Coates (hamstring) was a limited participant in Friday's practice but does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. It looks like Coates' limited participation in practice this week was all precautionary, as the wide receiver will not be on the Texans' injury report heading into the weekend. Expect Coates to suit up and be a full go against Dallas on Sunday.
Coates was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. Coates caught his first pass of the season for 12 yards Sunday against the Patriots, but apparently didn't leave the game unscathed, as he's now dealing with a hamstring injury. The Texans hope Coates -- along with rookie Keke Coutee -- to fill the void left by Bruce Ellington (hamstring), though it was Coutee who dominated targets Sunday.
Coates caught his lone target during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Colts, picking up a gain of 12 yards. Despite the big numbers the Texans' offense put up, it was a quiet debut for Coates as he sought to help fill the void left by Bruce Ellington. Instead, it was rookie Keke Coutee, also making his debut, who walked away with 11 catches. Between DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and -- potentially now -- Coutee, there might not be a ton of room for Coates' role to grow. He next takes on a Dallas defense that's ranked as the sixth-toughest pass defense in the league, yielding just 208.5 yards per contest.
Coates caught his lone target for 12 yards in Houston's Week 4 overtime win against Indianapolis on Sunday. Coates returned to active duty after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Even with Bruce Ellington (hamstring) sidelined and Will Fuller (hamstring) leaving Sunday's game, Coates' opportunities were limited, as rookie Keke Coutee (15 targets) emerged as a leading threat.
Coates does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts. Coates missed to regular season games due to a lingering hamstring injury, but appears fully recovered in time for the Texans' Week 4 matchup. The fourth-year wideout will work to earn targets behind DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
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