- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 214 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- June 6, 1992 (26)
- 6th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 27 (HOU)
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been impressed with rookie wideout Keke Coutee so far. Coutee was a fourth-round pick this year but will immediately challenge Braxton Miller for slot duties. The young star was a second-team All-Big 12 selection and had 93 catches for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017. "He's only getting better," Hopkins said. "He's always hanging around, seeing what I'm doing in between periods, asking me questions." The Texans also expect Coutee to contribute on special teams as a kick returner. His small stature puts him at risk of injury in the NFL in the middle of the field, and Coutee will likely make more of an impact on special teams initially. It's best to avoid him in redraft leagues.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (calf) has officially been ruled out for Week 17 against the Colts. The Texans have nothing to play for, so Hopkins will miss a great matchup against the Colts to close out the year. One of the few bright spots in an injury-ravaged season for Houston all around, Hopkins once again showed he is one of the best wideouts in the NFL, and he continued to put up excellent numbers without great quarterback play. The 25-year-old will finish the 2017 season with 96 receptions for 1,378 yards and 13 scores. With a healthy Deshaun Watson under center next year, Hopkins will be a lock as a top-10 fantasy pick in the first round. Houston will roll with receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller as their top options this weekend, but they'll remain unattractive flex options with T.J. Yates at quarterback, even in a nice matchup.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (calf) could be a game-time decision for Sunday's finale against the Colts, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. "Probably won't know up until game time," O'Brien said Thursday afternoon. Typically, we might classify this as coach speak, but Hopkins has never missed a game and is four catches away from 100 for the season. He is probably pushing hard to play and it would not be wise to rule him out yet for fantasy purposes.