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