24-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Collins came to New England as an edge defender, but the Patriots turned the second-round pick into an effective all-around linebacker by the end of his rookie season. Playing roughly a quarter of New...
Jamie Collins Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Patriots in May of 2013.
Collins (thigh) returned to practice Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports.
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Jamie Collins: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The reports suggests that Collins, drafted 59th overall last year, will emerge as a three-down linebacker in his second year as a pro. Heading into the 2014 season, Collins is on track to start at linebacker for the Patriots, along with Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower. In such a capacity, he should easily improve on his rookie numbers (43 tackles) and thus attain IDP relevance.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Collins is an explosive athlete who could turn into a rushing threat off the edge. He'll need some polishing though and figures to back up Jerod Mayo out of the gate, though it's possible he could also factor in on sub packages as a pass-rushing DE.