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How to handle Keke Coutee, Will Fuller injuries in Week 2 fantasy football

Both Texans receivers are good to go this week, but how much can they produce against a tough Jaguars defense?

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph defends against wide receiver Will Fuller during training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee came into Week 2 with some concerns about their status for the Houston Texans game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, both proved to be full participants at Friday’s practice, and there’s nothing to stop either player from being on the field Sunday.

Despite a disappointing late loss to the Saints, Houston’s offense had a nice start to the season. DeShaun Watson completed 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Fuller had 69 yards on two catches, but did not find the end zone. Coutee did not play; he was inactive with an ankle injury.

Coutee’s status as the team’s top slot receiver got murky after the Kenny Stills trade. If Coutee is active this week (and he might not be just because of depth chart issues) he’ll probably split time there with Stills.

Fuller missed more than half the season in 2018 with a torn ACL, but Houston has high hopes for the speedy first-round pick from 2016 this year. He was on pace for a 1,000-yard season last year.

Jacksonville’s defense is a tough matchup, even if the rest of the team is pretty meh. Still, Houston’s offense is loaded with enough talent to find ways to score.

Fantasy Impact: Fuller might be a sneaky good play this week. DeAndre Hopkins will likely going to command most of Jalen Ramsey’s attention in the backfield, opening up more chances for Fuller. Coutee may be healthy, but his status on the depth chart makes it hard to know just what kind of role he’ll play.