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Justin Houston

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2016 Defensive Stats

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21

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4

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1

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Houston didn't return to the field until Week 11 after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL prior to 2016, but turned that into a sizeable output. Despite being limited to just five regular-season games,...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

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.

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Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.

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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
2009 20 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
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
2016 27 KC 5 21 20 1 4 1 0 0 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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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Justin Houston
  2. Dadi Nicolas
  3. Frank Zombo
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

295

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Justin Houston was on the field for 295 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Justin Houston was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 1032 1
2015 621 1
2016 295 0
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 55 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Den 75 0 10 10 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Atl 46 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Oak 68 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ten 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   258 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.50 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   30 reps
ELITE
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Justin Houston: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Houston (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

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According to head coach Andy Reid, Houston (knee) is ready to return to practice ahead of Sunday's divisional round game against the Steelers.

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According to head coach Andy Reid, Houston (knee) will be available for the divisional round matchup next weekend, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

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Houston (knee) is dealing with swelling in his surgically-repaired right knee, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston (knee) was ruled out of Sunday's game in San Diego, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Houston (knee) did not practice Wednesday, B.J. Kissel of the team's official site reports.

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Houston (knee) felt a bit better Sunday than he did Saturday, and coach Andy Reid said they are taking things "day-by-day" heading into Week 17.

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Houston (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Broncos.

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2016

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 underwent offseason surgery on his right knee for an ACL that didn't work properly and was handed a timetable of 6-to-12 months. The veteran will start the 2016 season on the Chiefs' PUP list.

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.