Nico Collins

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Placed on IR; season over

Collins (foot) was placed on the reserve/injured list Friday.

Analysis: Collins will miss the remainder of the season. The 23-year-old wide receiver finishes up the 2022 campaign with 37 catches for 481 yards and two touchdowns on 66 targets across 10 games. Brandin Cooks is expected to return from a calf injury Sunday against the Titans and will likely command plenty of volume given Houston's dearth of viable alternatives.

Dec 23, 2022 12:02 PM EST


Won't play Saturday

Collins (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: While Collins is slated to miss his third straight game, Brandin Cooks (calf) is listed as questionable after practicing fully Wednesday and Thursday, while Chris Moore (foot) is questionable on the heels of limited sessions this week. Collins' next chance to rejoin the Texans' wideout corps for game action will arrive Jan. 1 against the Jaguars.

Dec 22, 2022 1:42 PM EST



Still not practicing

Collins (foot) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Collins, who was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, has one more chance to get a session in before the Texans' Week 16 injury report is submitted, but at this stage the wideout's status for Saturday's game against the Titans is cloudy.

Dec 21, 2022 8:25 AM EST


Not yet practicing

The Texans listed Collins (foot) as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report.

Analysis: Collins hasn't taken the field in any fashion over the Texans' last seven practice sessions, missing two games along the way. Fellow wideout Brandin Cooks (calf) has been sidelined for Houston's last three games, but he appears to have a better shot than Collins at playing Saturday in Tennessee. Cooks practiced on a limited basis last Thursday and Friday and maintained that level of activity on Tuesday's estimated report. Meanwhile, Chris Moore -- who has drawn 20 targets over the past two contests -- was listed as limited Tuesday due to a foot issue, so the availability of each of Houston's top three receivers for the Week 16 game is in flux at the moment.

Dec 20, 2022 3:19 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

Collins (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: The same goes for Brandin Cooks (calf) , which sets the stage for Chris Moore, Phillip Dorsett and Amari Rodgers to continue to lead the Texans' wideout corps this weekend. Collins will now target a potential return to action in Week 16 against the Titans.

Dec 16, 2022 1:15 PM EST



Not practicing Thursday

Collins (foot) remains sidelined for Thursday's practice, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Analysis: Wilson reported after Collins sat out Wednesday's practice that the receiver was trending toward missing a second straight game Sunday against the Chiefs, and his continued absence from Week 15 prep seemingly supports that sentiment. On a brighter note for Houston, Brandin Cooks (calf) -- who has missed the Texans' past two games -- returned to practice Thursday in full pads and would seem to have a better chance than Collins at suiting up this weekend. The Texans will provide an update on the statuses of both receivers following their final practice of the week Friday.

Dec 15, 2022 7:57 AM EST


Looks set to miss another game

Collins (foot), who didn't practice Wednesday, is trending toward missing a second straight game Sunday against the Chiefs, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Analysis: Brandin Cooks (calf) joined Collins as a non-participant in the Texans' first Week 15 practice and also appears to be in line to sit out Sunday, which would mark Cooks' third straight absence. While both Collins and Cooks were sidelined for last Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Cowboys, Chris Moore, Phillip Dorsett and Amari Rodgers served as Houston's starting receivers. Moore was the standout performer of the trio, finishing the Week 14 game with a career-high 10 receptions for 124 yards on 11 targets.

Dec 15, 2022 6:36 AM EST


Misses practice Wednesday

Collins (foot) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The same goes for Brandin Cooks (calf), which clouds the duo's status for Sunday's game against Kansas City. If neither player is able to return to action this weekend, Chris Moore, Phillip Dorsett and Amari Rodgers would be in line to continue to lead the Texans' wideout corps in Week 15.

Dec 14, 2022 3:42 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

Collins (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: With Brandin Cooks (calf) also ruled out for the contest, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore are in line to lead the Texans' wideout corps Sunday in QB Davis Mills' return to the starting lineup. Collins will now target a potential return to action in Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Dec 9, 2022 2:05 PM EST


Iffy for Week 14

Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com suggests that Collins (foot) is trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Wilson indicates that Brandin Cooks (calf) is a candidate to the miss the contest as well. If neither player is able to suit up this weekend, added Week 14 wideout snaps would be available for Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore. Friday's final injury report will add further context to Collins' playing prospects, but at this stage it looks like the Texans could be without their top two pass-catchers versus Dallas.

Dec 8, 2022 12:13 PM EST


Sits out another practice

Collins (foot) wasn't dressed for Thursday's practice and is set to be listed as a non-participant on the Texans' second injury report of the week, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With Collins and Brandin Cooks (calf) both sitting out their second straight practices, the Texans look as though they could be in danger of playing without both of their top receivers in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Before a decision is made on whether either wideout carries a designation into the weekend, the Texans will see if Collins and Cooks can get back on the practice field in some capacity Friday.

Dec 8, 2022 8:27 AM EST


Dealing with foot injury

Collins was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice due to a foot injury.

Analysis: Initial reports indicated that Collins would be deemed limited Wednesday, but he'll officially go down as a 'DNP' in the Texans' first practice of the week. The same applies to Brandin Cooks (calf), clouding the status of the team's top two wideouts as Sunday's game against the Cowboys approaches.

Dec 7, 2022 1:16 PM EST


Limited at practice

Collins (undisclosed) was limited at practice Wednesday, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: The Texans' upcoming injury report will reveal what limited the wideout Wednesday. Collins is coming off a Week 13 effort in which he caught three passes on a team-high 10 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in this past Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Browns.

Dec 7, 2022 9:10 AM EST


Racks up 10 targets

Collins recorded three receptions on 10 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Collins was the clear leader of the Texans' receiving corps with Brandin Cooks (calf) sidelined. Through two quarters, Collins managed to record only one reception on six targets. However, he managed to salvage his day with a six-yard touchdown catch in the final two minutes of the game. While Collins should continue to see plenty of volume, he's turned 36 targets into only 176 yards across his last four games.

Dec 4, 2022 7:10 PM EST


Set for more work with Cooks out

Collins is in line for more work Sunday against the Browns with Brandin Cooks (calf) unavailable, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: The Texans' passing game isn't exactly running on all cylinders at the moment with quarterback Kyle Allen running the offense. During Allen's 215-yard, one-touchdown and two-interception performance on 26-for-39 passing this past Sunday in Miami, Collins accounted for six catches (on nine targets) for 44 yards. Still, Collins will be facing a Cleveland defense that has given up the 11th-most YPT (8.5) to opposing wide receivers this season, so an elevated target share may result in a fruitful outing for him this weekend.

Dec 2, 2022 2:21 PM EST


Stays busy in Week 12 loss

Collins secured six of nine targets for 44 yards in the Texans' 30-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Collins led the Texans in receptions and targets on the afternoon in the losing effort. The second-year wideout has at least five receptions in three straight but under 50 yards in four consecutive contests heading into a Week 13 home matchup against the Browns.

Nov 27, 2022 3:46 PM EST


Five catches in loss

Collins brought in five of seven targets for 48 yards in the Texans' 23-10 loss to the Commanders on Sunday.

Analysis: Collins shared the team lead in receptions and targets while finishing second in receiving yards behind Brandin Cooks. The second-year wideout has back-to-back five-catch efforts going into a Week 12 matchup against the Dolphins, but his greatest value comes in PPR formats given the limitations of his quarterback.

Nov 20, 2022 5:55 PM EST


Practices fully Thursday

Collins (groin) returned to a full practice Thursday.

Analysis: Collins was limited Wednesday, but his return to a full session Thursday puts him on track to suit up and start opposite Brandin Cooks on Sunday versus the Commanders. In the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Giants, Collins caught five passes on a team-high 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown, and he'll once again be a focal part of the team's passing game in Week 11 versus a Washington defense that is allowing an average of 212.7 passing yards per game to date.

Nov 17, 2022 1:22 PM EST


Limited practice Wednesday

Collins (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Collins was also limited last week, but he played through his groin issue in this past Sunday's loss to the Giants en route to logging 50 of a possible 64 snaps on offense while catching five of his team-high 10 targets for 49 yards and a TD. With no reported setbacks in the contest, it's possible that Collins' listed limitations Wednesday are a result of rep management ahead of this weekend's game against the Commanders.

Nov 16, 2022 4:07 PM EST


Sees 10 targets in return

Collins recorded five receptions on 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Collins returned from a two-game absence to lead the Texans in targets, receptions and yards. His longest catch of the day went for 13 yards, but the highlight of his performance was a 12-yard touchdown catch midway through the third quarter. Collins has topped 70 receiving yards only once this season, but he has a consistent role in the offense while managing at least three receptions in each of his last four games.

Nov 13, 2022 5:00 PM EST


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