3. Keke Coutee, WR
Some might believe with the Houston Texans having many passing targets for quarterback Deshaun Watson for the upcoming 2019 season — including the aforementioned DeAndre Hopkins, Jordan Thomas and Will Fuller — that takes up all of the receiving opportunities.
That could be true to a certain degree, but don’t sleep on Keke Coutee because if he can stay healthy, he gets a good amount of targets when he’s on the field from Watson, and for good reasons.
Last season, Coutee was targeted 41 times for 28 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown. Coutee averaged 10.3 yards per reception, and within his receptions, 13 went for a first down.
Showing how dominant he can be in a game, let’s take a look at the playoff loss where against a good Indianapolis Colts team, Coutee totaled 11 receptions (14 targets) for 110 yards and one touchdown. In that game, six of his receptions went for a first down.
In the CBS Sports fantasy football scoring from last season, Coutee had two games of double-digit scoring with 10 points against the Colts and 11 points against the Dallas Cowboys.
In a recent article on the projection of Coutee for fantasy football in 2019, CBSSports.com wrote this of Coutee and his draft status:
"“Round 9 is not too early to spend on Coutee in full PPR, but wait until at least late Round 10 to get him if catches don’t count.”"
This is good advice, but if Coutee stays healthy and on the field, he could really become a sneaky force in fantasy football and be the difference in winning a week. If your lineup allows a flex or possible WR3 each week, Coutee is very much worth consideration.