Houston Texans Depth Chart 2020 Houston Texans Depth Chart

10-6, 1st AFC South

@ KC

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
Running Back RB
Wide Receiver WR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (3)
67
#229 WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Deandre Carter D. Carter (3)
67
#229 WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Duke Ejiofor D. Ejiofor (2)
72
#90 SLB
Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy (3)
68
#12 SLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#89 MIKE
70
#80 MIKE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
68
#119 JACK
Chris Landrum C. Landrum (3)
59
#152 JACK
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 LCB
Strong Safety SS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (4)
69
#60 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
80
#42 RCB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (4)
69
#167 RCB
Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Duke Ejiofor D. Ejiofor (2)
72
#90 SLB
Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy (3)
68
#12 SLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
68
#89 MIKE
70
#80 MIKE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
68
#119 JACK
Chris Landrum C. Landrum (3)
59
#152 JACK
Left Cornerback LCB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#169 LCB
Strong Safety SS
A.J. Moore A. Moore (2)
67
#66 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (4)
69
#60 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
80
#42 RCB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (4)
69
#167 RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Strongside Linebacker SLB
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
JACK Linebacker JACK
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

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), Will Fuller (WR1), DeAndre Hopkins (WR2), Deandre Carter (WR3), Darren Fells (TE), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Senio Kelemete (G), Zach Fulton (G), 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.