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Texans WR Nico Collins questionable despite not practicing ahead of Week 15 vs. Titans

Nico Collins is dealing with a calf injury going into Week 15 vs. the Titans. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Nico Collins #12 of the Houston Texans celebrates with C.J. Stroud #7 after scoring a receiving touchdown during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Houston Texans head to Tennessee to take on the Titans on Sunday, but it appears they could be without their top offensive players. Wide receiver Tank Dell is already done for the season, but rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud is dealing with a concussion and wide receiver Nico Collins has a calf injury.

Nico Collins injury updates

Friday PM update: Collins is officially listed as questionable to face the Titans. He is still not expected to play, per Aaron Wilson.

Friday update: Collins missed Friday’s practice, which makes three in a row for him, per Aaron Wilson. Collins is dealing with a calf injury that appears to be the same injury that sidelined him for a game earlier in the season. His chances to play this week don’t look good either.

Fantasy football analysis

With Dell already out and Collins trending toward being out, the Texans will have Noah Brown, John Metchie and Robert Woods as their Top 3 receivers. They will also get tight end Dalton Schultz back for this game. And, if C.J. Stroud were healthy, we could mine this group for fantasy value, but he is not. Davis Mills should be the starter this week, which would really hurt the offensive numbers across the board.

Betting analysis

With the Texans best offensive players hurt, the Titans have a great shot to pull out a win this week. They are currently 3-point favorites at home and I’d be fine taking the points there this week.