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Justin Houston

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2017 Defensive Stats

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53

Sacks

9.5

Int

0

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0

TD

1

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:  87

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.

December 13, 2017  –  Justin Houston News

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Houston had five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

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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
2017 28 KC 13 53 41 12 9.5 4 0 1 0 1 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. Frank Zombo
  3. Dadi Nicolas
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

836

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Justin Houston was on the field for 836 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Justin Houston was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 621 1
2016 295 0
2017 836 1
Justin Houston 2017 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 @NE 81 0 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Phi 70 0 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @LAC 65 0 6 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Was 50 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Hou 52 0 3 2 1 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Pit 64 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Oak 79 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Den 63 0 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Dal 49 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @NYG 66 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Buf 63 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NYJ 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Oak 54 0 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 LAC
16 Mia
17 @Den

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
Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
Questionable
No players listed.
Doubtful
No players listed.
Out
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Eric Berry  IR
QB
Tyler Bray  Inact
WR
OG
Parker Ehinger  Inact
LB
Dee Ford  IR
CB
Phillip Gaines  Inact
DT
Justin Hamilton  Inact
CB
DB
Leon McQuay III  Inact
C
LB
Dadi Nicolas  PUP-R
CB
Keith Reaser  Inact
DB
DB
RB
LB
Ramik Wilson  Inact

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

Houston recorded four tackles (three solo) and one sack during Week 12 against the Bills.

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Houston (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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Houston recorded two sacks in Monday night's victory over the Broncos.

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Houston (knee) will play Monday against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official website reports.

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Houston (knee) did not practice Saturday but is still expected to play in Monday's contest, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

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Houston has a knee injury and was a limited participant at the Chiefs' practice Friday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Houston (calf) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Houston sat out practice Wednesday with a calf injury.

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Houston recorded three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks Sunday against the Texans.

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Houston collected three tackles (all solo) during Monday's game against the Redskins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.