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Justin Houston

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

A season after nearly matching Michael Strahan's record for sacks (22 in 2014, 0.5 short of Strahan), Houston had a rather disappointing 2015 campaign, finishing with just 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  OUT  (PUP-R)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 258   DOB: 1/21/1989
College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Houston Contract Information:

Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal with the Chiefs in July of 2015.

September 12, 2016  –  Justin Houston News

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Houston (knee) is expected to return to the field in November, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Justin Houston NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 22 KC 16 51 43 8 5.5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 23 KC 16 66 53 13 10 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 KC 11 44 41 3 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 25 KC 16 69 60 9 22 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 KC 11 30 25 5 7.5 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Houston – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Outside Linebacker
  1. Dee Ford
  2. Dadi Nicolas
  3. Justin Houston
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Defensive Snaps in 2016

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Year Def ST
2014 1032 1
2015 621 1
Justin Houston 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 SD
2 @Hou
3 NYJ
4 @Pit
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @Oak
7 NO
8 @Ind
9 Jax
10 @Car
11 TB
12 @Den
13 @Atl
14 Oak
15 Ten
16 Den
17 @SD

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Justin Houston
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Justin Houston: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Houston (knee) was moved to the regular-season PUP list Tuesday, ruling him out for the first six weeks of the year, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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The Chiefs placed Houston (knee) on the PUP list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Houston (knee) won't be ready for the start of next month's training camp, ESPN.com reports.

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Houston (knee) will reportedly be at Chiefs' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, although he isn't likely to practice, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston (knee) will play in the 2016 season, according to GM John Dorsey, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston (knee) was given a recovery timetable of 6-12 months after having ACL surgery in February, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston finished the 2015 regular season with 7.5 sacks, 25 tackles and two interceptions,.

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Houston (knee) is listed as active Saturday at New England, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Houston dominated offensive lines in 2014, racking up a league-leading 22 sacks on the season, falling just short of Michael Strahan’s 22.5-sack single-season record and doubling his previous career-high total. The 26-year-old outside linebacker added 69 tackles (60 solo) and four forced fumbles to that, placing him among some of the top IDP options last season. He’s fortunate enough to have a similar pass-rushing pedigree across from him in Tamba Hali, preventing opposing offenses from focusing their protection on one side or the other. Back in Kansas City on the Chiefs’ franchise tag for 2015, it’s unrealistic to expect a season to match the previous campaign, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Houston once again proves a force rushing the quarterback.

2014

Coming off a season in which he recorded 44 tackles (41 solo), 11 sacks, four passes defended, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in 11 contests, the two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker enters the final year of his rookie contract, and on the IDP radar thanks to his ability to get to the quarterback.

2013

Houston recorded 10 sacks last season and is expected to start at outside linebacker for the Chiefs in 2013.

2012

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.

2011

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.