Nico Collins

WR · Houston Texans

Height 6'4" Weight 215
DOB 1999-03-19 Age 24.9
College Michigan

2023 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 41 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 10.07, 115th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 6
39Marquise Brown, ARI1426.88.0310.2
Tier 7
40Jordan Addison, MIN1322.17.04
41Nico Collins, HOU724.910.077.9
42Kadarius Toney, KC1025.19.035.5
43Michael Thomas, NO1131.08.1114.4
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Nico Collins Open To Texans Extension; Latest On Team's WR Plans

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    A major element of the Texans’ surprise run to the divisional round was an uptick in passing efficiency with C.J. Stroud at quarterback. The play of the Offensive Rookie of the Year helped wideout Nico Collins enjoy a career year, and it could help him land a lucrative extension. Having played three seasons in the NFL, the latter is […]

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Nico Collins Tank Dell Dalton Schultz C.J. Stroud
  • Nico Collins Open To Extension Talks

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    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.

    Feb 26 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Leads Texans With 68 Receiving Yards In Divisional Round Loss

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    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.

    Jan 20 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Leads Texans With 96 Yards In Wild-Card Round Win

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    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.

    Jan 13 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Looks To Build Off Career Year In Wild-Card Round

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    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.

    Jan 11 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Saves The Best For Last In Career Day

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    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.

    Jan 6 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins A Strong Option In Week 18

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    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.

    Jan 5 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Heavily Involved In Week 17

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    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.

    Jan 1 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins A Must Start In Week 17

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    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.

    Dec 30 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Upgrades To Full Practice Thursday

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    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.

    Dec 28 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Limited With A Calf On Wednesday

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    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.

    Dec 27 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Saves Day With Late Score

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins averted a fantasy disaster in Sunday's dismal 36-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns, managing four catches on six targets for 18 yards and a touchdown. Besides Dameon Pierce's thrilling touchdown on a kickoff return in the second quarter, it was a miserable afternoon all around for a Texans team jockeying for playoff positioning. Collins went down with the ship on a day Houston swapped signal-callers midgame, but he scraped up a garbage-time score during the fourth period from five yards away as well as an ensuing two-point conversion to buoy his output. Fantasy managers will take it, as the 24-year-old breakout wideout was questionable entering the game due to a calf injury that cost him Week 15. Collins hopes to see C.J. Stroud (concussion) back at the helm for the fantasy finals in Week 17 versus a pass-funnel Tennessee Titans defense, but he should be in play as a WR2 no matter who is under center.

    Dec 25 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Will Play Sunday, Has No Limitations

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is officially active for Week 16 versus the Cleveland Browns. Head coach DeMeco Ryans told ESPN's Kimberley Martin that Collins is "ready to roll" and has "no limitations" this week. He won't be eased back into action but rather should see a full workload from the very first drive. Given that the young receiver excels against man coverage, he could have a great game this week, especially without Tank Dell (leg) in the fold. Despite the downgrade at quarterback from C.J. Stroud (concussion) to Case Keenum, Collins still ranks as a low-end fantasy WR2.

    Dec 24 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Likely To Return In Week 16

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    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is expected to play on Sunday versus the Browns. The 24-year-old wasn't available in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. However, he practiced in a limited capacity during the week, so he's been trending in a favorable direction. At any rate, Collins has played well this season, amassing 60 catches for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns. Unfortunately, he won't have C.J. Stroud (concussion), which isn't ideal. The Texans offense could also struggle against a challenging Browns defense. But Collins is a must-start even with Case Keenum under center, although fantasy managers may not receive his usual production.

    Dec 24 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Tagged As Questionable For Week 16

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report. Collins missed last week's game due to a calf issue, but has a better chance at playing this weekend against the Cleveland Browns. The Texans offense is already going to take a hit with quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) ruled out. The return of Collins would at least give backup quarterback Case Keenum a decent passing option. If active, Collins should be able to carve out WR3 value in PPR formats.

    Dec 22 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Another Missed Practice For Nico Collins

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) was not seen at practice with the team on Wednesday. Collins strained his calf in Week 14, missed practice all of last week and sat out Sunday's overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans. The 24-year-old is off to a bad start so far this week, but he has two more chances to return to practice and potentially play this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. If active, Collins should be a top target for the Texans in the passing game, although it's likely that rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) will miss a second straight game due to a concussion suffered in Week 14. With Collins sidelined last week, Noah Brown resurfaced as quarterback Case Keenum's top target and produced season-highs in catches (eight) and targets (11) while going for 82 yards and his second touchdown of the year.

    Dec 20 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Officially Inactive Versus Titans

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is officially inactive for Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. He had been listed as questionable but was trending in the wrong direction after missing all three practices this past week. With Collins sidelined, Tank Dell (leg) on injured reserve, and C.J. Stroud (concussion) also inactive, the Texans' offense could falter on Sunday. Case Keenum is expected to quarterback the unit while Dalton Schultz, Noah Brown, and Robert Woods operate as his top pass-catchers. Schultz ranks as a high-end fantasy TE2 and can be started in a pinch. Meanwhile, Brown is worth considering as a WR3/FLEX play.

    Dec 17 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Unlikely To Play On Sunday

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) isn't anticipated to see the field for the Week 15 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. The 24-year-old has played well this season, amassing 60 receptions for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns. However, fantasy managers had a feeling Collins wouldn't be active on Sunday, considering he didn't practice during the week. Nevertheless, with Tank Dell (fibula) also out, Noah Brown (knee), who is expected to play, should operate as the No. 1 wideout for the Texans. Unfortunately, C.J. Stroud (concussion) was ruled out, so Brown's ceiling isn't as high with Case Keenum under center.

    Dec 17 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Won't Play Against Titans

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) will not be active this Sunday when the team takes on the Tennessee Titans on the road. Collins injured his calf early in the Week 14 loss to the New York Jets and will now have to miss more time in Week 15 after missing practice all week. The combination of not having Collins or rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud this weekend will put a big strain on Houston's offense as Davis Mills takes over under center. The Texans also won't have rookie wideout Tank Dell (leg) for the rest of the year, so it's going to be Noah Brown and veteran Robert Woods seeing more targets through the air against the Titans. John Metchie III and Xavier Hutchinson will battle for the No. 3 role, while tight end Dalton Schultz (hamstring) should also be heavily involved as he gets set to return from a two-game absence.

    Dec 15 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Missing Another Practice

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is missing another practice on Thursday. Collins left the Week 14 loss to the New York Jets early with a calf injury and never returned. The 24-year-old has yet to practice this week, either, so he's looking more unlikely to play in Week 15 on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans despite the fact that he said he was hoping to play this weekend. The combination of Collins' injury and rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud still being in the league's concussion protocol is making Collins a fantasy wideout to avoid in Week 15 lineups at the moment. If Collins isn't cleared to play in Week 15, Noah Brown and Robert Woods would be Houston's top two wideouts, with John Metchie III bumping up to the No. 3 role. Tight end Dalton Schultz (hamstring) could have a significant role as well as he looks to return from a two-game absence.

    Dec 14 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Won't Return In Week 14

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the New York Jets. He exited in the first quarter after catching just one pass for 13 yards. This is tough news for the Texans after they placed Tank Dell (leg) on IR earlier this week. Dalton Schultz (hamstring) is also out, leaving Houston with Noah Brown, John Metchie III, Robert Woods, and Brevin Jordan as its top pass-catchers.

    Dec 10 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins Questionable To Return With Calf Injury

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is questionable to return for Sunday's Week 14 game against the New York Jets with a calf injury. Collins injured his calf during the first quarter of Sunday's contest and went to the locker room. He had one catch for 13 yards before exiting the game. The Texans are already missing Tank Dell (leg) so a potential Collins injury would severely affect Houston's passing game. The team should provide an update soon.

    Dec 10 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Nico Collins A WR2 In Week 14

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins will look to build off his career day in Week 14 against the New York Jets. Last week, Collins caught a career-high nine passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. With Tank Dell (leg) out for the season, the third-year wideout could see more opportunities in the passing game. But he might have a hard time replicating last week's success against this Jets' secondary. New York is allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to wideouts this season at just 18 half-PPR points. With rain and heavy winds expected in this matchup, Collins is likely more of a low-end WR2 option this weekend.

    Dec 9 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2021HOU67.14.81453659.26.64.3603344613.5100-00
    2022HOU78.67.91044251.37.76.6663748113.0200-00
    2023HOU218.414.61566858.99.77.310980129716.28177.0000

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@BALL 9-2511.0275470.114.3111168013.3000-00
    2INDL 20-3124.145261.910.799714620.9100-00
    3@JACW 37-174.4743766.15.43323417.0000-00
    4PITW 30-632.335476.112.799716824.0200-00
    5@ATLL 19-215.4515187.96.94433913.0000-00
    6NOW 20-1310.0324673.09.56648020.0000-00
    8@CARL 13-155.0694272.410.3664307.5000-00
    9TBW 39-3712.9115779.26.95535418.0100-00
    10@CINW 30-270.0---------------
    11ARIW 21-1610.0285176.116.411117659.3000-00
    12JACL 21-2419.964676.715.099710414.9100-00
    13DENW 22-1729.645580.917.61212919121.2100-00
    14@NYJL 6-301.89135.41.81111313.0000-00
    15@TENW 19-160.0---------------
    16CLEL 22-369.8353546.78.0664184.5100-00
    17TENW 26-312.2253862.314.89878011.40177.0000
    18@INDW 23-1930.014783.916.199919521.7100-00
    WCCLEW 45-1419.0-3269.617.48769616.01144.0000
    DP@BALL 10-349.3-4285.720.4101056813.6000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 8, 2, 52, 14, 17, 3, 5, 75, 15

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1INDT 20-203.6784767.14.33322613.0000-00
    2@DENL 9-167.8464266.714.39945814.5000-00
    3@CHIL 20-235.1674067.86.84424120.5000-00
    4LACL 24-349.7314578.98.85538227.3000-00
    5@JACW 13-68.5374781.010.36646516.3000-00
    7@LVL 20-384.8623046.24.63333311.0000-00
    8TENL 10-170.0---------------
    9PHIL 17-290.0---------------
    10@NYGL 16-2413.4205078.115.610105499.8100-00
    11WASL 10-237.3434885.712.5775489.6000-00
    12@MIAL 15-307.4544675.414.8996447.3000-00
    13CLEL 14-2711.0264772.315.4101033511.7100-00
    14@DALL 23-270.0---------------
    15KCL 24-300.0---------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 12, 6

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 37-211.21094355.13.833177.0000-00
    2@CLEL 21-313.77223.31.61113232.0000-00
    6@INDL 3-316.4524357.38.06644411.0000-00
    7@ARIL 5-313.8533562.58.95522814.0000-00
    8LARL 22-387.5453963.96.64445513.8000-00
    9@MIAL 9-174.0614869.64.3333258.3000-00
    11@TENW 22-131.4963859.43.122199.0000-00
    12NYJL 14-213.8613764.98.85522814.0000-00
    13INDL 0-310.0-3261.51.91100-000-00
    14SEAL 13-339.4425770.412.3101056913.8000-00
    15@JACW 30-162.4813661.06.8442147.0000-00
    16LACW 41-2910.8334566.25.94433311.0100-00
    17@SFL 7-234.5644059.77.55523517.5000-00
    18TENL 25-288.2494171.912.37736722.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 13

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