Houston Texans Roster 2019 Texans Roster

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11:10 pm GMT, 9/9

The Houston Texans were terrific last year, finishing 11-5 and placing first in their AFC South Division. The offense was great, ranking 11th in the NFL but the defense was even more impressive, finishing 4th with only 316 point allowed. This year, the offense will offer many familiar faces as Deshaun Watson will once again be at QB with his usual weapons. The main features include Lamar Miller at running back and DeAndre Hopkins at wide receiver. The defense is also similar with only a slight change at the safety position. 

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson D. Watson 4
82
#17 QB 1 6'2" 221 23 9/14/95 3 2017 1 12 Clemson
QB AJ McCarron AJ McCarron A. McCarron 2
67
#95 QB 2 6'3" 220 28 9/13/90 6 2014 5 164 Alabama
QB Joe Webb Joe Webb J. Webb 5
67
#94 QB 3 6'4" 220 32 11/14/86 10 2010 6 199 UAB
QB Jordan Ta'amu Jordan Ta'amu J. Ta'amu 6
6'3" 221 21 12/10/97 0 2019 Ole Miss
RB Lamar Miller Lamar Miller L. Miller 26
87
#10 RB 1 5'11" 218 28 4/25/91 8 2012 4 97 Miami
RB Duke Johnson Duke Johnson D. Johnson 29
81
#38 RB 2 5'9" 207 25 9/23/93 5 2015 3 77 Miami
RB Josh Ferguson Josh Ferguson J. Ferguson 40
59
#199 RB 3 5'10" 198 26 5/23/93 3 2016 Illinois
RB Damarea Crockett Damarea Crockett D. Crockett 36
75
#90 RB 4 5'11" 225 21 12/22/97 0 2019 Missouri
RB Karan Higdon Karan Higdon K. Higdon 31
74
#99 RB 5 5'9" 206 22 9/8/96 0 2019 Michigan
RB Taiwan Jones Taiwan Jones T. Jones 34
75
#88 RB 6 6'0" 194 31 7/26/88 9 2011 4 125 Eastern Washington
RB Gregory Howell Jr. Gregory Howell Jr. G. Howell Jr. 38
67
#162 RB 7 6'1" 215 23 3/27/96 2 2018
RB Cullen Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia 44
71
#130 RB 8 6'2" 235 24 6/6/95 0 2019 7 220 Texas A&M
OT Matt Kalil Matt Kalil M. Kalil 75
80
#30 OT 1 6'7" 308 30 7/6/89 8 2012 1 4 USC
OT Seantrel Henderson Seantrel Henderson S. Henderson 76
72
#96 OT 1 6'7" 331 27 1/21/92 6 2014 7 237 Miami
OT Julie'n Davenport Julie'n Davenport J. Davenport 70
72
#88 OT 2 6'7" 318 24 1/9/95 3 2017 4 130 Bucknell
OT David Steinmetz David Steinmetz D. Steinmetz 79
67
#131 OT 2 6'7" 321 24 3/1/95 1 2018
OT Rick Leonard Rick Leonard R. Leonard 72
67
#135 OT 3 6'7" 311 22 11/22/96 1 2018 4 127
OT Roderick Johnson Roderick Johnson R. Johnson 63
65
#161 OT 3 6'7" 298 23 11/28/95 3 2017 5 160 Florida State
OT Tytus Howard Tytus Howard T. Howard 71
70
#122 OT 6'5" 322 23 5/23/96 0 2019 1 23 Alabama State
ILB Benardrick McKinney Benardrick McKinney B. McKinney 55
82
#12 ILB 1 6'4" 246 25 6/1/94 5 2015 2 43 Mississippi State
ILB Peter Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi 58
68
#122 ILB 2 6'3" 252 24 6/26/95 2 2018 6 214
ILB Tyrell Adams Tyrell Adams T. Adams 50
60
#198 ILB 3 6'2" 225 27 4/11/92 3 2015 West Georgia
OLB Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney J. Clowney 90
92
#4 OLB 1 6'5" 266 26 2/14/93 6 2014 1 1 South Carolina
OLB Whitney Mercilus Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus 59
85
#13 OLB 1 6'4" 261 29 7/21/90 8 2012 1 26 Illinois
OLB Zach Cunningham Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham 41
77
#47 OLB 1 6'3" 234 24 12/12/94 3 2017 2 57 Vanderbilt
OLB Davin Bellamy Davin Bellamy D. Bellamy 48
68
#12 OLB 2 6'4" 255 24 12/27/94 1 2018
OLB Brennan Scarlett Brennan Scarlett B. Scarlett 57
68
#129 OLB 2 6'4" 264 26 7/31/93 4 2016 Stanford
OLB Dylan Cole Dylan Cole D. Cole 51
76
#51 OLB 2 6'0" 235 25 5/19/94 3 2017 Missouri State
OLB Jesse Aniebonam Jesse Aniebonam J. Aniebonam 69
3 6'4" 260 23 1/5/96 0 2019 Maryland
OLB Gimel President Gimel President G. President 54
69
#91 OLB 3 6'4" 265 25 6/24/94 1 2017 Illinois
OLB Xavier Woodson-Luster Xavier Woodson-Luster X. Woodson-Luster 56
70
#86 OLB 3 6'0" 219 24 8/6/95 2 2017 Arkansas State
OLB Kennan Gilchrist Kennan Gilchrist K. Gilchrist 47
68
#107 OLB 6'0" 230 24 9/16/94 1 2017 Appalachian State
OLB Duke Ejiofor Duke Ejiofor D. Ejiofor 53
69
#115 OLB 6'3" 264 24 4/24/95 2 2018 6 177
OLB BJ Bello BJ Bello B. Bello 52
70
#48 OLB 6'2" 230 24 10/31/94 3 2017 Illinois State
OLB Chris Landrum Chris Landrum C. Landrum 42
59
#152 OLB 6'3" 260 26 9/14/92 4 2016 Jacksonville State
OLB Jason Davis Jason Davis J. Davis 0
SS Tashaun Gipson Tashaun Gipson T. Gipson 39
87
#7 SS 1 5'11" 205 29 8/7/90 8 2012 Wyoming
SS Jahleel Addae Jahleel Addae J. Addae 37
78
#26 SS 2 5'10" 195 29 1/24/90 7 2013 Central Michigan
SS AJ Hendy AJ Hendy A. Hendy 45
67
#67 SS 3 6'1" 207 26 4/8/93 1 2016 Maryland
P Trevor Daniel Trevor Daniel T. Daniel 8
67
#44 P 1 6'1" 230 24 12/8/94 2 2018
P Bryan Anger Bryan Anger B. Anger 9
77
#14 P 2 6'4" 208 30 10/6/88 8 2012 3 70 California
FS Justin Reid Justin Reid J. Reid 20
87
#5 FS 1 6'0" 207 22 2/15/97 2 2018 3 68 Stanford
FS A.J. Moore A.J. Moore A. Moore 33
67
#78 FS 2 5'11" 201 23 12/15/95 2 2018 Mississippi
FS Austin Exford Austin Exford A. Exford 47
3 6'0" 201 23 5/16/96 0 2019 Appalachian State
LS Jonathan Weeks Jonathan Weeks J. Weeks 46
69
#11 LS 5'10" 251 33 2/17/86 10 2010 Baylor
C Nick Martin Nick Martin N. Martin 66
73
#36 C 1 6'4" 299 26 11/30/92 4 2016 2 50 Notre Dame
C Greg Mancz Greg Mancz G. Mancz 65
76
#22 C 2 6'4" 301 27 4/23/92 5 2015 Toledo
C DJ Coker DJ Coker D. Coker 62
72
#41 C 6'2" 320 21 11/13/97 0 2019 Rhodes
DT Ira Lewis Ira Lewis I. Lewis 96
74
#66 DT 6'3" 293 23 2/6/96 0 2019 Baylor
DT Tracy Sprinkle Tracy Sprinkle T. Sprinkle 62
68
#81 DT 6'3" 279 24 4/18/95 1 2018
DL Walter Palmore Walter Palmore W. Palmore 99
76
#3 DL 6'4" 320 23 8/9/96 0 2019 Missouri
WR Keke Coutee Keke Coutee K. Coutee 16
76
#125 WR 1 5'10" 181 22 1/14/97 2 2018 4 103 Texas Tech
WR DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins 10
95
#5 WR 1 6'1" 214 27 6/6/92 7 2013 1 27 Clemson
WR Will Fuller Will Fuller W. Fuller 15
82
#47 WR 1 6'0" 186 25 4/16/94 4 2016 1 21 Notre Dame
WR Vyncint Smith Vyncint Smith V. Smith 17
65
#348 WR 2 6'3" 195 23 6/9/96 2 2018
WR Tyron Johnson Tyron Johnson T. Johnson 13
71
#220 WR 2 6'1" 181 23 1/8/96 0 2019 Oklahoma State
WR Deandre Carter Deandre Carter D. Carter 14
67
#291 WR 2 5'9" 191 26 4/10/93 2 2015 Sacramento State
WR Chad Hansen Chad Hansen C. Hansen 85
71
#122 WR 3 6'2" 202 24 1/18/95 2 2017 4 141 California
WR Jester Weah Jester Weah J. Weah 86
69
#178 WR 3 6'2" 211 24 2/7/95 1 2018
WR Isaac Whitney Isaac Whitney I. Whitney 19
68
#186 WR 3 6'2" 220 25 6/22/94 1 2017 Southern Cal
WR Johnnie Dixon Johnnie Dixon J. Dixon 18
74
#161 WR 4 5'10" 201 24 9/16/94 0 2019 Ohio State
WR Deante Burton Deante Burton D. Burton 25
68
#151 WR 6'2" 203 25 7/12/94 2 2017 Kansas State
WR Steven Mitchell Jr. Steven Mitchell Jr. S. Mitchell Jr. 11
66
#305 WR 5'10" 189 25 5/2/94 1 2018
WR Stephen Louis Stephen Louis S. Louis 12
72
#205 WR 6'1" 218 23 9/7/95 0 2019 North Carolina State
WR Floyd Allen Floyd Allen F. Allen 82
77
#92 WR 5'10" 199 23 7/16/96 0 2019 Mississippi
S Chris Johnson Chris Johnson C. Johnson 43
6'2" 194 23 11/12/95 0 2019 North Alabama
LB Jamal Davis II Jamal Davis II J. D. II 49
6'3" 243 24 7/9/95 0 2019 Akron
TE Jordan Thomas Jordan Thomas J. Thomas 83
69
#124 TE 1 6'5" 265 23 8/2/96 2 2018 6 211
TE Jordan Akins Jordan Akins J. Akins 88
68
#128 TE 2 6'3" 249 27 4/19/92 2 2018 3 98 UCF
TE Kahale Warring Kahale Warring K. Warring 81
70
#116 TE 3 6'5" 252 22 3/23/97 0 2019 3 86 San Diego State
TE Darren Fells Darren Fells D. Fells 87
75
#65 TE 4 6'7" 281 33 4/22/86 6 2013 Cal - Irvine
TE Jerell Adams Jerell Adams J. Adams 89
65
#172 TE 5 6'5" 247 26 12/31/92 3 2016 6 184 South Carolina
TE CJ Fiedorowicz CJ Fiedorowicz C. Fiedorowicz 87
74
6'5" 265 27 10/22/91 5 2014 3 65 Iowa
DE Angelo Blackson Angelo Blackson A. Blackson 97
61
#204 DE 1 6'4" 318 26 11/14/92 5 2015 4 100 Auburn
DE JJ Watt JJ Watt J. Watt 99
96
#1 DE 1 6'5" 290 30 2/1/89 9 2011 1 11 Wisconsin
DE Joel Heath Joel Heath J. Heath 93
66
#188 DE 2 6'5" 293 26 6/18/93 4 2016 Michigan State
DE Carlos Watkins Carlos Watkins C. Watkins 91
69
#150 DE 2 6'4" 312 25 12/5/93 3 2017 4 142 Clemson
DE Albert Huggins Albert Huggins A. Huggins 67
72
#34 DE 3 6'3" 305 22 6/27/97 0 2019 Clemson
DE Charles Omenihu Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu 94
75
#93 DE 3 6'5" 280 22 8/20/97 0 2019 5 161 Texas
DE TJ Daniel TJ Daniel T. Daniel 60
68
#165 DE 6'6" 273 1 2017 Oregon
CB Johnathan Joseph Johnathan Joseph J. Joseph 24
82
#41 CB 1 5'11" 190 35 4/16/84 14 2006 1 24 South Carolina
CB Bradley Roby Bradley Roby B. Roby 21
78
#64 CB 1 5'11" 194 27 5/1/92 6 2014 1 31 Ohio State
CB Aaron Colvin Aaron Colvin A. Colvin 22
77
#94 CB 2 5'11" 177 27 10/2/91 6 2014 4 114 Oklahoma
CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun Briean Boddy-Calhoun B. Boddy-Calhoun 29
79
#25 CB 2 5'9" 193 26 1/21/93 4 2016 Minnesota
CB Johnson Bademosi Johnson Bademosi J. Bademosi 23
73
#154 CB 3 6'0" 200 29 7/23/90 8 2012 Stanford
CB Derrick Jones Derrick Jones D. Jones 31
61
#238 CB 6'2" 188 24 12/4/94 3 2017 6 204 Mississippi
CB Xavier Crawford Xavier Crawford X. Crawford 28
75
#116 CB 5'11" 187 23 10/12/95 0 2019 6 195 Central Michigan
CB Derrick Baity Jr. Derrick Baity Jr. D. Baity Jr. 8
6'2" 197 22 12/23/96 0 2019 Kentucky
CB Jermaine Kelly Jermaine Kelly J. Kelly 35
67
#206 CB 6'1" 195 24 2/26/95 2 2018 7 222
CB Jermaine Ponder Jermaine Ponder J. Ponder 48
73
#50 CB 6'2" 200 24 1/9/95 0 2019 St. Francis U
CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. Johnson Jr. 32
73
#147 CB 6'2" 213 22 5/31/97 0 2019 2 54 Kentucky
NT DJ Reader DJ Reader D. Reader 98
81
#44 NT 1 6'3" 346 25 7/1/94 4 2016 5 166 Clemson
NT Brandon Dunn Brandon Dunn B. Dunn 92
66
#51 NT 2 6'3" 300 26 9/5/92 4 2014 Louisville
NT Javier Edwards Javier Edwards J. Edwards 78
70
#102 NT 3 6'1" 343 22 10/27/96 0 2019 Colorado
NT Johnny Dwight Johnny Dwight J. Dwight 95
72
#35 NT 6'3" 291 24 3/22/95 0 2019 Alabama
G Senio Kelemete Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete 64
73
#85 G 1 6'4" 300 29 5/10/90 7 2012 5 151 Washington
G Zach Fulton Zach Fulton Z. Fulton 73
81
#24 G 1 6'5" 316 27 9/23/91 6 2014 6 193 Tennessee
G Martinas Rankin Martinas Rankin M. Rankin 77
67
#145 G 2 6'4" 308 24 10/20/94 2 2018 3 80 Mississippi State
G Maurquice Shakir Maurquice Shakir M. Shakir 61
68
#120 G 2 6'4" 312 25 10/14/93 2 2017 Middle Tennessee
G Malcolm Pridgeon Malcolm Pridgeon M. Pridgeon 68
3 6'7" 311 24 1/20/95 0 2019 Ohio State
G Max Scharping Max Scharping M. Scharping 74
75
#57 G 6'6" 327 23 8/10/96 0 2019 2 55 Northern Illinois
G K.J. Malone K.J. Malone K. Malone 63
76
#45 G 6'4" 303 24 5/8/95 0 2018
K Ka'imi Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K. Fairbairn 7
79
#19 K 1 5'11" 182 25 1/29/94 4 2016 UCLA

Top 3 Texans Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Is DeAndre Hopkins the best receiver in the league?

After making the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row, it’s questionable whether DeAndre Hopkins can be considered one of the best in the league. He missed only 1 game his entire career thus far and looks primed to be even better in year 7. Last year, he totalled 1,572 yards and 11 TDs. For fantasy purposes, Hopkins is currently being taken as the #1 WR and deservingly so.

He and quarterback Deshaun Watson form one of the best duos in the league and are sure to improve next year. However, the one concern is the 70.6% catch percentage that’s likely to see some regression. His career mark is set at 58.8% making last year’s percentage seem like an anomaly. If his usage rate increases and he continues catching passes at an elite rate, Hopkins has a great shot at repairing the exceptional performance as last year. 

How much better can Deshaun Watson get?

The other youngster on the Texans is Deshaun Watson. He enters his 3rd season and looks primed for a big payday after what he did last year. As Houston’s full time starter, Watson passed for 4165 yards and 26 TDs. The interceptions might be a bit high but he makes up for it by being a dual threat QB. He also ran for 5 TDs in 2018 and made himself a household name.

While he’s yet to find success in the playoffs, the core around him will give Watson plenty of passing options. If nothing opens up, he’s always got the legs to scramble and make something happen. The only bad part to his game was the sacks; in 2018, he was sacked 62 times for 384 yards, the worst in the league. If the line can hold it together and give Watson some actual time in the pocket, look for him to be a precision passer and become one of the most dangerous passers in the NFL. 

How to replace Tyrann Mathieu

After coming over from the Arizona Cardinals prior to last year, Tyrann Mathieu was terrific for the Texans. He had 2 interceptions and was a constant participant in their defensive schemes. He also tied his career high with 89 tackles, 70 of which were solo tackles. The 3 sacks were a career high and Mathieu will only look to add to that total with the Chiefs after signing a 3 year contract with them this offseason. 

To replace him, the Texans brought in Tashaun Gipson from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s been a steady starter since his second year with the team and will likely slot into the free safety spot. The former division rival will now suit up for the Texans after collecting one interception and 54 tackles last year. While losing Mathieu is tough, they gain another veteran presence to a 3 year deal worth $19.5 million less than Mathieu.