Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins continued his strong season in the team's 24-21 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. Collins led the way for the Texans on Sunday, totaling seven catches for 104 yards and one touchdown. The wideout scored his fifth touchdown of the year late in the game on a 17-yard pass from quarterback C.J. Stroud. Since missing one game in Week 10 with a calf issue, Collins has caught 14 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown while seeing 20 targets during that span. He'll look to continue that usage next week at home against the Denver Broncos.
Nov 26, 2023 11:22 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins could be a strong flex play in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Collins didn't do much in the first meeting between these two teams, as he was held to just two catches for 24 yards. However, the 24-year-old wideout should be more involved this time around. Quarterback C.J. Stroud has taken his game up a notch since then, and Collins is coming off a solid seven-catch-for-65-yard performance in Week 11. In a game that could feature a lot of points, the third-year playmaker has a ton of fantasy potential this weekend.
Nov 24, 2023 11:55 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins missed the Week 10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals due to a calf injury, but he returned in the Week 11 win over the Arizona Cardinals and finished with a solid seven catches on a team-high 11 targets for 65 yards. That production was only behind impressive rookie Tank Dell, who had 149 yards and a touchdown on a team-high eight receptions. It helped that Noah Brown (knee) was inactive for this one. Brown may not be ready to play in Week 12, either, so the 24-year-old Collins should be highly targeted in a divisional matchup next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Collins now has a healthy 43 receptions on the year for 696 yards and four touchdowns in nine games played in his third NFL season.
Nov 20, 2023 12:35 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) will play in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday after missing last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. In other receiver news for the Texans, Noah Brown (knee) will sit out this weekend, so Collins, rookie Tank Dell and veteran Robert Woods (foot) should start in three-wide sets for the team. The 24-year-old Collins scored his fourth touchdown of the year in Week 8 before suffering a calf injury that clearly wasn't too serious. He'll now be back in play as a high-end WR3 with upside in fantasy lineups with the way impressive rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud has been playing in a plus matchup against Arizona's secondary.
Nov 17, 2023 3:55 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) remained a limited participant during Thursday's practice session. Collins is looking to make a return after sitting out last week's game due to a calf injury. It sounds like he has a decent chance of returning after getting in back-to-back practice sessions. Otherwise, Noah Brown (knee), Tank Dell, and Robert Woods would all see increased involvement in the offense. When healthy, Collins has been a solid WR2 and should be considered that if he plays in Week 11. Fantasy managers should check back on Friday for another update on Collins' status.
Nov 16, 2023 9:32 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) is practicing on Wednesday ahead of the Week 11 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Collins suffered a calf injury in Week 9, causing him to miss the Week 10 upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He did not take part in practice at all last week, so his early-week participation this week is encouraging. Collins has already set a career-high in receiving yards (631) and receiving touchdowns (four). He's one catch away from tying his career-high in receptions (37). Although he seemingly has newfound target competition in Noah Brown, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz, the third-year wideout has plenty of upside in one of the best passing attacks in the NFL. Further information surrounding his chances to play in Week 11 will become available later in the week.
Nov 15, 2023 2:38 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This was hardly a surprise after he failed to practice on Thursday and Friday. It'll be the first absence of the year for Collins, who has 36 catches, 631 yards, and four touchdowns so far. The Texans have done a good job spreading around their targets and should continue to do so without their top receiver. With that said, look for Tank Dell and Dalton Schultz to benefit the most from this news. Both players are worth inserting into your fantasy lineups ahead of kickoff on Sunday.
Nov 10, 2023 4:25 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) was not seen at practice on Thursday during the portion open to the media. Collins also missed the early portion of practice on Wednesday before eventually being listed as limited on the final injury report. If he indeed missed practice on Thursday, his status for the Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals will be firmly in question after apparently injuring his calf in the Week 9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Robert Woods (foot) returned to practice on Thursday, but he could still be in danger of missing his third straight game. It's a crowded injury picture for Houston this week, but rookie Tank Dell and Noah Brown are trending up as options for fantasy managers in Week 10 with both Collins and Woods on the injury report. Stay tuned for more information.
Nov 9, 2023 5:06 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (calf) popped up on the Week 10 injury report on Wednesday and was listed as a limited practice participant. Collins didn't do anything during the portion of practice open to the media, but he evidently got some work in before everything was said and done. Fantasy managers will still want to manage his status closely this week, but he should have a good chance to play in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Meanwhile, veteran Robert Woods (foot) is trending towards missing yet another game for the Texans. If he's out again, Collins, rookie Tank Dell and Noah Brown should serve as the top three pass-catchers for impressive rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud yet again this Sunday.
Nov 8, 2023 5:15 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins caught another touchdown pass in the team's 39-37 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud connected with Collins for a 14-yard score midway through the first quarter to put the Texans on the board. For the game, the wideout caught three passes for 54 yards and one touchdown. It was shocking to see him finish fourth on the team in catches and targets (5) in Week 9, especially since Stroud threw for 470 yards in this game. The wideout will look to be more involved on offense next week on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Nov 5, 2023 10:51 PM EST
After a strong start to the year, Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins has failed to maintain that same success. But Collins has a chance to get back on track in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's been a disappointing couple of weeks for the young wideout, totaling four catches or less in four of the past five games. The offense's inconsistency has been the biggest reason for Collins' recent lack of production. But facing a Buccaneers defense that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points per game to wideouts makes him a low-end WR2 in Week 9.
Nov 3, 2023 5:11 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins saw a team-high six targets in the team's 15-13 loss against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. Collins, though, caught just four of those targets for 30 yards in the contest. With rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud struggling through the air on Sunday, the third-year wideout put together his lowest receiving total of the season. After his strong start to the year, he has caught four passes or less in four of the past five games. He'll look to get going next week at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Oct 29, 2023 11:07 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins remains a strong fantasy option in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. With most of Carolina's secondary battling injuries, Collins should be able to take advantage of that this weekend. In his last two outings, the 24-year-old had some tough matchups against Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. This matchup, though, should get him back on track in fantasy. He currently averages 17.2 PPR points per game this year and could see added targets with Robert Woods (foot) unlikely to play in Week 8.
Oct 26, 2023 5:33 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins led the team in receiving yards in the team's 20-13 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 6. Collins reeled in four passes for 80 yards and also saw the second-most team targets on Sunday with six. The third-year wideout has had some tough matchups over the past two weeks with Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. So that could explain the down numbers for Collins since Week 4. However, he remains the Texans WR1 on offense moving forward. He'll head into the Week 7 bye as the team leader in catches (29) and receiving yards (547).
Oct 16, 2023 12:00 AM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins is looking to bounce back in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints after a mediocre performance last week. Collins had just three catches on four targets for 39 yards while being shadowed by Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell. Entering Sunday's matchup, the third-year wideout will have another tough assignment against the Saints' fourth-ranked pass defense. Still, Collins should be started in most flex spots in Week 6 as fellow wideout Tank Dell (concussion) will likely miss the contest, opening up more targets on offense.
Oct 13, 2023 1:04 AM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins was held in check in the team's 21-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. Collins drew the tough assignment of Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell, which hurt his potential on Sunday. He had just three catches on four targets for 39 yards. The third-year wideout has been a surprise fantasy star in the early going and has three games with at least 80 receiving yards through five weeks. He'll look to get back on track next week at home against the New Orleans Saints.
Oct 8, 2023 11:03 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receivers Tank Dell (concussion) and Robert Woods (rib) are questionable to return in Week 5 versus the Atlanta Falcons. Dell hauled in three of four targets for 57 yards before departing. Woods had also commanded impressive volume (six targets) but produced just two catches for 18 yards. Nico Collins should generate even more usage as the Texans' No. 1 wide receiver while John Metchie III and Xavier Hutchinson see additional involvement, too.
Oct 8, 2023 3:11 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins continues to impress, and he's a must-start in all fantasy formats in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. Collins has been a surprise fantasy star in the early going, averaging over 20 PPR fantasy points per game through four weeks. The third-year wideout is also coming off a massive seven-catch, 168-yard, and two-touchdown day. Even with superstar cornerback A.J. Terrell likely shadowing him in Week 5, the 24-year-old is a strong WR2 in fantasy. Collins has two top-four wide receiver finishes over the past three weeks and should be in all lineups this weekend.
Oct 6, 2023 1:20 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins turned nine targets into seven catches, 168 yards, and two touchdowns in a big Week 4 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Outside of a quiet Week 3, Collins has been one of the biggest steals in fantasy football this season. He has cemented himself as a weekly WR2 option, including next Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Oct 1, 2023 4:36 PM EST
Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins will look to bounce back at home in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers following a down week. Collins was non-existent on offense in Week 3, catching just two passes for 34 yards. The 24-year-old wideout started the season with back-to-back double-digit PPR fantasy performances, and that is certainly possible to happen again for the former Michigan star in Week 4. Pittsburgh has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers in the first three weeks, which boosts Collins's fantasy value. He'll be a strong flex option this weekend.
Sep 30, 2023 12:18 PM EST