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.
Coutee (hamstring) is considered questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts. Coach Bill O'Brien noted earlier in the day that Coutee "has a shot" to play, but he'll be a true game-time decision, per Aaron Reiss of The Athletic
Coutee has participated fully in each of the three practice sessions this week, so it's a bit surprising that his status is still considered up in the air for the contest. Given his participation level and the gravity of the game, there are multiple reasons to believe he will give it a go. Still, we likely will have to wait until game-day inactives surface to learn his fate.
Coutee (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Listed as a full participant on consecutive days, Coutee appears ready to return from his five-game absence for Saturday's playoff matchup with the Colts. He roasted the Indianapolis secondary for 11 receptions in his NFL debut back in Week 4, but he's otherwise been limited by hamstring injuries throughout his rookie season. Coutee should get most of his work in the slot, pushing DeAndre Carter either outside or to the bench.
Coutee (hamstring) was listed as a full practice participant Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Coutee hasn't logged many full practice sessions this season and hasn't played in a game since Week 12. The upgrade suggests he's on track to return for Saturday's playoff game against the Colts, potentially facing a defense that he caught 11 passes against in his NFL debut back in Week 4. Coutee's return would likely result in a reduced role for DeAndre Carter, who caught 19 of 22 targets for 182 yards the last five weeks.
Coach Bill O'Brien believes Coutee (hamstring) has a shot to play in Saturday's playoff game against Indianapolis, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "Definitely, I think he's trending that way," O'Brien said. "I think there's a shot. We have to see how he looks in practice on a day-to-day basis, but there's a shot there."
O'Brien has essentially said the same thing about Coutee all season, consistently labeling the rookie as "day to day" even when he didn't seem to have much chance to play. The Texans took a more aggressive approach earlier in the season, eventually opting for caution when Coutee repeatedly aggravated his hamstring injury. The team could shift back to the aggressive approach for the playoffs, especially after the rookie slot receiver had the past five weeks to rest. Coutee burnt the Colts for an 11-109-0 receiving line on 15 targets back in Week 4, making an immediate impact in his NFL debut. He then managed 17 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in five subsequent games, with his most recent appearance coming Week 12 against the Titans.
Coutee (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
With Coutee -- who hasn't played since Nov. 26 -- still out, DeAndre Carter figures to continue to see added work out of the slot in Houston's Week 17 offense.
Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
Coutee's practice reps have been impacted for much of his rookie season by a lingering hamstring issue, and this week was no different, when he was limited on each of Houston's injury reports. With a questionable tag, he at least enters the weekend with a chance to play, but the Texans may opt to hold him out for a fifth consecutive contest with an eye toward the postseason. In that case, DeAndre Carter would benefit out of the slot.
The Texans listed Coutee (hamstring) as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
The activity level represents no change from Wednesday and essentially the entire season, as Coutee has missed games on three different occasions as a result of hamstring issues. Unless he puts in a full practice Friday, there may not be a clear indication of what direction Coutee's status is trending in for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. DeAndre Carter would operate as the Texans' primary slot man if Coutee's latest hamstring setback ultimately forces a fifth consecutive absence.
Coutee (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Coutee's limited participation has essentially become a given, with the Texans listing him the same way for nearly every practice since September. He's already missed nine games during his rookie campaign, including Weeks 13 through 16. DeAndre Carter has proven to be a capable replacement in the slot, but Houston may feel a bit of urgency after losing Demaryius Thomas to a season-ending Achilles injury during a Week 16 loss to Philadelphia. Another absence from Coutee would leave the Texans with Carter, DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and Vyncint Smith as their three-wideout alignment for Week 17 against Jacksonville.
Coutee (hamstring) is out heading into Sunday's contest against the Eagles.
Both Coutee and running back Lamar Miller have been downgraded from their respective Friday questionable statuses, thus limiting the Houston offense heading into a pivotal matchup. In the case of Coutee, who will miss his fourth consecutive game, DeAndre Carter will once again take over as the slot wide receiver. In the last three weeks, Carter has been targeted 10 times, and that figure could be even higher if not for a Week 14 concussion which he sustained early in the first half.
Coutee is expected to be out until he is fully healed from his third hamstring injury of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Coutee has missed a total of eight games over three separate stints while dealing with a hamstring injury that he's been unable to shake. He's questionable heading into Sunday's game, which implies he's not fully recovered. So, that means we could see DeAndre Carter fill in as the starting slot receiver against the Eagles in Week 16.
Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
Coutee last played Nov. 26 and hasn't practiced fully since that time, making his status a tough one to predict heading into Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff. Even if Coutee is cleared to play when the Texans release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to game time, it's unclear how heavily he would be utilized. DeAndre Carter is a candidate to garner snaps out of the slot if Coutee sits out again or is limited.
Coutee (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Coutee, who last suited up Nov. 26, was also limited at practice last week before sitting out Saturday's game against the Jets. The 2018 fourth-round pick is therefore not a lock to suit up this weekend against the Eagles. If Coutee is out or limited this weekend, added opportunities would once again be on tap for DeAndre Carter.
Coach Bill O'Brien called Coutee (hamstring) "day-to-day" Monday, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
O'Brien and his players pay a visit to Philadelphia on Sunday to take on the suddenly relevant Eagles, a contest for which injured Texans will be considered game-time decisions. Coutee has suited up just twice in seven attempts since Week 7, so O'Brien should be taken at his word regarding the rookie wide receiver, barring his designation getting removed entirely during Week 16 prep.
Coutee (hamstring) will not play Saturday against the Jets.
Coutee was listed as questionable on the Texans' final injury report of the week, but he did not travel to New York with the rest of his teammates, which removes any chance of him playing Week 15. While fantasy players will not have Coutee available this week, they will be afforded more time to identify a replacement.
Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jets.
Coutee was a limited participant in practices Tuesday through Thursday, which has been fairly standard activity for the wideout this season while he's dealt with a hamstring issue that has forced multi-game absences on three different occasions. The rookie's latest setback has cost him two games, but coach Bill O'Brien indicated earlier this week that Coutee is "trending toward being able to play" versus New York. It's unclear if O'Brien's assessment of the situation still holds water, but Coutee should be viewed as at least a game-time decision for Week 15. Fortunately for those depending on Coutee in fantasy lineups, the fact that the Texans and Jets are playing Saturday rather than Sunday will leave managers with plenty of time to pivot to an alternative in the event he ends up on the inactive list again.