Posted: 9/11/2020 5:54 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins had two catches, 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Granted, Akins' touchdown should not have counted, but hey, the officials didn't have a preseason either. The third-year pro has shown flashes of being a weapon. He's never been able to show sustained production, however. Akins' upside does make him someone worth watching.
Posted: 8/20/2020 10:59 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins has made a couple of big catches for first downs and in the end zone and is having a strong camp, according to John Harris of HoustonTexans.com.
Huddle Up: Akins set career highs with 36 catches on 55 targets for 418 yards and two touchdowns in 2020. The Texans' new-look receiving corps and the thin nature of the tight end position will make Akins a low-end TE1 option in all formats.
Posted: 6/25/2020 2:18 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins has been working out with teammates this offseason and has been catching passes from QB Deshaun Watson.
Posted: 1/09/2020 10:24 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) remained a limited participant at practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Akins wasn't able to play in the Wild Card Round against the Buffalo Bills. Back-to-back practices, albeit in a limited fashion, to start the week seemingly bode well for his status for the game Sunday, Jan. 12. He'll be worth a shot against the Kansas City Chiefs as a sneaky play.
Posted: 1/02/2020 10:29 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Akins emerged as a dependable option for QB Deshaun Watson in the regular season. He's matchup dependent, but he could see a fair amount of work in the game Saturday, Jan. 4, against the Buffalo Bills with Texans WRs Will Fuller and Kenny Stills also battling injuries.
Posted: 9/29/2019 9:58 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins posted just three grabs for 21 yards on four targets in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Akins burst onto the fantasy scene with five catches, 73 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3, but he was nearly invisible in this one. Treat him as more of a TE2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Posted: 9/23/2019 2:58 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins caught three of his five targets for 73 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3.
Posted: 7/21/2019 1:38 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins said he is prepping to play a variety of positions this season. 'I would say slot receiver,' Akins said. 'Special teams as well, up-back, punt return as well as fullback.'
Posted: 8/12/2018 3:55 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins impressed in his preseason debut with a pair of touchdown catches in the win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is drawing praise from starting QB DeShaun Watson. 'It gives us an extra weapon on the field,' Watson said. 'We can go into a game with two tight ends, or one tight end, and we have a lot of guys that can go out there and run routes and make plays. So, he did a good job the other night of doing his job right and capitalized when his opportunity was there.'
Huddle Up: The former outfielder in the Texas Rangers system is making the transition to the NFL, and making it quickly. He is already slotted right behind Ryan Griffin on the team's depth chart, and he could see plenty of snaps if he continues to have a big preseason. He is trying to hold off retreads Jordan Thomas and MyCole Pruitt, among others, but looks to have the inside track for the No. 2 job. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth monitoring right now, but that would all change if Griffin were to go down to injury.
Posted: 4/28/2018 9:36 am UTC
The Houston Texans picked UCF TE Jordan Akins with the 98th
overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Akins is a 26-year-old rookie, so he is a bit long in the tooth.
He is a former wide receiver and kick return specialist and he is
considered a very versatile athlete which is why he was nabbed on
Day 2. However, his blocking, or lack thereof, was one of the
knocks against him. He has a while before he emerges as a fantasy