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James Michael Collins | Defensemen

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198

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James Collins returns to West Ham's squad after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Collins was sent off during his first Premier League match of the season and then struggled with the injury so Sam Allardyce might decide to play James Tomkins in his place. Either way, it's a risky move to play him away from home against a team that added a ton of attacking pieces in the transfer window. Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll are still missing long term. Sep 12 - 11:40 PM

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Injury concerns mount for West Ham United as Sam Allardyce could be without six first team members for the visit of Southampton this weekend.

Matt Jarvis (thigh), Carl Jenkinson and James Collins (both hamstring) were all rumoured to be close to a return on Saturday but the Hammers boss confirmed during todays press conference that the trio will remain out joining long-term absentees Andy Carroll (ankle) and Kevin Nolan (shoulder). After a disappointing defeat in the Capital One Cup West Ham will be happy to get back to domestic duty and will hope to build upon last weekend’s excellent win at Selhurst Park. Enner Valencia maybe restricted to a place on the bench despite his 120 minutes of play on Tuesday while strike partner Diafra Sakho will face a late fitness test after suffering a minor back problem.
Source: London24
Aug 28 - 8:02 AM

James Collins was sent off for two bookable offences as West Ham were defeated by Spurs at Upton Park.

Collins was booked for a foul in the first half before blocking off Emmanuel Adebayor with half an hour to go. Referee Chris Foy produced a second yellow card, reducing West Ham to 10 men, and it was a key moment as Tottenham went on to grab an injury-time winner.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 16 - 12:57 PM

James Collins will be available for selection when West Ham face Crystal Palace this weekend.

Collins has missed the last few weeks with an injury but he is back in training and available for the weekend. This is a risky play, as Sam Allardyce might decide to keep him on the bench due to fitness or due to Winston Reid's play. Due to the uncertainty, I would avoid the situation fully. Kevin Nolan will also return from injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 18 - 4:21 PM

James Collins is ruled out for this weekend's match and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a calf injury.

Collins picked up the injury against Hull City a couple of weeks ago and hasn't recovered yet. It seems Winston Reid has his job in the meantime, but he is a risky play against Liverpool this weekend. Reid can be a great fill in against weaker oppositions, but there aren't many defenders I'd like to play against Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Apr 4 - 1:21 PM

James Collins will face a late fitness test before Monday's match against Sunderland but is considered doubtful for the game.

James Collins left West Ham's match against Hull City with a calf injury which will likely force him out of action on Monday. Winston Reid wasn't even in the match squad against Hull City due to an illness and we don't know if he'll be well enough to play on Monday. Due to the multiple uncertainties, I would avoid any West Ham center-backs other than James Tomkins.
Source: DailyMail
Mar 28 - 11:34 AM

James Collins was impressive against Chelsea and finished with 14 fantasy points.

Collins recently returned from injury and is much needed in the injured West Ham defense. The Hammers are tied for first in clean sheets this season and Collins will be a good fantasy option for the rest of the season, especially against lesser oppositions.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 31 - 3:04 PM

James Collins will not be fit to face Fulham on New Years Day because of his calf injury.

West Ham are fighting through injuries and have been switching goalkeepers in the past few games, increasing Fulham attackers' fantasy value. With that being said, Fulham attackers have been wildly inconsistent and I wouldn't trust any of them. Dimitar Berbatov is intriguing and has a high ceiling but is a very risky option.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 05:15:00 PM

James Collins has been ruled out for West Ham's game over the weekend with a calf injury.

There is no return date set for Collins but he is definitively ruled out for Saturday's match. With Winston Reid still missing with an injury of his own, the West Ham defense will struggle and I would consider adding an attacking West Brom player to my squad for the weekend.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:50:00 PM

West Ham defender James Collins will be fit for the Hammers' match against Chelsea this weekend.

Collins was taken out of the Wales squad for precautionary reasons and he is fit for Saturday. Alou Diarra has also declared himself fit and will likely make the bench after being expected to miss the rest of the season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:37:00 PM

James Collins is fit and will likely start against Norwich City to replace the injured Winston Reid.

West Ham have been good defensively and James Collins has the ability to produce fantasy points but his price makes him an unattractive option. You can have Dejan Lovren or Mathie Debuchy for less money.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:17:00 AM

West Ham have targeted Bordeaux defender Ludovic Sane.

West Ham have already strengthened their defense with Shakhtar Donetsk captain Razvan Rat and are looking to further improve the position. Co-owner David Sullivan has said the club may bring in up to five new players in the next few months and Sane could be one of them. George McCartney had injury problems and the backline has been overall unimpressive so the Hammers could certainly use the help in the back.
Source: talkSPORT
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:02:00 PM