6'4'' / 215 lbs
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 Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 IND||Dome 88°||4.6||81st||2.30||7.0||45.5||3||2||26||0||13.0||10||4||0%||1||0||0||8%||11%||0%||89%|
|2 @DEN||Outdoor 79°||9.8||48th||2.45||10.5||45.5||9||4||58||0||14.5||11||4||0%||2||2||0||24%||5%||0%||95%|
|3 @CHI||Outdoor 65°||6.1||67th||3.05||3.0||40.5||4||2||41||0||20.5||12||9||0%||2||1||0||13%||3%||0%||98%|
|4 LAC||Dome 78°||11.2||34th||3.73||5.5||45.5||5||3||82||0||27.3||23||4||0%||2||2||1||14%||5%||0%||96%|
|5 @JAC||Outdoor 87°||10.5||40th||2.63||6.5||44.5||6||4||65||0||16.3||14||3||0%||3||2||0||25%||4%||0%||96%|
|7 @LV||Dome 65°||6.3||62nd||2.10||7.0||45.5||3||3||33||0||11.0||7||4||0%||1||0||0||8%||10%||0%||90%|
|10 @NYG||Outdoor 50°||15.9||19th||3.18||5.0||40.5||10||5||49||1||9.8||7||2||17%||3||0||0||27%||12%||4%||84%|
|11 WAS||Dome 51°||9.8||40th||1.96||3.0||40.5||7||5||48||0||9.6||2||8||0%||1||1||0||22%||15%||0%||83%|
|12 @MIA||Outdoor 84°||10.4||45th||1.73||14.0||45.5||9||6||44||0||7.3||3||4||0%||2||0||0||24%||18%||0%||82%|
|13 CLE||Dome 37°||12.5||31st||4.17||7.5||47.5||10||3||35||1||11.7||7||4||0%||2||0||0||27%||2%||0%||98%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
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.
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.
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.
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).