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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$Signed a four-year, $3.33 million contract with the Texans in May of 2018.
Tallies four catches in loss
TEHouston Texans
September 23, 2021
Akins brought in four of five targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.
ANALYSIS
The fourth-year tight end came into the game with just one reception for 17 yards through the first pair of contests, but Akins end up tied for second in catches with Anthony Miller on the Texans for the night. The Central Florida product was a safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, and given that the third-round pick is likely to continue operating a more conservative offense than veteran Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) would, Akins could be busy again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jordan Akins' 2021 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
21.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.37
 
% Team Air Yards
8.0%
 
% Team Targets
6.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
11.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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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
37 routes   9 targets
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6 routes   0 targets
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29 routes   6 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Thursday, Sep 23rd at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
60.7
 
Cornerbacks
70.6
 
Safeties
92.7
 
Linebackers
14.6
 
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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
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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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Makes first catch
TEHouston Texans
September 20, 2021
Akins caught one of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Cleveland.
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Targeted twice in win
TEHouston Texans
September 13, 2021
Akins did not catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars.
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Makes lone preseason catch
TEHouston Texans
August 29, 2021
Akins caught one of two targets for nine yards in Saturday's 23-16 loss to Tampa Bay in preseason Week 3.
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Records no stats Saturday
TEHouston Texans
August 22, 2021
Akins was not targeted during Saturday's 20-14 win over the Cowboys in preseason Week 2.
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Returns to practice
TEHouston Texans
August 17, 2021
Akins (leg) returned to practice Monday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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