3. The missing case of Keke Coutee
Second-year wide receiver Keke Coutee hasn’t played much at a level that has helped the Houston Texans this season. In fact, Coutee has just 13 receptions for 154 yards and no touchdowns, averaging 11.8 yards per reception. This season, Coutee has been targeted 22 times and no more than four times in any game this season.
Coutee also has just two rushes in ’19 for 14 yards, as he’s played in just five of the nine games thus far this season. Going into the year, the thought was Coutee would be a prime player for the Texans as his speed isn’t something you can teach. Even with the addition of Kenny Stills at wide receiver, he’s been injured too, but still no Coutee.
This past Sunday, Coutee didn’t play a single snap for the Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Coutee was active. Instead, the Texans went with Steven Mitchell Jr. at times during the game, and Coutee didn’t get near the field as a wide receiver.
Granted, Stills played on Sunday for the Texans, and even DeAndre Carter got in the game for one reception for eight yards, but for some reason Coutee isn’t being used in games, and his overall numbers are surprising this season.