Justin Houston | LB | Kansas City Chiefs
Posted: 1/2/2014 11:01pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game. Houston has not played since dislocating his elbow Week 12.
Huddle Up: The K.C. pass rush just hasn't been the same since Houston and bookend pass-rusher Tamba Hali (knee, ankle) experienced late-season health issues. They'll likely need one or both if they hope to disrupt Andrew Luck on Saturday.
Posted: 12/2/2013 8:46pm et
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn't optimistic that LB Justin Houston (elbow) will return to play in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The emerging pass-rusher, who was leading the league with 11 sacks, is dealing with a dislocated elbow and there is some doubt as to whether he'll be able to play again in the regular season. K.C.'s defense, meanwhile, has tailed off considerably, notching only 2 sacks total in its last 5 games and allowing 103 points over its past 3 outings.
Posted: 11/27/2013 8:55pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) will not need surgery on his dislocated elbow but may miss two to three weeks. There are sprained ligaments and torn muscles in the elbow.
Huddle Up: It's a big loss for the Chiefs' defense heading into their game with Denver. Houston has 44 tackles and 11 sacks on the season, so he'll be sorely missed. Kansas City's defense was great for fantasy owners most of the season but it's been struggling the past two weeks and injuries to Houston and Tamba Hali won't help. They aren't a recommended play this week.
Posted: 11/25/2013 1:01am et
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) left the Week 12 game against the San Diego Chargers due to a left elbow injury. He is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Nov. 25. Head coach Andy Reid said Houston has a 'sprain.'
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's not too bad, but IDP owners might be without Houston for a little while.
Posted: 10/11/2013 12:03am et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (concussion) has been cleared to practice but has not been cleared to play at this point.
Huddle Up: The player with the league's second-most sacks (8.5) was back on the field Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. See if he can continue the progression and clear the concussion protocol steps over the next few days.
Posted: 9/20/2013 4:54pm et
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston was credited with another sack in the team's Week 3 game, bringing his total to 4.5 sacks on the night.
Huddle Up: Houston now has the NFL lead with 7.5 sacks on the season -- 3 more than second-place Mario Williams of the Bills -- for one of fantasy's most surprisingly productive defenses so far.