#23 Chris Houston
 Pos: Defensive Back
Injury: Doubtful
Injury Type: toe, illness
 Experience: 8
College: Arkansas
Height: 71
Weight: 178
Born: 10/18/1984
 Year  Tm  Gm  Tackles  Assists  Sacks  Pass Def  Fum Rec  Ints  TDs 


The Lions defense/special teams had a poor showing both for fantasy teams and NFL performance. The defense ranked 13th overall but allowed 27.3 points per game, which was one of the worst totals in the league. The Lions also had low sack (34) and interception totals (11). It was a disappointing showing for a talented group of players. Tackles Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh led the way for the defense. Both are solid pass rushers and do a great job stuffing the run. They need some help, though, most notably at linebacker. The Lions needs DeAndre Levy and Ashlee Palmer to step up their games a little more. The secondary is making strides with Chris Houston improving his play and rookie Darius Slay expected to start at the other cornerback spot. The special teams isn't too great, though. Mike Thomas seems likely to serve as the return man but he isn't anything great back there. Fantasy Outlook: The Lions could rebound some from last year but we wouldn't count on them as anything more than a spot starter for fantasy teams. This unit has some tack and turnover potential. We also think the yards and points allowed will improve some from last season but don't expect a huge jump forward.

comments about Chris Houston


Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he is confident CB Chris Houston will improve next season after struggling this season. 'I'm very confident in Chris,' Mayhew said. 'He's a veteran player, he knows how to play the game. As you know he had some injury issues, had some off-field issues last season. We're confident in Chris' game.'
Source: KFFL.com
The Detroit Lions could consider releasing CB Chris Houston this offseason if they do not believe he can be their top cornerback going forward. Houston is scheduled to count $4.8 million against the salary cap next season.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Darius Slay (knee), FS Louis Delmas (knee), FS John Wendling (ankle) and P Sam Martin (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. CB Chris Houston (toe) was limited during practice. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions CB Jonte Green looked a bit shaky at times in relief of CB Chris Houston, who missed his start due to injury. Green finished with four tackles and defensed two passes in the fourth quarter.
Source: KFFL.com
The Detroit Lions have declared CB Chris Houston, CB Darius Slay, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 15.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (toe) and Darius Slay (knee) are not participating in practice Saturday, Dec. 14.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Chris Houston (foot) was limited.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) returned to practice Tuesday, Dec. 3, while FS Louis Delmas (knee) sat out.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) is still awaiting results from his MRI from Monday, Nov. 25. He said he does not fear he has a stress fracture, but he has 'much more than tightness.' If he cannot play in the Week 13 game Thursday, Nov. 28, against the Green Bay Packers, rookie CB Darius Slay would get the nod in his absence.
Source: KFFL.com
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (foot) and LB Travis Lewis (ankle) are not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Source: KFFL.com

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  #5  Denver BroncosDEN9
  #6  St. Louis RamsSTL11
  #7  New England PatriotsNWE10
  #8  Cincinnati BengalsCIN12
  #9  Chicago BearsCHI8
  #10  Buffalo BillsBUF12
  #11  Arizona CardinalsARI9
  #12  Dallas CowboysDAL11
  #13  New York JetsNYJ10
  #14  Baltimore RavensBAL8
  #15  Washington RedskinsWAS5
  #16  Philadelphia EaglesPHI12
  #17  Cleveland BrownsCLE10
  #18  Houston TexansHOU8
  #19  New York GiantsNYG9
  #20  Green Bay PackersGNB4
  #21  Tampa Bay BuccaneersTAM5
  #22  Detroit LionsDET9
  #23  New Orleans SaintsNOR7
  #24  Pittsburgh SteelersPIT5
  #25  Tennessee TitansTEN8
  #26  Minnesota VikingsMIN5
  #27  Oakland RaidersOAK7
  #28  Atlanta FalconsATL6
  #29  Indianapolis ColtsIND8
  #30  Miami DolphinsMIA6
  #31  San Diego ChargersSDG8
  #32  Jacksonville JaguarsJAC9

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