| 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.
|Keke Coutee likely to miss Week 8|
Hamstring injury; could return as early as Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 22, 4:10 pm
|Following tests today, Texans WR Keke Coutee’s hamstring injury is not considered a serious one, source said. He told reporters he’s probably out Thursday vs. the Dolphins, but may not be out much more than that. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coutee's production has slowed considerably since his 11-catch, 15-target debut, but he's also seen limited time at practice since returning and been dogged by a hamstring injury since this summer. Far from a coincidence given Coutee's early exit, Will Fuller bounced back in Week 7 and should be a good bet for WR3 production at the very least Thursday against Miami.
| Will Fuller optimistic about playing Week 5|
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 4, 7:15 pm
|Will Fuller V (hamstring): "I feel good, just taking it day by day." (Texans on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If Fuller is active against Dallas this weekend, he needs to be in most lineups. The problem with hamstring injuries - as we have seen with multiple players already this season - is that he is definitely at risk for another early exit. The other problem is Houston plays Sunday night, so owners will have limited options if he doesn't go. Keke Coutee stands to benefit regardless and should be owned in most leagues.
| Will Fuller injures hamstring again|
Missed time in preseason and opener with similar injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 1, 5:55 pm
|Bill O'Brien on Will Fuller, said it wasn't precautionary sitting him. Says he'll see how it goes this week with a hamstring issue. (Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: Fuller simply cannot seem to stay healthy, as he has struggled to remain on the field in any of his first three seasons. Although if Week 4 was any indication, the Texans may have a viable alternative in rookie Keke Coutee. Owners should expect Fuller to miss Week 5 at the very least. Regardless of how long the speedster misses, Coutee should be a serviceable WR3. And even after Fuller returns, Coutee should be rostered in most leagues.