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News: 2 days agoCollins did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Colts.
Spin: For the first time this season, Collins failed to register a reception, but he continues to play a prominent role as the No. 2 wideout. The rookie had averaged a little more than four targets per game over the previous six contests. He'll remain as the second wideout over the final weeks of the season, as the franchise looks to set him up for 2022. In the present, however, Collins doesn't bring much value. The Michigan product has just 18 catches over nine games and has yet to score. The problem is the team, which ranks last in total offense and next-to-last in passing offense.
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.