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Alex Collins removed from final injury report on Friday, good to go for Week 11

We break down the news that Seahawks running back Alex Collins continues to deal with a groin injury.

Alex Collins #41 of the Seattle Seahawks in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Friday update: Collins was removed from the final injury report on Friday and appears on track to play on Sunday, per Michael-Shawn Dugar. The only thing impacting him now is whether or not Chris Carson gets activated.

Thursday update: Collins did not practice on Thursday, which is concerning considering he was able to get in a limited practice on Wednesday. With Chris Carson sidelined by a neck injury, this could end up boosting Rashaad Penny or DeeJay Dallas in Week 11 against Arizona.

The Seattle Seahawks returned to practice on Wednesday to open Week 11 preparations, and running back Alex Collins remains a bit gimpy with a groin injury. Collins was listed as limited, which is nothing new. He suffered the injury in Week 6 and has been limited in practice every week since then. He’s sat out some practices along the way but is playing through the injury.

Notably, Chris Carson was unable to practice due to his neck injury and the team does not appear optimistic about his short-term status.

Fantasy football implications

Collins is once again on track to get the start when the Seahawks host the Cardinals. Collins will likely be limited the rest of the week, but barring a setback, we can expect him to play on Sunday.

Seattle faces a tough Arizona defense that gives up the ninth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Russell Wilson will take away some of the rushing now that he’s back on the field, but otherwise this is Collins’ backfield to carry. He’s not a high upside option, but at this point in the season with injuries impacting most fantasy rosters, he offers some RB3/flex value.