Whatever their record might say, the Houston Texans offense is at least been producing some fantasy points since the team gave Bill O’Brien the boot. Along with quarterback DeShaun Watson, the team’s wide receivers have seen a boost too, enough to make them fantasy relevant. Here’s how their outlook shapes up for a Week 16 tilt with the Bengals.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee, Chad Hensen
Cooks has stepped into the No. 1 receiver role since the team lost Will Fuller to a suspension, albeit with less production than the guy he replaced. Last week against the Colts, he had 59 yards on six catches (seven targets) Coutee’s huge Week 13 is looking like a little bit of a fluke, but he does have two touchdowns in his last two games. He was targeted seven times last week, catching five for 53 yards. After back-to-back games with seven targets in each, Hensen only got three looks last week, but he caught two for 55 yards and a touchdown. That was his third game in a row with at least 50 yards.
The Bengals defense doesn’t offer much resistance to opposing receivers, giving all three players some value this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Cooks is a solid WR2. Coutee and Hensen are both decent WR3 options. Personally, I like Hensen’s ceiling.