By: Billy Bilger @W_Bilger
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Player Analysis: Alex Collins
Alex Collins was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 5th round last year. Collins didn’t see much work in 2016. He ended his rookie season with 31 attempts, 125 yards rushing and, 1 touchdown. Not particularly good. At the start of the 2017 season Collins was waived by Seattle. Only 3 days after he was waived, Baltimore signed him to the practice squad. So far this season Collins has started in 4 games logging 80 rushing attempts 478 yards and 0 touchdowns. Now what is his dynasty value?
Baltimore has a pretty crowded backfield with Buck Allen and Terrance West (although West hasn’t been seeing much action do to injury). Not to mention Danny Woodhead is also eligible to practice this week. So what’s that mean for Alex Collins? If you have watched any Ravens games this year it is clear Collins is the best running back on the Ravens. Many dynasty owners were very high on Kenneth Dixon, but at this point in time it is impossible to do anything except for stash him and hope he can stay healthy. Who knows if he’ll ever have any value while he is in Baltimore. Also beat reporter Kyle P Barber for the Baltimore beat down suggested that Danny Woodheads return should not interfere with Collins carriers BaltimoreBeatDown.com. I do think Woodhead will interfere with Buck Allen’s touches solely because Allen is the pass catching back for Baltimore.
Alex Collins is the key to a Ravens playoff push.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 1, 2017
Alex Collins is someone I’m trying to target, I want him on my dynasty squad. I feel you can get him relatively cheap and I think he will be a good asset to help you win some fantasy games this year. Collins has a tough game this Sunday going against the Tennessee Titans who rank 10th in run defense so be cautious starting him this week. But in my opinion Collins is a must have in all Dynasty Leagues.