Houston Texans 2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup

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The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books, and that means it’s time for us to fully turn our attention to the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football. While COVID-19 means we can’t guarantee an NFL season, our league mates want us to be on our heels, unprepared for the season. Never you fear, Football Absurdity is here to cover all of the 78 fantasy football eligible players drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. Keep in mind, most of these guys won’t get selected in your draft, but you’ll want to know these 2020 NFL draftees when your fantasy football draft comes around. The Houston Texans took just one fantasy football eligible player in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Bill O’Brien spent his last pick in the draft on a fifth-round wide receiver named Isaiah Coulter. Should you worry about him in your 2020 fantasy football redraft leagues? I mean, he’s a fifth-round wide receiver…

Rd Pick Player Pos School
2 8 Ross Blacklock DT TCU
3 26 Jonathan Greenard OLB Florida
4 20 Charlie Heck OT North Carolina
4 35 John Reid CB Penn St
5 25 Isaiah Coulter WR Rhode Island


Round 5, Pick 26: Isaiah Coulter, Wide Receiver, Rhode Island (6’2” 198)
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Courtesy: NFL.com, (u) = unofficial.

Depth Chart:
WR1       Brandin Cooks
WR2       Kenny Stills
WR3       Randall Cobb
WR4       Will Fuller V
WR5       Keke Coutee
WR6+    Isaiah Coulter

When people talk about Isaiah Coulter, all you hear about is his 9/152 line against Virginia Tech. I didn’t have to look that up because it made up about 10% of all his scouting profile verbiage. There was more than that in his stat lines, as he pulled in 12 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns against two other FBS schools (UConn and Ohio). He played up to the big spots.

Unfortunately, he has a lot of rawness to his game and got by on sheer athleticism. He played up to those opponents but played down a lot of the times. He hardly varied his routes and they were rounded and sloppy a lot of the time. The talent he flashes is extremely inconsistent, speaking to his rawness and needing to get built up. He has a lot of potential, with his size and speed, but he’ll need to get coached up to get that to bubble to the surface.


The Texans have a whole lot of #2 and #3 wide receivers on their team. Unfortunately, they also have a ton of #4 and #5 guys who don’t really differentiate themselves much. Isaiah Coulter sits in that second group with guys like Chad Hansen and Isaac Whitney. There’s a long row to hoe ahead of Coulter to even be active on game days, let alone crack the WR rotation.


I’m not anticipating much out of the only fantasy football eligible rookie the Texans took in the NFL Draft. He’s talented but needs a good WR Coach to knock the bad habits out of him. I’m not expecting much of anything out of Coulter in a crowded WR corps for the Texans.

For more 2020 NFL Draft coverage, check out these:

The Rookie Roundup… Roundup
Fantasy Football Fallout: 2020 NFL Draft Round One
Football Absurdity Podcast: First Round Recap


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