25-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Houston recorded 10 sacks last season and is expected to start at outside linebacker for the Chiefs in 2013....
Justin Houston Contract Information:
Signed with Kansas City in August of 2011 (four-year deal).
Houston sustained only a PCL strain and bone bruise in his knee during Saturday's Wild Card loss at Indianapolis, FOX Sports reports.
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Justin Houston: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Chiefs have been absolutely ravished by injuries during Saturday's game, with Houston the most recent player to go down. He was injured late in the fourth quarter, after missing the previous five games with a dislocated elbow. Prior to exiting, Houston registered four tackles (three solo), a sack, a fumble recovery, and three quarterback hits.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After missing the final five games of the regular season, Houston is poised to make his return. His presence should provide a huge boost to the Kansas City pass rush, as Houston finished with 11 sacks in 11 games this season, after racking up 10 sacks in 2012.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Houston came on very strong late in his rookie year, notching 24 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in the team's final five games. He has tremendous burst coming around the edge as a pass-rushing outside linebacker and could be in line for a major breakout playing opposite Pro Bowler Tamba Hali. Opposing offenses will simply not be able to devote as much attention to him as Hali, and in leagues that reward heavily for sacks, Houston could emerge as a productive IDP option.
A sack specialist in college, Houston projects as a situational pass rusher in his rookie season, as he must adjust to his linebacker role in the 3-4 defense before he can play more downs without being a liability. His upside is high, but after a lockout-shortened offseason and a brief contract holdout, he is behind in his development and not likely to contribute much in 2011.