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Justin Houston

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2015 Defensive Stats

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30

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7.5

Int

2

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1

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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:

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Questionable     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.

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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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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

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. Frank Zombo
  3. Dezman Moses
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

621

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Justin Houston was on the field for 621 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Justin Houston was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 696 37
2014 1032 1
2015 621 1
Justin Houston 2015 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 @Hou 74 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Den 73 1 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 73 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Cin 54 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi 66 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min 67 0 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Pit 57 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Det 46 0 3 2 1 1.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Den 53 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @SD 44 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Buf 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Oak
13 SD
14 @Bal
15 Cle
16 Oak
17 @Hou 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"
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Weight:   258 lbs
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Justin Houston: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Although the ligament wasn't torn, a scope on Houston's knee revealed that his ACL was not functioning properly. This could actually be trickier than a clean tear, as evidenced by the wide range given for his recovery period. Initially diagnosed with a PCL injury in late November, the 27-year-old Houston missed the final five games of the regular season and was very limited in Kansas City's two playoff contests. He's now highly uncertain to be ready for Week 1, which could allow 2014 first-round selection Dee Ford to operate in a full-time/three-down role. If Houston were to miss most or all of the 2016 season, it would be a massive blow to the Kansas City defense.
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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Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots.

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Houston (knee) is active for Saturday's wild-card game in Houston, BJ Kissell of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Houston (knee) will play in Saturday's game against the Texans, but could be limited, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

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Houston (knee) is listed as probable for Saturday's playoff tilt against the Texans.

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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.