Houston Texans Depth Chart 2020 Texans Depth Chart

10-6, 1st AFC South

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8:05 pm GMT, 1/12

The Texans looked incredibly strong going into the 2018/19 campaign. They finished pretty strong at 11-5, ultimately winning the AFC South, but there were quite a few injuries along the way that showed a lack of depth. Will Fuller had a season ending injury and the replacement they brought in for him in Demaryius Thomas ended up injured as well. Luckily for Houston, DeAndre Hopkins was able to stay healthy for the duration of last season. In hopes that they won't have to dip too far into it, let's take a look at some of the main questions regarding Houston's depth going into this season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
67
#82 QB
Alex McGough A. McGough (4)
65
#101 QB
Running Back RB
75
#76 RB
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr. (4)
67
#133 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (5)
67
#229 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (5)
67
#229 WR
Quarterback QB
67
#82 QB
Alex McGough A. McGough (4)
65
#101 QB
Running Back RB
75
#76 RB
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr. (4)
67
#133 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
68
#119 OLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#89 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 CB
Strong Safety SS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
68
#119 OLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#89 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 CB
Strong Safety SS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
JACK Linebacker JACK
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Deshaun Watson D. Watson
84
QB 1 15 44 495 333 67.3 3852 7.8 12 82 413 27.5 7
AJ McCarron A. McCarron
75
QB 2 2 5 37 21 56.8 225 6.1 1 5 39 19.5 1
Joe Webb J. Webb
67
QB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex McGough A. McGough
65
QB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Ta'amu J. Ta'amu
QB 4
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Duke Johnson D. Johnson
81
RB 1 33.2 1 RB 1 33.2 1 62 44 410 9.3 21 3 83 410 40 2 4.9 25.6
Carlos Hyde C. Hyde
75
RB 2 33.6 2 RB 2 33.6 2 16 10 42 4.2 14 0 245 1070 58 6 4.4 66.9
Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia
71
RB 3 0.8 0 RB 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr.
67
RB 4 2.2 0 RB 4 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 4 0 2 0.6
Taiwan Jones T. Jones
75
RB 5 1.3 0 RB 5 1.3 0 1 1 9 9 9 0 9 40 11 0 4.4 3.6
Karan Higdon K. Higdon
74
RB 7 RB 7
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins
97
LWR 1 66.7 150 104 1165 70 11.2 43 7 2 18 0 9 1.2
Will Fuller W. Fuller
80
RWR 2 52.7 71 49 670 70 13.7 54 3 0 0 0 0 0
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
71
SWR 3 38.9 36 22 254 60 11.5 51 0 2 14 1 7 1.6
Kenny Stills K. Stills
82
LWR 4 46.5 55 40 561 70 14 45 4 0 0 0 0 0
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
RWR 5 13.3 14 11 162 80 14.7 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaac Whitney I. Whitney
68
SWR 6
Chad Hansen C. Hansen
71
LWR 7
Stephen Louis S. Louis
72
WR 9
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
WR 10 38 6 2 37 30 18.5 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Floyd Allen F. Allen
77
SWR 12
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
86
LT 1 OT 67.3
Nick Martin N. Martin
75
C 1 C 65.6
Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
75
RG 1 G 65.3
Chris Clark C. Clark
74
RT 1 OT 43.6
Max Scharping M. Scharping
75
LG 1 G 60.3
Greg Mancz G. Mancz
76
C 2 C 17.9
Elijah Nkansah E. Nkansah
69
LT 2 OT 0
Roderick Johnson R. Johnson
65
RT 2 OT 23.6
DJ Coker D. Coker
72
OL 9 C
Tytus Howard T. Howard
70
OL 10 OT 62.8
Kyle Murphy K. Murphy
65
OL 11 OT
K.J. Malone K. Malone
76
OL 12 G
Rick Leonard R. Leonard
67
OL 13 OT

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Houston Texans Texans
88
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Houston Texans
88
24.1 388.3 267.2 121.1 31 10 12
Special Teams Rating
Houston Texans Texans
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Houston Texans
0
0 0 2 0 0 0
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Benardrick McKinney B. McKinney
85
MIKE 1 61.6 101 5.5 1 0 0
Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham
74
WILL 1 59.7 142 9.5 0 0 0
Brennan Scarlett B. Scarlett
70
JACK 1 32.9 51 3.5 2 0 0
Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus
85
SLB 1 60.5 48 14 4 2 0
Tyrell Adams T. Adams
60
WILL 2 21.6 13 0 1 0 0
Barkevious Mingo B. Mingo
72
SLB 2 4.5 6 0 0 0 0
Jacob Martin J. Martin
68
JACK 2 15.9 11 3.5 1 0 0
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi
68
MIKE 2 5.7 18 0 0 0 0
Dylan Cole D. Cole
73
LB 9 12.6 16 0 0 0 0
Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy
68
LB 10
Nate Hall N. Hall
70
LB 11
Jesse Aniebonam J. Aniebonam
LB 12
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Justin Reid J. Reid
82
FS 1 62.1 78 1.5 0 2 0
Bradley Roby B. Roby
80
RCB 1 66.2 38 2 1 2 1
Jahleel Addae J. Addae
78
SS 1 33.4 46 0 0 2 0
Johnathan Joseph J. Joseph
82
LCB 1 45.1 51 0 0 1 0
Mike Adams M. Adams
80
FS 2 11.5 3 0 0 0 0
Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. Johnson Jr.
73
LCB 2 43.8 41 0 0 0 0
A.J. Moore A. Moore
67
SS 2 1.2 14 1 0 0 0
Gareon Conley G. Conley
81
RCB 2 56 50 0 0 1 0
Keion Crossen K. Crossen
69
LCB 3 8.4 13 1 0 0 0
Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves
73
RCB 3 58 61 1 0 1 1
Tashaun Gipson T. Gipson
83
DB 11 63 51 2 0 3 1
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong
69
DB 12 10.6 4 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Owens J. Owens
69
DB 13
Jermaine Ponder J. Ponder
73
DB 14
Shalom Luani S. Luani
65
DB 15 0 1 0 0 0 0
Phillip Gaines P. Gaines
70
DB 16 23.2 13 1 0 0 0
Anthony Chesley A. Chesley
DB 17
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Ka'imi Fairbairn K. Fairbairn
73
K 1 100 20 80 54 40 0 5 8 4 3
Punters Rating
Bryan Anger B. Anger
75
Punters Rating Depth Position
Bryan Anger B. Anger
75
P 1

Last Week's Texans Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Duke Johnson D. Johnson
81
RB 1 0 0 8 23 9 0 4.6 23 1 5 11 11 11 0
Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia
71
RB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr.
67
RB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Hyde C. Hyde
75
RB 4 0 0 4 18 10 0 6 18 13 3 44 3.4 7 0
Taiwan Jones T. Jones
75
RB 5 0 0 1 14 14 0 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Kenny Stills K. Stills
82
WR 1 0 6 3 80 50 26.7 54 1 0 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins
97
WR 2 0 14 9 118 60 13.1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
WR 3 0 1 1 17 100 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Fuller W. Fuller
80
WR 4 0 8 5 89 60 17.8 39 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Texans Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week Playoffs: 1/12/20 at KC 31-51 L Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Keke Coutee (WR1), DeAndre Hopkins (WR2), Will Fuller (WR3), Darren Fells (TE), Tytus Howard (G), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Zach Fulton (G), Roderick Johnson (OT), Nick Martin (C)
Week Playoffs: 1/4/20 vs BUF 22-19 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR1), Will Fuller (WR2), Deandre Carter (WR3), Darren Fells (TE), Senio Kelemete (G), Zach Fulton (G), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Nick Martin (C), Seantrel Henderson (OT)
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs TEN 14-35 L AJ McCarron (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Deandre Carter (WR1), Steven Mitchell Jr. (WR2), Jordan Thomas (TE), Zach Fulton (G), Max Scharping (G), Roderick Johnson (OT), Nick Martin (C), Chris Clark (OT)
Week 16: 12/21/19 at TB 23-20 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Kenny Stills (WR1), DeAndre Hopkins (WR2), Will Fuller (WR3), Darren Fells (TE), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Chris Clark (OT), Nick Martin (C), Max Scharping (G), Zach Fulton (G)
Week 15: 12/15/19 at TEN 24-21 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR1), Will Fuller (WR2), Darren Fells (TE), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Nick Martin (C), Max Scharping (G), Chris Clark (OT), Zach Fulton (G)

How does the WR position shake out for the Texans this year?

As of now, DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller are etched into the two corners. Keke Coutee has the starting slot spot. Hopkins was second overall in all of the NFL last year with 1,572 receiving yards and 5th overall with 11 receiving touchdowns. Behind the front line of receivers is Deandre Carter and Vincent Smith on the outsides and Isaac Whitney in the slot. Between the three of them, they share a total of five years of experience. They're young and relatively inexperienced, and frankly nothing too special. Houston has a solid group of starting wide receivers, but they had better hope they can all stay healthy, as they haven't put too many eggs in the 'wide receiver depth' basket. After enduring a season ending injury last year, Will Fuller's health becomes a very important factor in determining how successful Houston is on offense this year.

What does running back depth look like behind Miller?

Lamar Miller was tied for 11th overall in rushing yards at 973 in the 2018 season. On 210 attempts, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry. The way these numbers shake out, Miller is an incredibly solid RB1, but who's behind him? RB2 is currently Duke Johnson Jr. who spent the last four years on the Browns. At 25 years old, he's in what many would call a running back's prime and had a solid season as RB2 on the Browns last year. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry on 40 attempts. Behind Johnson is Karan Higdon who the Texans signed out of Michigan in the offseason after he went undrafted. Unless some miracle is in the works, it seems like Higdon will be a last resort guy as there's likely a reason he made it through the 2019 NFL Draft without hearing his name called.

How does the cornerback position look for Houston this season?

Jonathan Joseph and Briean Boddy-Calhoun currently make up the two starting corners for the Texans this year. They're solid, but don't seem to get put the pressure the Texans are truly wishing they would on opposing WRs. It seems like the Texans went and prioritized thhe linebacker position mores than CB, which isn't inherently bad, but it could mean some missed opportunities on big plays this season. Behind Joseph and Boddy-Calhoun are Aaron Colvin and Johnson Bademosi. In all honesty, aside from Jonathan Joseph, the other 3 corners mentioned seem to be pretty interchangeable. I wouldn't be surprised to see Houston changing up starters during the season based on in-season performance, as it doesn't really feel like anyone has a cemented spot at the position.