Alex Collins rushed for 4.6 ypc and nearly 1,000 yards in 2017. Dude was a Daily Fantasy Sports weekly value. He scored 6 rushing touchdowns and added 23 receptions. Earlier in the season, the Baltimore Ravens were using Terrance West and Javorius Allen. With Danny Woodhead getting injured, Kenneth Dixon’s expectations never coming to fruition for due to injury, no efficient tight end for Joe Flacco to depend on and a weak wide receiving group. The Ravens offense was a Fantasy mess. Flipping a coin was the best option with West coming out on top a couple games. The only negative with Collins was Javorius Allen still getting redzone work last year.
Come week 11, Alex Collins went on a run. Scoring a touchdown in 4 straight games and returning on his cost in Daily Fantasy Sports. I am expecting much more of the same in 2018. With a deep running back class and an improved offense in Baltimore. Alex Collins familiarity with the offense should lead to a productive season. Maybe not in the stats column in comparison to top running backs. More in the Daily Fantasy Sports column.
He opens the season home to Buffalo, at Cincy, home to Denver and at Pittsburgh. Collins should be a fair cost in DFS with 20+ touch potential. Kenneth Dixon if healthy may figure into the running back situation at some point. As of now, Alex Collins is the #1 running back in what should be a bounce back offense in 2018.
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