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Nico Collins ruled OUT for Week 14 vs. Cowboys

We break down the news that Nico Collins has a foot injury. What it means for Week 14 and beyond.

Nico Collins #12 of the Houston Texans makes a catch prior to kickoff against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on August 19, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Collins has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. An already tough game for Houston gets that much more difficult with Collins, and Brandin Cooks being ruled out.

Thursday update: Collins was once again absent from practice on Thursday, per Jonathon Alexander. We’ll see if he can get in any work on Friday to have a chance to go against the Cowboys.

Week 14 is here. The Houston Texans are scheduled to have a tough matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The team has said that they will be turning back to quarterback Davis Mills under center. Houston has a 1-10-1 record and needs a spark to their offense. While most aspects of their team have been bleak, one bright spot has been the emergence of wide receiver Nico Collins. Unfortunately, he has battled injuries and isn’t practicing to start the week, dealing with a foot injury.

Fantasy football implications for Week 13

Collins has gotten to step into the spotlight, with Brandin Cooks also dealing with injuries. They both have been hindered by poor quarterback play, but the Texans are hopeful Mills can take a step forward to end the year. Collins has played in 10 games this season and has 37 receptions on 66 targets for 481 yards and two touchdowns. If Collins is active, he only has value in deeper PPR leagues if Cooks is also active. If Cooks is inactive, but Collins plays, he could be a desperate dart throw in standard leagues from anticipated target share.