Nico Collins

Nico Collins

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Houston Texans
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $4.87 million contract with the Texans in May of 2021.
Picks up 68 yards
WRHouston Texans
January 20, 2024
Collins recorded five receptions on 10 targets for 68 yards in Saturday's 34-10 loss to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
Collins was a significant part of the Texans' passing attack as expected, but the team had a tough time moving the ball consistently. That limited Collins' output, though he still managed a 29-yard catch that was the highlight of his day and helped set up a field-goal attempt just before halftime. Though it wasn't the way he would have wanted to end his season, Collins turned in an impressive breakout campaign in which he set career highs in receptions (80), yards (1,297) and touchdowns (eight) across 15 regular-season games.
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How do Nico Collins' 2023 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.
  • % 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.
Air Yards Per Game
77.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.82
 
% Team Air Yards
23.9%
 
% Team Targets
19.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
% Targeted On Route
27.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
3.29
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

71160%
68158%
47540%
43437%
35330%
30526%
141%
40%
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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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38 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2021
Drafted by the Texans in the third round last year, Collins started eight of his 14 appearances as a rookie. Despite missing three games, he still placed second on the team in catches (33), targets (60) and receiving yards (446), but at 6-4, 215 pounds, it was disappointing that he scored just one TD. Such production in the NFL's worst offense was encouraging, and Collins will have an opportunity to build on his totals in Year 2. He and Brandin Cooks once again project to be the Texans' top two WRs, with rookie second-rounder John Metchie coming off a torn ACL and recovering from leukemia. As QB Davis Mills also enters his second campaign, Collins could look to capitalize on their familiarity while transitioning to new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's scheme.
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.
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Plays well in postseason debut
WRHouston Texans
January 13, 2024
Collins recorded six catches on seven targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-14 win over the Browns.
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Torches Colts' secondary
WRHouston Texans
January 6, 2024
Collins recorded nine catches on nine targets for 195 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 23-19 win over the Colts.
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Makes seven catches
WRHouston Texans
December 31, 2023
Collins recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Titans. He added one rush for seven yards.
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Ready to face Titans
WRHouston Texans
December 29, 2023
Collins (calf) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans after practicing fully Thursday and Friday.
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Logs full practice
WRHouston Texans
December 28, 2023
Collins (calf) was a full practice participant Thursday.
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