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Hand Alex Collins the football

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Before, there was uncertainty surrounding the former fifth-round draft pick, cut by the Seattle Seahawks. While Alex looked sharp in his limited role, fans weren’t giving the tailback their full trust in carrying the rock. It’s now time to give the man his dues.

Alex Collins: 162 carries | 825 yards | 5 touchdowns | 5.1 YPC | 13 catches | 121 yards

The most impressive statistic is the 5.1 yards per carry. He’s done this with a rotating offensive line, suffering multiple season injuries. He has faced incredible defenses, tough opposition and doing so with a rotational effort from Javorius Allen and Danny Woodhead. Collins has made the most of his carries, and the Baltimore Ravens need to feed the tailback until he says he needs a break.

It’s been the recipe for success during many successful Ravens Super Bowl seasons. Feed the bellcow tailback, force defenses to pack eight in the box, and then let Joe Flacco air it out against single covered receivers and tight ends.

Buck Allen and Woodhead are also doing well this season, but when you find a player with dominant capabilities on the ground, you give him the rock.