- Michigan pours it on with Collins' TD
- Collins hauls in 28-yard TD
News: 6 days agoCollins caught one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars.
Spin: Collins, a 2021 third-round draft pick, was second among wide receivers with 43 snaps (55 percent), trailing only No. 1 wideout Brandin Cooks. When Houston made Anthony Miller (coach's decision) inactive, it was unclear how the playing time would be distributed, but Collins and Chris Conley (40 snaps) were given the most run after Cooks. Danny Amendola, recently added to the roster, was fourth among the wideouts at 17 snaps but equaled the targets of the Cooks/Conley duo.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Collins was selected by Houston in the third round of April's draft. The Michigan product is one of the biggest receivers in this year's class at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. He has good speed and hands to go with his huge frame, but separation, route running and RAC are concern areas. Prior to opting out in 2020, Collins was targeted often downfield but also lived on the shallow route, which he ran a class-high 25% of the time during 2018-19. Brandin Cooks is the top WR in Houston, but with Anthony Miller in the slot, the team's No. 2 perimeter gig is wide open. If Collins shows well and beats out Chris Conley, he could sneak onto the fantasy radar. He's a name to monitor in season-long leagues.