Nico Collins
Nico Collins
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Houston Texans
Doubtful
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 10/10/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Houston took Collins in the third round of the 2021 draft, the organization's first major move to replace the departed Will Fuller. The Texans traded up to grab the Michigan grad, who may have gone higher had he played in 2020. The Big 10 prematurely cancelled its season due to the pandemic but reversed course later. Collins had already begun preparations for the next phase of his career and opted to sit out. He's an outside-the-numbers receiver, a position of need for Houston, which let Fuller walk. At 6-4, 215 pounds, Collins has the size to box out cornerbacks. His 4.45 40-yard dash indicates a field stretcher, but questions persist about route running and gaining separation. There's a path to playing time for Collins, but it remains to be seen if he can assimilate quickly enough to the pro game after taking a year off from competitive football. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.87 million contract with the Texans in May of 2021.
Will miss 3-4 weeks
WRHouston Texans
Shoulder
September 20, 2021
Collins (shoulder) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to the injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Collins has compiled two catches through two games, so the rookie third-round pick's absence is unlikely to have much of an effect on Houston's offense. Anthony Miller should see an uptick in playing time while Collins recovers, though Brandin Cooks remains the only member of the Texans' receiving corps that's expected to make a significant impact on a weekly basis.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Nico Collins' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
19.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.44
 
% Team Air Yards
6.7%
 
% Team Targets
9.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
25.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Browns pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Browns
Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
114.7
 
Cornerbacks
63.0
 
Safeties
121.5
 
Linebackers
123.6
 
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2021 Nico Collins Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Nico Collins' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.79 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Injury considered significant
WRHouston Texans
Shoulder
September 20, 2021
Coach David Culley said Monday that Collins (shoulder) is dealing with a "pretty significant" injury, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Injures shoulder
WRHouston Texans
Shoulder
September 19, 2021
Collins left Sunday's game against the Browns with a shoulder injury, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Plays second-most snaps at WR
WRHouston Texans
September 13, 2021
Collins caught one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars.
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Finds end zone despite inefficiency
WRHouston Texans
August 28, 2021
Collins recorded two receptions on six targets for 16 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
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Returns to practice Monday
WRHouston Texans
Undisclosed
August 23, 2021
Collins (undisclosed) returned for Monday's brief walkthrough practice, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
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