Houston Texans Depth Chart

  • HC: DeMeco Ryans
  • OC: Vacant
  • DC: Vacant
  • ST: Vacant
Updated: 01/26/2023 6:10PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR12Collins, Nico 21/34DORSETT, PHILLIP SF21
RWR13Cooks, Brandin T/LAR15Moore, Chris U/Bal
SWR8Metchie III, John 22/219Rodgers, Amari W/GB
LT78Tunsil, Laremy T/Mia76Deculus, Austin 22/6
LG59Green, Kenyon 22/179Morrissey, Jimmy P/LV
C68BRITT, JUSTIN SF2154Quessenberry, Scott U/LAC
RG60CANN, A.J. U/Jax64MCCRAY, JUSTIN U/Atl
RT71Howard, Tytus 19/167Heck, Charlie 20/4
TE88AKINS, JORDAN 18/384Quitoriano, Teagan 22/59Jordan, Brevin 21/583Howard, O.J. SF22
QB10Mills, Davis 21/36Driskel, Jeff SF213Allen, Kyle U/Was
RB31Pierce, Dameon 22/433Ogunbowale, Dare CF1726Freeman, Royce W/Car28BURKHEAD, REX U/NE30Anderson, Darius SF21
FB34Hairston, Troy CF22
Defense
DEF          
DE55HUGHES, JERRY U/Buf92Green, Rasheem U/Sea95Rivers, Derek U/LAR
NT91Lopez, Roy 21/693Hinish, Kurt CF22
DT96Collins, Maliek SF2156Booker, Thomas 22/590Stallworth, Taylor W/KC
DE45Okoronkwo, Ogbonnia U/LAR52Greenard, Jonathan 20/397ADDISON, MARIO U/Buf
WLB48Harris, Christian 22/344Reeves-Maybin, Jalen U/Det
MLB58KIRKSEY, CHRISTIAN CC/GB53Cashman, Blake T/NYJ43Hewitt, Neville U/NYJ
SLB57PIERRE-LOUIS, KEVIN U/Was49Hansen, Jake CF2232Wallow, Garret 21/5
LCB21NELSON, STEVEN U/Phi1Smith, Tremon U/Ind
SS36Owens, Jonathan SF1929Stewart, M.J. U/Cle
FS5Pitre, Jalen 22/223Murray, Eric U/Cle
RCB24Stingley Jr., Derek 22/138Francis, Cobi CF22
NB25King II, Desmond U/Ten2Thomas, Tavierre U/Cle35Arnold, Grayland SF21
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/Ind33Ogunbowale, Dare CF1725King II, Desmond U/Ten
Reserves
RES          
FUT75Odeleye, Adedayo DE89Johnson III, Johnny WR81Estrada, Drew WR14Bachman, Alex WR23Doaks, Gerrid RB
FUT86Schreck, Mason TE37Ross, D'Angelo CB94Harris, Demone DE00Hollman, Ka'dar CB17Camp, Jalen WR

Team Needs

1. Quarterback
2. Wide Receiver
3. Defensive Line

While a strong case can be made for the fact the team did not set up quarterback Davis Mills for success, enough has been seen to justify pursuing their next franchise signal caller. An offense that averaged a league-low 4.7 yards per play needs get the head of the snake under control.

Key Free Agents: S Jonathan Owens, OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DL Rasheem Greene 

Pre-Free Agency Team Needs: https://youtu.be/MzvaybTV3wU

Check out our initial QB review here: https://youtu.be/k9sFPrrAGJM

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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