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WR Will Fuller - Houston Texans

6-0, 186Born: 4-16-1994College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 1, pick 21

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Fuller left the Week 10 game with a rib injury

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 13): Fuller left Week 10 with a rib injury and can be dropped in even the deepest of redraft leagues.

General News (Sun Nov 19): is out for this week's game.

General News (Fri Nov 17): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 16): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 15): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Wed Nov 15): did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, and is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

General News (Mon Nov 13): is expected to miss at least one game with cracked ribs suffered in Week 10.

Week 11: vs Arizona Cardinals

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Texans suffered a significant loss this week as Will Fuller is out this week with a rib injury. While Fuller has not scored a touchdown since DeShaun Watson went down with a torn ACL, his speed forced defenses to stay honest and stay off the line of scrimmage. Expect a combination of Braxton Miller and Bruce Ellington to try and fill in for the Texans this week which is a big loss to this offense. This passing offense continues to go through Deandre Hopkins as he has 31 targets over the last two weeks and while he is catching under 50% of those targets, Tom Savage is simply throwing the ball up for him to go get. The Cardinals continue to be a defense in which you stay away from Patrick Peterson and whoever he is shadowing, but the rest of the receivers are all in great spots. On the season, the Cardinals have allowed 261 yards passing which is the 9th highest in the NFL. The problem for Houston this week is that Patrick Peterson will be shadowing Deandre Hopkins every step of the game this week, as this could severely limit this offense and force the Texans to go through their running game or have one of these other receivers step up this week. This could open up opportunity for Bruce Ellington.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 at SEA 63 0 0 0 8 5 125 2 0 24.5
9 vs IND 71 0 0 0 8 2 32 0 0 3.2
10 at LAR 33 0 0 0 3 2 15 0 0 1.5
11 vs ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 vs ARI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs LAR (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Only two receptions for Fuller on the day, he was knocked out of the game after a big hit in the middle of the field. Fuller ran a quick slant and the ball was late and it led him into the safety who knocking him out for the game after a big hit to his back. Fuller's ribs were the issue and did not return after the hit.

2017 Week 9 vs IND (8 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)

His chances were about the same but he could not provide the big play ability he has the past few week. His longest reception was a29 yard pass where he beat his man to the middle of the field where he was wide open for Savage. Fuller was also not provided the best passes either to handle from Savage which slowed his production.

2017 Week 8 vs SEA (8 / 5 / 125 / 2 rec)

Will Fuller opened up the scoring for the Texans when he went vertical and split both the cornerback and safety for a 59-yard bomb off the arm Deshaun Watson for a touchdowns. Fuller was not finished adding a 20 yard touchdown reception on a corner route beating his man while making a leaping catch before being hit. Fuller continues to be the Texans big play threat and he has now caught 7 touchdown passes for the season on only 13 receptions.

2017 Week 6 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 62 / 1 rec)

There has not been a bigger impact to the offense since the arrival of Fuller three weeks ago. Fuller only had two receptions for 62 yards, one which went for a 39 yard touchdown when he was wide open getting vertical. The bigger issue for Fuller is that he potentially missed two big plays by losing one late and not seeing the ball that was well thrown. The other he had his man beat and dropped the pass that hit him right in the hands in the second half. Fuller is getting chances for big plays, it is a matter of him continuing to put it together.

2017 Week 5 vs KC (3 / 2 / 57 / 2 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Once again the impact of Fuller is bigger than most realize and it starts with the construction of the Texans offense. Only two receptions on the night and both with for touchdowns. Fulller had a solid 9-yard touchdown reception on a broken play where Watson bought time scrambling only to hit him in stride and Fuller did the rest for the touchdown. Fuller's biggest play where he went vertical, beat his man and Watson laid up a pass for him to go get that resulted in a 48 yard touchdown reception. Fuller is showing his ability to get into the end zone the past two games and becoming a viable option in the passing game.

2017 Week 4 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 35 / 2 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Will Fuller made his 2017 NFL debut and his presence helped open up the offense. Fuller's vertical presence opened plenty of space underneath him for Watson and other receivers to go to work. Fuller had 4 receptions for 35 yards and his two best receptions came on touchdown catches on corner routes. Fuller also had a key third down reception to extend a drive. Fuller is going to start opposite of Hopkins and continue to get snaps on the field. His presence alone gives the Texans a deep threat and Watson tried it twice and one would have been a touchdown but he was tackled in the end zone. Fuller is an early game changer for the Texans.

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Latest News

Texans | Houston's Week 11 inactives (Sun Nov 19, 11:33 AM) - The Houston Texans have declared RB Alfred Blue, DT Chunky Clements, LB Dylan Cole, OL Greg Mancz, QB Josh Johnson, OT Julie'n Davenport, WR Will Fuller inactive for Week 11.

Our View: Bruce Ellington could get a lot more targets this week with Fuller out and Patrick Peterson locking up DeAndre Hopkins.

Texans | Will Fuller out for Week 11 (Fri Nov 17, 05:04 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (ribs) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17, and he is officially ruled out for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Our View: Fuller gets some extra time to rest his ribs injury. The Texans will use Bruce Ellington as the starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins in Week 11.
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Texans | Houston injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 17, 04:53 PM) - Houston Texans LB Dylan Cole (hamstring), OT Julie'n Davenport (shoulder) and WR Will Fuller (ribs) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17, and are out for Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. RB Alfred Blue (hamstring), Greg Mancz (knee, chest) and WR Chris Thompson (knee) did not practice and are listed as questionable, as is DE Joel Heath (knee) who participated on a limited basis. OG Jeff Allen (hand), OT Chris Clark (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), NT Brandon Dunn (shoulder), WR Bruce Ellington (ribs), LB Ben Heeney (elbow), CB Kareem Jackson (shoulder), LB Jelani Jenkins (hand), LB Johnathan Joseph (knee), QB Tom Savage (shoulder), LB Brennan Scarlett (knee) and DE Carlos Watkins (non-injury related) practiced in full and were lifted from the injury report.

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Texans | Houston's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 16, 05:08 PM) - Houston Texans LB Dylan Cole (hamstring), OT Julie'n Davenport (shoulder), WR Will Fuller (ribs), WR Chris Thompson (knee) and DE Carlos Watkins (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 16. RB Alfred Blue (hamstring), DE Joel Heath (knee) and C Greg Mancz (knee, chest) were limited. OG Jeff Allen (hand), OT Chris Clark (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), DT Brandon Dunn (shoulder), LB Ben Heeney (elbow), CB Kareem Jackson (shoulder), LB Jelani Jenkins (hand), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) and LB Brennan Scarlett (knee) participated fully.

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Texans | Will Fuller likely out Week 11 (Wed Nov 15, 02:09 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, and is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Our View: Fantasy owners have already lowered expectations for the Texans passing game with Tom Savage at quarterback. Without Fuller, the team turns to Bruce Ellington to line up opposite DeAndre Hopkins.
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