Houston
Justin Houston
Justin Houston
Justin Houston
Justin Houston
29-Year-Old LB
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
59
SACKS
9.5
INT
-
FF
-
TD
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
One of the few veteran holdovers from the 2017 roster, Houston has failed to regain his 2014 form that saw him rack up 22 sacks and 69 tackles, falling just a half-sack short of tying Michael Strahan's single season record. On a positive note, the linebacker remained health... read more
One of the few veteran holdovers from the 2017 roster, Houston has failed to regain his 2014 form that saw him rack up 22 sacks and 69 tackles, falling just a half-sack short of tying Michael Strahan's single season record. On a positive note, the linebacker remained healthy for 15 games for the first time since that campaign. He had missed parts of each of the last two seasons due to knee issues. A corresponding boost in production followed, but Houston missed double-digit sacks by a half-sack in 2017, recording 9.5 in addition to his 59 tackles (46 solo). Still just 29 years of age, Houston will look to recapture his star form in 2018 with a new-look defense surrounding him.
2018 ADP: 295.1
Bye Week: 12
HT: 6'3"   WT: 258 lbs.   DOB: 1/21/1989   College: Georgia   Drafted: 3rd Rd, #6 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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Justin Houston Contract Info:
Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal with the Chiefs in July of 2015.
Records sack in wild-card loss
LBKansas City Chiefs
January 9, 2018
Houston notched a sack and two tackles (both solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Titans. He finished the 2017 regular season with 59 tackles (46 solo) and 9.5 sacks.
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Justin Houston NFL Stats
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Justin Houston is not listed on the Kansas City Chiefs depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    952
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    1
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
621
1
2016
295
0
2017
952
1
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   258 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.50 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   30 reps
GREAT
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
  1. Justin Houston 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Justin Houston 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Houston didn't return to the field until Week 11 after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL prior to 2016, but turned that into a sizeable output. Despite being limited to just five regular-season games, he finished with 21 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks. The 28-year old outside linebacker is now three years removed from a 22-sack season, but could re-emerge in 2017 if he can stay on the field.
  3. Justin Houston 2016 Preseason Outlook
    A season after nearly matching Michael Strahan's record for sacks (22 in 2014, 0.5 short of Strahan), Houston had a rather disappointing 2015 campaign, finishing with just 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He underwent offseason surgery on his right knee for an ACL that didn't work properly and was handed a timetable of 6-to-12 months. The veteran will start the 2016 season on the Chiefs' PUP list.
  4. Justin Houston 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Houston dominated offensive lines in 2014, racking up a league-leading 22 sacks on the season, falling just short of Michael Strahan’s 22.5-sack single-season record and doubling his previous career-high total. The 26-year-old outside linebacker added 69 tackles (60 solo) and four forced fumbles to that, placing him among some of the top IDP options last season. He’s fortunate enough to have a similar pass-rushing pedigree across from him in Tamba Hali, preventing opposing offenses from focusing their protection on one side or the other. Back in Kansas City on the Chiefs’ franchise tag for 2015, it’s unrealistic to expect a season to match the previous campaign, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Houston once again proves a force rushing the quarterback.
  5. Justin Houston 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Coming off a season in which he recorded 44 tackles (41 solo), 11 sacks, four passes defended, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in 11 contests, the two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker enters the final year of his rookie contract, and on the IDP radar thanks to his ability to get to the quarterback.
  6. Justin Houston 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Houston recorded 10 sacks last season and is expected to start at outside linebacker for the Chiefs in 2013.
  7. Justin Houston 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Houston came on very strong late in his rookie year, notching 24 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in the team's final five games. He has tremendous burst coming around the edge as a pass-rushing outside linebacker and could be in line for a major breakout playing opposite Pro Bowler Tamba Hali. Opposing offenses will simply not be able to devote as much attention to him as Hali, and in leagues that reward heavily for sacks, Houston could emerge as a productive IDP option.
  8. Justin Houston 2011 Preseason Outlook
    A sack specialist in college, Houston projects as a situational pass rusher in his rookie season, as he must adjust to his linebacker role in the 3-4 defense before he can play more downs without being a liability. His upside is high, but after a lockout-shortened offseason and a brief contract holdout, he is behind in his development and not likely to contribute much in 2011.
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Records sack in wild-card loss
LBKansas City Chiefs
January 9, 2018
Houston notched a sack and two tackles (both solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Titans. He finished the 2017 regular season with 59 tackles (46 solo) and 9.5 sacks.
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Active Sunday
LBKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2017
Houston (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Questionable due to illness
LBKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 22, 2017
Houston (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Dealing with illness
LBKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 21, 2017
Houston did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Logs another sack
LBKansas City Chiefs
December 13, 2017
Houston had five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.
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