Alex Collins
Alex Collins
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Leg
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Collins finished the 2017 season with 973 rushing yards and six touchdowns for the Ravens and appeared poised for a big 2018, but he now finds himself without a team. The 24-year-old struggled out of the gate last season as he didn't break 4.0 YPC in a game until Week 5 and ended up missing the final six games of the season with a sprained foot. The disappointing season was capped off with an arrest and criminal charges in March that led to his release. Collins still is relatively young, so it wouldn't be shocking to see a team take a flier on him, though he may be levied a suspension from the league office. Read Past Outlooks
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Legal situation finalized
RBFree Agent
Leg
October 4, 2019
Collins pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun and marijuana, which stemmed from his March 1 arrest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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According to Rapoport, the NFL will now consider a possible suspension for Collins now that his legal situation has reached its conclusion. The running back, who was waived by the Ravens just hours after his arrest, later suffered a broken leg in the offseason, which effectively eliminated any market that might have existed for his services. Collins should be fully recovered from the injury by the end of the month and could end up surfacing with a team if he avoids a significant suspension.
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How do Alex Collins' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Cast off the Seahawks' roster at the end of the preseason last year, Collins wound up at the bottom of a Ravens depth chart that seemed nearly as crowded, but by Week 3 he seized the starting role and never looked back. While he lacks the straight-line speed expected of top-shelf feature backs, Collins proved to be one of the most elusive runners in the league, showing outstanding footwork and vision to find a crease and hit it with authority. The 23-year-old's ability to make defenders miss even in tight quarters allowed him to overcome the mediocrity of Baltimore's offensive line. Collins has the size and frame to handle plenty of snaps, but his skills as a receiver are still a work in progress, with limited cause for optimism. While Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are around to pick up any passing-game slack, there's no reason to think Collins will fade away as suddenly as he arrived. The Ravens' O-line should improve with G Marshal Yanda returning from an ankle injury, and the team likely will run some zone-read plays if rookie QB Lamar Jackson gets on the field.
Collins got some valuable experience in his rookie season due to injuries to Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. In 11 games, Collins recorded 31 carries for 125 yards, a touchdown and two fumbles (one lost) to go along with 11 receptions for 84 yards. However, with both Rawls and Prosise returning to health and the Seahawks adding Eddie Lacy to the backfield mix in free agency, Collins needed a strong training camp to earn a roster spot in 2017 and was unable to deliver. After going unclaimed off waivers, Collins signed with the Ravens' practice squad in September and will have to bide his time until injuries to the Baltimore backfield -- or any team for that matter -- create an opening for him.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Arkansas, Collins isn't physically imposing at 5-foot-11, 217 pounds and clocked just 4.59 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. However, he'll merely serve as depth to a Seattle backfield that is populated by Thomas Rawls (ankle), Christine Michael, and C.J. Prosise.
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Suffers broken leg
RBFree Agent
Leg
July 15, 2019
Collins underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Facing criminal charges
RBFree Agent
Foot
March 4, 2019
Collins (foot) is facing criminal charges for possession of a handgun in a vehicle, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, and intent to distribute marijuana, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Cut by Ravens
RBFree Agent
Foot
March 1, 2019
The Ravens waived Collins (foot) on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Arrested after car crash
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
March 1, 2019
Collins (foot) was arrested Friday morning after his car crashed into a tree about a mile away from Ravens headquarters, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
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Could be available in offseason
RBBaltimore Ravens
Foot
January 25, 2019
Collins (foot) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason, following a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he took 114 carries for 411 yards (3.6 average) and seven touchdowns in 10 games.
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