Houston’s fifth-straight win included the loss of receiver Will Fuller for the year with a torn ACL. Coach Bill O’Brien was asked by reporters on Friday whether the team will look internally or externally to replace Fuller. “I think it’s both,” O’Brien said. “I know there are guys in the locker room that can do certain things. Obviously, if they could do them like Will, they would’ve been out there like Will, but there are definitely guys that can do some things. We’ve got a lot of good players in that locker room. Then, we’re always — G.M. Brian [Gaine] and his crew — we’re always trying to do what we think is best for the team.”
Keke Coutee, who is currently nursing a hamstring, is the next man up for the Texans. While he has been quiet of late, Weeks 4 and 5 hinted at his upside as he totaled 17 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown. If he can finally shake the hammy problem, we'd consider him a WR3 the rest of the way.
Outside of Coutee, the Texans lack for options. The last time another receiver outside of Fuller, Coutee or DeAndre Hopkins caught a pass was Sammie Coates all the way back in Week 4. For the year, outside of the Texans' top-three, the rest of the receiving corps has totaled 18 targets, 10 receptions, 132 yards and one score.