31-Year-Old Cornerback – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Houston in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Chris Houston Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Panthers in June of 2015.
Houston announced Tuesday that he will retire, NFL.com reports.
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Chris Houston: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Houston joins Carolina after sitting out last season while nursing a toe injury suffered during the 2013 campaign. At 30 years old, Houston boasts a combined 376 tackles and 13 interceptions from his previous seven seasons. That veteran experience figures to allow him to compete for a depth role in the Panthers' secondary this upcoming season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Houston came to an injury settlement with the team on Friday in order for the team to move on. The seven-year vet started 12 games for the Lions in 2013, recording 44 tackles (38 solo) and two interceptions before going down with a toe injury that required offseason surgery. His departure leaves Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis and Bill Bentley as the Lions' top three cornerbacks heading into the 2014 season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)While Houston is still hoping he'll be able to return to form in advance of the 2014 season, GM Martin Mayhew has acknowledged that there is some concern on that front. "I think the longer it goes, I think the more concerns you get," Mayhew noted. "Something happened back in August, November that we're still dealing with, so there's a concern there. But I guess we'll see what happens." Moreover, the report suggests that surgery hasn't been ruled out as a possibility for Houston, so there's a chance that his situation could lead to the Lions targeting a cornerback with the No. 10 pick in this week's NFL draft.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Coach Jim Caldwell noted that Houston is dealing with an injury, though it's unclear if the cornerback's current issue is related to the toe injury that kept Houston out of action for four games late last season. When healthy, Houston -- who recorded 44 tackles and two picks in 12 games in 2013 -- is penciled in as the Lions' starting left cornerback.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Chris Houston.
Houston's return to the Lions does a lot to solidify the team's cornerback situation. He finished with 56 total tackles, 11 passes defended and two interceptions last season.
Houston will start at corner after producing 44 tackles and five picks a year ago for a Detroit secondary that was often a point of weakness last season.
Houston is slated to start at cornerback for the Lions, though he is an uninspiring IDP option.
The Lions have a ton of not-so-noteworthy prospects to play in the secondary, but they obviously are intrigued in Houston as they gave up a sixth-round draft pick to acquire him. He'll get a chance to start for Detroit.
Houston's 2008 campaign of 61 tackles and two interceptions was mediocre at best, but the many coverage mistakes made his season a downright disappointment. He should be the starter again in 2009, but he's hanging on by a thread right now.
The Falcons went the cautious route with Houston last season, but the departure of DeAngelo Hall will force him to step up as a playmaker sooner than planned. He appeared in all 16 games last season and will be starting from day one for the Falcons in 2008.
Houston will compete with Lewis Sanders for the starting cornerback job opposite DeAngelo Hall. With his combination of speed and ability, Houston has a high ceiling, and could emerge as an option in deep IDP leagues. Playing opposite Hall will ensure that he sees plenty of balls thrown in his direction, and his excellent ball skills should translate into interceptions.