Houston Texans Depth Chart 2019 Texans Depth Chart

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11:10 pm GMT, 9/9

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
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (4)
67
#291 WR
74
#161 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Vyncint Smith V. Smith (5)
65
#348 WR
Jester Weah J. Weah (8)
69
#178 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (4)
67
#291 WR
74
#161 WR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Vyncint Smith V. Smith (5)
65
#348 WR
Jester Weah J. Weah (8)
69
#178 WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back 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
Chris Landrum C. Landrum (3)
59
#152 OLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#122 ILB
60
#198 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy (2)
68
#12 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
AJ Hendy A. Hendy (3)
67
#67 SS
Free Safety FS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#78 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Chris Landrum C. Landrum (3)
59
#152 OLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#122 ILB
60
#198 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy (2)
68
#12 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
AJ Hendy A. Hendy (3)
67
#67 SS
Free Safety FS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#78 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

WRs
Player Rating
DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins
95
Will Fuller W. Fuller
82
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
76
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
Vyncint Smith V. Smith
65
Isaac Whitney I. Whitney
68
Chad Hansen C. Hansen
71
Jester Weah J. Weah
69
Tyron Johnson T. Johnson
71
Johnnie Dixon J. Dixon
74
Stephen Louis S. Louis
72
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
Deante Burton D. Burton
68
Floyd Allen F. Allen
77
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
95
LWR 1
Will Fuller W. Fuller
82
RWR 2
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
76
SWR 3
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
LWR 4
Vyncint Smith V. Smith
65
RWR 5
Isaac Whitney I. Whitney
68
SWR 6
Chad Hansen C. Hansen
71
LWR 7
Jester Weah J. Weah
69
RWR 8
Tyron Johnson T. Johnson
71
SWR 9
Johnnie Dixon J. Dixon
74
LWR 10
Stephen Louis S. Louis
72
WR 11
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
WR 12
Deante Burton D. Burton
68
WR 13
Floyd Allen F. Allen
77
WR 14
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Matt Kalil M. Kalil
80
LT 1 OT
Seantrel Henderson S. Henderson
72
RT 1 OT
Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete
73
LG 1 G
Nick Martin N. Martin
73
C 1 C
Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
81
RG 1 G
Maurquice Shakir M. Shakir
68
RG 2 G
Martinas Rankin M. Rankin
67
LG 2 G
David Steinmetz D. Steinmetz
67
RT 2 OT
Julie'n Davenport J. Davenport
72
LT 2 OT
Greg Mancz G. Mancz
76
C 2 C
Roderick Johnson R. Johnson
65
LT 3 OT
Malcolm Pridgeon M. Pridgeon
LG 3 G
Rick Leonard R. Leonard
67
RT 3 OT
Tytus Howard T. Howard
70
OL 14 OT
DJ Coker D. Coker
72
OL 15 C
K.J. Malone K. Malone
76
OL 16 G
Max Scharping M. Scharping
75
OL 17 G

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Houston Texans Texans
83
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Houston Texans
83
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0
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
79
K 1
Punters Rating
Trevor Daniel T. Daniel
67
Bryan Anger B. Anger
77
Punters Rating Depth Position
Trevor Daniel T. Daniel
67
P 1
Bryan Anger B. Anger
77
P 2

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.