Justin Houston

Justin Houston

LB - IND
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 258 lbsAge: 30College: GeorgiaDrafted: #70 (3rd Rd. by Kansas City)

2019 Outlook

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Justin Houston signs with Colts

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports former Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is signing with the Colts.

Fantasy Impact

Adam Schefter of ESPN adds the deal will be for two years and $24 million. Houston was released by the Chiefs earlier this off-season since they could free up $14 million in cap space by doing so. The 30-year-old certainly helps beef up Indy’s defense.

Justin Houston released by Chiefs, per report

Matt Verderame of FanSided reported Monday afternoon that the Chiefs are releasing veteran linebacker Justin Houston.

Fantasy Impact

There had been speculation last week that Houston could be traded but there apparently wasn’t enough interest from other teams. He was scheduled to make $15.25 million in base salary in 2019, and to cost $21.1 million against the cap. The move will result in a $7.1 million cap charge for Kansas City. Houston recorded 11 sacks in 14 games (including postseason) during the 2018 season. He has spent his entire eight year career with the Chiefs since they selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft. His best season came when he recorded a league-best 22 sacks in 2014.

Alex Johnson7 weeks ago
Justin Houston could be traded

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been the subject of recent trade talks and that “teams have been calling with real interest.”

Fantasy Impact

With linebacker Dee Ford likely to receive the franchise tag and Houston set to make $15.25 million in base salary in 2019, and to cost $21.1 million against the cap, it makes sense that the team would be willing to move the veteran. Houston recorded 11 sacks in 14 games (including postseason) during the 2018 season. He has spent his entire eight year career with the Chiefs since they selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft.

Alex Johnson8 weeks ago
Justin Houston gets two sacks as Chiefs head to AFC title game

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston recorded two tackles with two sacks, one fumble recovery, and one pass defensed in Saturday’s 31-13 playoff win over the Colts.

Fantasy Impact

Houston’s pass rush played a big part in helping advance the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game. They will host the Patriots Sunday night.

Alex Johnson14 weeks ago
Justin Houston plays well in Thursday night loss

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston recorded five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday night’s 29-28 loss to the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact

Houston is now up to seven sacks in 10 games this season. He will look to add to that total in Week 16 against the Ravens.

Alex Johnson19 weeks ago