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Nico Collins Receiving Yards Player Prop - Week 16

Houston Texans vs Los Angeles Chargers
Nico Collins Receiving Yards Prop is currently Over/Under 41.5 (-115/-115).

The money has been on the Under as it opened 43.5 @ -115 before it was bet down to 41.5 @ -115.
  • Perhaps as a result of a change in role, personnel injury, or matchup, Collins is projected for 5.9% more of his team's target share this week than he has gotten overall this year, which ranks in the #92 percentile among wide receivers.
  • Houston has played in the #4-most bad-weather games (rain, snow, or 15 mph+) this year, which saps receiver efficiency and should lead to improved performance in better conditions.
  • This game will be played in a dome, meaning zero wind and a higher chance to complete passes.
  • Los Angeles Chargers cornerbacks rank as the #23 unit in pass coverage.
  • The Houston Texans have had the #8-fastest paced offense in a neutral context this season.
  • Houston is a 13.0 point underdog, indicating an extreme passing game script.
  • This offenses projects to pass 65.8% of the time in this contest (#4 in the NFL) based on underlying tendencies and matchup dynamics.
  • The Texans offensive line has given the QB 2.26 seconds before getting pressured to find open receivers (#1-most time in the league).
  • Teams that stack the box with extra defenders to stop the run leave themselves exposed to the pass, and Houston has faced the #11-most stacked boxes in the league this year (15.7%).

  • CONS:
  • In terms of efficiency, he has put up 7.27 yards per target this season, ranking in the #26 percentile.
  • Collins has been in the #16 percentile when it comes to catching balls thrown his way this year with a 56.2% completion rate.
  • Los Angeles's defense has allowed 137 yards per game to wide receivers this year (#27-most in football).
  • Opposing wideouts have put up the #25-most yards per target (7.63) against the Chargers this season.
  • This offense passes the ball 58.6% of the time in a neutral context (#26 in the NFL).
  • Collins's offensive line has been #25 best in pass protection this year, which has a real impact on their ability to complete clean passes to their wide receivers.

  • Collins has been on the field for 52.8% of his team's snaps this season, which ranks in the #57 percentile among wide receivers.
  • He has run a route on 66.7% of Houston's dropbacks this season, which puts him in the #59 percentile among wide receivers.
  • His target share this season has been 12.4% -- #56 percentile when it comes to wide receivers.
  • The Chargers have allowed opposing wideouts to complete 66.6% of their targets this season, (#16-most in the league).
  • Los Angeles Chargers safeties rank as the #16 unit in pass coverage.
  • The Texans project to run 63.6 plays in this contest, the #12-most of the week.
  • Play action passes confuse the defense and lead to a higher completion rate. The Houston Texans have run play-action on 24.6% of their passes this year, #20-most in the NFL.

    THE BLITZ sees him putting up 51.7 Receiving Yards for this matchup on average, while projecting him to exceed his player prop total 58.9% of the time.

    THE BLITZ believes there is positive value on the OVER with an expected value of $11.53. It's return on investment would yeild 10%.

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