Alex Collins
Alex Collins
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
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
$Signed a contract with the Ravens in April of 2018.
Thrives in passing game during loss
RBBaltimore Ravens
September 13, 2018
Collins rushed nine times for 35 yards and secured three of four targets for 55 yards in the Ravens' 34-23 loss to the Bengals on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With Kenneth Dixon now on injured reserve with a knee injury, Collins took on more of a role in the passing game despite the presence of Javorius Allen. Collins once again saw single-digit carries, although the circumstances Thursday were markedly different than those of Week 1. In that blowout win over the Bills, Collins was relegated to the bench after a lost fumble, but against the Bengals, a game script that saw the Ravens fall behind by a significant margin in the first half dictated his modest usage on the ground. Collins' role as a pass catcher is encouraging from a fantasy perspective, although it remains to be see if it will endure in a Week 3 matchup against the Broncos.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    69
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
141
0
2017
407
28
2018
69
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.59 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   30.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   29 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
Baltimore Ravens Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
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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Unlikely to be impacted by Dixon injury
RBBaltimore Ravens
September 12, 2018
Kenneth Dixon's knee injury isn't expected to have a dramatic affect on Collins' role in the Baltimore offense, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Scores in win
RBBaltimore Ravens
September 9, 2018
Collins rushed for 13 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and added a six-yard reception during Sunday's 47-3 win over Buffalo. He lost a fumble during the contest.
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Barely plays in preseason
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 27, 2018
Collins has taken three carries for 33 yards this preseason.
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No go for Hall of Fame Game
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 2, 2018
Collins isn't in uniform for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bears, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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Set for lead role
RBBaltimore Ravens
May 15, 2018
Collins enters spring workouts as the clear lead runner in Baltimore after the Ravens opted against using any of their draft picks on running backs, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
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