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 Jeff Driskel Jeff Driskel J. Driskel 9
67
#40 QB 6'4" 234 28 4/23/93 5 2016 6 207 Louisiana Tech
QB Davis Mills Davis Mills D. Mills 6'4" 217 0 2021 3 67 Stanford
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 Keke Coutee Keke Coutee K. Coutee 16
71
#108 WR 5'10" 181 24 1/14/97 3 2018 4 103 Texas Tech
WR Alex Erickson Alex Erickson A. Erickson 12
71
#108 WR 6'0" 198 28 11/6/92 5 2016 Wisconsin
WR Taywan Taylor Taywan Taylor T. Taylor 10
70
#72 WR 5'11" 203 26 3/2/95 4 2017 3 72 Western Kentucky
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
WR Nico Collins Nico Collins N. Collins 6'4" 215 22 3/19/99 0 2021 3 89 Michigan
WR Marlon Williams Marlon Williams M. Williams 5'11" 222 0 2021 Central Florida
WR Damon Hazelton Damon Hazelton D. Hazelton 5'10" 223 0 2021 Missouri
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 Ryan Izzo Ryan Izzo R. Izzo 85
67
#52 TE 6'5" 256 25 12/21/95 3 2018 7 250 Florida State
TE Antony Auclair Antony Auclair A. Auclair 82
67
#70 TE 6'6" 256 28 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 Brevin Jordan Brevin Jordan B. Jordan 6'3" 245 20 7/16/00 0 2021 5 147 Miami
C Ryan McCollum Ryan McCollum R. McCollum 6'5" 300 0 2021 Texas A&M
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 29 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 30 5/29/91 7 2014 2 64 Missouri
OT Tytus Howard Tytus Howard T. Howard 71
70
#43 OT 6'5" 322 25 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 Geron Christian Geron Christian G. Christian 74
67
#63 OT 6'5" 298 24 9/10/96 3 2018 3 74 Louisville
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
OT Carson Green Carson Green C. Green 6'6" 319 0 2021 Texas A&M
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 Jaleel Johnson Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson 94
67
#71 DT 6'3" 309 26 7/12/94 4 2017 4 109 Iowa
DT Auzoyah Alufohai Auzoyah Alufohai A. Alufohai 98
67
#71 DT 6'4" 327 24 10/16/96 1 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 Roy Lopez Roy Lopez R. Lopez 6'1" 302 23 8/7/97 0 2021 6 195 Arizona
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 24 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 Whitney Mercilus Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus 59
72
#85 LB 6'4" 261 30 7/21/90 9 2012 1 26 Illinois
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 Neville Hewitt Neville Hewitt N. Hewitt 46
71
#95 LB 6'2" 235 28 4/6/93 6 2015 Marshall
LB Joe Thomas Joe Thomas J. Thomas 48
70
#104 LB 6'0" 230 30 5/6/91 6 2014 South Carolina State
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 Derek Rivers Derek Rivers D. Rivers 49
69
#118 LB 6'4" 250 27 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 27 5/16/94 5 2016 6 208 Eastern Illinois
LB Paul Quessenberry Paul Quessenberry P. Quessenberry 48
67
6'2" 251 0 2020 Navy
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 Tae Davis Tae Davis T. Davis 55
67
#144 LB 6'1" 216 24 8/14/96 3 2018 Tennessee-Chattanooga
LB Garret Wallow Garret Wallow G. Wallow 6'1" 222 0 2021 5 170 TCU
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 29 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 John Reid John Reid J. Reid 34
70
#116 CB 5'10" 187 25 5/15/96 0 2020 4 141 Penn State
CB Vernon Hargreaves Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves 26
70
#116 CB 5'10" 204 25 6/3/95 5 2016 1 11 Florida
CB Shyheim Carter Shyheim Carter S. Carter 45
67
5'10" 194 0 2020 Alabama
CB Tavierre Thomas Tavierre Thomas T. Thomas 20
67
#134 CB 6'0" 202 25 3/11/96 3 2018 Ferris 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
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.