News: Saints running back Jed Collins hauled in his second touchdown reception of the season in Week 12 against the 49ers. Collins was on the receiving end of a 2-yard strike from Drew Brees in the third quarter. He finished with two catches for 9 yards in the 31-21 defeat.
Analysis: Collins is used mostly as a blocking back for the Saints and does not see many touches most weeks. He has just eight receptions on the season and should continue to be ignored in all formats at this point in the season.
News: Saints fullback Jed Collins recorded his fifth career touchdown and first of the 2012 season Week 3 against the Chiefs. Collins' first touchdown this season came on a 6-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. It was also his first offensive touch of the season.
Analysis: Collins will vulture a touchdown every now and then, but he is mostly a blocking fullback and has no Fantasy appeal. Don't add him off waivers because of his Week 3 touchdown. The Saints are at Green Bay in Week 4.
News: Saints FB Jed Collins had two catches for 4 yards Sunday at Tennessee in Week 14. He had two targets in the game.
Analysis: Collins is the blocking FB for the Saints and has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in the majority of leagues in Week 15 at Minnesota.
News: Saints fullback Jed Collins, who had a 1-yard touchdown run against the Colts in Week 7, didn't get a single carry Week 8 at St. Louis. He did, however, catch a season-high three passes for 15 yards.
Analysis: Collins looked like a candidate for another vulture touchdown heading into Week 8, but that was assuming the Saints would be involved in another blowout. Instead, they were playing from behind most of the day in a 31-21 loss to the Rams. Like most fullbacks, Collins does more blocking than rushing or receiving, so he belongs on waivers in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Rare is the fullback who can provide some relief in Fantasy, but in Week 8 we could see Saints fullback Jed Collins become a factor. Collins has scored in three of four games for the Saints, but it's all that he's done; he's totaled 6 yards on five combined touches while working at the goal line. He's scored on three of four touches he's had this year, with the lone non-score touch coming on a 3-yard reception deep in New Orleans territory against the Bucs in Week 6.
Analysis: Look, there's some pretty serious risk in starting Collins. But if you're completely desperate at running back and want someone who could give your team six points, Collins could give you that. The Rams are horrible against the run and Mark Ingram isn't going to play, so if there's a goal-line touchdown to be had for the Saints, Collins will get it. You're either going to get six points or no points from him, but if you're really in need he's worth the risk given the matchup.
News: Saints RB Jed Collins only received one carry in Week 7 against the Colts but he made the most of it. He scored from 1 yard out in the second quarter for his third touchdown of the year.
Analysis: Collins has scored three times on six touches so far this season but is mainly used as a blocking fullback in New Orleans. That being the case, continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: For the second week in a row, Saints fullback Jed Collins recorded his team's first touchdown. Collins scored his first career rushing touchdown in Week 4 and came back in Week 5 against the Panthers to get his first receiving touchdown on a 1-yard grab in the first quarter. On the previous play, Collins was stopped for no gain on his only carry of the game.
Analysis: It's hard to believe but now Collins has two touchdowns in 2011. That's one more than Tennessee's Chris Johnson, who was a consensus first-round Fantasy pick heading into the year. It seems the Saints have packages in place for Collins down by the goal line, but if he doesn't score, then he doesn't produce for Fantasy owners. Despite the scores in consecutive weeks, don't plan on starting Collins in Week 6 against the Falcons.
News: Saints RB Jed Collins scored his first career touchdown on his first career carry in Week 4 against the Jaguars. Collins opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Analysis: Collins has dressed for an NFL game for the first time in his career in 2011 as he has become the lead fullback for the Saints. However, he only got his first touch on a quick handoff as the Saints were trying to get the Jaguars defense napping. Collins is not worth owning in Fantasy heading into Week 5 against the Panthers.
News: The Cardinals have re-signed LB Monty Beisel and released TE Dominique Byrd. In addition, the Cardinals have re-signed defensive end Jason Banks and linebacker Pago Togafau to the team's practice squad, taking the places of released players Jed Collins and Antoine Holmes.
Analysis: None of these players were or are expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: On Friday the Chiefs released linebacker Corey Smith, fullback Jed Collins and cornerbacks Travis Daniels and Londen Fryar.
Analysis: None of these players were expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: The Chiefs signed FB/TE Jed Collins to a two-year reserve future free agent contact Thursday. The 6-foot, 249-pound Collins entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Philadelphia this past season, but was released before the regular season and added to the practice squad. Collins also spent time on Chicago's practice squad, and was on Cleveland's active roster for two weeks before finishing the season on the Browns' practice squad.
Analysis: Collins is not worth owning in Fantasy at all and will not be drafted in 2009. Leave him on waivers.
News: Browns TE Martin Rucker, TE Darnell Dinkins, TE Jed Collins and QB Bruce Gradkowski all dressed for Cleveland's Week 14 loss to the Titans, but failed to record an offensive statistic.
Analysis: None of these players has any Fantasy value, so continue to ignore them all in Week 15 at Philadelphia.
News: The Eagles are down to 53 men on their roster and among the biggest names cut Saturday was 2003 first-round draft pick DL Jerome McDougle. The Eagles other cuts were: CB Kyle Arrington, FB Jed Collins, FB Jason Davis, WR Michael Gasperson, DT Mike Marquardt, WR Shaheer McBride, DT Montae Reagor, LB Justin Roland, LB Andy Studebaker and TE Kris Wilson.
Analysis: McDougle was supposed to do big things in Philly, but will leave the Eagles with just 33 games played in five years and no starts. McDougle was not supposed to be a Fantasy contributor this season. The rest of the players cut may or may not catch on elsewhere but all will not put up enough Fantasy stats this season to be considered valuable. Ignore them.