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Justin Houston

Justin Houston

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 270 lbsAge: 31College: GeorgiaDrafted: #70 (3rd Rd. by Kansas City)

2020 Outlook

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Justin Houston remains steady as ever

Justin Houston had a productive afternoon in a 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay, recording 2 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one QB hit.

Fantasy Impact

Houston's numbers aren't eye-popping, but his ability to generate consistent pressure on the QB has him quietly on track to have his best season since 2014. He may struggle against New Orleans' elite offensive line next Sunday, though, so consider other options before plugging him in.

Kaiyo Funaki31 weeks ago
Justin Houston comes up with a fumble recovery in loss

Justin Houston enjoyed himself a fine afternoon, logging three total tackles, one TFL, one sack, one QB hit, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a loss.

Fantasy Impact

Houston's fumble recovery was a crucial play that eventually led to a TD to put the Colts up by a point. Unfortunately, that lead did not hold and snapped a three-game winning streak by Indy. The Colts have a much less formidable opponent next week against the Dolphins.

Kaiyo Funaki37 weeks ago
Justin Houston thrives against Houston

Justin Houston had a fine afternoon, recording three solo tackles, two TFLs, two sacks, and four QB hits in a 30-23 victory over the Texans.

Fantasy Impact

Houston may never match his magical 2014 season in which he finished with 22 sacks, but the nine-year veteran showed he could still harass the QB. With this outing, Houston doubled his season sack total from two to four.

Kaiyo Funaki39 weeks ago
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 Johnson1 year ago