Houston Texans Roster 2020 Houston Texans Roster

4-12, 3rd AFC South

vs TEN

9:25 pm GMT , 1/3

The roster construction for the Houston Texans has not been great. They decided to trade DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson this offseason. Replacing Hopkins, they decided Brandin Cooks was the best option. They also signed Randall Cobb. Deshaun Watson can’t be happy with this team and his new weapons. The offensive line has been bottom ten over the last few seasons and it is looking that way again as they didn’t make any notable signings. The defense has gotten older and most names that were above average have drifted off to other teams.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson D. Watson
4
92
#5 QB 6'2" 221 25 9/14/95 4 2017 1 12 Clemson
QB Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor T. Taylor
5
69
#32 QB 6'1" 215 31 8/3/89 10 2011 6 180 Virginia Tech
QB Ryan Finley
Ryan Finley R. Finley
5
67
#40 QB 6'4" 213 26 12/26/94 2 2019 4 104 North Carolina State
RB Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay
30
81
#22 RB 5'7" 185 26 7/24/94 3 2018 Colorado
RB Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram M. Ingram
21
80
#35 RB 5'9" 215 31 12/21/89 10 2011 1 28 Alabama
RB David Johnson
David Johnson D. Johnson
31
75
#45 RB 6'1" 224 29 12/16/91 6 2015 3 86 Northern Iowa
RB Dontrell Hilliard
Dontrell Hilliard D. Hilliard
22
68
#82 RB 5'11" 205 26 2/26/95 3 2018 Tulane
RB Scottie Phillips
Scottie Phillips S. Phillips
40
67
#90 RB 5'8" 207 23 10/6/97 0 2020 Mississippi
RB Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell B. Howell
38
67
#90 RB 6'1" 215 25 3/27/96 0 2018 Florida Atlantic
WR Brandin Cooks
Brandin Cooks B. Cooks
13
88
#18 WR 5'10" 189 27 9/25/93 7 2014 1 20 Oregon State
WR Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb R. Cobb
18
78
#47 WR 5'10" 192 30 8/22/90 10 2011 2 64 Kentucky
WR Chris Moore
Chris Moore C. Moore
10
74
#86 WR 6'1" 206 27 6/16/93 5 2016 4 107 Cincinnati
WR Chris Conley
Chris Conley C. Conley
18
72
#101 WR 6'2" 213 28 10/25/92 6 2015 3 76 Georgia
WR Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson A. Erickson
12
71
#108 WR 6'0" 198 28 11/6/92 5 2016 Wisconsin
WR Keke Coutee
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
16
71
#108 WR 5'10" 181 24 1/14/97 3 2018 4 103 Texas Tech
WR Andre Roberts
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
18
69
#134 WR 5'11" 195 33 1/9/88 11 2010 3 88 Citadel
WR Isaiah Coulter
Isaiah Coulter I. Coulter
82
67
#149 WR 6'2" 198 22 9/18/98 0 2020 5 171 Rhode Island
WR Donte Moncrief
Donte Moncrief D. Moncrief
14
67
#149 WR 6'2" 221 27 8/6/93 6 2014 3 90 Mississippi
TE Jordan Akins
Jordan Akins J. Akins
88
77
#24 TE 6'3" 249 29 4/19/92 3 2018 3 98 Central Florida
TE Antony Auclair
Antony Auclair A. Auclair
82
67
#70 TE 6'6" 256 27 5/28/93 4 2017 Laval
TE Kahale Warring
Kahale Warring K. Warring
81
67
#70 TE 6'5" 252 24 3/23/97 2 2019 3 86 San Diego State
TE Pharaoh Brown
Pharaoh Brown P. Brown
85
67
#70 TE 6'5" 246 27 5/4/94 3 2017 Oregon
TE Ryan Izzo
Ryan Izzo R. Izzo
85
67
#52 TE 6'5" 256 25 12/21/95 3 2018 7 250 Florida State
C Cohl Cabral
Cohl Cabral C. Cabral
72
67
#36 C 6'5" 300 23 2/11/98 0 2020 Arizona State
OG Marcus Cannon
Marcus Cannon M. Cannon
61
78
#23 OG 6'5" 358 33 5/6/88 10 2011 5 138 TCU
OG Lane Taylor
Lane Taylor L. Taylor
65
70
#49 OG 6'3" 324 31 11/22/89 8 2013 Oklahoma State
OG Justin McCray
Justin McCray J. McCray
65
67
#55 OG 6'3" 310 28 5/31/92 4 2014 Central Florida
OG Hjalte Froholdt
Hjalte Froholdt H. Froholdt
77
67
#55 OG 6'5" 306 24 8/20/96 2 2019 4 118 Arkansas
OT Laremy Tunsil
Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
78
86
#6 OT 6'5" 310 26 8/2/94 5 2016 1 13 Mississippi
OT Justin Britt
Justin Britt J. Britt
68
76
#39 OT 6'6" 325 29 5/29/91 7 2014 2 64 Missouri
OT Tytus Howard
Tytus Howard T. Howard
71
70
#43 OT 6'5" 322 24 5/23/96 2 2019 1 23 Alabama State
OT Max Scharping
Max Scharping M. Scharping
74
70
#48 OT 6'6" 327 24 8/10/96 2 2019 2 55 Northern Illinois
OT Jordan Steckler
Jordan Steckler J. Steckler
70
67
#81 OT 6'5" 305 24 7/16/96 0 2020 Northern Illinois
OT Roderick Johnson
Roderick Johnson R. Johnson
63
67
#57 OT 6'7" 298 25 11/28/95 4 2017 5 160 Florida State
OT Cole Toner
Cole Toner C. Toner
64
67
#57 OT 6'5" 306 27 3/13/94 3 2016 5 170 Harvard
OT Charlie Heck
Charlie Heck C. Heck
67
67
#57 OT 6'8" 309 24 11/20/96 0 2020 4 126 North Carolina
DT Ross Blacklock
Ross Blacklock R. Blacklock
90
73
#39 DT 6'3" 290 22 7/9/98 0 2020 2 40 TCU
DT Maliek Collins
Maliek Collins M. Collins
97
73
#39 DT 6'2" 311 26 4/8/95 5 2016 3 67 Nebraska
DT Vincent Taylor
Vincent Taylor V. Taylor
96
68
#62 DT 6'3" 304 27 1/5/94 4 2017 6 194 Oklahoma State
DT Auzoyah Alufohai
Auzoyah Alufohai A. Alufohai
98
67
#71 DT 6'4" 327 24 10/16/96 0 2020 West Georgia
DT Brandon Dunn
Brandon Dunn B. Dunn
92
67
#55 DT 6'3" 300 28 9/5/92 5 2014 Louisville
DT Jaleel Johnson
Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson
94
67
#71 DT 6'3" 309 26 7/12/94 4 2017 4 109 Iowa
DE Shaq Lawson
Shaq Lawson S. Lawson
90
77
#37 DE 6'3" 269 26 6/17/94 5 2016 1 19 Clemson
DE Charles Omenihu
Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu
94
73
#56 DE 6'5" 280 23 8/20/97 2 2019 5 161 Texas
DE Duke Ejiofor
Duke Ejiofor D. Ejiofor
53
71
#80 DE 6'3" 264 26 4/24/95 3 2018 6 177 Wake Forest
DE Demarcus Walker
Demarcus Walker D. Walker
57
71
#67 DE 6'4" 280 26 9/30/94 4 2017 2 51 Florida State
DE Jonathan Greenard
Jonathan Greenard J. Greenard
52
67
#95 DE 6'3" 263 23 5/25/97 0 2020 3 90 Florida
LB Zach Cunningham
Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham
41
78
#36 LB 6'3" 234 26 12/12/94 4 2017 2 57 Vanderbilt
LB Jordan Jenkins
Jordan Jenkins J. Jenkins
48
77
#55 LB 6'3" 259 26 7/1/94 5 2016 3 83 Georgia
LB Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin J. Martin
54
72
#85 LB 6'2" 236 25 12/11/95 3 2018 6 186 Temple
LB Christian Kirksey
Christian Kirksey C. Kirksey
58
72
#85 LB 6'2" 233 28 8/31/92 6 2014 3 71 Iowa
LB Whitney Mercilus
Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus
59
72
#85 LB 6'4" 261 30 7/21/90 9 2012 1 26 Illinois
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
Kevin Pierre-Louis K. Pierre-Louis
54
70
#104 LB 6'0" 232 29 10/7/91 7 2014 4 132 Boston College
LB Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas J. Thomas
48
70
#104 LB 6'0" 230 30 5/6/91 6 2014 South Carolina State
LB Derek Rivers
Derek Rivers D. Rivers
49
69
#118 LB 6'4" 250 26 5/9/94 4 2017 3 83 Youngstown State
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill
Kamu Grugier-Hill K. Grugier-Hill
51
68
#129 LB 6'2" 215 26 5/16/94 5 2016 6 208 Eastern Illinois
LB Hardy Nickerson Jr
Hardy Nickerson Jr H. N. Jr
47
67
#144 LB 6'0" 236 27 1/5/94 4 2017 Illinois
LB Nate Hall
Nate Hall N. Hall
48
67
#144 LB 6'2" 230 25 4/6/96 1 2019 Northwestern
LB Paul Quessenberry
Paul Quessenberry P. Quessenberry
48
67
6'2" 251 0 2020 Navy
LB Tae Davis
Tae Davis T. Davis
55
67
#144 LB 6'1" 216 24 8/14/96 3 2018 Tennessee-Chattanooga
CB Bradley Roby
Bradley Roby B. Roby
21
88
#11 CB 5'11" 194 29 5/1/92 7 2014 1 31 Ohio State
CB Desmond King
Desmond King D. King
33
85
#22 CB 5'10" 206 26 12/14/94 4 2017 5 151 Iowa
CB Terrance Mitchell
Terrance Mitchell T. Mitchell
39
77
#61 CB 5'11" 192 28 5/27/92 7 2014 7 254 Oregon
CB Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. Johnson Jr.
32
75
#75 CB 6'2" 213 25 11/4/95 2 2019 2 54 Kentucky
CB Eric Murray
Eric Murray E. Murray
23
73
#89 CB 5'11" 199 27 1/7/94 5 2016 4 106 Minnesota
CB Keion Crossen
Keion Crossen K. Crossen
35
71
#106 CB 5'9" 178 25 4/17/96 3 2018 7 243 Western Carolina
CB Vernon Hargreaves
Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves
26
70
#116 CB 5'10" 204 25 6/3/95 5 2016 1 11 Florida
CB John Reid
John Reid J. Reid
34
70
#116 CB 5'10" 187 24 5/15/96 0 2020 4 141 Penn State
CB A.J. Moore
A.J. Moore A. Moore
33
67
#134 CB 5'11" 201 25 12/15/95 3 2018 Mississippi
CB Tremon Smith
Tremon Smith T. Smith
35
67
#134 CB 6'0" 186 24 7/20/96 3 2018 6 196 Central Arkansas
CB Cornell Armstrong
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong
30
67
#134 CB 5'11" 183 25 9/22/95 3 2018 6 209 Southern Miss
CB Tavierre Thomas
Tavierre Thomas T. Thomas
20
67
#134 CB 6'0" 202 25 3/11/96 3 2018 Ferris State
SS Justin Reid
Justin Reid J. Reid
20
81
#4 SS 6'0" 207 24 2/15/97 3 2018 3 68 Stanford
SS Terrence Brooks
Terrence Brooks T. Brooks
25
73
#26 SS 5'11" 198 29 3/2/92 7 2014 3 79 Florida State
S Jonathan Owens
Jonathan Owens J. Owens
36
67
#3 S 5'11" 210 25 7/22/95 2 2018 Missouri Western
LS Jonathan Weeks
Jonathan Weeks J. Weeks
46 5'10" 251 35 2/17/86 11 2010 Baylor
P Cameron Johnston
Cameron Johnston C. Johnston
1
71
#29 P 6'0" 197 29 2/24/92 3 2017 Ohio State
PK Ka'imi Fairbairn
Ka'imi Fairbairn K. Fairbairn
7
72
#23 PK 5'11" 182 27 1/29/94 5 2016 UCLA

Texans FAQ

The Texans finished last season with a 10-6 record, although they were fairly mediocre overall, ranking just 14th in points for and 19th in points against. Deshaun Watson had another excellent season, throwing for 3,852 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 413 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. However, his pass-catching options will look drastically different in 2020 after Houston traded away DeAndre Hopkins, arguably the best receiver in the NFL and a First-Team All-Pro wideout last season. Odds are that the Texans' defense regresses in 2020 after the losses of Jonathan Joseph, Jahleel Addae, Mike Adams, Barkevious Mingo, and D.J. Reader. As long as Watson is the quarterback in Houston, there will be fantasy-relevant weapons in play, but their odds to win their division aren't nearly as strong as last year.

Who is the Highest Paid Texans Player?

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the Texans' most significant cap hit is J.J. Watt. The former All-Pro defensive end is owed $15.5 million for this season and he'll be looking to bounce back after producing just 24 tackles and 4 sacks in eight games last season.

Who Owns the Houston Texans?

Bob McNair was the Texans' founding owner, winning a bid for the NFL's 32nd franchise as he was committed to bringing the NFL back to Houston. McNair passed away in 2018 and left his wife, Janice, with the team. Their son, Cal McNair, is the team's CEO and handles day-to-day operations.

Who Is the Texans Head Coach?

Bill O'Brien is entering his seventh season as the Texans' head coach. He has been successful to this point, earning a 52-44 regular-season record, but his 2-4 playoff record has left a lot to be desired. O'Brien is currently also the team's general manager, a role he has received some criticism for.

How Much Cap Space do the Texans Have?

The Texans currently have just over $20.6 million in available cap space, good for the 9th-most in the NFL. They could look to add a veteran player to fill one of their many holes on the roster before the season begins with several high-level players still available.

Who Will Replace DeAndre Hopkins in the Texans' Receiving Corps?

DeAndre Hopkins had 150 targets last season, so there's some pass-catching work to be had. The Texans acquired Brandin Cooks and David Johnson, who will be heavily involved. Incumbents on the Texans' roster in Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, and Keke Coutee will likely see a bump in targets this season.

Who is the Youngest Player on the Texans?

The Texans drafted two players this season who are currently 21 years old in Ross Blacklock, a 2nd-round defensive tackle out of TCU, and Isaiah Coulter, a 5th-round receiver out of Rhode Island. They are the youngest players on the roster.

Who is the Oldest Player on the Texans?

There are currently two players on the Texans' roster who are 34 years old - starting tight end Darren Fells and starting long snapper Jonathan Weeks. These are the two oldest players on the roster. Houston only has a few players older than 30 years old and has one of the youngest rosters.