Jordan Akins
Jordan Akins
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $3.33 million contract with the Texans in May of 2018.
Gets work in with QB
TEHouston Texans
June 23, 2020
Akins has been working out with quarterback Deshaun Watson, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Akins finished up last season with a hamstring injury and missed the Texans' postseason loss to the Chiefs, so his work with Watson means he's well past the injury. He's coming off a second NFL season that was more productive than his first, but the 28-year-old tight end faces a crowded position group in 2020. Darren Fells is still around as the lead tight end while Akins battles it out with Jordan Thomas and Kahale Warring.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jordan Akins' 2019 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
22.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.54
 
% Team Air Yards
8.3%
 
% Team Targets
10.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.1
 
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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
364 routes   55 targets
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92%
298 routes   48 targets
78%
29 routes   3 targets
74%
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2019 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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79 days ago
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148 days ago
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213 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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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Sidelined Sunday
TEHouston Texans
Hamstring
January 11, 2020
Akins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's divisional-round game at Kansas City.
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Listed as questionable this week
TEHouston Texans
Hamstring
January 10, 2020
Akins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs after being limited at practice this week.
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Logs another limited practice
TEHouston Texans
Hamstring
January 9, 2020
Akins (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Limited by hamstring issue
TEHouston Texans
Hamstring
January 8, 2020
Akins (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.
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Won't play Saturday
TEHouston Texans
Hamstring
January 4, 2020
Akins (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills.
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