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Houston Texans wide receiver  Demaryius Thomas has been very average since being acquired from the Denver Broncos earlier this season. He's caught 10 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 14 targets through four games with the Texans.

And now that fellow wideout Keke Coutee is officially inactive with a hamstring injury, it could open up additional targets for Thomas against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14.

In a tough matchup against a Colts secondary that gives up just the fifth fewest fantasy points to the WR position, Thomas could be expected to have a similar game to his past four weeks -- 3 catches, 35 yards and a possible TD.

But those extra targets could pay dividends, making Thomas a touchdown-dependent WR3. He's more of an asset on the field than in fantasy lineups this weekend, but his red-zone targets could make him worth a FLEX-spot flier in your fantasy playoffs.

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