Jamie Collins
Jamie Collins
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New England Patriots
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Collins established himself as one of the league's top defenders during his two and a half years in New England, posing an uncommon triple threat between run defense, pass rushing and coverage. The Browns traded for him during the 2016 season and saw generally good results, but the marriage ended after 2018. A season-ending MCL tear shortened his 2017 season and inconsistency plagued him a bit last year, leading Cleveland to cut Collins this offseason and clearing the way for the Patriots to scoop him back up. It remains to be seen how many snaps the Patriots have available at linebacker, but Collins is a freak athlete who only turned 29 in May, meaning it wouldn't be surprising if he immediately reestablished himself as New England's top linebacker. If he can hold off Dont'a Hightower and Elandon Roberts, Collins in that case should serve as a three-down player next to Kyle Van Noy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Patriots in May of 2019.
Gets to QB in fourth straight game
LBNew England Patriots
October 7, 2019
Collins made four tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 33-7 win over the Redskins.
ANALYSIS
Collins was able to recover the fumble he forced by sacking Colt McCoy, marking his fourth forced turnover in four games. The veteran has been explosive for the Patriots this season, and he'll continue starting at outside linebacker as a result. Collins will look to be similarly disruptive in Thursday night's matchup against the Giants, as Daniel Jones has been dropped nine times over three starts.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 Jamie Collins Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jamie Collins' measurables compare to other linebackers?
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
6' 3"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.10 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.5 in
 
Broad Jump
139 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jamie Collins
IDP Analysis: Week 6 Matchups
7 days ago
If Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is put in a position to throw often to keep Arizona in the game, look for Vic Beasley and his defensive back teammates to have a big day.
IDP Analysis: Draft-Day Tiebreakers for Pass Rushers & DBs
71 days ago
In part one of Jim Coventry’s two-part series, he uses projected win totals to help break ties in player valuations on draft day, and unsurprisingly, the Patriots are favored to win the most games in 2019.
2019 Cleveland Browns
2019 Cleveland Browns
83 days ago
83 days ago
Justin Schultz delves into the hype surrounding Baker Mayfield and the Browns, who brought in even more star power in the offseason in the form of Odell Beckham Jr.
IDP Analysis: Identifying Values at Linebacker
85 days ago
In his second of three articles, Jim Coventry aims to help IDP owners find good LB values, like Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David, on draft day.
IDP Analysis: Week 13 Matchups
322 days ago
Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and Houston’s defense to collect some solid sack numbers against Cleveland this week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Collins is coming off an MCL injury that ended his 2017 season in November, but all reports indicate he should be ready for training camp. The Browns signed the athletic linebacker to a $50 million contract extension last January, so big things are expected from the 28-year-old as the leader of Cleveland's defense. Over his 14 games in a Cleveland uniform, Collins has logged 100 tackles and three sacks, a rate of production that lands him on the IDP radar, when healthy.
Collins was a dominant defensive end in college and remains a dangerous pass rusher, but Cleveland used him more like an off-ball linebacker after acquiring him from New England last year. The latter is preferable for his IDP value because tackles are much more reliable than sacks. Collins' elite athleticism was on full display upon his arrival to Cleveland, and he finished his first eight games as a Brown with 69 tackles and two sacks. With a long history of production and safety-like athleticism at 6-3, 250, Collins should remain a force this season.
Collins is one of the NFL's most versatile and explosive talents, possessing the skill set to push for All-Pro status as either an off-ball linebacker or a defensive end. His role with the Patriots is a hybrid of the two, mostly working as a traditional 4-3 OLB while occasionally terrorizing quarterbacks off the edge. A mystery illness limited Collins to 778 snaps in 12 games, yet he had a fine season all the same, and he has no issues heading into 2016. Collins' 204 tackles and 9.5 sacks in his last 1,703 snaps would project to roughly 120 tackles and six sacks over a 1,000-snap season.
Collins' strong finish to his 2013 rookie season carried into last year as one of the league's top young linebackers. Big (6-3, 250) but extremely athletic, Collins not only excels at traditional linebacker tasks, but he's also a good edge rusher. Jerod Mayo's return from a season-ending knee injury could cost him tackles, but likely not enough to downgrade him.
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 England's snaps, Collins finished with 43 tackles (24 solo). With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, it would seem that Collins should approach or exceed triple-digit tackles. His pass-rushing skills should get a longer look this year too, as he posted 10 sacks during his final year at Southern Mississippi. Collins' upside might be a bit limited by the presences of Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower, however.
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.
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Stuffs stat sheet
LBNew England Patriots
September 30, 2019
Collins had four tackles (three solo), a sack and an interception in Sunday's win over the Bills.
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Excels in pass rush
LBNew England Patriots
September 22, 2019
Collins made seven tackles (five solo), two sacks and a pass breakup in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.
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Dominant in Week 2
LBNew England Patriots
September 16, 2019
Collins recorded five tackles (three solo), 0.5 sacks, two defended passes and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, in Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins.
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Return to New England official
LBNew England Patriots
May 15, 2019
Collins officially agreed to a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
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Discussing reunion with Patriots
LBFree Agent
May 15, 2019
Collins has drawn interest from the Patriots in free agency, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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