| Keke Coutee expected to play|
Missed last 5 games with hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jan 5, 9:00 am
|Texans WR Keke Coutee, listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, is expected to be active and play in Saturday's playoff game against the Colts, per source. Coutee has missed the Texans' last five games. (Dan Graziano on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coutee is a salary saver in DFS this week but comes with some risk given he's missed the last five games with a hamstring injury. He's been dealing with this injury since August but has been productive when on the field including a 11-109-0 line against the Colts back in Week 4.
| Lamar Miller, Coutee out for Week 16|
D'Onta Foreman expected to be active
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 22, 11:45 am
|Texans RB Lamar Miller, NT Brandon Dunn and WR Keke Coutee downgraded to out, wont travel to Philadelphia. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Miller out, Alfred Blue and D'Onta Foreman are expected to handle the rushing duties with Blue expected to start. Foreman hasn't played since November of last season when he tore his Achilles. Blue is a viable flex option in Week 16 against the Eagles.
| Keke Coutee trending toward playing Week 15|
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Dec 11, 12:47 pm
|Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) on Twitter: "Bill O'Brien said Keke Coutee 'trending toward being able to play'" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coutee has been sidelined since aggravating his hamstring a few weeks ago. If he plays this week, it would slightly diminish the value of Demaryius Thomas, but both should be considered risky WR3/flex plays anyway.
| Keke Coutee a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 16, 11:00 am
|Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee has practiced all week and made plenty of progress with his left strained hamstring.
Coutee's availability is regarded as a fluid situation Sunday against Washington, according to coach Bill O'Brien.
"Game-time decision, but I think he has a chance to play in the game," O'Brien said. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Coutee will play this week against the Redskins but it's hard to have confidence in him given there's still some question about his injured hamstring. The Redskins represent a plus matchup for fantasy receivers giving the 7th most fantasy points to the position.
| Keke Coutee unwilling to rush recovery|
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 5, 4:45 pm
|Keke Coutee has dealt with strained hamstrings in both legs. He has missed the past two games since injuring his left leg against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The fourth-round draft pick from Texas Tech is improving and practiced on a limited basis last week, but doesn't plan to return until his leg is fully recovered to avoid a setback.
"Until I'm 100 percent, I won't be back out there," said Coutee, who has 21 catches for 196 yards and one touchdown. "We're taking it day by day. I'm doing a little bit better every day. I'm definitely taking a little time during the bye." (Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: It is an understandable position since Coutee has strained both of his hamstrings. A return may not be far off, however, as the rookie practiced on a limited basis last week. With Houston on bye in Week 10, owners should assume Coutee will be questionable for Week 11 against the Redskins. DeAndre Hopkins and, to a lesser extent, Demaryius Thomas should see the majority of targets until the rookie returns.
|Demaryius Thomas expected to start|
Texans thin at wideout
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 4, 7:20 am
|From @gmfb Weekend: New #Texans WR Demaryius Thomas is a starter for Houston, and he's been getting some help from DeAndre Hopkins to prepare. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We figured this was the case when Keke Coutee was announced as out earlier in the week. It may take a while for Thomas and Deshaun Watson to get on the same page, but Thomas should play a ton of snaps in Week 9. He's in the WR3 consideration. Expect RB Tyler Ervin to see some snaps in the slot.
| Keke Coutee a gametime decision|
May test his hamstring on Saturday
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 3, 9:00 am
|Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee is officially questionable and is regarded as a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.
The fourth-round draft pick from Texas Tech has a hamstring injury that's been improving and he's been able to practice all week, albeit on a limited basis. "I think he has a chance," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "We'll probably have to think about possibly working him out [Saturday] before the game to kind of see where he's at."
FFToday's Take: The Texans traded for WR Demaryius Thomas this week and he will likely be thrust into duty, especially given Coutee's status. If Coutee sits, running back Tyler Ervin would handle duties in the slot.
|Demaryius Thomas traded to Texans|
Veteran WR adds another weapon to Houston arsenal
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 30, 1:20 pm
|Mike Klis on Twitter: "Can confirm the Broncos are trading Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans, source tells 9News. Convenient as trades go as DT gets to spend Saturday and Sunday in Denver. Texans play Broncos on Sunday at Mile High. #9sports" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This certainly bodes well for the prospects of Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders on the Broncos side, and could dent the upside of Keke Coutee a bit. Thomas also picks up a little more value in the long term for 2018.
| Will Fuller could be done for season|
Potential torn right ACL in Week 8
By: Doug Orth | Fri Oct 26, 1:30 am
|It is feared that Will Fuller has torn his right ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. He will be examined further Friday. If Fuller is done for the season, the Texans will have to rely even more heavily on DeAndre Hopkins and Keke Coutee when he returns from hamstring. (Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: If this initial prognosis turns out to be accurate, it will be just another in a long line of injuries for the snakebitten Fuller. As Wilson suggests, Hopkins could be locked into 10 targets per game moving forward if Fuller is done, while Coutee would presumably start opposite him for the remainder of the season. As we've seen with Fuller, that role has significant fantasy upside.