Jordan Akins
Jordan Akins
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Houston Texans
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Texans let Darren Fells go during the offseason, removing one obstacle for Akins, who led the team's tight ends with 37 catches, 49 targets and 403 yards in 2020. Fells was a big red-zone target and caught four touchdowns, so his removal could lead to greater opportunities near the goal-line for Akins, who enters training camp as the Texans' top tight end. Houston was a vertical passing team in 2020, and tight ends weren't a major focus, but that's expected to change in 2021, with Deshaun Watson's status cloudy. Read Past Outlooks
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#137.73
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$Signed a four-year, $3.33 million contract with the Texans in May of 2018.
Lags in targets
TEHouston Texans
January 4, 2021
Akins caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.
ANALYSIS
Akins, who was Houston's third-most targeted receiver in 2020, was sixth among the seven receivers targeted Sunday. He finished the season with 49 targets, 37 passes, 403 yards and one touchdown. Akins emerged as the Texans' primary tight end in 2020 and has one year left on his contract. The makeup of next season's team depends on the whims of what will be a new general manager and head coach, but Akins should return in a fairly significant role in 2021.
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How do Jordan Akins' 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
27.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.88
 
% Team Air Yards
7.7%
 
% Team Targets
9.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does Jordan Akins run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jordan Akins and the other tight ends for the Texans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jordan Akins
271 routes   49 targets
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% Routes Run
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94%
37 routes   7 targets
95%
92 routes   16 targets
71%
190 routes   20 targets
67%
7 routes   1 target
27%
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2020 Jordan Akins Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Akins' measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
243 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
The Texans had a deep group at tight end in 2019, but injuries left Akins and Darren Fells as the primary options from Week 1 until the team's playoff loss to the Chiefs. Akins doubled his production in 2019, relative to his rookie 2018 season, in all major fantasy categories and caught the first two touchdowns of his career. He benefited from injuries at wideout which prompted an increase in two-tight-end sets. That might be different in 2020 after Houston added Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb to a wideout crew that also includes Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. Additionally, the Texans enter training camp with four healthy tight ends.
With fellow tight ends Jordan Thomas and Kahale Warring (concussion) on IR, Akins figures to see added opportunities in the Texans offense this season. The 2018 third-rounder hauled in 17 passes for 225 yards in 16 games as a rookie and seemed destined to work in a time-share with Thomas this year, but Akins now profiles as the Texans' top pass-catching tight end, while veteran teammates Darren Fells and Logan Paulsen are valued more for their blocking ability.
Multiple concussion injuries limited Houston tight ends to 52 catches and two touchdowns in 2017, one year after they had a collective performance of 115 receptions and seven touchdowns. C.J. Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions and was forced to retire, while Ryan Griffin had two bouts, but will return in 2018. Head coach Bill O'Brien wants to get this position group back to its 2016 levels, and that started with the addition of Akins, a 2018 third-round draft pick out of Central Florida. A former baseball player (centerfield) who played four years in the Texas Rangers' system, Akins entered college football as a wide receiver before a knee injury prompted a shift to tight end. He caught 32 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns for the Knights last year. Houston coaches grew familiar with the UCF graduate when they coached him during the Senior Bowl All-Star Game and were happy to see him available in the third round. They also drafted Jordan Thomas in the sixth round. Of the two, Akins is considered the better receiver and will be the first in line to get the targets that used to go to Fiedorowicz.
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Four catches in loss
TEHouston Texans
December 28, 2020
Akins caught four of four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Bengals.
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Reaches 50 yards in loss
TEHouston Texans
December 20, 2020
Akins caught five of six targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Indianapolis.
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Second in targets
TEHouston Texans
December 14, 2020
Akins caught three of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears.
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Leads Texans tight ends again
TEHouston Texans
December 7, 2020
Akins caught two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Colts.
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Targeted twice in win
TEHouston Texans
November 27, 2020
Akins was targeted twice in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.
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