Friday update: Collins has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game after being limited in Wednesday’s practice and downgraded to missing practice on Thursday and Friday.
Friday update: Collins is unlikely to play, per Aaron Wilson. Tank Dell and a potentially returning Robert Woods would be the top wide receivers for Houston if he misses the game.
Thursday update: Collins did not practice Thursday after getting a limited practice in on Wednesday with his calf injury. They have a tremendous amount of injuries listed on their report, so they may just be giving guys extra rest, but no practice isn’t great after being limited for Collins. Friday will tell us a lot.
Wednesday update: Initially, it was reported that Collins didn’t practice on Wednesday, but on the team’s official injury report, he was listed as limited with a calf injury.
The Houston Texans will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 of the NFL season. Houston is trying to end its rebuild early as rookie quarterback CJ Stroud continues to acclimate to the league. He has been relying on wide receiver Nico Collins in the passing game, but Collins is beginning the week not practicing. It could just be a day of rest, but for now, there is at least some concern he could miss this week’s game.
#Texans wide receiver Nico Collins didn't practice along with Will Anderson Jr.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 8, 2023
Fantasy football implications for Week 10
Collins has played all eight games for Houston to this point in the season. He has 631 yards and four touchdowns on 36 receptions. Collins has become a reliable weapon for the Texans after being overshadowed in the passing game to begin his career. He complements rookie wideout Tank Dell well, and if Collins is active, you can start him in 10-team fantasy football leagues or larger. If he is unable to play, it would boost Dell that much more and give veteran wide receiver Robert Woods some big-league flex appeal if he can return from injury. If not, Noah Brown gets another shot at good humbers.