Houston Texans Depth Chart 2020 Houston Texans Depth Chart

4-7, 3rd AFC South

vs IND

6:00 pm GMT , 12/6

The Houston Texans depth chart took a step backward over the offseason as they lost their top wideout, DeAndre Hopkins, and traded him for a running back. While David Johnson is a sound running back, the trade-off was not worth it and they filled Hopkins role with Brandin Cooks. The receiving core is now a set of three vertical threats in Cooks, Will Fuller, and Kenny Stills. They also continue to not add a legitimate receiving tight end threat as Jordan Akins and Darren Fells are afterthoughts in the offense. Duke Johnson will once again be the RB2 on the roster, despite producing on minimum touches since coming into the league.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Wide Receiver WR
Wide Receiver WR
71
#104 RWR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
71
#104 RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive End DE
Andrew Brown A. Brown (2)
67
#98 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive End DE
99
#1 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
69
#113 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
67
#130 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
69
#110 CB
A.J. Moore A. Moore (4)
67
#184 CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (1)
67
#128 CB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (2)
67
#128 CB
Defensive End DE
Andrew Brown A. Brown (2)
67
#98 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive End DE
99
#1 DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Jacob Martin J. Martin (2)
69
#113 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi (2)
67
#130 LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
69
#110 CB
A.J. Moore A. Moore (4)
67
#184 CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong (1)
67
#128 CB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (2)
67
#128 CB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Defensive End DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker LB
Outside Linebacker LB
Left Cornerback CB
Strong Safety S
Free Safety S
Right Cornerback CB
Position 1 2 3 4
Defensive End DE Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu Andrew Brown A. Brown
Defensive Tackle DT Brandon Dunn B. Dunn Ross Blacklock R. Blacklock
Defensive End DE JJ Watt J. Watt
Outside Linebacker LB Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus Jacob Martin J. Martin
Outside Linebacker LB Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham Nate Hall N. Hall
Middle Linebacker LB Tyrell Adams T. Adams Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi
Outside Linebacker LB Jonathan Greenard J. Greenard Nate Orchard N. Orchard
Left Cornerback CB Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves Phillip Gaines P. Gaines John Reid J. Reid A.J. Moore A. Moore
Strong Safety S Eric Murray E. Murray Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. Johnson Jr.
Free Safety S Justin Reid J. Reid
Right Cornerback CB Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong Keion Crossen K. Crossen

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
Running Back Scottie Phillips S. Phillips
67
RB 1 0 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Running Back Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr.
67
RB 2 0 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Running Back Duke Johnson D. Johnson
80
RB 3 42 0 Receiving 4 43 33 1 14.3 43 Rushing 9 3 37 4.1 8 0
Running Back CJ Prosise C. Prosise
67
RB 4 10 1 Receiving 1 2 2 1 2 2 Rushing 5 1 12 2.4 7 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Wide Receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr.
67
WR 1 0 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks B. Cooks
83
WR 2 49 Receiving 5 5 85 100 17 27 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Will Fuller W. Fuller
79
WR 3 47 Receiving 7 6 171 90 28.5 40 2 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receiver Keke Coutee K. Coutee
71
WR 4 28 Receiving 3 2 17 70 8.5 9 0 Rushing 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Tight End Pharaoh Brown P. Brown
70
TE 1 30 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight End Darren Fells D. Fells
75
TE 2 28 Receiving 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight End Jordan Akins J. Akins
72
TE 3 26 Receiving 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight End Kahale Warring K. Warring
69
TE 4 4 Receiving 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
OL
Player Rating
Brent Qvale B. Qvale
67
Nick Martin N. Martin
69
Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
86
Max Scharping M. Scharping
67
Tytus Howard T. Howard
68
Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
78
Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete
68
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps
Offensive Line Brent Qvale B. Qvale
67
OL 1 0
Offensive Line Nick Martin N. Martin
69
OL 2 56
Offensive Line Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
86
OL 3 56
Offensive Line Max Scharping M. Scharping
67
OL 4 56
Offensive Line Tytus Howard T. Howard
68
OL 5 56
Offensive Line Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
78
OL 6 48
Offensive Line Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete
68
OL 7 8

2020 Texans Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 12: 11/26/20 at DET 41-25 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Duke Johnson (RB), Brandin Cooks (WR1), Will Fuller (WR2), Jordan Akins (TE), Tytus Howard (OT), Zach Fulton (G), Nick Martin (C), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Max Scharping (G)
Week 11: 11/22/20 vs NE 27-20 W Deshaun Watson (QB), Duke Johnson (RB), Brandin Cooks (WR1), Will Fuller (WR2), Pharaoh Brown (TE), Tytus Howard (OT), Nick Martin (C), Zach Fulton (G), Roderick Johnson (OT), Max Scharping (G)
Week 10: 11/15/20 at CLE 7-10 L
Week 9: 11/8/20 at JAX 27-25 W
Week 7: 10/25/20 vs GB 20-35 L Deshaun Watson (QB), David Johnson (RB), Brandin Cooks (WR1), Will Fuller (WR2), Darren Fells (TE), Zach Fulton (G), Nick Martin (C), Laremy Tunsil (OT), Tytus Howard (OT), Senio Kelemete (G)

Houston Texans Depth Chart FAQ

It was an eventful offseason for the Houston Texans, and that doesn't necessarily mean it was a good one. Trading DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson was a questionable move, as they replaced him with Brandin Cooks. The receiving core in Houston is fragile, as Will Fuller, Cooks, and Randall Cobb have all battled injuries over the last few seasons. Defensively they have struggled after a few years of dominance. With a lack of draft picks, they have not been able to get back to the same level they were a few seasons back. The upcoming season is going to fall on the shoulders of Deshaun Watson to make plays with minimal talent.

Who Replaced DeAndre Hopkins?

With the Texans trading DeAndre Hopkins away to Arizona, it left a large number of targets up for grabs. Houston brought in Brandin Cooks as the name who will see a lot of targets, but they will also rely on Randall Cobb.

What Position Does JJ Watt Play?

JJ Watt is a defensive end and one of the better ones in the NFL. He has had a lethal pass-rush but has also struggled with injuries later in his career—Watt lines up mostly on the right side.

Who Are The Texans Wide Receivers?

The Texans wide receivers after the DeAndre Hopkins trade are Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, and Randall Cobb. These are the starting names while they have Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee as backup options for when those names miss time with injuries.

Does Duke Johnson Start?

Despite having strong numbers when used and producing big seasons at Miami, Duke Johnson has never been a full-blown starter in the NFL. He will sit behind David Johnson again, and be used as a change of pace back and on passing downs.

Who Backs Up Deshaun Watson?

Houston is playing with fire as they have AJ McCarron backing up Deshaun Watson. Given the offensive line play and Watson already suffering a major injury, McCarron being the backup would lead to a lost season if Watson was to miss time.

Who Replaced Carlos Hyde?

Carlos Hyde left Houston after two years, and David Johnson will be the starting lineup. Johnson came over in the trade from Arizona, where he struggled for the second half of 2019 and lost his job to Kenyan Drake. He will try and rebound for 2020.