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D.J. Reader

23-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Houston Texans

2017 Defensive Stats

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47

Sacks

1

Int

0

FF

0

TD

0

2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for D.J. Reader in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 335   DOB: 7/1/1994
College: Clemson  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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D.J.  Reader Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $2.55 million contract with the Texans in May of 2016.

January 2, 2018  –  D.J. Reader News

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Reader feels he should return "pretty soon" from a sprained knee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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D.J. Reader NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 17 CFB 10 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 18 CFB 11 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 19 CFB 9 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2015 20 CFB 6 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2016 21 HOU 16 22 7 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 22 HOU 14 47 23 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

D.J. Reader – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive Tackle

Snap Count Stats

526

Defensive Snaps in 2017

D.J. Reader was on the field for 526 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

56

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

D.J. Reader was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015
2016 407 94
2017 526 56
D.J. Reader 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Jax 46 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cin 35 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 32 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ten 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 KC 48 7 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cle 25 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 @Sea 55 7 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ind 44 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @LAR 30 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ari 34 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Bal 44 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Ten 35 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 SF 46 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 32 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Pit
17 @Ind
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for D.J. Reader
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 3"
AVERAGE
Weight:   335 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.33 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.71 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.90 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   33.63 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   99 in
POOR
Bench Press:   30 reps
GOOD
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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D.J. Reader: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Texans placed Reader on injured reserve Tuesday due to a sprained knee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Reader landed on injured reserve Tuesday due to an undisclosed issue, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

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Reader has 14 tackles and one quarterback hit through four games.

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The Texans have "no concerns" that Reader will be able to replace Vince Wilfork at nose tackle, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Reader (shoulder) did not appear on the Texans' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Packers.

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Reader (shoulder) didn't appear concerned about his shoulder injury following Sunday's game, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Reader suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

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Reader had two tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's 24-21 win over Jacksonville.

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Reader (concussion) has been cleared to return to action under the league's concussion protocol, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for D.J. Reader.

2017

Reader becomes the heir apparent to Vince Wilforkā€™s nose tackle job. The second-year lineman appeared in all 16 games in 2016, finishing with modest totals, but should improve upon those numbers with a greater number of snaps.