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Nico Collins

#2 WR,


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RANK: 75


130 FPTS

RANK: 76


24 yrs


6'4'' / 215 lbs



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Career-best effort in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Collins secured seven of nine targets for 146 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 31-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Collins tied for the team lead in receptions while setting the pace in receiving yards by a comfortable margin. The fourth-year pro made a spectacular contested catch on his touchdown grab, an eight-yard reception in traffic late in the first quarter. Collins has been rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud's favorite receiver through the first two games of the second overall pick's professional career, as Collins will carry a 13-226-1 line on 20 targets into a Week 3 divisional road clash against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 IND Dome 88° 4.6 81st 2.307.045.53226013.01040%1008%11%0%89%
2 @DEN Outdoor 79° 9.8 48th 2.4510.545.59458014.51140%22024%5%0%95%
3 @CHI Outdoor 65° 6.1 67th
4 LAC Dome 78° 11.2 34th 3.735.545.55382027.32340%22114%5%0%96%
5 @JAC Outdoor 87° 10.5 40th 2.636.544.56465016.31430%32025%4%0%96%
7 @LV Dome 65° 6.3 62nd
10 @NYG Outdoor 50° 15.9 19th
11 WAS Dome 51° 9.8 40th 1.963.040.5754809.6280%11022%15%0%83%
12 @MIA Outdoor 84° 10.4 45th 1.7314.045.5964407.3340%20024%18%0%82%
13 CLE Dome 37° 12.5 31st 4.177.547.510335111.7740%20027%2%0%98%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 11 80.71.4928th5.42.8410.
Away Outdoor 10 50.71.3897th5.33.0370.
Away Dome 1 16.32.1046th3.03.0330.
Away Retractable Dome 2 13.31.2073rd5.53.0360.

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2021 22 HOU 14 8 84 86th6033446113.51043%188012%13%0%87%
2022 23 HOU 10 7 97 75th6637481213.0943%198112%8%1%91%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Serves as top target in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Collins brought in six of 11 targets for 80 yards in the Texans' 25-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Collins finished as the Texans' leader in receptions, receiving yards and targets for the afternoon, demonstrating some encouraging chemistry with rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud in his pro debut. The third-year speedster already slots in as Houston's de facto No. 1 receiver, so the heavy volume and success Sunday isn't surprising. Collins will have a more appealing matchup on paper in Week 2, when the Texans welcome in a Colts team that surrendered an eight catch, 101-yard performance to the Jaguars' Calvin Ridley in Week 1.

Gets more run Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Collins had two receptions on three targets for 21 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Miami.

Collins didn't see much action in the Texans' preseason opener against New England last Thursday (one catch for eight yards), so it was encouraging to see him get more involved in quarterback C.J. Stroud's second exhibition start. The 24-year-old projects to start atop a thin Houston receiver depth chart, so we could see the third-year wideout's production increase from the 35 receptions and 473.5 yards he averaged in his first two seasons as a pro. Collins will look to continue developing a rapport with his rookie signal-caller as Week 1 approaches.

Targeted often during spring work

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-06

Collins "appeared to be" C.J. Stroud's "favorite target" during OTAs and minicamp, ESPN's DJ Bien-Aime reports.

With Brandin Cooks now in Dallas, Collins is expected to claim No. 1 receiver duties in Houston. Veteran Robert Woods was signed to help replace some of Cooks' production, but Collins needs to take a step forward in his third season. New coach DeMeco Ryans singled out Collins as "the big guy with probably the best hands on the team" when discussing Houston's wideout group. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Collins has prototypical size on the outside. Stroud is easily the best quarterback he'll have played with for the Texans.

On field for OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-23

Collins (foot) was on the field practicing during the first day of organized team activities Tuesday.

Collins' 2022 season was cut short in Week 13 due to a foot injury. With Brandin Cooks now in Dallas, Collins is in line for a bigger role next season alongside 10-year veteran Robert Woods as the Texans' top two targets. Behind them is Noah Brown and a slew of young receivers that have yet to play a game in the NFL, including 2022 second-round pick John Metchie (hamstring).

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