David Johnson Expected Back in Week 15; Randall Cobb Potentially Done for the Season
The Texans got a bit of good news and a bit of bad news on Monday.
The good news is that Johnson appears to be headed for a return in Week 15. He was unable to suit up last week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and Duke Johnson and Buddy Howell carried the load in his absence. Both players combined for just 68 yards on 19 carries, although Johnson did add 53 yards as a receiver.
The bad news is that head coach Romeo Crennel said there’s a “good possibility” that Cobb will miss the remainder of the season. He landed on the IR after suffering a toe injury back in Week 11, and the Texans could use him with Will Fuller currently serving a six-game suspension. They also chose to release Kenny Stills, which leaves the Texans without much depth at the position.
Regardless of Cobb’s status, expect Keke Coutee to continue to provide fantasy value moving forward. His production was down a bit last week vs. the Bears, but he managed to salvage his day by scoring the Texans’ lone touchdown. He was a fantasy stud back in Week 13, finishing with eight catches for 141 yards, so there is plenty of reason for optimism with Coutee at the moment.
Chad Hansen also has the potential to be a relevant fantasy option for the Texans. He’s seen seven targets in back-to-back games and has racked up a total of 12 catches and 157 yards over that time frame.
That said, both players will face a tough task this week vs. the Colts, who rank fifth in Football Outsiders’ pass defense DVOA.