Player Outlook
Akins will compete for a roster spot with the Giants this preseason. He's one of three new tight ends brought into New York, including veteran Ricky Seals-Jones and rookie Daniel Bellinger. With three touchdowns in four seasons, Akins is less likely to help your Fantasy team than either new Giants tight end.

Fantasy Stats

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 24 214 8.92 3 3.00 171.3
2020 37 403 10.89 1 4 4.00 463.5
3y Avg. 32 345 10.78 1 2 2.00 382.7
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  • Giants' Jordan Akins: Lands in New York

    Akins is signing with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of reports. A 2018 third-round pick, Akins never topped 418 yards or two TDs in his four years with the Texans, though he did play at least 13 games each season. He and Ricky Seals-Jones will compete to replace Evan Engram (Jaguars) as the Giants' top pass catcher at tight end, though the upcoming NFL Draft could bring a third competitor for the job.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Sitting out Sunday

    Akins (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans. Akins was questionable due to an illness and won't be available for the final game of the season. The 2018 third-round pick is set to hit free agency during the offseason after totaling 24 receptions for 214 yards and zero touchdowns in 2021.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Questionable for finale

    Akins (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee. Akins was held off the practice field Thursday due to an illness, but he returned in a limited capacity Friday. Although he appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday's Week 18 contest, Antony Auclair could see a slight uptick in playing time if Akins is ruled out.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Misses Thursday's practice

    Akins didn't participate in Thursday's practice session due to an illness. Akins wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, but he was unable to participate in practice Thursday. Since he wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Texans presumably believe that the tight end is dealing with a non-COVID illness. However, his participation Friday should provide some clarity regarding his status for Sunday's matchup against Tennessee.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Goes untargeted in loss

    Akins was not targeted during Sunday's 23-7 loss to the 49ers. Akins, who was on the field for just five snaps, has three catches for 30 yards over the seven games since Houston's bye week. He was a healthy scratch in three of those games.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: One snap in win

    Akins did not catch his lone target and played one snap in Sunday's 41-29 win over the Chargers. With rookie Brevin Jordan back on the field after not playing the previous week, Akins returned to a minor role, although his one target came in the red zone. It's clear the Texans are developing the rookie, and Akins could be playing out his final days in Houston.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Steps in for rookie

    Akins caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-16 win over Jacksonville. Akins played 20 snaps, his most since Week 9. Rookie Brevin Jordan, who has supplanted Akins as the top receiving threat at tight end, was active but did not play Sunday after dealing with a hand injury during the practice week. It's been established over the last several weeks that a healthy Jordan is the preferred receiving option and is expected to get more opportunities over the final stretch of the season, so Akins' Week 15 involvement should be regarded as a blip.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Minor role in return

    Akins caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Seahawks. Akins was active for the first time since Week 9, but it did not represent a return to prominence at tight end. He played just 12 snaps, fourth among the five tight ends active for the game. Houston has turned its focus to the development of rookie Brevin Jordan, who caught a touchdown pass and was targeted seven times, so fantasy speculators can forget about Akins.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Returns to mix Sunday

    Akins is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. Akins is thus active for the first time since Week 9, and in the process, will provide the Texans with added TE depth Sunday. With Pharaoh Brown and Brevin Jordan also in the mix, however, Akins remains a speculative fantasy option.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Inactive Sunday

    Akins (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts. With Akins still the odd man out, the Texans' Week 13 tight end options will be Pharaoh Brown, Brevin Jordan and Antony Auclair.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Won't suit up Sunday

    Akins (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Jets. Akins will be passed over for a second straight week in favor of Pharaoh Brown, Antony Auclair, and rookie Brevin Jordan. The 2018 third-round selection will try to earn a chance to get back on the field for Week 13 against the Colts.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Inactive in Week 11

    Akins is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Akins is the odd man out in the Texans' tight end mix Sunday, with Pharaoh Brown back in action. Also on hand to handle Week 11 snaps at the position are Antony Auclair and rookie Brevin Jordan.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Grabs two targets in loss

    Akins caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to Miami. Akins, who has multiple catches in six of the last seven games, also had a fumble late in the fourth quarter that stymied the Texans' comeback attempt. There could be change coming in the second half after Houston's bye in Week 10, as the 29-year-old tight end is in the final year of his contract and is not expected back in 2022. The Texans are developing rookie tight end Brevin Jordan to take on the receiving role at the position.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Catches all five targets

    Akins caught five receptions for 53 yards on five targets against the Rams on Sunday. Akins was efficient with his workload, but the five targets marks just the third time in 2021 that Akins drew more than two targets in a game, and his usage Sunday was possibly boosted by the absence of starting tight end Pharaoh Brown (thigh). Not just that, but rookie fifth-round pick Brevin Jordan saw four targets of his own and caught three for 41 yards and one touchdown. Jordan is the same type of tight end as Akins -- a slightly undersized pass-catching specialist -- so if Jordan should emerge further, it could occur at Akins' expense. The Texans face Miami in Week 9.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Secures two catches in loss

    Akins caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-5 loss to the Cardinals. Akins finished second among Houston tight ends behind Pharaoh Brown, who had three catches for 11 yards. The Texans' offense has been shut down the last couple weeks, having scored just eight points in losses to Indianapolis and Arizona. The last Houston touchdown was early in the third quarter of Week 5. There's a chance Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) returns Week 8 against the Rams, which could provide a boost to Akins and the other pass-catchers.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Season-high targets in loss

    Akins caught four of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Colts. This was Akins' most productive game of 2021 and he moved up the target list, tying David Johnson at 18 for the season, second on the Texans behind Brandin Cooks' 57. Akins and Pharaoh Brown have operated as co-starters at tight end, altering from week to week as a target leader for the position group, but Akins is considered the bigger receiving threat. Unfortunately, rookie quarterback Davis Mills is not helping either player's value.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Logs two catches in loss

    Akins caught two of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Patriots. Akins leads Houston's tight ends in targets (12) and catches (eight), but there's not a lot of fantasy value coming from the team's passing game in general. Fellow tight ends Pharaoh Brown and Antony Auclair share the load while currently playing with an inconsistent rookie quarterback in Davis Mills.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Tallies four catches in loss

    Akins brought in four of five targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night. The fourth-year tight end came into the game with just one reception for 17 yards through the first pair of contests, but Akins end up tied for second in catches with Anthony Miller on the Texans for the night. The Central Florida product was a safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, and given that the third-round pick is likely to continue operating a more conservative offense than veteran Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) would, Akins could be busy again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Makes first catch

    Akins caught one of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Cleveland. Akins' catch was his first of the season. He and Pharaoh Brown each played 38 snaps, but neither played a significant role in the passing game. Brown had been banged up entering the game and Houston also lost tight end Antony Auclair to an eye injury. Pending the health of those two heading into Thursday's game against Carolina, Akins could be in line for increased snaps and targets.
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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Targeted twice in win

    Akins did not catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars. Akins played a surprisingly subordinate role in the passing game to Pharoah Brown, who caught four of five targets for 67 yards. The one saving grace is that both of Akins' targets were in the red zone.
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