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50 Justin Houston OLB

Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
60%6%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
114411.0001

Player Updates

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Justin Houston arrives at Chiefs camp
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Sources say Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston arrived on-time for training camp, the Kansas City Star reported. Houston is unhappy with his contract and contemplated holding out in protest but chose not to. He's a free agent after this season. 

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Justin Houston expected to show up at training camp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston skipped all offseason workouts and remains upset with his contract. But "common sense likely will prompt him to show up for training camp," reports Pro Football Talk. 

If Houston fails to report within 30 days of the season opener, he'd forfeit his chance at 2015 free agency. Houston has 21 sacks in 27 games the past two seasons. He's scheduled to make $1.406 million in the final year of his rookie contract.

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Justin Houston a no-show at mandatory minicamp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston did not show up for the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp, reports Pro Football Talk. Houston, who also skipped voluntary OTAs, is seeking a big extension as he enters the final year of his contract.

Houston has 26.5 sacks in his three NFL seasons. His absence Monday enabled rookie Dee Ford to take all the first-team snaps.

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Two key Chiefs defenders skip OTAs
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Brandon Flowers did not report for the start of OTAs, reports the Kansas City Star. Houston is entering the last year of his deal seeking a big extension, while Flowers is reportedly on the trading block.

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Dee Ford lands in wrong place for Fantasy
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

When the Chiefs drafted Dee Ford , they took a player at a position they already have two established studs at. Tamba Hali and Justin Houston both play outside linebacker for the Chiefs, precisely the position Ford will play now that he's on their team. 

Coach Andy Reid envisions using Ford as part of a rotation, which isn't a bad way to ease him into professional football. But it stings Fantasy owners because he won't play every down unless something happens to either Hali or Houston. The double whammy is that he'll play outside linebacker instead of defensive end, which means he'll post numbers that aren't as good as other linebackers in the league. Throw in a back injury that had doctors nervous at the combine and it makes for a challenging situation. 

For these reasons, Ford shouldn't be touched in seasonal Fantasy play and has only mild appeal in dynasty/keeper leagues as a late-round pick. Owners in rookie-only drafts might consider Ford with a mid- to late-round pick since they'd aim for using him over the long haul. 

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Kansas City Chiefs165646.0105.5000.0004
2012Kansas City Chiefs166653.0131013232.03206
2013Kansas City Chiefs114440.0411000.0004
TOTAL43166139.02726.513232.032014
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Kansas City Chiefs1600101010
2012Kansas City Chiefs1600101410
2013Kansas City Chiefs1100102020
TOTAL4300304440
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/258
Birthdate:
1/12/1989
Age:
25
Hometown:
Chico, CA, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
4
Awards:
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