Houston Texans Roster 2020 Houston Texans Roster

0-1, 3rd AFC South

vs BAL

8:25 pm GMT , 9/20

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
86
#9 QB 6'2" 221 25 9/14/95 4 2017 1 12 Clemson
QB
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron A. McCarron
2
67
#47 QB 6'3" 220 30 9/13/90 7 2014 5 164 Alabama
RB
Duke Johnson
Duke Johnson D. Johnson
25
81
#30 RB 5'9" 207 26 9/23/93 6 2015 3 77 Miami
RB
David Johnson
David Johnson D. Johnson
31
76
#50 RB 6'1" 224 28 12/16/91 6 2015 3 86 Northern Iowa
RB
CJ Prosise
CJ Prosise C. Prosise
22
68
#304 RB 6'0" 220 26 5/20/94 5 2016 3 90 Notre Dame
RB
Cullen Gillaspia
Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia
44
67
#116 RB 6'2" 235 25 5/12/95 2 2019 7 220 Texas A&M
RB
Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell B. Howell
38
67
#116 RB 6'1" 215 24 3/27/96 0 2018 Florida Atlantic
WR
Brandin Cooks
Brandin Cooks B. Cooks
13
88
#12 WR 5'10" 189 26 9/25/93 7 2014 1 20 Oregon State
WR
Kenny Stills
Kenny Stills K. Stills
12
81
#38 WR 6'0" 194 28 4/22/92 8 2013 5 144 Oklahoma
WR
Will Fuller
Will Fuller W. Fuller
15
80
#49 WR 6'0" 186 26 4/16/94 5 2016 1 21 Notre Dame
WR
Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb R. Cobb
18
79
#54 WR 5'10" 192 30 8/22/90 10 2011 2 64 Kentucky
WR
Keke Coutee
Keke Coutee K. Coutee
16
73
#119 WR 5'10" 181 23 1/14/97 3 2018 4 103 Texas Tech
WR
Deandre Carter
Deandre Carter D. Carter
14
67
#228 WR 5'9" 191 27 4/10/93 3 2015 Sacramento State
TE
Darren Fells
Darren Fells D. Fells
87
79
#24 TE 6'7" 281 34 4/22/86 7 2013 Cal - Irvine
TE
Jordan Akins
Jordan Akins J. Akins
88
71
#76 TE 6'3" 249 28 4/19/92 3 2018 3 98 Central Florida
TE
Pharaoh Brown
Pharaoh Brown P. Brown
86
67
#124 TE 6'5" 246 26 5/4/94 3 2017 Oregon
C
Nick Martin
Nick Martin N. Martin
66
70
#27 C 6'4" 299 27 7/28/93 5 2016 2 50 Notre Dame
OG
Zach Fulton
Zach Fulton Z. Fulton
73
78
#23 OG 6'5" 316 28 9/23/91 7 2014 6 193 Tennessee
OG
Senio Kelemete
Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete
64
68
#59 OG 6'4" 300 30 5/10/90 8 2012 5 151 Washington
OT
Laremy Tunsil
Laremy Tunsil L. Tunsil
78
85
#14 OT 6'5" 310 26 8/2/94 5 2016 1 13 Mississippi
OT
Tytus Howard
Tytus Howard T. Howard
71
70
#54 OT 6'5" 322 24 5/23/96 2 2019 1 23 Alabama State
OT
Max Scharping
Max Scharping M. Scharping
74
67
#81 OT 6'6" 327 24 8/10/96 2 2019 2 55 Northern Illinois
OT
Brent Qvale
Brent Qvale B. Qvale
76
67
#81 OT 6'7" 315 29 3/11/91 6 2014 Nebraska
OT
Charlie Heck
Charlie Heck C. Heck
67
67
#81 OT 6'8" 309 23 11/20/96 0 2020 4 126 North Carolina
OT
Roderick Johnson
Roderick Johnson R. Johnson
63
67
#81 OT 6'7" 298 24 11/28/95 4 2017 5 160 Florida State
DT
P.J. Hall
P.J. Hall P. Hall
96
72
#60 DT 6'0" 308 25 4/5/95 3 2018 2 57 Sam Houston State
DT
Brandon Dunn
Brandon Dunn B. Dunn
92
67
#93 DT 6'3" 300 28 9/5/92 5 2014 Louisville
DT
Carlos Watkins
Carlos Watkins C. Watkins
91
67
#93 DT 6'4" 312 26 12/5/93 4 2017 4 142 Clemson
DT
Ross Blacklock
Ross Blacklock R. Blacklock
90
67
#93 DT 6'3" 290 22 7/9/98 0 2020 2 40 TCU
DE
JJ Watt
JJ Watt J. Watt
99
99
#1 DE 6'5" 290 31 2/1/89 10 2011 1 11 Wisconsin
DE
Charles Omenihu
Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu
94
75
#49 DE 6'5" 280 23 8/20/97 2 2019 5 161 Texas
DE
Jonathan Greenard
Jonathan Greenard J. Greenard
52
67
#108 DE 6'3" 263 23 5/25/97 0 2020 3 90 Florida
LB
Whitney Mercilus
Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus
59
83
#24 LB 6'4" 261 30 7/21/90 9 2012 1 26 Illinois
LB
Benardrick McKinney
Benardrick McKinney B. McKinney
55
82
#29 LB 6'4" 246 27 11/19/92 6 2015 2 43 Mississippi State
LB
Zach Cunningham
Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham
41
78
#45 LB 6'3" 234 25 12/12/94 4 2017 2 57 Vanderbilt
LB
Brennan Scarlett
Brennan Scarlett B. Scarlett
57
75
#71 LB 6'4" 264 27 7/31/93 5 2016 Stanford
LB
Dylan Cole
Dylan Cole D. Cole
51
71
#110 LB 6'0" 235 26 5/19/94 4 2017 Missouri State
LB
Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin J. Martin
54
68
#147 LB 6'2" 236 24 12/11/95 3 2018 6 186 Temple
LB
Tyrell Adams
Tyrell Adams T. Adams
50
67
#167 LB 6'2" 225 28 4/11/92 4 2015 West Georgia
LB
Peter Kalambayi
Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi
58
67
#167 LB 6'3" 252 25 6/26/95 3 2018 6 214 Stanford
CB
Bradley Roby
Bradley Roby B. Roby
21
80
#36 CB 5'11" 194 28 5/1/92 7 2014 1 31 Ohio State
CB
Vernon Hargreaves
Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves
28
76
#68 CB 5'10" 204 25 6/3/95 5 2016 1 11 Florida
CB
Eric Murray
Eric Murray E. Murray
23
71
#120 CB 5'11" 199 26 1/7/94 5 2016 4 106 Minnesota
CB
John Reid
John Reid J. Reid
34
69
#141 CB 5'10" 187 24 5/15/96 0 2020 4 141 Penn State
CB
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. Johnson Jr.
32
68
#155 CB 6'2" 213 24 11/4/95 2 2019 2 54 Kentucky
CB
Keion Crossen
Keion Crossen K. Crossen
35
68
#155 CB 5'9" 178 24 4/17/96 3 2018 7 243 Western Carolina
CB
Cornell Armstrong
Cornell Armstrong C. Armstrong
30
67
#184 CB 5'11" 183 24 9/22/95 3 2018 6 209 Southern Miss
CB
Phillip Gaines
Phillip Gaines P. Gaines
29
67
#184 CB 6'0" 193 29 4/4/91 7 2014 3 87 Rice
CB
A.J. Moore
A.J. Moore A. Moore
33
67
#184 CB 5'11" 201 24 12/15/95 3 2018 Mississippi
SS
Justin Reid
Justin Reid J. Reid
20
85
#5 SS 6'0" 207 23 2/15/97 3 2018 3 68 Stanford
FS
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas M. Thomas
28
72
#39 FS 5'11" 182 31 3/17/89 7 2012 Stanford
LS
Jonathan Weeks
Jonathan Weeks J. Weeks
46 5'10" 251 34 2/17/86 11 2010 Baylor
P
Bryan Anger
Bryan Anger B. Anger
9
74
#16 P 6'4" 208 31 10/6/88 9 2012 3 70 California
PK
Ka'imi Fairbairn
Ka'imi Fairbairn K. Fairbairn
7
70
#24 PK 5'11" 182 26 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.