3 Reasons to be excited about the Houston Texans in 2019
3. The health of Keke Coutee
When Keke Coutee was on the field during his rookie season, it made for some exciting moments for the Houston Texans.
In his six regular-season games, Coutee caught 28 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown. Coutee averaged 10.3 yards per reception, had a season-best catch of 40 yards and made receptions 13 times for a first down. He also didn’t have any fumbles and averaged 47.8 yards per game receiving.
There is just the fact that when Coutee was on the field he gave the Texans a spark, and even as a rookie he made teams make sure they knew where he was at all times during the game, and he did that while trying to overcome a hamstring issue that hampered him all season long.
Coutee’s debut was against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4 — which happened to be the first Texans win of the 2018 season — as he made a name for himself with 11 receptions for 109 yards, with a best catch of 19 yards. Then in Week 11, Coutee caught five passes against the Washington Redskins for 77 yards.
His lone touchdown reception in the regular season was in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he finished with six receptions for 51 yards. We can’t forget about his playoff game as he was the go-to guy for Deshaun Watson, making 11 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown, also against the Colts.
If there is one team Coutee needs to be productive against it is the Colts, and if the Texans are healthy at wide receiver, imagine how good he could be as it would be certain DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller would get the top coverage if all three of them are on the field at the same time, which will make for some exciting times in 2019.