Johnathan Joseph
Johnathan Joseph
35-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Houston Texans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Joseph is getting on years, but the 35-year-old was one of the few holdovers the Texans kept after cleaning house in the secondary. He reversed a three-year trend of declining tackles, averaging more than four tackles per game, and picked off two passes in 2018. Despite the advanced age, Joseph doesn't miss much time to injury and remains a good coverage man. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Texans in March of 2018.
Dip in playing time
CBHouston Texans
November 19, 2019
Joseph did not start Week 11 and played just 27 snaps in a 41-7 loss to the Ravens, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
The Texans went with a youth movement at cornerback with Lonnie Johnson and Gareon Conley starting and playing the majority of snaps until Johnson left the game with an ankle injury. Most of Joseph's playing time came after Johnson limped off the field. Johnson's status is questionable for Week 12's showdown with the Colts on Thursday, so Joseph could resume his starting role, although the Texans may incorporate the newly acquired Vernon Hargreaves.
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Measurables Review
How do Johnathan Joseph's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
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
5' 11"
 
Weight
186 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.31 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.92 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Joseph had a bounceback season in 2017, picking off two passes and returning one for a touchdown. Both picks came in the same game and snapped a streak of 25 games without one. The 34-year-old cornerback has been durable, missing just seven games over the last seven seasons, and still has good coverage skills. Perhaps in a nod to his advancing years, Jospeh's 2.94 tackles per game represented a fourth straight year of decline.
Joseph enters his 12th training camp still on top of his game. The 33-year-old shows no drop-off in coverage but fantasy owners are interested in interceptions. And Joseph has just one pick over the last 33 games. Creating turnovers is an opportunity for improvement acknowledged by the Texans, after they finished 24th in takeaways and 21st in interceptions last season. If Joseph stays healthy, he'll be a weekly starter and will have plenty of opportunities to improve his turnover numbers.
Joseph returns as the Texans' top cornerback, coming off a career-high 22 passes defensed in 2015. He had just one pick in 2015 and 12 overall in his five seasons with Houston. Joseph underwent offseason knee surgery, but looks good early in training camp, breaking on the ball with confidence. Joseph, along with Kareem Jackson and the up-and-coming Kevin Johnson, comprise one of the better defensive backfields in the AFC.
Joseph signed a three-year contract extension in the offseason and will return as a starting cornerback.
Joseph will be one of Houston's starting cornerbacks. He's considered the top cover corner on the team.
Joseph missed some time in the second half of the season due to hamstring and groin injuries and was impacted by those upon his return, but he still maintained a high level of play at the cornerback position. He's Houston's best cover guy and will continue to be the one who covers opponents' most dangerous wideouts.
Joseph came as advertised, giving the Texans elite cornerback play, tying for the team lead with four interceptions, and helping to turn around one of the league's worst pass defenses. He's the IDP of choice in the Texans' secondary and benefits from playing behind one of the league's better pass rushes.
Joseph has evolved into one of the top corners in the game, earning himself a large commitment from the Texans. Houston is a team starving for good cornerback play and they got an elite one in Joseph. As such, opposing quarterbacks will likely throw away from Joseph's side and limit his interceptions and tackles.
Joseph followed up an impressive but injuryshortened 2008 season in grand fashion, emerging as one of the top IDP corners in the league. Joseph picked off six passes in 2009, returning one for a touchdown, and was credited with 69 tackles — a good number for a cover corner. He’ll team with Leon Hall again this season to give the Bengals one of the top corner tandems in the NFL.
Joseph's foot injury halted a growing season in 2008. He'll start opposite Leon Hall to give the Bengals two up-and-coming corners.
Joseph is expected to start alongside Leon Hall at cornerback for the Bengals in 2008. He picked off four passes last year with 58 tackles and should see an improvement across the board with the added playing time.
The Bengals are counting upon Joseph, last year's first-round draft pick, a lot more heading into 2007. Last season he had a bad habit of dropping easily catchable balls for interceptions. Watch for his status in training camp - he had to have surgery on his foot over the offseason.
Back-up cornerback that will challenge Keiwann Ratliff for the nickel spot. The first round draft pick for the Bengals this offseson, Joseph has been impressive thus far in training camp with his combination of size and speed.
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Leaves game, returns
CBHouston Texans
November 3, 2019
Joseph was removed from Sunday's game but eventually returned to Houston's 26-3 win over Jacksonville.
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Ready for Week 9
CBHouston Texans
October 30, 2019
Joseph (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
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Slated to play Sunday
CBHouston Texans
Hamstring
October 30, 2019
Joseph (hamstring) is expected to play against the Jaguars on Sunday in London, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Hopes to play Week 9
CBHouston Texans
Hamstring
October 28, 2019
Coach Bill O'Brien said Joseph (hamstring) is on the right track to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Not suiting up Week 8
CBHouston Texans
Hamstring
October 27, 2019
Joseph (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 tilt against the Raiders.
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