The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 on Thursday Night Football, and they’ll be hoping wide receiver Will Fuller is available. Fuller has been out since injuring his hamstring in Week 7, but returned to practice in limited fashion this week. He is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision.
Fuller’s return or absence impacts the Texans wide receivers in a big way. DeAndre Hopkins might lose some targets, but we know he’ll be plenty busy. The bigger question is for Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee, who have benefited in Fuller’s absence. Stills moves outside as the starter opposite Hopkins while Coutee comes off the bench and becomes the team’s No. 3 receiver.
Last week, Stills had four receptions on seven targets for 27 yards, while Coutee had three receptions for 25 yards. Stills ended up leading the receivers in snaps, finishing with three more than Hopkins. Coutee was benched in Weeks 8 and 9, but came back into his third receiver role in Week 11.
Fantasy football analysis: Texans WRs Kenny Stills, Keke Coutee
After DeAndre Hopkins, it’s hard to get overly excited about Stills and Coutee. Stills is an option if byes or injuries have you short-handed, but ideally you can find someone else. Coutee has almost no value outside of leagues with 16+ teams.
If Will Fuller plays, Coutee has zero value, while Stills drops into only a deeper league play. Given the short week, it seems a bit of a long shot Fuller plays, but we’ll find out by 6:50 p.m. on Thursday when inactives arrive.
Kenny Stills: Start if short-handed
Keke Coutee: Sit