Coutee's top goal heading into the coming campaign is to play the Texans' full slate of games, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. The Texans won all six regular-season games Coutee played in last season, a span in which the 2018 fourth-rounder caught 28 passes for 287 yards and a TD. Now presumably past the nagging hamstring injury that hampered him as a rookie, Coutee will direct his focus to preparing for his second NFL season. Last year, much of his offseason routine centered on preparing for the pre-draft process, an approach that wasn't optimal relative to his transition to the pro game. With Will Fuller (knee) on track to rejoin the mix, Coutee will have added competition for looks that don't go to top target DeAndre Hopkins, but in his role out of the slot, a healthy Coutee should still maintain fantasy utility in a balanced passing attack helmed by QB DeShaun Watson.
Coutee (hamstring) caught 11 of 14 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts. Coutee stepped into a featured role with DeAndre Hopkins limited by a shoulder injury, finishing with a new career high in receiving yardage. He didn't make many big gains, but a whopping target share and a six-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter helped him to a huge performance. Coutee was crippled by injuries during his rookie season, but he flashed his potential -- as well as a strong rapport with DeShaun Watson -- on several occasions. If he can remain healthy in 2019, Coutee is a breakout candidate as the top slot option for what should be a prolific offense.
Coutee (hamstring) is listed as active Saturday against the Colts. The expectation of active status for Coutee has come to pass, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle and Adam Schefter of ESPN. Coutee thus will be making his first appearance since Week 12 and just his third overall since Week 7. In addition to working behind target hog DeAndre Hopkins, Coutee may be hard-pressed to produce against a Colts defense that allowed just three wide receiving corps to surpass 100 yards through the air over the final eight games of the regular season.
Coutee (hamstring) is expected to be active for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Colts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Coutee was a full participant in practice Wednesday through Friday, signalling his potential return from a five-game absence due to a nagging hamstring injury. It's unclear whether Coutee will work opposite DeAndre Hopkins or if the Texans will move DeAndre Carter to the outside in order to allow Coutee to reclaim his customary role in the slot, but either case should only help a receiving corps that has lost Will Fuller (knee), and more recently, Demaryius Thomas (Achilles), to season-ending injuries.
Coutee (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Colts, is expected to play, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Coutee has missed the Texans' last five games with the hamstring injury, a recurring issue that also sidelined the rookie for three- and two-game stretches earlier this season. Though coach Bill O'Brien labeled the wideout a game-time decision for the playoff contest when he met with the media Thursday, Coutee's outlook appears to be in a better place than it was in prior weeks. Coutee put in full practices Wednesday through Friday after previously being no better than a limited participant since suffering his latest hamstring setback in Week 12. Assuming he endures no complications in pregame warmups, Coutee could step back into the slot role that occasionally yielded useful results earlier in the campaign. Over the six games in which he's played, Coutee has hauled in 28 of 41 targets for 287 yards and a touchdown.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|3||09/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|6||10/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|13||12/02||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|16||12/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||41||28||287||1||13||10.25||34|