Coutee (hamstring) caught five of nine targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Redskins.
Coutee led Houston in targets and receiving yards while tying DeAndre Hopkins with a team-high five receptions. Hopkins scored his sixth touchdown in the past five games, so there's no question about who the alpha dog in this passing game is. Still, Coutee looks to have an edge over Demaryius Thomas for Houston's No. 2 wide receiver role ahead of a Week 12 meeting with the Titans.
Coutee (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
He'll suit up for just the fifth time in the Texans' nine games this season, with hamstring issues causing all five of his previous absences. Coutee is apparently in better condition coming out of the team's Week 10 bye and will now look to re-establish a connection with Deshaun Watson after garnering 7.5 targets per game in his other four appearances. Since Coutee's last game, the Texans ruled Will Fuller (knee) for the season and acquired Demaryius Thomas from the Broncos to bolster their wideout corps, which likely leaves the rookie's role fairly stable.
Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins but is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Coutee was a limited participant in practice all week and had been described as a game-time decision by coach Bill O'Brien. The rookie slot receiver has missed five games due to two separate hamstring injuries, but has seen plenty of involvement when healthy, averaging nine targets in the three full games he's played. Coutee could be in store for a busy day against Washington's 25th-ranked pass defense (270.1 yards per game), especially if the Redskins' secondary focuses most of its effort on shutting down Houston's top wideout, DeAndre Hopkins.
Coutee (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
Per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com coach Bill O'Brien that Coutee "has a chance" to play Sunday, so the rookie fourth-round pick should be viewed as a game-time decision leading up to the 1 p.m. EST kickoff. If Coutee is limited or out this weekend, Demaryius Thomas would be in line for added work while playing alongside Houston's undisputed top pass-catcher, DeAndre Hopkins.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that Coutee (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Redskins, but he thinks the wideout "has a chance to play," Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Coutee hasn't taken the field since Week 7, but it appears he's progressed enough on some level coming off the Texans' Week 10 bye to have a realistic shot at playing Sunday. Unless he's officially ruled out -- which would be a surprise -- when the Texans' final injury report of the week comes out later Friday, it appears Coutee's availability for Week 11 won't be known until the Texans release their gameday inactives approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff.
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