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Sleeper Pick of the Week Part I: Baltimore Ravens Running Back Alex Collins

By Travis Pulver - 5 years ago in Daily Fantasy, NFL News

Sleeper Pick of the Week Part I: Baltimore Ravens Running Back Alex Collins

When it comes to daily fantasy play, the Baltimore Ravens skill position guys haven’t exactly been worth much this season. The team is being led by the defense this season— which has been great for daily fantasy play. But the offense has left something to be desired this season.

However, chances are good it will not do so this week when they face the Indianapolis Colts. That is why you should give serious consideration to Ravens running back Alex Collins.

Collins? Really?

Making a case against Collins is easy. He only has two 100+ yard rushing days this season. That says it all. You want a guy with at least a good shot at hitting 100 yards; you can’t say that about Collins. Heck, he only had 19 against the Cleveland Browns last week.

But the Browns actually have a good defensive front— the Colts do not. The Indianapolis defense has allowed a 100+ yard rusher or a touchdown on the ground in each of the last five weeks. There is no reason to think Collins can’t make it six.

Unless…

The team decides to roll with more Javorius Allen and less Alex Collins.

Allen was able to gash the Browns defense when Collins could not last week (13 carries for 70 yards). If Collins gets off to a slow start, it would not be shocking if they were to turn to Allen.

The Ravens are still fighting for a playoff berth and can’t afford to lose to the lowly Colts because they couldn’t run the ball in the first half.

Saturday fantasy advice

So, if Collins struggles early, don’t count on him to get back in the game.

Otherwise, Allen hasn’t carried the ball more than seven times over the last five weeks. There is no reason to think that will change unless Collins struggles. But they are playing the Indianapolis Colts.

Who struggles against the Colts?

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