Alex Collins
Alex Collins
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
IR
Injury Foot
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Cast off the Seahawks' roster at the end of the preseason last year, Collins wound up at the bottom of a Ravens depth chart that seemed nearly as crowded, but by Week 3 he seized the starting role and never looked back. While he lacks the straight-line speed expected of top-shelf feature backs, Collins proved to be one of the most elusive runners in the league, showing outstanding footwork and vision to find a crease and hit it with authority. The 23-year-old's ability to make defenders miss even in tight quarters allowed him to overcome the mediocrity of Baltimore's offensive line. Collins has the size and frame to handle plenty of snaps, but his skills as a receiver are still a work in progress, with limited cause for optimism. While Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are around to pick up any passing-game slack, there's no reason to think Collins will fade away as suddenly as he arrived. The Ravens' O-line should improve with G Marshal Yanda returning from an ankle injury, and the team likely will run some zone-read plays if rookie QB Lamar Jackson gets on the field. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Ravens in April of 2018.
Won't require surgery
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
December 2, 2018
Collins, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, won't require surgery to address a sprained foot, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Ravens' surprising decision to move Collins to IR ends his season, but the running back should be back to full strength well in advance of the spring, when he'll become a restricted free agent. Though he's had issues with ball security in his brief career, Collins has shown plenty of promise as a ballcarrier with an average of 4.2 yards per carry and 15 touches through 36 career games. It's unclear if the Ravens will have much interest in retaining Collins if youngsters Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon are both effective down the stretch.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Collins' 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
7.0%
 
Positive Run %
75.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
49.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.8
 
Rushing TD %
6.1%
 
Touches Per Game
12.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.4%
 
Drop Rate
9.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.6
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chiefs pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
85.5
 
Cornerbacks
72.1
 
Safeties
107.2
 
Linebackers
99.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alex Collins' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alex Collins
Job Battles: Dixon the Spoiler
December 3rd
Gus Edwards was a late-season lifeline for those who added him a few weeks ago, but the return of Kenneth Dixon from IR could complicate the formula for Edwards.
Gameday Injuries: Week 13
December 2nd
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 13 injury report replete with big names and several potential game-time decisions as of early Sunday morning.
NFL Game Previews: Redskins-Eagles Matchup
November 28th
Erik Siegrist analyzes the Week 13 Monday night matchup as Carson Wentz and the Eagles entertain the Redskins in a key NFC East showdown.
Yahoo DFS Football: Week 13 Picks
November 28th
Sasha Yodashkin looks over Sunday's slate and thinks Gus Edwards will continue locking down the Ravens' No. 1 RB job against a soft Falcons run defense.
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
November 27th
This week it's Phillip Lindsay's turn to tear it up against the Bengals' absent linebacking corps.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Collins got some valuable experience in his rookie season due to injuries to Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. In 11 games, Collins recorded 31 carries for 125 yards, a touchdown and two fumbles (one lost) to go along with 11 receptions for 84 yards. However, with both Rawls and Prosise returning to health and the Seahawks adding Eddie Lacy to the backfield mix in free agency, Collins needed a strong training camp to earn a roster spot in 2017 and was unable to deliver. After going unclaimed off waivers, Collins signed with the Ravens' practice squad in September and will have to bide his time until injuries to the Baltimore backfield -- or any team for that matter -- create an opening for him.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Arkansas, Collins isn't physically imposing at 5-foot-11, 217 pounds and clocked just 4.59 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. However, he'll merely serve as depth to a Seattle backfield that is populated by Thomas Rawls (ankle), Christine Michael, and C.J. Prosise.
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Placed on injured reserve
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
December 1, 2018
Collins (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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Iffy in Week 13, despite practicing
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
November 30, 2018
Updating a previous report, Collins (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, was a full participant in Friday's practice.
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Gets questionable tag for Week 13
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
November 30, 2018
Collins (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
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Not seen at practice
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
November 30, 2018
Collins (foot) wasn't spotted on the field during the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Limited Thursday
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
November 29, 2018
Collins (foot) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday.
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