1. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans
Coutee aggravated the hamstring injury that cost him time early this season in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and on a short week he sat out Thursday night against the Dolphins. But some extra time before Week 9 against the Denver Broncos should help, and initial indications were he wouldn’t miss substantial time.
Coutee was an immediate force in his Week 4 NFL debut, when Fuller was out, with 11 catches for 109 yards on 15 targets. He followed that up solidly in Week 5, with six receptions (on seven targets) and a touchdown, before his hamstring issue seemed to ramp up and yielded a down game (three catches for 33 yards) in Week 6.
The health of his hamstring is worth monitoring, and a Week 10 bye should be kept in mind. But Coutee showed what he can do when Fuller was out, and now that will be the case from here on out this year. After being dropped in droves over the last couple weeks, now’s the time to put a foot back on the Coutee fantasy bandwagon and re-add him (especially in PPR leagues).
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