Jordan Akins
Jordan Akins
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Houston Texans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.33 million contract with the Texans in May of 2018.
Catches 17 passes in 2018
TEHouston Texans
January 17, 2019
Akins caught 17 passes for 225 yards in 16 games as a rookie in 2018.
ANALYSIS
Akins had a relatively lackluster year as a pass catcher after joining the Texans as a third-round pick in last year's draft. He operated as a No. 3 tight end behind Ryan Griffin and Jordan Thomas for much of the year, which limited his snaps. He could see an uptick in play time in 2019 if he's able to round into form and build on the potential that made him a Day 2 selection in the draft.
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How do Jordan Akins' 2018 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
9.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.40
 
% Team Air Yards
3.7%
 
% Team Targets
5.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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How often does Jordan Akins run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jordan Akins
188 routes   25 targets
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362 routes   43 targets
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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
250 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Leads Houston tight ends
TEHouston Texans
December 24, 2018
Akins caught two of his three targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Eagles.
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Plays off the line
TEHouston Texans
December 11, 2018
Akins is capable of playing both slot and wide receiver if the Texans need that. "Jordan's a very versatile guy. There's no doubt about that. Obviously, he's a tight end, but you saw him [Sunday] - he lined up out wide, he lines up in the slot, he lines up in the backfield. Very smart guy, can do a lot of different things," said coach Bill O'Brien.
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Hauls in pair during loss
TEHouston Texans
December 9, 2018
Akins caught both of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts.
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Targeted once
TEHouston Texans
December 4, 2018
Akins caught one 13-yard pass during Sunday's 29-13 win over the Browns.
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Leading TE target Sunday
TEHouston Texans
November 5, 2018
Akins did not catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 19-17 win over Denver.
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