WR Keke Coutee - Houston Texans
|5-11, 180||Born: 1-14-1997||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 9): It's difficult to know if Will Fuller's balky hamstring will be ready for Week 15, but if it's not Coutee appears to be back in the circle of trust despite a crucial fumble in Week 14.
Week 15: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson attempted a season-high 50 passes while completing below 60 percent of those attempts for just the second time this year in last week's blowout loss to the Broncos. It was a near-complete reversal of fortunes for this Texans passing offense that looked impeccable in their win over the Patriots in Week 13. The injury to Will Fuller certainly leaves a void in this offense as it allowed almost all of the attention to be placed on DeAndre Hopkins, who actually still performed well last week with seven receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins has had some quiet weeks this season, but he has now amassed at least 80 yards in three of his last four games with three touchdowns over that span. Kenny Stills has done nothing when given more opportunities from Will Fuller being absent this season, so it is tough to rely upon him moving forward. Fuller remains questionable, so his status will require monitoring coming into this week's game. Considering the injuries to the Titans secondary, they did a relatively good job in coverage against the Raiders last week. Tye Smith, in particular, has now played well in back-to-back starts in place of the injured Adoree Jackson. Jackson continues to be questionable with a foot injury, so Smith would likely roll back out as the starter if Jackson misses a third straight game. Squaring off against the likes of DeAndre Hopkins will be an entirely different challenge for Smith this week though, as Hopkins should have a clear edge against both Smith and Trumaine Brock, who was recently acquired from the Cardinals and started for Tennessee last week. While Titans safeties and linebackers have put together a solid body of work in coverage, they have been susceptible to tight ends in recent weeks, giving up the third-most fantasy points per game to the position since Week 10. However, all in all, DeAndre Hopkins and this Texans passing offense should have a relatively even matchup against the red hot Titans defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Keke Coutee's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs DEN (8 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
With Will Fuller down, Keke Coutee was active for the first time in two games. Coutee had a costly fumble that was returned for a touchdown that flipped the entire game in favor of the Broncos. Coutee had 68 yards receiving, and most of it was on the catch and ran out of the slot. Coutee has all the ability to be a playmaker in the slot, but physical and mental mistakes have plagued him as a player.
2019 Week 11 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
The return of Keke Coutee happened on Sunday, and it did not go according to plan. Sloppy routes and a dropped pass, Coutee had three receptions for 25 yards. It was clear Coutee was rusty, and it was a while since he played with the offense. It will be interesting to see his usage moving forward with the offense if he can clean up his routes in a hurry.
2019 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 1 rush)
Coutee's usage continues to go up, and with injuries around him, his spot remains safe. Coutee did have a four-yard touchdown run that saw him run an option look with Deshaun Watson. Watson pitched him the ball late, and he snagged it with one hand to job into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Coutee was also able to catch three passes for 25 yards, with his longest reception being 13-yards. He did have a costly drop late in the game when the Texans were driving for the potential game-winning drive. Watson hit Coutee in the hands, but he was unable to corral the throw in which the ball bounced into a Colts defender's hands to end the game.
2019 Week 6 vs KC (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Coutee has been put back into the slot wide receiver role for the offense, and he has been more a scheme opener for others than a real threat for the offense. He did have four receptions for 39 yards, but he is being targeted to defeat the blitz. He has a good synergy with Watson to be his hot read in those blitz looks, which gives him some easy receptions in this offense.
Latest NewsTexans | Five grabs for Keke Coutee (Sun Dec 8, 09:32 PM) - Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee caught five of his eight targets for 68 yards and lost a fumble in a 38-24 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14. link to story Texans | Week 13 Houston Texans inactives (Sun Dec 1, 06:55 PM) - The Houston Texans have declared DT Angelo Blackson, WR Steven Mitchell, WR Keke Coutee, LB Brennan Scarlett, DL Carlos Watkins, CB Gareon Conley and CB Cornell Armstrong inactive for Week 13. Our View: Coutee's descent has been striking as he is a healthy scratch yet again with Will Fuller back.
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