• 2018 Season Review: The Texans did very well in the NFL Draft last year when they selected Keke Coutee in the fourth round, and though he battled hamstring injuries most of last season, when he was on the field Coutee helped propel the Texans’ offense to a higher level.
Coutee finished with 28 receptions in six games on 41 targets, Those receptions allowed him to catch for 287 yards and have one touchdown, with one of his receptions going to 40 yards. Coutee also caught for 13 first downs. In the lone playoff game for the Texans, Coutee was amazing as he caught 11 passes on 14 targets for 110 yards and one touchdown.
The now second-year wide receiver is a big play threat for the Texans, but when he’s able to be on the field he can make a difference, especially against the Indianapolis Colts. In 2018, Coutee had the aforementioned 110 yards in the playoff game against Indianapolis, but in his NFL debut on Sept. 30 of last season, also against the Colts, he caught 11 passes for 109 yards.
• 2019 Season Outlook: Again, like with his counterpart Will Fuller, Coutee needs to be on the field to be productive, and if he is healthy, he’ll be a special player for the Texans who can not only gain many receptions when his number is called upon, but he, like Fuller, can be a big-time threat downfield, take extra pressure off the No. 1 wide receiver Hopkins and make the Texans offense stronger than it has been in a very long time.
• Fantasy Potential: Taking Coutee on your roster in year two is worth doing, but also remember his hamstring and hope that doesn’t sneak back to haunt him in 2019. Coutee can be a very solid player for the Texans, and with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, he has the abilities to gain a team valuable fantasy points.
Also remember, he’ll also be sharing receptions with Hopkins and Fuller, but like said with those players earlier on, that is a positive as one of the three will have to be open at any given time. At least, that should be the plan for the Texans in 2019.