Houston Texans Depth Chart

  • HC: Lovie Smith
  • OC: Pep Hamilton
  • DC: Lovie Smith (de facto)
  • ST: Frank Ross
Updated: 10/01/2022 1:17PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR12Collins, Nico 21/3
RWR13Cooks, Brandin T/LAR14Johnson, Tyler W/TB
SWR15Moore, Chris U/Bal4Dorsett, Phillip SF21
LT78Tunsil, Laremy T/Mia67Heck, Charlie 20/4
LG64MCCRAY, JUSTIN U/Atl59Green, Kenyon 22/1
C54Quessenberry, Scott U/LAC79Morrissey, Jimmy P/LV
RG60CANN, A.J. U/Jax
RT71Howard, Tytus 19/176Deculus, Austin 22/6
TE9Jordan, Brevin 21/585Brown, Pharaoh SF2083Howard, O.J. SF2288AKINS, JORDAN 18/3
QB10Mills, Davis 21/33Allen, Kyle U/Was
RB31Pierce, Dameon 22/428BURKHEAD, REX U/NE33Ogunbowale, Dare SF22
FB34Hairston, Troy CF22
Defense
DEF          
DE52Greenard, Jonathan 20/392Green, Rasheem U/Sea94Harris, Demone SF21
DT91Lopez, Roy 21/650Dwumfour, Michael SF2193Hinish, Kurt CF22
DT96Collins, Maliek SF2156Booker, Thomas 22/5
DE55HUGHES, JERRY U/Buf45Okoronkwo, Ogbonnia U/LAR
WLB51Grugier-Hill, Kamu U/Mia44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen U/Det49Hansen, Jake CF22
MLB58KIRKSEY, CHRISTIAN CC/GB43Hewitt, Neville U/NYJ
SLB53Cashman, Blake T/NYJ32Wallow, Garret 21/5
LCB21Nelson, Steven U/Phi20Yiadom, Isaac SF22
SS5Pitre, Jalen 22/223Murray, Eric U/Cle35Arnold, Grayland SF21
FS36Owens, Jonathan SF1929Stewart, M.J. U/Cle
RCB24Stingley Jr., Derek 22/11Smith, Tremon U/Ind
NB25King II, Desmond U/Ten
Special Teams
ST          
PT11JOHNSTON, CAMERON U/Phi
PK7Fairbairn, Ka'imi CF16
LS46WEEKS, JON CF10
H11JOHNSTON, CAMERON U/Phi
KO7Fairbairn, Ka'imi CF16
PR25King II, Desmond U/Ten1Smith, Tremon U/Ind
KR1Smith, Tremon U/Ind25King II, Desmond U/Ten
Practice Squad
PS          
PS27Doaks, Gerrid RB86Schreck, Mason TE6Driskel, Jeff QB22Keyes, Bopete CB17Camp, Jalen WR
PS81Estrada, Drew WR38Francis, Jacobi CB70Steckler, Jordan OG89Johnson III, Johnny WR39McCollum, Tristin S
PS73Wallace-Simms, Tre'Vour OG75Odeleye, Adedayo DE/EX42Roberson, Derick LB26Freeman, Royce RB18Conley, Chris WR
Reserves
RES          
RES8Metchie III, John NFI30Anderson, Darius IR27Sheffield, Kendall IR95Rivers, Derek IR2Thomas, Tavierre IR
RES57PIERRE-LOUIS, KEVIN IR84Quitoriano, Teagan IR48Harris, Christian IR97ADDISON, MARIO IR68BRITT, JUSTIN NFI

Depth Chart Fantasy Impact

Houston added more youth to an offense led by 2nd-year QB Davis Mills. Tyrod Taylor joined new HC Brian Daboll and the Giants after a brief stint under center for the Texans last season.

Florida RB Dameon Pierce arrived as a 4th-round pick. Across 4 years, Pierce curiously never saw more than 106 carries in a single season. Yet with the help of a stout, 218-pound frame, the Georgia native showed impressive tackle-breaking ability. He’s just not a burner; Pierce ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. As a mid-round pick, he’ll need to earn a role alongside new addition Marlon Mack and returning vet Rex Burkhead.

Mack joined the club over the spring following a quiet 2021. In fact, Mack was active for only 6 games with the Colts last season. It remains to be seen if he can round back into form following a 2020 Achilles tear. The 26-year-old showed promise in 2019, rushing 247 times for 1,091 yards and 8 scores in 14 games. With 57 career catches, he just doesn't add much as a pass-catcher. A committee approach here looks likely, unless a true backfield difference-maker emerges. At a minimum, Mack provides another veteran presence following the departures of Mark Ingram and David Johnson. That duo combined for 522 yards on 159 attempts last season.

Houston supplied Mills with a new target in Round 2 WR John Metchie. The Alabama product projects as a slot in the pros, a spot that he excelled at under HC Nick Saban. Over the past 2 seasons, Metchie (5’11, 187 pounds) tallied 151 catches, 2,058 yards and 14 TDs. However, the 22-year-old is recovering from a December ACL tear. While his long-term outlook is positive, Metchie is a candidate to miss early-season games.

Houston spent the 15th overall pick on interior OL Kenyon Green, who projects as a day 1 starter.

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