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The Ravens have reached a 1-year deal with EDGE Justin Houston. The veteran spent the past 2 years with the Colts, tallying 19 sacks. He should be in for a starting role on a Baltimore defense that let Matt Judon walk in free agency. The move to Baltimore will likely change his position designation from DE to LB on many fantasy-league hosting sites.

Colts LB Darius Leonard and DE Justin Houston carry no injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions. Leonard hasn't played since Week 4 because of a groin injury but put in a pair of full practices to close out the week. Houston played in Indy's last game but was clearly limited by a hip injury. That issue didn't even show up on this week's injury report, though. Both look ready for normal usage in IDP lineups. Leonard's return figures to lower the playing time for at least 1 of the Colts' other LBs. Anthony Walker sat 3rd in that line before Leonard went down.

Colts DE Justin Houston (hip) and DL Denico Autry (ankle, knee) are active for today’s game against the Bengals. Each had an odd practice week. Houston sat out Wednesday and Friday, with a limited practice in between. Autry missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned to a full Friday workout. They face a Cincinnati offense that has allowed the league’s most sacks. That upside makes Houston and Autry worth the risk for IDP lineups … at their appropriate levels. Check our updated Week 6 DL rankings.

Colts LB Darius Leonard (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals. That's an upgrade over last week, when Leonard was ruled out Friday, but he still didn't practice all week. Leonard's continued absence upgrades LB Anthony Walker, who moved up our LB rankings late this week. Elsewhere on the defense, DE Justin Houston (hip) and DE Denico Autry (ankle, knee) are questionable for the game -- and each had goofy practice weeks. Houston missed practice Wednesday and Friday, sandwiching a limited Thursday. Autry sat out the first 2 days but then returned for a full Friday workout. We'll check the status for both players Sunday morning. It's an upside matchup for all Colts pass-rushers against a Cincinnati offense that has allowed the most sacks in the league.

Colts DE Justin Houston (calf) is active for today's game against the Vikings. Houston missed practice both Thursday and Friday with the issue, so he'll likely be playing at less than 100%. There's some risk, though he remains in play for IDP lineups. CB Rock Ya-Sin is inactive, a surprise scratch after he didn't appear on the injury report all week. Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports that Ya-Sin has an illness (not COVID).

Colts DE Justin Houston is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He missed practice Thursday and Friday with a calf injury and doesn't look like a good bet for IDP lineups this weekend. We'll update his status Sunday morning.

Colts DE Justin Houston (calf) and S Malik Hooker (knee) are active for today's game against the Steelers. Each guy turned up questionable but is available for normal usage. Houston looks less attractive for IDP lineups than usual with the calf issue and strong Pittsburgh pass protection.

Colts DE Justin Houston is questionable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. He suffered a calf injury in Thursday's practice that then kept him out Friday. We'll need to watch Houston's status Sunday morning. S Malik Hooker is also questionable. He returned last week after missing 3 games with a knee injury. Hooker opened this practice week on the field but then was limited Thursday and sat out Friday, again with a knee issue. He hasn't been much of an IDP option even when healthy, at least. His previous replacement, Khari Willis, looks ready to go if Hooker sits.

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Colts DE Justin Houston is active for today's game against the Texans. He turned up questionable after a calf injury kept him out of practice Thursday and Friday. But there's too much upside against a Houston offense missing RT Tytus Howard to leave this guy on your IDP bench.

Colts DE Justin Houston is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans with a calf injury. Houston missed the final 2 practices after beginning the week as a healthy participant. We've moved Houston down the DL rankings for the week and will update his status Sunday morning.

The Colts added DE Justin Houston to the injury report after he missed Thursday's practice with a calf injury. We'll have to watch the situation into the weekend. An active Houston would face a terrific matchulp with Houston -- boosted further by Texans RT Tytus Howard being out with a knee injury.

ESPN's Adam Schefer reports that the Colts have agreed to a 2-year, $24 million deal with OLB Justin Houston. He joins a defense that couldn't get much going opposite Jabaal Sheard on the edge in 2018. Houston has missed 4+ games in 3 of the past 4 seasons and turned 30 in January. But he also racked up 18.5 sacks over the past 2 seasons and has averaged 0.85 sacks per contest since 2012, his 2nd year in the league. There's at least matchup-starter potential for Houston in pressure-friendly IDP leagues. His value could get a major boost, however, if the move nets Houston DE/DL eligibility

The Chiefs are using their franchise tag to keep OLB Dee Ford from reaching free agency. Reports have also surfaced that the team is trying to trade OLB Justin Houston. Ford enjoyed a breakthrough 2018, with 55 total tackles and 13 sacks -- both career highs. He also led all edge players with 78 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. Houston has reached 9 sacks each of the past 2 years but has also lost 4+ games to injury in 3 of the past 4 seasons. At 30, Houston's likely on the downside of his career. We'll see where this offseason takes him. He's worth holding in dynasty leagues that weigh sacks/pressures decently. You're not likely to find much trade value in him, and Houston has continued to flash high weekly upside when healthy.

Chiefs ILB Anthony Hitchens (rib), OLB Justin Houston (hamstring) and S Daniel Sorensen (knee) are active for today’s game against the Cardinals. Hitchens is the only real IDP option here. There’s pass-rushing upside to Houston, but we can’t count on his normal snap allotment.

Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), OLB Justin Houston and S Daniel Sorensen (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Hitchens entered last week's game with the rib issue and left early but returned. He should be ready for the game. Houston and Sorensen are expected to return for limited playing time, according to The Kansas City Star. Houston missed the past 4 games but returned to practice last week. Sorensen recently came off IR after suffering a fracture in his left leg in August. Neither Houston nor Sorensen looks like a viable IDP option this week, but each has a chance to become 1 soon. Hitchens looks fine for IDP usage.

As expected, Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Browns. It'll be his 4th straight missed contest. Breeland Speaks will get another start in his place and carries nice upside in the matchup.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is "considered very unlikely to play" against the Browns today, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Houston returned to practice this week after missing the past 3 games but doesn't sound ready for IDP lineups. If he's inactive, Breeland Speaks becomes an upside option for IDP owners.

Chiefs ILB Anthony Hitchens (ribs) and OLB Justin Houston (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. Both guys missed Wednesday's practice but then put in limited workouts the next 2 days. We'll see about their status Sunday morning. Each guy will be in play for IDP lineups if he's active.

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