Nico Collins

WR, Houston Texans

Height 6'4" Weight 215
DOB 1999-03-19 Age 23.7
College Michigan

2022 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 62 (Tier 7)
ADP (12-team PPR): 13.11, 159th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 7
60Romeo Doubs, GB1422.612.02
61Wan'Dale Robinson, NYG921.8
62Nico Collins, HOU623.713.116.0
63Jahan Dotson, WAS1422.713.08
64A.J. Green, ARI1334.39.8
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Nico Collins Targeted Nine Times Against Miami

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins led the team in targets in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, as quarterback Kyle Allen looked his direction nine times. Collins ended up catching six of those for 44 yards. It wasn't a great showing, largely because the Texans offense couldn't move the ball in the first half. But with the change at quarterback, it was encouraging to see that Collins led the team in targets again, continuing a trend from the past month. He's a WR4 right now, but he has more upside than Brandin Cooks.

    Nov 27 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Has Deep League Upside In Week 12

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins has seemingly taken over the No. 1 wide receiver role from Brandin Cooks over the last couple of weeks. On Sunday against the Dolphins, we'll see if that continues even after the Texans make a change at quarterback, as Kyle Allen is starting over Davis Mills. The Dolphins rank just 22nd in passing yards allowed per game, so there might be a little upside here for Houston if Allen can go out and improve on the level of play we'd seen from Mills. Consider Collins an intriguing dart throw in deep leagues.

    Nov 25 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Is Risky Week 11 Play

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins returned last week after a two-game absence and caught his first touchdown of the season against the Giants. His 10 targets were his most of the season. It's possible that game was a sign that Collins has taken over as the team's No. 1 receiver, but in most fantasy formats, it's probably best to wait and see if he can do it again before moving him into the starting lineup.

    Nov 18 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Catches Touchdown In Week 10

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) wasn't even a lock to play in Week 10 against the Giants, but he ended up leading the team in targets, as quarterback Davis Mills looked his way 10 times. He caught five of them for 49 yards, including the team's only touchdown. Collins might have overtaken Brandin Cooks as Mills' preferred target, but in an offense like Houston's that has a low ceiling, Collins remains a risky fantasy play, albeit the most exciting receiver option on this team.

    Nov 13 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Trending Toward Being Available

    Although Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 10 against the New York Giants, he practiced all week and is trending toward being available on Sunday. Collins had a good week and avoided setbacks after missing the last two games, so he should be active this weekend, barring a late setback. No. 1 receiver Brandin Cooks (wrist) is also trending toward playing after missing last Thursday's game, so the Texans should have their top two receivers available against the Giants. Collins is hard to recommend in starting fantasy lineups, even in deeper leagues as a flex play. In Houston's low-scoring offense, the 23-year-old is still searching for his first touchdown of 2022.

    Nov 12 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Puts In Another Limited Practice

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) was limited in practice again on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Collins has missed the last two games due to his groin injury, but he's giving himself a chance to return in Week 10 to face the New York Giants. The Texans offense should be getting top wideout Brandin Cooks back as well after he sat out last Thursday's game due to personal reasons after he wasn't traded at last week's deadline. Collins has been the team's No. 2 receiver when healthy in 2022, but it has produced just 18 catches on 30 targets for 305 yards and no touchdowns in six games played. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard 12-team fantasy leagues.

    Nov 10 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Back At Practice Wednesday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) is back at practice on Wednesday after missing the last two games due to a groin injury. It's a good sign that the Texans will be able to get him back in Week 10 versus the New York Giants. As long as Collins doesn't suffer a setback later this week, he looks to be in line to end his absence at two games. After sitting out last Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Brandin Cooks (personal) could also return this Sunday, which would give the Texans and quarterback Davis Mills their top two receivers back. However, fantasy managers haven't been able to trust anyone besides rookie running back Dameon Pierce in this offense in 2022. Collins has 18 catches on 30 targets for 305 yards and no touchdowns in six games.

    Nov 9 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Texans Hopeful Nico Collins Will Practice This Week

    Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful that wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) will be able to practice this week. Collins has missed the last two games with his groin injury, but it sounds like he could have a shot at returning in Week 10 to face the New York Giants. We'll keep a close eye on his practice status this week. The situation also remains unclear with Brandin Cooks, who was held out of last Thursday's game due to personal reasons. If Collins is able to return and Cooks continues to sit out, Collins would operate as the top pass-catcher for quarterback Davis Mills. However, it's been hard to trust anyone in the Texans offense in fantasy this year beyond rookie running back Dameon Pierce. Collins has 18 catches (30 targets) for 305 yards and no scores in six games in his second NFL season.

    Nov 7 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Ruled Out For Thursday Night

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) has officially been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Collins also missed the Week 8 loss to the Tennessee Titans, and the quick turnaround on a short week proved to be too much for him to return in Week 9. Brandin Cooks (wrist) is also listed as questionable, so there's a chance that Houston could be without its top two receivers this week. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore could be thrust into much bigger roles if Cooks is also inactive, so they may be worth a dart-throw shot as a flex in deeper fantasy leagues. It remains to be seen if Collins will be ready to go in Week 10 against the New York Giants.

    Nov 2 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Not Expected To Play Thursday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) and defensive tackle Maliek Collins (chest) haven't practiced this week and are not expected to return for a Week 9 showdown against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Both players missed the Week 8 loss to the Tennessee Titans after getting injured in Week 7. Houston had a tough time moving the ball through the air without Nico Collins on Sunday, and they allowed Derrick Henry to gain 219 rushing yards and two touchdowns without Maliek Collins on the defensive line. Brandin Cooks, who wasn't traded at Tuesday's deadline, led the team with four catches for 73 yards against the Titans, and he should remain the top pass-catcher for Houston on Thursday in a game in which the Texans will likely be playing from behind yet again.

    Nov 1 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Misses Practice on Monday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) missed their Week 8 contest against the Titans due to injury. He followed that up with a Did Not Practice tag on Monday, putting his status for Thursday's game against the Eagles in question. The 23-year-old has played six of eight games this season, struggling to stay healthy. He has been productive when he plays, averaging about 50 receiving yards per game, which is impressive considering Houston ranks 29th in offensive pass DVOA, according to Football Outsiders. Collins will have two more days to return to practice ahead of their Week 9 outing, providing more clarity about whether he'll be able to play.

    Nov 1 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Ruled Out For Week 8

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) has been ruled out for the Week 8 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Collins was held out of practice all week due to a groin issue. Despite that, he was listed as questionable for this game, but has ultimately been ruled out. His absence makes Brandin Cooks a high-end WR2 for this game. Also, Chris Moore and Phillip Dorsett should see increased targets with Collins sidelined. However, both should be considered desperation options in deep leagues.

    Oct 29 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Not Expected To Play Sunday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) isn't expected to play Sunday when the Texans take on the Titans, according to KPRC's Aaron Wilson. The Titans allow the second-most passing yards per game in the NFL, so Collins likely would have been considered a fantasy sleeper if he played. Expect more targets to Brandin Cooks, who becomes a solid WR2 play. Otherwise, Houston doesn't really have any other pass-catchers that can be trusted in season-long leagues.

    Oct 29 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Missing Practice Thursday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) is missing practice for the second straight day on Thursday. The good news is that head coach Lovie Smith said Collins' injury isn't season-ending, but there's a good chance he won't play in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans unless he gets back out on the practice field on Friday. It's also possible that the 23-year-old could be placed on Injured Reserve, which would require him to miss at least four games. If Collins misses this weekend and more time, Brandin Cooks could be heavily peppered with targets from quarterback Davis Mills, while Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore would also step into bigger roles in the passing game in Houston.

    Oct 27 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Not Dealing With Season-Ending Injury

    Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith said that wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) isn't dealing with a season-ending injury. "I don't know. He didn't practice today. He's not out for the season. Hopefully, we'll get him back sooner," Smith said. While it's positive news that Collins' injury isn't long-term, Smith also didn't give any kind of timeline for when we can expect Collins to return to action. The 23-year-old wasn't able to practice on Wednesday, so it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see him miss the Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans. If Collins is inactive on Sunday, Brandin Cooks, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore would all see more usage in the passing game. Collins is still looking for his first touchdown of the year while catching 18 of 30 targets for 305 yards in six games.

    Oct 26 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Ruled Out Versus Vegas

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (groin) won't return to Sunday's matchup versus the Raiders. Collins, who finished with three catches for 33 yards, was the team's leading wideout entering this contest, so hopefully, he'll be healthy enough to suit up in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans. If not, Brandin Cooks and Dameon Pierce will need to get more involved.

    Oct 23 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Limited Wednesday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (Achilles, wrist) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. He popped up on the injury report for the first time this season. The 23-year-old will have two more chances to log a full practice, but the injuries shouldn't hinder his status for Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders. He has caught 15 passes for 272 yards over five games in 2022. Collins is Houston's WR2 and should be considered a flex option in a plus matchup against the Raiders in Week 7.

    Oct 20 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Leads Texans In Receiving Yards In Week 5

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins caught four passes for a team-high 65 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He was targeted six times. This is now four weeks in a row with at least 40 receiving yards for the second-year wideout, but he hasn't topped four receptions in any game yet. He's producing despite the low volume, so we should probably be on the fantasy radar in deep leagues after Houston's Week 6 bye, but his lack of touchdown upside really limits his ceiling.

    Oct 9 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Faces Tough Week 5 Matchup

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins has had some solid moments this season, but his low volume and a tough matchup against the Jaguars this week makes him a difficult player to trust in fantasy. Collins had 82 yards last week, but it came on just three catches. His season high in receptions is four. Considering how Houston's offense has tended to struggle, it's going to be hard to justify playing a low-volume receiver in it most weeks, even if Collins is talented.

    Oct 7 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Week 4 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins had just two receptions for 41 yards in Week 3 against the Bears. Heading into this week's meeting with the Chargers, Collins is a low-end flex option at best in deep leagues. He was targeted nine times back in Week 2, so there's always a chance that quarterback Davis Mills looks his way a good bit, but we'd like to see him put together a strong fantasy night before we start to really trust him as a fantasy play. A breakout could be coming though, so Collins is an intriguing player to have on your roster.

    Oct 1 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Catches Two Passes In Week 3

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was targeted four times in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears, pulling in two of the passes for 41 yards. Collins is the No. 2 receiver on this Texans team, a role that would normally hold fantasy value. But with the Texans having a fairly low passing volume and quarterback Davis Mills spreading the ball around to a variety of receivers, there's just not a lot of upside for Collins at this point.

    Sep 25 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins' Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins is a risky fantasy option on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Collins saw a threefold increase in targets last week, going from three to nine, but he could only finish with four catches for 58 yards. The increased volume is encouraging, but it would be good to see that trend continue for at least one more week before trusting Collins in fantasy. He's a low-end flex option in deep league.

    Sep 23 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Targeted Nine Times In Week 2

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was targeted nine times in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, with the former Michigan Wolverine catching four of those for 58 yards. He was second on the team in targets but led the Texans in receiving yards. Collins showed some good connection with quarterback Davis Mills at the end of last season and in this preseason, so Sunday might be a sign of things to come for Collins. It's too early to start him in most formats, but he should be a waiver wire target for managers with a need at wide receiver.

    Sep 18 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was targeted three times in Week 1, catching two passes for 26 yards. His lack of usage makes him a risky fantasy option heading into Sunday's Week 2 meeting with the Denver Broncos. Brandin Cooks was the team's clear No. 1 receiver last week, while Collins and Chris Moore split the No. 2 role. Collins has some tantalizing athletic traits, but until we see him getting more targets, he should stay out of fantasy lineups.

    Sep 16 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Quiet In Week 1

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins could still have the breakout season that many predicted him to have, but Week 1 didn't start out well for Collins. He caught just two passes for 26 yards and was targeted three times. Collins finished fifth on the team in receiving yards and had as many targets as Chris Moore. There's still time for Collins to get his 2022 season back on track, but it was a disappointing start.

    Sep 11 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins A Risky Week 1 Play

    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was a popular sleeper this offseason and showed some nice rapport in the preseason with quarterback Davis Mills. However, this doesn't mean that fantasy managers should fire him up for Sunday's Week 1 contest against the Indianapolis Colts. Collins could very well end up being a valuable fantasy play this season, but there's too much mystery about his usage this week to feel confident about starting him. Consider him a flex option in a deep league. Keep an eye on him, though.

    Sep 9 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2021HOU1467.34.853659.46.84.4613344813.6100-00
    2022HOU859.87.535372.09.65.9473038812.9100-00

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1INDT 20-203.64767.14.33322613.0000-00
    3@CHIL 20-235.14067.86.84424120.5000-00
    4LACL 24-349.74578.98.85538227.3000-00
    5@JACW 13-68.54781.010.36646516.3000-00
    7@LVL 20-384.83046.24.63333311.0000-00
    10@NYGL 16-2413.45078.115.610105499.8100-00
    11WASL 10-237.34885.712.5775489.6000-00
    12@MIAL 15-307.44675.414.8996447.3000-00

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 37-211.24355.13.833177.0000-00
    2@CLEL 21-313.723.31.71113232.0000-00
    6@INDL 3-316.44357.38.06644411.0000-00
    7@ARIL 5-313.83562.58.95522814.0000-00
    8LARL 22-387.53965.06.74445513.8000-00
    9@MIAL 9-174.24869.64.3333279.0000-00
    11@TENW 22-131.43859.43.122199.0000-00
    12NYJL 14-213.83764.98.85522814.0000-00
    13INDL 0-310.03261.51.91100-000-00
    14SEAL 13-339.45770.412.3101056913.8000-00
    15@JACW 30-162.43661.06.8442147.0000-00
    16LACW 41-2910.84566.25.94433311.0100-00
    17@SFL 7-234.54059.77.55523517.5000-00
    18TENL 25-288.24173.214.38836722.3000-00

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