Alex Collins

Alex Collins

27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Collins, who the Seahawks took in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft, rejoined the team last season after a stint in Baltimore. In the process, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder, who turned 27 in August, ended up logging 18 carries for 77 yards and two TDs and one catch for four yards in three games for the team. Heading into the 2021 season, Collins is in the mix to see complementary work behind top back Chris Carson, with 2018 first-rounder Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas also in the mix. In that context, Collins' fantasy value is limited, so long as Carson and Penny remain ahead of him on the depth chart, and more importantly, off the injury report. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $990,000 contract with the Seahawks in February of 2021.
Cleared for MNF
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 27, 2021
Collins (abdomen) has no injury designation for Monday's game at Washington, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Collins will continue playing through the groin injury, but while he could see some extra snaps/touches with both Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf) ruled out, it'll likely be DeeJay Dallas getting most of the playing time on passing downs. Seattle might end up activating a third running back from the practice squad, with BJ Emmons and Josh Johnson being the options.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Collins' 2021 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 rush attempts.
  • 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
17.0%
 
Positive Run %
79.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
54.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
2.1%
 
Touches Per Game
11.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
46.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
3.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.7
 
% Targeted On Route
4.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.42
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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4720%
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11110%
3515%
595%
188%
464%
83%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.8
 
Cornerbacks
89.6
 
Safeties
105.8
 
Linebackers
122.2
 
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Collins finished the 2017 season with 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns for the Ravens and appeared poised for a big 2018, but he now finds himself without a team. The 24-year-old struggled out of the gate last season as he didn't break 4.0 YPC in a game until Week 5 and ended up missing the final six games of the season with a sprained foot. The disappointing season was capped off with an arrest and criminal charges in March that led to his release. Collins still is relatively young, so it wouldn't be shocking to see a team take a flier on him, though he may be levied a suspension from the league office.
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.
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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Limited, per usual
RBSeattle Seahawks
Abdomen
November 26, 2021
Collins (abdomen) was a limited practice participant Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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'Limited' on Thursday's report
RBSeattle Seahawks
Abdomen
November 25, 2021
Collins (abdomen) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Mostly quiet game
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 21, 2021
Collins ran for 36 yards on 10 carries against Arizona on Sunday.
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OK for Sunday, gains job security
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 19, 2021
Collins (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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No practice Thursday
RBSeattle Seahawks
Groin
November 18, 2021
Collins (groin) was held out of practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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