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Keke Coutee

Keke Coutee

Wide Receiver #16
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 5
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 181 lb.
Born:January 14, 1997
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (103)
Draft Team:HOU

Keke Coutee: Not playing against Lions

Coutee (ankle) will not play preseason Week 2 against the Lions, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee, who missed significant time last season due to a hamstring injury, hurt his ankle in the preseason opener. While the injury is not considered serious, Coutee could miss more than just this weekend's game against Detroit. The Texans are hoping he'll be back for the season-opener against New Orleans.

August 13, 2019 3:29 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Unable to practice Saturday

Coutee (ankle) did not practice Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee sustained a minor ankle injury during the team's preseason loss to the Packers, but the wide receiver was considered unlikely to practice until sometime early next week. It's possible the 22-year-old could lose some playing time to the newly acquired running back Duke Johnson, whose has repeatedly went on record about his affection for running routes in the slot, but that possibility seems unlikely unless Coutee's injury would linger longer than the aforementioned timeline.

August 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Ankle injury considered minor

Coutee picked up a minor ankle injury during Thursday's preseason loss in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Although Coutee was in visible pain at the end of a punt return and carted to the locker room, the Texans will breath a sigh of relief with this news. He managed just six appearances as a rookie in 2018, so the team likely will take a cautious approach with a month remaining until the regular season opener Sept 9 in New Orleans.

August 8, 2019 8:16 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Injures leg Thursday

Coutee (leg) was helped off the field during Thursday's preseason game in Green Bay, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee was in a late of pain at the end of a punt return and was favoring his lower right leg. Carted to the locker room thereafter, he'll be evaluated to figure out the precise nature of the injury.

August 8, 2019 6:00 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Aims to stay on the field

Coutee's top goal heading into the coming campaign is to play the Texans' full slate of games, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Texans won all six regular season games Coutee played in last season, a span in which the 2018 fourth-rounder caught 28 passes for 287 yards and a TD. Now presumably past the nagging hamstring injury that hampered him as a rookie, Coutee will direct his focus to preparing for his second NFL season. Last year, much of his offseason routine centered on preparing for the pre-draft process, an approach that wasn't optimal relative to his transition to the pro game. With Will Fuller (knee) on track to rejoin the mix, Coutee will have added competition for looks that don't go to top target DeAndre Hopkins, but in his role out of the slot, a healthy Coutee should still maintain fantasy utility in a balanced passing attack helmed by QB DeShaun Watson.

April 18, 2019 9:58 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Stars in featured role

Coutee (hamstring) caught 11 of 14 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Coutee stepped into a featured role with DeAndre Hopkins limited by a shoulder injury, finishing with a new career high in receiving yardage. He didn't make many big gains, but a whopping target share and a six-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter helped him to a huge performance. Coutee was crippled by injuries during his rookie season, but he flashed his potential -- as well as a strong rapport with DeShaun Watson -- on several occasions. If he can remain healthy in 2019, Coutee is a breakout candidate as the top slot option for what should be a prolific offense.

January 5, 2019 5:39 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Returns to action

Coutee (hamstring) is listed as active Saturday against the Colts.

Analysis: The expectation of active status for Coutee has come to pass, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle and Adam Schefter of ESPN. Coutee thus will be making his first appearance since Week 12 and just third overall since Week 7. In addition to working behind target hog DeAndre Hopkins, Coutee may be hard-pressed to produce against a Colts defense that allowed just three wide receiving corps to surpass 100 yards through the air over the final eight games of the regular season.

January 5, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Good to go Saturday

Coutee (hamstring) is active for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Colts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coutee was a full participant in practice Wednesday through Friday, signalling his potential return from a five-game absence due to a nagging hamstring injury. It's unclear whether Coutee will work opposite DeAndre Hopkins or if the Texans will move DeAndre Carter to the outside in order to allow Coutee to reclaim his customary role in the slot, but either case should only help a receiving core that has lost Will Fuller (knee), and more recently, Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) to season-ending injuries.

January 5, 2019 11:18 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Likely to suit up Saturday

Coutee (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Colts, is expected to play, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee has missed the Texans' last five games with the hamstring injury, a recurring issue that also sidelined the rookie for three- and two-game stretches earlier this season. Though coach Bill O'Brien labeled the wideout a game-time decision for the playoff contest when he met with the media Thursday, Coutee's outlook appears to be in a better place than it was in prior weeks. Coutee put in full practices Wednesday through Friday after previously being no better than a limited participant since suffering his latest hamstring setback in Week 12. Assuming he endures no complications in pregame warmups, Coutee could step back into the slot role that occasionally yielded useful results earlier in the campaign. Over the six games in which he's played, Coutee has hauled in 28 of 41 targets for 287 yards and a touchdown.

January 5, 2019 8:11 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Questionable for wild card

Coutee (hamstring) is considered questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts. Coach Bill O'Brien noted earlier in the day that Coutee "has a shot" to play in the game, but he will be a true game-time decision, per Aaron Reiss of The Athletic

Analysis: Coutee has participated fully in each of the three practice sessions this week, so it's a bit surprising that he's still considered a game-time call for the contest. Given his participation level and the gravity of the game, there are multiple reasons to believe he will give it a go. Still, we will likely have to wait until game day inactives surface to learn his fate.

January 3, 2019 2:10 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Logs full practice Wednesday

Coutee (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Listed as a full participant on consecutive days, Coutee appears ready to return from his five-game absence for Saturday's playoff matchup with the Colts. He roasted the Indianapolis secondary for 11 receptions in his NFL debut back in Week 4, but he's otherwise been limited by hamstring injuries throughout his rookie season, while the Colts defense has come a long way since September. Coutee figures to get most of his work in the slot, pushing DeAndre Carter either outside or to the bench.

January 2, 2019 1:42 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Logs rare full practice

Coutee (hamstring) was listed as a full practice participant Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee hasn't logged many full practice sessions this season and hasn't played in a game since Week 12. The upgrade suggests he's on track to return for Saturday's playoff game against the Colts, potentially facing a defense that he caught 11 passes against in his NFL debut back in Week 4. Coutee's return would likely result in a reduced role for DeAndre Carter, who caught 19 of 22 targets for 182 yards the past five weeks.

January 1, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Could return for playoffs

Coach Bill O'Brien believes Coutee (hamstring) has a shot to play in Saturday's playoff game against Indianapolis, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "Definitely, I think he's trending that way," O'Brien said. "I think there's a shot. We have to see how he looks in practice on a day-to-day basis, but there's a shot there."

Analysis: O'Brien has essentially said the same thing about Coutee all season, consistently labeling the rookie as "day to day" even when he didn't seem to have much chance to play. The Texans took a more aggressive approach earlier in the season, eventually opting for caution when Coutee repeatedly aggravated his hamstring injury. The team could shift back to the aggressive approach for the playoffs, especially after the rookie slot receiver had the past five weeks to rest. Coutee burnt the Colts for an 11-109-0 receiving line on 15 targets back in Week 4, making an immediate impact in his NFL debut. He then managed 17 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in five subsequent games, with his most recent appearance coming Week 12 against the Titans.

January 1, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Won't play Sunday

Coutee (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Coutee -- who hasn't played since Nov. 26 -- still out, DeAndre Carter figures to continue to see added work out of the slot in Houston's Week 17 offense.

December 30, 2018 8:42 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Earns 'questionable' tag

Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.

Analysis: Coutee's practice reps have been impacted for much of his rookie season by a lingering hamstring issue, and this week was no different, when he was limited on each of Houston's injury reports. With a questionable tag, he at least enters the weekend with a chance to play, but the Texans may opt to hold him out for a fifth consecutive contest with an eye toward the postseason. In that case, DeAndre Carter would benefit out of the slot.

December 28, 2018 12:04 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Limited again in practice

The Texans listed Coutee (hamstring) as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The activity level represents no change from Wednesday and essentially the entire season, as Coutee has missed games on three different occasions as a result of hamstring issues. Unless he puts in a full practice Friday, there may not be a clear indication of what direction Coutee's status is trending in for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. DeAndre Carter would operate as the Texans' primary slot man if Coutee's latest hamstring setback ultimately forces a fifth consecutive absence.

December 27, 2018 1:01 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Remains limited in practice

Coutee (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Coutee's limited participation has essentially become a given, with the Texans listing him the same way for nearly every practice since September. He's already missed nine games during his rookie campaign, including Weeks 13-16. DeAndre Carter has proven to be a capable replacement in the slot, but Houston may feel a bit of urgency after losing Demaryius Thomas to a season-ending Achilles injury during a Week 16 loss to Philadelphia. Another absence from Coutee would leave the Texans with Carter, DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and Vyncint Smith as their three-wide alignment for Week 17 against Jacksonville.

December 26, 2018 3:26 PM EST

Keke Coutee: Will not travel to Philadelphia

Coutee (hamstring) is out heading into Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

Analysis: Both Coutee and running back Lamar Miller have been downgraded from their respective Friday questionable status thus limiting the Houston offense heading into a pivotal matchup. In the case of Coutee, who will miss his fourth consecutive game, DeAndre Carter will once again take over as the slot wide receiver. In the last three weeks, Carter has been targeted 10 times, and that figure could be even higher if not for a Week 14 concussion which he sustained early in the first half.

December 22, 2018 8:58 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Needs full recovery

Coutee is expected to be out until he is fully healed from his third hamstring injury of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee has missed a total of eight games over three separate stints while dealing with a hamstring injury that he's been unable to shake. He's questionable heading into Sunday's game, which implies he's not fully recovered. So, that means we could see DeAndre Carter fill in as the starting slot receiver against the Eagles in Week 16.

December 22, 2018 4:17 AM EST

Keke Coutee: Listed as questionable for Week 16

Coutee (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

Analysis: The Week 16 status of Coutee, who last suited up Nov. 26, isn't likely to be known until the release of the Texans' inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If Coutee is in uniform, it's unclear how heavily he'd be utilized in his return, with DeAndre Carter also a candidate to garner snaps out of the slot this weekend.

December 21, 2018 12:35 PM EST

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