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Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Date of Birth:  08/26/1994
Age:  27
Height  5'10"
Weight:   217
College:  Arkansas
Drafted:  2016 | Round 5 | Pick 171
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Alex Collins | Free Agent RB


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Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks placed Alex Collins (abdomen) on injured reserve.

Collins had been dealing with an abdomen issue for a while, and he officially will not play in Week 18. The veteran running back stepped in for the Seahawks when they needed it after Chris Carson (neck) went down at running back, making six starts and playing pretty well. Overall, Collins had 108 carries for 411 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games this season.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Collins joins teammate Tyler Lockett on the list, and we can only hope this doesn't turn into more widespread issues for Seattle ahead of their matchup versus Los Angeles. We'd expect the team will elevate Adrian Peterson from the practice squad this week (if healthy), but Rashaad Penny should be the clear lead back as a low-end RB2/FLEX option.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (abdomen) is officially inactive for Week 13.

Collins was listed as questionable entering this weekend and is now out against the 49ers. Collins has been banged up for weeks now, and he’ll now hopefully be able to rest up and get closer to full strength. The Seahawks added Adrian Peterson this week, and he is set to lead the backfield today.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (hip) is expected to play on Monday night.

Head coach Pete Carroll said the veteran runner will play, though he should be pushed down some in the rankings for a tough matchup. Also, Rashaad Penny could take some early-down carries.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks re-signed Alex Collins.

Seattle is clearly comfortable with Collins, so they're keeping him on the roster ahead of the offseason. The veteran running back will likely have to battle for a roster spot this summer.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks have elevated Alex Collins to the active roster.

DeeJay Dallas is the preferred fantasy play this week, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the veteran get a good chunk of work. Consider Collins a FLEX flier for those in deeper formats.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins is recovered from his broken leg.

Collins' three-game suspension is over, and he is now free to sign and play with any team. The running back market (and free agent market in general) seems to be moving slowly this season, but perhaps a team will be interested in bringing in the former Ravens starter down the stretch.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins is being suspended three games.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Collins should be medically cleared from his broken leg next week, so perhaps a team will be interested in bringing him in at that time. The Lions are a squad to potentially keep an eye on for Collins, but the former Ravens' starting running back is not a highly recommended fantasy pickup yet. Keep in mind that Jay Ajayi is also still out there as a free agent and has apparently struggled to receive interest around the league.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins suffered a broken leg, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says Collins recently had surgery to repair his broken leg, and now he'll have to wait to sign with a team despite training camp being just days away. Collins is also dealing with his offseason arrest on drug and gun charges that led to him being waived by the Ravens. Right now, Collins isn't really on the fantasy radar despite being a year removed from being Baltimore's starting running back. Collins isn't likely to play in 2019.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins faces gun and marijuana charges.

This helps explain why the Ravens released him so quickly yesterday after news broke about him being arrested for a car accident. Police say Collins' car was crashed into a tree and found him asleep at the wheel, and they smelled marijuana and found some and a handgun. Obviously, this isn't a good look for the former Arkansas running back, but hopefully he gets some help to avoid a situation like this happening again. Collins could be facing a suspension for this ordeal, which would make it harder for him to find another team. He's still just 24 years old and has been a productive player in the NFL, though, so we expect he'll get another opportunity at some point.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Ravens have waived running back Alex Collins.

This move comes after Collins was arrested following a Friday morning car crash, so Baltimore is basically just ridding themselves of their former starter, who was set to be a restricted free agent, a couple weeks early. Last season, Collins averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and was replaced by undrafted rookie Gus Edwards as the lead back when Lamar Jackson took over under center.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Ravens have placed Alex Collins (foot) on injured reserve.

This is a surprising move after Collins was a full participant in yesterday's practice and thought to have a good shot to play this Sunday, but the move opens up a spot for running back Kenneth Dixon to be activated to the 53-man roster. Collins was an early-round selection in most fantasy drafts during the summer after his breakout 2017 season, but he battled some injuries and wasn't quite as efficient this season. Collins' season ends with 114 carries, 411 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 105 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in ten games. Undrafted rookie Gus Edwards recently took control of the backfield, so Collins didn't have a ton of fantasy value as of late. The third-year running back will become a restricted free agent this offseason, so the Ravens will likely be interested in bringing him back next season.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Collins is probably a true game-time call after he missed last week's game, but he's not a recommended fantasy option in a backfield now led by Gus Edwards.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is a step in the right direction after Collins missed yesterday's practice. He'd probably do well to be listed as questionable when the final Week 13 injury report is released tomorrow.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) did not practice today.

It’s only Wednesday, so this isn’t a surprise. Hopefully Collins is at least a limited participant in tomorrow’s practice, but Gus Edwards has seized control of Baltimore’s backfield.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) is officially inactive for Week 12.

Collins was listed as questionable coming into the weekend, but this one is a surprise. Javorius Allen and Ty Montgomery will also get work, but this probably locks Gus Edwards in as Baltimore’s top running back and a strong fantasy option against the Raiders.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) is questionable for Week 12.

Collins returned to practice today after not participating earlier in the week, and while it sounds like he should be good to go against the Raiders, he can't be trusted as anything more than a dicey FLEX option after Gus Edwards took over the backfield in Lamar Jackson's first start. Those planning to roll with Collins anyway should check back on Sunday morning to see if the 24-year-old is active.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in win over the Bengals.

Collins rushed seven times for 18 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown run on the team's first offensive possession. After that, though, the Ravens mostly went with Gus Edwards (17 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown) as the main runner alongside Lamar Jackson (27 carries for 117 yards), so Collins is suddenly a risky FLEX option. Perhaps we will get more clarity on the backfield this week, but whoever handles the bulk of the carries at running back will have a great matchup against Oakland.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores as Ravens fall to the Steelers, 23-16.

Collins rushed nine times for 35 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run in the second half. He also added a four-yard reception. The former fifth-round pick operated as the clear lead ball-carrier once again, but it will be interesting to see how things potentially change following the bye week after the team traded for Ty Montgomery (who was inactive against Pittsburgh). For now, Collins remains on the low-end RB2/FLEX radar, but he's been saved by touchdowns too much in recent weeks.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) is officially active versus the Steelers.

Collins was listed as questionable coming into today, but there wasn’t much doubt he’d play in a big NFC North matchup. Consider Collins an RB2/FLEX option for Week 9.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (foot) is listed as questionable to play versus the Steelers.

Collins didn't practice yesterday, which is a slight concern, but he was back out there today on a limited basis. We expect Collins will be good to go for the Week 9 NFC North matchup, but luckily the Ravens play in the early games. His status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. If he can't go, Javorius Allen would assume lead back duties, with new acquisition Ty Montgomery a potential several-touch guy.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in loss to the Panthers.

Collins rushed 11 times for 49 yards and a touchdown, also adding two receptions for 14 yards. The score came on the game's opening drive for 14 yards away, but Baltimore was held in check after that as they dropped to 4-4. At the midway point of the season, Collins is on pace for 196 rushes for 716 yards (3.7 YPC) and ten touchdowns with a 28/202/2 pace through the air. He will probably need to be more efficient down the stretch to return RB2 value for fantasy owners, but Collins is a worthwhile start next Sunday against a Steelers team that he scored against last month.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins handles 14 touches in Week 7 loss.

Collins rushed 11 times for 38 yards, also adding three receptions for ten yards. Baltimore's starter didn't have much room to operate against the league's top run defense, but he remained clearly ahead of Javorius Allen (three carries) in the backfield. Consider Collins a low-end RB2/FLEX option for next week's matchup against a Carolina defense that hasn't been as stout as usual against the run.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores twice in Ravens' win.

Collins carried 19 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans. Though he averaged just 2.8 yards per carry, the 19 attempts for Collins were the most of the season, which is a positive sign. Javorius Allen surprisingly had just one carry (along with three catches), which is a good sign for Collins' outlook, but undrafted rookie Gus Edwards surprised with ten carries (for 42 yards) in his NFL debut. Overall, consider Collins in the RB2/FLEX mix for Week 7 against New Orleans.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets 13 touches against the Browns.

Collins had 12 carries for 59 yards and one reception for seven yards in the Week 5 loss. The Ravens threw 57 passes in the loss, so we'll see if they show more commitment to the run game in Week 6. Collins will be an RB2/FLEX option against the Titans.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in Week 4.

Collins caught a touchdown in the flat off a play-action fake for three yards to give the Ravens a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Collins had 11 carries for 42 yards and one reception for three yards and a touchdown in the Sunday night win, but he also had a fumble lost on a carry at the goal line. The good news is it didn't lead to a benching, as he was back out on the field in his usual role. Javorius Allen continues to take work from Collins, but the latter is the preferred option in standard leagues for now. Collins is on pace for 180 carries, 632 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 280 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns through four games.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in Ravens' win.

Collins scored on Baltimore's opening drive on offense against Denver, punching it in on a six-yard run from a shotgun formation. Overall, Collins carried 18 times for 68 yards and the touchdown, and he also added three receptions for six yards. Meanwhile, Javorius Allen scored twice (both times in the red zone) and appeared to split snaps pretty evenly with Collins. However, Collins received 18 carries compared to Allen's six. Still, the upside for Collins looks to be limited through a few games; but he's a starting option in Week 4 against the Steelers.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets 12 touches in Week 2.

Collins started the game for Baltimore, but he split work with Javorius Allen (11 touches) throughout the night, and he lost a goal-line carry that was converted for a touchdown by Allen. Still, Collins ran the ball very well and was reliable as a receiver, also gaining good yardage after the catch. Overall, Collins had nine carries for 35 rushing yards and three receptions for 55 receiving yards. The split backfield and potential of losing goal-line touches to Allen is a concern, but Collins is a solid fantasy option for Week 3 versus Denver.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores and fumbles in Ravens' win.

Collins had seven carries for 13 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown along with a six-yard reception in the Week 1 victory against the Bills. The bad news is he lost a fumble, which led to him being out of the game for several plays before being put back in; he was then taken out with the game well in-hand in the second half. It's unclear if the fumble will impact Collins' status in the backfield, but we anticipate he'll have his usual lead role on Thursday night against the Bengals.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in Week 17.

Collins had 20 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown along with two receptions for 18 yards against the Bengals, with the score coming on a nice 17-yard run that he bounced outside. Collins had an very good first season with Baltimore, carrying 212 times for 973 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns along with 23 receptions for 187 receiving yards. He should return in 2018 and be the team's leading ball-carrier, but we'll see if the Ravens decide to add more to the backfield this offseason.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins rushed 18 times for 51 yards in Saturday’s win over the Colts.

He also caught three passes for 15 yards. Collins was contained for the second-straight week, but Baltimore was able to improve to 9-6 and position themselves to earn a playoff spot with a win next Sunday against Cincinnati. The Bengals have been beaten on the ground recently, so Collins’ volume is enough to keep him on the RB2 map for the final week of the regular season.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins has quiet day in Week 15 win.

Collins rushed 12 times for 19 yards, adding five receptions for 33 yards. The second-year back was out-carried and out-gained by Javorius Allen, but the long-term production has been strong enough for Collins to keep him on the RB2 radar for the fantasy championship. Look for him to bounce back against the Colts on Saturday.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins runs all over the Steelers in Week 14.

Collins had an outstanding game in the close loss, rushing 18 times for 120 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 46 yards. Throughout the night, Collins picked up positive yardage, showing great vision, power, and speed. Collins now has a touchdown in four straight games, and he’ll be a very good fantasy option against the Browns in Week 15.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins rumbles for two touchdowns in win over the Lions.

Collins rushed 15 times for 75 yards, including a pair of fourth-quarter scores from seven and six yards out. He also caught two passes for 23 yards. The Irish-dancing back now has four touchdowns over the past three games, and he's averaging an impressive 4.9 yards per carry on the season. Fantasy owners should be able to rely on the 23-year-old as a solid RB2 for the fantasy playoffs, including next week on Sunday Night Football against Pittsburgh.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (calf) is officially active for Week 13.

This was fully expected. Collins will be in there as the primary runner for the Ravens, so he's a good option in fantasy lineups against the Lions.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Collins was a full participant in practice yesterday and today, so his chances of playing against the Lions look good right now. The only way Collins won't play is if he suffers some type of setback with the calf, but we fully expect him to be out there on Sunday.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores against the Texans.

Collins continues to get the majority of the carries in Baltimore's backfield, as he carried 16 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in tonight's win. He also had a couple of catches for -3 yards in the game. Collins' touchdown came in a 17-point second quarter for the Ravens on a run to the right inside the ten-yard-line where he received good blocking and basically walked into the end zone. Overall, he ran downhill with power and speed as he has all season, and Collins will look to keep it going next week against the Lions.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins handles 24 touches in Week 11 win.

Collins rushed 20 times for 49 yards and a touchdown, adding four receptions for 22 yards. Fantasy owners were saved by a three-yard score in the fourth quarter to put Baltimore up 23-0, but they should take it. Collins remains a FLEX option heading into a MNF matchup with the Texans.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins will remain a featured back for the Ravens.

Running backs Danny Woodhead (hamstring) and Terrance West (groin) are both set to return this weekend against Green Bay, but Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Collins, who leads the NFL with 5.4 yards per carry, will "certainly" remain a featured guy in the backfield. There really wasn't much question about this, but this confirms Collins should be the lead ball-carrier for Baltimore moving forward, and it's possible he continues getting more work even with the returns of Woodhead and West. You can safely insert Collins into your fantasy lineup for Week 11 as a high-floor option.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets 14 touches against the Titans.

Collins carried 13 times for 43 yards and added one reception for three yards in Baltimore's Week 9 loss. Overall, the Titans did a nice job limiting the Ravens on the ground, but many were likely expecting more carries for Collins after his huge performance in Week 8. The Ravens have a bye next week, so get Collins out of your lineup.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins plays great in Ravens' win.

Collins continued his very good first season in Baltimore, running all over Miami's defense in the team's 40-0 victory. The former Seahawk carried 18 times for 113 yards and added two receptions for 30 yards in the game. Averaging nearly 6.0 yards per carry coming in, Collins averaged 6.3 in tonight's game and continues to show outstanding vision, balance, and downhill running ability. On pace for over 1,000 rushing yards this season, Collins should remain a very good option in Week 9 against the Raiders.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets ten carries in Week 7.

Collins picked up 30 yards on his ten attempts, as the Vikings shut down the running game of the Ravens. He'll look to find some more room to run against the Dolphins on Thursday night, but Collins is just a FLEX option for that game.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins rushed 15 times for 74 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Collins looked good again as he split work with Javorius Allen, but the Ravens decided to mostly throw it in the overtime loss. It looks like Collins is the back to own in standard leagues, but he's just a decent FLEX option until the offense figures things out—which probably won't come against the Vikings in Week 7.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins rushed 12 times for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Collins played behind Javorius Allen (25 touches), but the Ravens are running it enough for both to be productive. The former Seahawk is averaging 7.1 yards per carry on 37 attempts this season, and he could very well lead the backfield in Week 6 against Chicago. Consider him a FLEX option.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins leads Ravens' backfield in Week 4 loss.

Collins rushed nine times for 82 yards, including a long of 50 yards. He didn't catch a pass, and also lost a fumble. Overall, it was a solid game from Collins, as he ran hard and decisive, and probably deserved more work. Hopefully Baltimore won't abandon the running game next week against the Raiders, and despite the good showing, Collins is tough to trust in that matchup.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins plays well in Ravens' Week 3 loss.

The second-year back outplayed his backfield mates, carrying nine times for 82 yards with a long of 19 yards. Collins showed excellent vision throughout the game and picked up good, positive yardage on almost all of his carries. With Terrance West fumbling in the game and Javorius Allen not able to do much with his touches, don't be surprised of Collins starts to get most of the carries in this committee.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins averages six yards per carry in Ravens debut.

He rushed seven times for 42 yards, but did lose a fumble. Collins only saw one fewer carry than Terrance West, so it looks like he has a chance to unseat him. Fumbling won't help his cause, but Collins definitely has some talent. He's a name to keep an eye on.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Ravens signed RB Alex Collins to their practice squad.

RB Jeremy Langford was just signed to the practice squad earlier this week, and now Baltimore is promoting Collins as well. Terrance West and Javorius Allen will be the top two backs against the Browns, but Langford and Collins could both mix in. It's also possible just one of Langford or Collins will be active on game day tomorrow. [UPDATE: The Ravens have waived RB Jeremy Langford, making Collins the number three running back.]

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Ravens have signed Alex Collins to their practice squad.

Collins opted to sign with Baltimore over the Jets, and we would assume he eventually gets put onto the 53-man roster. Baltimore is thin at running back, so Collins is a name to keep close tabs on throughout the season.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks are waiving Alex Collins, according to Tom Pelissero.

Seattle was trying to trade Collins over the past couple of days, but no team took them up on it with the team having no leverage. The Seahawks have Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, and Chris Carson at running back, so there just wasn't enough room for Collins. As a fifth-round pick just last year that had a very productive college career, Collins will likely be right behind Matt Jones in drawing interest from other teams tomorrow at noon Eastern.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Seahawks running back Alex Collins is on the trade block, according to Ian Rapoport.

Collins, a very productive running back out of the University of Arkansas, was a fifth-round pick by Seattle in 2016, but the backfield has become extremely crowded after the additions of Eddie Lacy and rookie Chris Carson. The Seahawks would have to keep five running backs if they are going to keep Collins, so they're trying to trade him. Because other teams know they are stacked in the backfield, the Seahawks might struggle to get what they want for Collins, though. If Collins ends up getting cut, there will probably be teams lining up to sign him.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins leads Seattle in rushing in Week 2 of the preseason.

The second-year Seahawks running back had ten carries for 58 yards, including a long of 19 yards. Collins also added four receptions (on four targets) for 35 yards, but he lost a fumble. Ignoring the fumble, it was a very good performance for Collins, who appears to be the fifth back in Seattle's backfield after rookie Chris Carson worked with the starters in the game. The Seahawks might need to keep five running backs for Collins to make the final roster.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins scores in Week 1 of the preseason.

The second-year back out of Arkansas had six carries for nine yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 17 yards. He might be battling rookie Chris Carson for one roster spot, though the Seahawks could try to keep up to five running backs.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Seahawks running back Alex Collins is in better shape this season.

John Boyle of Seahawks.com says Collins "might be even a bit slimmed down and more explosive" than he was after he got in shape towards the end of last season and that Collins "looks like a player who can help the offense in 2017." During the offseason, head coach Pete Carroll said of Collins: "He’s leaner, he’s faster, he’s quicker. He’s all of that and he knows what he’s doing now, so he’s really positioned himself well to compete for a spot." The big second-year back from Arkansas is probably behind Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls for early-down work, but he should make the Seahawks roster and has a chance to make an impact this year.

Alex Collins gets four touches in Divisional Round.

Collins had two carries for 14 yards and two receptions for 17 yards against Atlanta. The fifth-round rookie will likely enter 2017 as the number three back behind Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets seven carries for 55 yards in Week 17.

The rookie from Arkansas ends his regular season with 31 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown, with 11 receptions for 84 yards. He'll back up Thomas Rawls in the playoffs.

Alex Collins | Free Agent RB

Alex Collins gets inserted for injured Thomas Rawls.

Collins had seven carries for 28 yards and four catches for 19 yards. Collins would be a FLEX option if Rawls misses Week 17 against the Niners, but there is some risk as the Seahawks offensive line is struggling to run block and they could shift to putting everything on Russell Wilson's shoulders throwing the ball.