Nico Collins

Nico Collins

WR - HOU
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College: Michigan
Houston Texans

2021 Season Outlooks

The Texans are in need of playmaking at wide receiver, and Nico Collins could give them that. He ultimately had a pretty disappointing career at Michigan, topping out at 37 catches for 729 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019 before opting out in 2020. However, he wasn't exactly the problem at Michigan, and he has an appealing blend of size (6-foot-4) and speed (4.45-second 40 at his pro day). The Texans could certainly use a player like that alongside Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb. Collins could be a sneaky sleeper for 2021, and should be a second-round pick in Rookie-only drafts, but the questions about Deshaun Watson's future in Houston loom large over his chances of hitting.
:Collins has plus size and athleticism and a chance to win a top 3 role in Houston right out of the gate. But he’s a rookie on what figures to be a bad passing game if Deshaun Watson isn’t in the picture, so consider Collins just a late-round flier.  
Collins was selected by Houston in the third round of April's draft. The Michigan product is one of the biggest receivers in this year's class at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. He has good speed and hands to go with his huge frame, but separation, route running and RAC are concern areas. Prior to opting out in 2020, Collins was targeted often downfield but also lived on the shallow route, which he ran a class-high 25% of the time during 2018-19. Brandin Cooks is the top WR in Houston, but with Anthony Miller in the slot, the team's No. 2 perimeter gig is wide open. If Collins shows well and beats out Chris Conley, he could sneak onto the fantasy radar. He's a name to monitor in season-long leagues.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#192

PPR

#201

Half-PPR

#211

Superflex

#256

2021 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
50.6 634.3 3.4

2021 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#233

Pick 20.05

PPR

#407

Pick 34.11

Half-PPR

#207

Pick 18.03

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

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