Houston Texans Depth Chart 2019 Texans Depth Chart

6-3, 1st AFC South

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6:00 am GMT, 11/17

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. (3)
67
#133 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (4)
67
#229 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr. (8)
66
#305 WR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (4)
67
#229 WR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr. (8)
66
#305 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. (3)
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
60
#198 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (3)
69
#167 CB
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
60
#198 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (3)
69
#167 CB
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

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Carlos Hyde C. Hyde
75
RB 1 37.8 2 RB 1 37.8 2 10 6 22 3.7 14 0 149 704 58 3 4.7 78.2
Duke Johnson D. Johnson
81
RB 2 34.9 0 RB 2 34.9 0 32 22 228 10.4 21 2 54 287 40 1 5.3 31.9
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr.
67
RB 3 0.8 0 RB 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia
71
RB 4 1.4 0 RB 4 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwan Jones T. Jones
75
RB 5 0 0 RB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 69.9 92 68 665 70 9.8 38 4 1 6 0 6 0.7
Will Fuller W. Fuller
80
RWR 2 58.1 49 34 450 70 13.2 54 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Stills K. Stills
82
SWR 3 42.4 28 22 367 80 16.7 45 1 0 0 0 0 0
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
LWR 4 12 5 3 53 60 17.7 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
71
RWR 5 35 22 13 154 60 11.8 51 0 2 14 1 7 2.3
Chad Hansen C. Hansen
71
SWR 6
Isaac Whitney I. Whitney
68
LWR 7
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
RWR 8 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Louis S. Louis
72
WR 10
Floyd Allen F. Allen
77
SWR 12
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Nick Martin N. Martin
75
C 1 C 71.7
Tytus Howard T. Howard
70
RT 1 OT 63.7
Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
75
RG 1 G 72
Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
86
LT 1 OT 70
Max Scharping M. Scharping
75
LG 1 G 57.2
Roderick Johnson R. Johnson
65
LT 2 OT 23
Greg Mancz G. Mancz
76
C 2 C 34.5
Chris Clark C. Clark
74
LT 3 OT 39
DJ Coker D. Coker
72
OL 9 C
K.J. Malone K. Malone
76
OL 10 G
Seantrel Henderson S. Henderson
72
OL 11 OT 17
Elijah Nkansah E. Nkansah
69
OL 12 OT
Rick Leonard R. Leonard
67
OL 13 OT
Kyle Murphy K. Murphy
65
OL 14 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
11.9 203.3 156 47.3 21 9 5
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
73
K 1 62 13 76.5 52 23 0 3 4 4 2
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
Carlos Hyde C. Hyde
75
RB 1 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 160 8.4 58 0
Duke Johnson D. Johnson
81
RB 2 33 0 5 68 21 0 13.6 68 7 5 13 1.9 4 1
Taiwan Jones T. Jones
75
RB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr.
67
RB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia
71
RB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WR
Player Rating
DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins
97
Kenny Stills K. Stills
82
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins
97
WR 1 70 11 8 48 70 6 21 1 1 6 0 6 6
Kenny Stills K. Stills
82
WR 2 60 4 4 52 100 13 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandre Carter D. Carter
67
WR 3 30 1 1 8 100 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
66
WR 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Texans Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 9: 11/3/19 at JAX 26-3 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR1), Kenny Stills (WR2), Deandre Carter (WR3), Darren Fells (TE), Nick Martin (C), Tytus Howard (OT), Chris Clark (OT), Zach Fulton (G), Max Scharping (G)
Week 8: 10/27/19 vs OAK 27-24 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR1), Kenny Stills (WR2), Darren Fells (TE), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Nick Martin (C), Chris Clark (OT), Zach Fulton (G), Max Scharping (G)
Week 7: 10/20/19 at IND 23-30 L Deshaun Watson (QB), Duke Johnson (RB), Will Fuller (WR1), DeAndre Hopkins (WR2), Jordan Akins (TE), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Nick Martin (C), Zach Fulton (G), Roderick Johnson (OT), Max Scharping (G)
Week 6: 10/13/19 at KC 31-24 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Will Fuller (WR1), DeAndre Hopkins (WR2), Jordan Akins (TE), Zach Fulton (G), Nick Martin (C), Max Scharping (G), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Tytus Howard (OT)

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.