The Houston Texans could be getting some offensive reinforcements ahead of their Week 10 clash with the New York Giants.
Texans insider Aaron Wilson reports that wideout Nico Collins is "trending toward being available to play against the Giants on Sunday." The second-year pass-catchers last suited up in Week 7, so having him back in the lineup against the Giants would be a huge boost for Houston.
Nico Collins Injury Update
Collins suffered a groin injury against the Las Vegas Raiders back on Oct. 23. He wasn't even able to participate in practice until this past Wednesday, logging limited sessions from then through Friday. Since he didn't experience any setbacks, things look optimistic regarding his playing on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has been a bright spot in Houston's mediocre offense. When it comes to the wide receiver room, Collins trails only Brandin Cooks when it comes to targets (30), receptions (18) and receiving yards (305) despite only playing six games (four starts).
The Texans' passing game has clearly taken a blow in Collins' absence. While an average of 209.3 passing yards through the team's first six games isn't a mind-blowing clip, they've only averaged 126.5 yards in the two games without him.
With Cooks being questionable for Sunday, the Texans desperately need Collins to suit up. Otherwise, an already ugly season could get even uglier.
Texans vs Giants Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds further prove the Texans' need for a boost. As of Saturday afternoon, the Giants sit as 5.5-point home favorites with -225 odds on the moneyline.
Though FanDuel doesn't have any Collins-related receiving props at the time of writing, the sportsbook does have him available at +200 odds to score a touchdown at any time.
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