6'0'' / 195 lbs
Woods secured six of nine targets for 74 yards in the Texans' 31-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
The veteran wideout served as a security blanket for rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, finishing tied for second in targets while sharing the team lead in receptions. Woods has quickly amassed a 12-131 line through two games, and he'll again be a solid option in all formats during a Week 3 road matchup against the Jaguars during which the Texans could well be down by a sizable margin in the second half.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 NYG||Outdoor 77°||2.3||104th||2.30||-5.5||43.5||2||1||13||0||13.0||13||0||0%||1||0||0||7%||17%||0%||80%|
|2 @BUF||Outdoor 68°||7.9||58th||1.98||9.5||47.5||5||4||39||0||9.8||7||3||0%||2||0||0||22%||46%||0%||54%|
|3 LV||Outdoor 78°||12.5||42nd||3.13||2.5||45.5||9||4||85||0||21.3||15||7||0%||3||2||0||35%||33%||5%||62%|
|4 @IND||Dome 62°||13.0||27th||3.25||4.5||42.5||4||4||30||1||7.5||4||4||0%||2||0||0||19%||29%||0%||68%|
|5 @WAS||Outdoor 59°||7.7||55th||1.93||-1.0||42.5||8||4||37||0||9.3||6||4||33%||2||0||0||35%||30%||4%||67%|
|7 IND||Outdoor 73°||5.6||66th||1.87||-3.0||42.5||4||3||26||0||8.7||8||1||0%||1||0||0||20%||27%||0%||71%|
|8 @HOU||Dome 75°||2.6||75th||1.30||-1.5||40.5||2||2||26||0||13.0||6||7||0%||2||0||0||25%||29%||0%||71%|
|10 DEN||Outdoor 36°||3.0||79th||1.50||-2.5||39.5||7||2||10||0||5.0||5||1||0%||0||0||0||19%||26%||0%||74%|
|11 @GB||Outdoor 25°||12.9||28th||2.15||3.5||41.5||7||6||69||0||11.5||7||5||0%||1||1||0||26%||30%||2%||68%|
|12 CIN||Outdoor 56°||3.6||85th||1.80||0.5||42.5||6||2||16||0||8.0||8||1||0%||1||0||0||18%||26%||2%||70%|
|13 @PHI||Outdoor 60°||1.6||103rd||1.60||5.0||44.5||5||1||6||0||6.0||6||0||50%||0||0||0||20%||35%||0%||65%|
|14 JAC||Outdoor 54°||9.9||40th||1.98||-3.5||41.5||7||5||49||0||9.8||9||1||0%||2||0||0||18%||18%||0%||83%|
|15 @LAC||Outdoor 66°||3.2||78th||1.60||3.0||45.5||4||2||12||0||6.0||4||2||0%||0||0||0||15%||14%||0%||84%|
|16 HOU||Outdoor 22°||7.0||52nd||1.75||-3.0||35.5||5||4||30||0||7.5||5||3||0%||1||0||0||25%||24%||2%||74%|
|17 DAL||Outdoor 56°||14.9||19th||2.98||13.5||42.5||9||5||39||1||7.8||6||2||17%||1||0||0||24%||27%||2%||71%|
|18 @JAC||Outdoor 56°||8.0||48th||2.00||6.0||39.5||5||4||40||0||10.0||7||3||0%||2||0||0||19%||41%||2%||58%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2013 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Woods brought in six of 10 targets for 57 yards and returned one punt for 10 yards in the Texans' 25-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
The veteran wideout finished second across the board on the stat sheet to Nico Collins in terms of receiving numbers, serving as a reliable possession option for rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud in his first start. Woods' profile in the offense Sunday is likely a blueprint for what to expect from him on most weeks this season, with Collins handling the more high-upside downfield routes. Woods will likely be busy again during a Week 2 home matchup against the Colts.
Woods made his preseason debut with Houston on Saturday, catching his lone target for 11 yards in a 28-3 exhibition loss to Miami.
Woods started alongside Nico Collins (2-21-0) as expected following the offseason trade of Brandin Cooks to Dallas. The 31-year-old is hoping to bounce back from a career-worst 31.0 yard per-game average with the Titans in 2022. Perhaps Woods will be a better fit in the Texans' new-look offense, but we will have to see quick results after last year left a sour taste in fantasy manager's mouths.
Woods moved up the depth chart after the Texans traded Brandin Cooks to Dallas on Sunday.
Houston's wideout depth chart begins with Woods and Nico Collins (foot). Woods is coming off a down season with Tennessee, where he had a career-low 527 yards over a full 17-game slate. There are multiple reasons to explain that drop in production: he was coming off a knee injury that ended his 2021 season, and Woods played with three different quarterbacks in Nashville. A third and more worrisome reason could be age -- Woods will be 31 this coming season -- and may not have much left in the tank as he prepares for another season with a different quarterback, likely a rookie. The positive takeaway is that Woods will be familiar with the system offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik, who was the passing game coordinator in San Francisco in 2022 under head coach Kyle Shanahan, plans to bring to Houston, per DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com. Shanahan and Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, who worked together when the two were assistants in Washington, run similar schemes. Woods was his most productive when playing for McVay in Los Angeles.
Woods and the Texans agreed to terms Friday on a two-year, $15.25 million deal, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Woods was cut by the Titans in February in an effort for Tennessee to clear up salary cap space. The soon-to-be 31-year-old pass catcher played a full 17-game slate in 2022, accumulating 527 yards and two touchdowns on 53 receptions in the process. It remains to be seen what Houston plans on doing with fellow wide receiver Brandin Cooks, but Woods will presumably slot in as a top target for whomever is under center come Week 1.
The Titans will release Woods on Wednesday, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.
Woods' release will save Tennessee roughly $12 million in cap space. The team is also releasing three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan (knee), who was limited to just two games in 2022 before suffering an ACL tear. Woods, who will turn 31 in April, played a full 17-game slate in 2022. He secured 53 of 91 targets for 527 yards and two scores, and his average of 9.9 yards per reception was the worst such mark of his 10-year NFL career.
Woods reeled in four of five passes for 40 yards during Saturday's 20-16 loss to Jacksonville.
Woods tied Austin Hooper and Treylon Burks for the team lead in catches and otherwise finished second in receiving yards and targets among Titans. The yardage total also marked Woods' most since Week 14 (also against the Jaguars) and was his fourth most of the campaign, leaving him with a season-long line of 53-527-2 on 91 targets in 16 games. It was a fair performance for a player that tore his ACL on Nov. 13, 2021, and the 30-year-old now can focus on putting the serious injury further in the rearview mirror this offseason. With three more years left on his contract, Woods is slated to be on Tennessee's roster in 2023 as the situation currently stands.
Woods brought in five of nine targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' 27-13 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night.
Woods' catch and target totals were both team highs, and he was on the receiving end of Joshua Dobbs' one touchdown pass late in the third quarter. The veteran wideout has multiple catches in four consecutive games, and his experience could certainly afford him an important role again in a key Week 18 road matchup versus the Jaguars a week from Sunday that will decide the AFC South champion.