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Texans WR Nico Collins injury: What status means for Week 15 vs. Titans

Nico Collins is dealing with a calf injury heading into Week 15. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Nico Collins #12 of the Houston Texans scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at NRG Stadium on December 03, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images

Game status update: Collins has been ruled inactive and will miss Sunday’s game.

Game day update: Nico Collins is not expected to play, per Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter.

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins is listed as questionable on the injury report ahead of the Texans’ Week 15 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Collins is dealing with a calf injury and did not practice at all this week. He had one reception in the Texans’ loss to the Jets last week.

Nico Collins injury

Fantasy football analysis

Collins did not practice at all this week, so it seems unlikely that he will get much playing time against the Titans. However, wide receiver Noah Brown was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable, and wide receiver Tank Dell is on injured reserve. The Texans’ receiving corps is depleted, and their quarterback is doubtful. You may want to avoid the Texans offense for the most part in fantasy this week, outside of the running backs.

NFL DFS analysis

Collins costs $7000 as a FLEX at DraftKings Sportsbook. If he plays this weekend, which would be surprising after missing a full week of practice, he will be catching passes from a backup QB. There are better options at that price point this week.

Betting analysis

Collins’ absence would affect other WRs’ prop bets if any other starters were sure to play this week, and if Stroud was playing this week. However, the Texans have caught the injury bug, and with so many offensive starters questionable, doubtful, or out, the combination of everyone on the injury report will affect the Texans’ chances significantly this week.