Barring another setback with his hamstring injury, Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee could be a game-changer this Sunday vs. the Cleveland Browns.
Having a wide receiver as fast and as talented as rookie Keke Coutee, the Houston Texans must know they drafted a special player who has a solid skill set and talent to back it up. At times this season, the Texans have seen just how good Coutee can be, but more often than not they’ve also seen how a hamstring injury can hamper a season as well.
That brings us to Coutee and his availability to play on Sunday, as he continues to battle his hamstring issues, being limited in Friday’s practice before the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns and listed as questionable.
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Coutee hasn’t played in a lot of games this season, and in some of the games he has played in he’s not been able to finish them due to the hamstring issues that have been a cause for concern all season long.
The good news is even after not finishing the game against the Tennessee Titans this past Monday night, Coutee is leaning toward being available to play against the Browns, and if that is the case, he brings another layer to the Texans offense.
Coutee in six games has been targeted 41 times, and in those targets he’s caught 28 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown. His longest reception has been 40 yards in a 23-21 win over the Washington Redskins on Nov. 18.
For the season, Coutee is averaging 10.3 yards per reception.
If Coutee is on the field and can stay on the field for the Texans this Sunday, he brings the element of the potential big play and against a defense like the Browns.
They will have to focus on DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas, and that leaves Coutee with the potential to have another 11-reception game or close to it, like he had in his NFL debut against the Indianapolis Colts earlier in the season.
Coutee has the talent, but it is just about getting healed with the hamstring injury. When he is completely healed, Coutee will really make his mark on the Texans’ roster.