2018 Fantasy Football Alex Collins Player Profile

Alex Collins Player Profile

If you are wondering whether your running back has beaten back his competition, then this fantasy football Alex Collins player profile is for you. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Fantasy Football Alex Collins

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 16 among running backs.  Number 31 overall.

PPR: Number 17 among running backs.  Number 37 overall.




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 20 132.4 18 9.5
2016 89 19.0 93 2.4


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 21 171.0 23 11.4
2016 86 29 3.6 89


Carries Carries Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2017 212 14.1 36 2.4
2016 31 2.8 11 1


Overview:  Alex Collins, while not the lead back in Baltimore, was seeing about 16 touches per game.  However, he really did not do very much with those opportunities.  On the one hand, he didn’t exactly set the world on fire when becoming the lead guy.  On the other hand, neither has Kenneth Dixon or Javorius Allen.   He is just a guy, which means his position is precarious.

Strategy:  At his current ADP, I wouldn’t be looking at him.  He is going in the same spots a lot of the rookie running backs are going.  Rashaad Penny is a first-round running back with limited competition in front of him.  His ceiling is much higher than Collins while being in a position to have a similar floor due to opportunity.

Ceiling: I think we’ve seen his ceiling, which is a mid-level RB2.

Floor:  What will actually happen is someone will show up in training camp and beat him out.  He will be a waste on your roster.



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