|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 249 lb.|
|Born:||April 19, 1992|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 3 (98)|
Akins has been working out with quarterback Deshaun Watson, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Akins finished up last season with a hamstring injury and missed the Texans' postseason loss to the Chiefs, so his work with Watson means he's well past the injury. He's coming off a second NFL season that was more productive than is first, but the 28-year-old tight end faces a crowded position group in 2020. Darren Fells is still around as the lead tight end while Akins battles it out with Jordan Thomas and Kahale Warring.
Akins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's divisional-round game at Kansas City.
Analysis: After being limited in practice all week, Akins was listed as questionable for this contest Friday but ended up not making the trip north at all. His absence will leave Darren Fells (hip) and Jordan Thomas as the Texans' available tight ends.
Akins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs after being limited at practice this week.
Analysis: Fellow tight end Darren Fells (hip) is also listed as questionable for the contest after being added to the Texans' injury report Friday. At this stage, both profile as speculative fantasy options this week, but as Sunday's kickoff approaches, if it becomes clear that one of the two will sit, while the other plays, there would be a degree of streaming appeal in DFS contests for the active option.
Akins (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Back-to-back practices, albeit in a limited capacity, offer hope that Akins can return to action Sunday against the Chiefs after missing last weekend's wild-card triumph over the Bills. If he remains out or limited, however, Darren Fells would once again see added tight end snaps and targets versus Kansas City.
Akins (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Akins missed this past Saturday's wild-card win over the Bills, so he's not a lock to return to action Sunday against the Chiefs. If he's limited or remains out this weekend, Darren Fells would once again be in line for added snaps/targets in Houston's passing offense.
Akins (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills.
Analysis: With Akins sidelined, Darren Fells will serve as the Texans' primary tight end Saturday, with Jordan Thomas a candidate to see added work in the team's offense as well.
Akins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Bills after logging a limited practice Thursday.
Analysis: Akins was just added to the Texans' injury report Thursday, so it appears as though the tight end may have suffered an in-practice setback. If he's limited, or out, this weekend, added snaps/targets would be available for Darren Fells as well as Jordan Thomas.
Akins hauled in five of seven targets for 54 yards in the team's Week 17 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Akins worked as the team's primary tight end and hauled in a season-best five receptions. With this performance, he closed the regular season with 36 receptions and 418 yards. Both represent significant improvements over his marks from his rookie season, and he could be in line to take another step forward as current top tight end Darren Fells is set to hit free agency. In the immediate future, Akins will look to help the team earn a first-round win against Buffalo.
Akins failed to catch any of his two targets in Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16.
Analysis: Both of his targets were inside the red zone, but the Texans failed to execute when getting near the Buccaneers goal. After a big nine-target game Week 14 against the Broncos, Akins has just four targets and two catches for seven yards in the two games since. He has as many targets and three fewer catches (31) than Darren Fells but has only two touchdowns, both coming in Week 3.
Akins caught both of his targets for seven yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over Tennessee in Week 15.
Analysis: One week after being targeted nine times, Akins dropped back to a normal two targets in Week 15. He and Darren Fells were targeted just four times combined and none were in the red zone. He leads the position group with 46 targets and 364 yards while tied with Fells at 31 receptions. Neither Akins nor Fells has not felt the effect of Jordan Thomas, who returned from injury Week 12 and has played just 29 snaps since, including one snap in Sunday's win.
Akins caught four of nine targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to Denver in Week 14.
Analysis: With Will Fuller (hamstring) sidelined, opportunities became available for other receivers. Surprisingly, it was Akins that benefited the most on a day when the Texans threw a season-high 50 times. His nine targets were a season high and the second-most behind only DeAndre Hopkins (13).
Akins (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Analysis: Akins popped up on the Texans' injury report after practicing in limited fashion Thursday, but he upgraded to full participation during Friday's session. His ability to take every rep in the final practice of the week likely means he won't face any restrictions Sunday, so expect Akins to once again split the tight-end snaps with Darren Fells, as is typically the case.
Akins (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.
Analysis: Akins was a Thursday addition to Houston's injury report, so those considering the tight end in deeper formats this week will want to check back on his status Friday. Akins and Darren Fells have operated in time-share this season, but while the duo's catch/yardage numbers are similar, Fells has been the more productive fantasy option, having notched seven TDs to Akins' total of two through 12 games.
Akins caught his only target or a 19-yard gain during Sunday's 28-22 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Akins was targeted once for just the second time this season. He caught a single pass for the second time in three weeks. The UCF product, and the tight room in general, has seen a slight dip in what was already middle-of-the-road production with Will Fuller back in the fold. Next up is Denver's fifth-ranked pass defense, though the Broncos have been so-so against tight ends this season.
Akins caught three of four targets for 26 yards in Thursday's 20-17 win over the Colts in Week 12.
Analysis: Akins had more targets than starter Darren Fells for just the third time this season, and it was the ninth time in 11 games he's finished with fewer than 30 yards. Tight end value is closely linked to red zone opportunities and in that respect, Fells holds the advantage over Akins.
Akins caught one of two targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 41-7 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: As the score suggests, the Texans were behind early and never got close. There wasn't even the garbage-time statistical padding that sometimes comes with a blowout loss. Akins, who has one game with more than 39 yards, is averaging 26.3 yards per game.
Akins caught three of three targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Week 6.
Analysis: It was a big target day for Houston's tight ends, Akins and Darren Fells, who combined for 10 targets, their most since Week 3. Neither found the end zone, but both were targeted in the red zone again while Akins' five red zone targets are tied for second on the team behind Will Fuller. Akins, who has caught at least one pass in all six games thus far, has 13 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Akins caught his lone target for 21 yards in Sunday's 53-32 win over Atlanta in Week 5.
Analysis: Akins extended a drive with a third-down catch that led to Houston's first score, tying the game at seven apiece. He also had a red-zone target that nullified by offsetting penalties. For the season, he's been targeted inside the 20 four times, which ranks second on the team behind wideout Will Fuller. The position group has seven red-zone targets, tied with the wide receivers. The second-year tight end has at least one catch in every game and is averaging 15.7 YPC.
Akins caught three of four passes for 21 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Panthers in Week 4.
Analysis: Akins popped up on fantasy radars last week when he caught two touchdowns and continued the momentum against the Panthers. He leads Houston's tight ends with 14 targets -- three more than starter Darren Fells -- and is tied for third overall on the team. Quarterback Deshaun Watson still looks for his wideouts first and foremost, but Akins has emerged as a second-tier threat.
Akins caught three of five targets for 73 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers in Week 3.
Analysis: The second of Akins' scores was a 53-yard bomb on a busted play kept alive by Deshaun Watson's scrambling before he found the tight end in stride down the sideline. He established single-game highs in targets, catches and yards while scoring the first touchdowns during his two-year tenure in Houston. The Texans got their tight ends involved Week 3, a departure from the gameplans of the previous two weeks. Akins and Darren Fells combined for 11 targets, eight catches, 122 yards and three touchdowns. The heavy involvement appears to be a one-game anomaly, but it could develop into a more consistent element of the offense if opponents devote more resources to Houston's wideouts.
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