collins has clear WR2 upside during championship week in fantasy. He's scored in three of his last four games and has been one of Stroud's favorite targets in 2023. Collins has hit the 100-yard mark in four games, including two of his last four.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 9:50pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) was limited on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 17 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Collins missed Week 15 with a calf injury but he was able to return to action in Week 16, catching four balls for 18 yards and a touchdown. There was no word of Collins suffering a setback during Week 16 and it is likely that the Texans are just managing his reps heading into Week 17. That being said, keep an eye on his practice participation for the remainder of the week heading into the weekend.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 23-Dec-2022: Nico Collins - IR - The Houston Texans placed WR Nico Collins on injured reserve.
  • 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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