WR Will Fuller - Houston Texans
|6-0, 186||Born: 4-16-1994||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 21|
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 19 vs NE (6 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Fuller had plenty of opportunities to get going on offense and make a difference but two key misses by him on football thrown to him in the end zone were crucial misses in the loss. Dropping a well placed 40 yard deep ball from Osweiler that was over his shoulder was the biggest miss of the evening. He did have some hitch routes caught for a total of 16 yards but he missed a big day if he could haul in those passes.
2016 Week 18 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Fuller is slowly getting going and he started a big scoring drive running a post and catching a well placed pass from Osweiler for a 19 yard gain. Fuller also was used much more in crossing routes and had a key drive extending catch across the middle for 12 yards. Fuller when given the chance makes plays and he made some key catches to get the Texans rolling.
2016 Week 16 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
IT was a quiet day but he is getting targets with Savage and with 6 targets it was on his season average. Fuller had reception for 6 yards to open the game and had receptions for 19 and 14 late in the game. Fuller continues to have the ability to make catch and runs and on his 19 yard reception, he turned that into that long of gain from a simple 5 yard reception.
2016 Week 15 vs JAX (8 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Will Fuller is slowing getting going again for the Texans and he helped take some pressure off Savage with some impressive receptions. Fuller did let a high pass go between his hands from Brock Osweiler that was intercepted. Fuller made up for it with a one handed reception on an out route that he turned into a 22 yard gain that initially looked like a five yard gain. Fuller also was worked into the screen game and his 4 yard gain was a block away from breaking.
2016 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Slowly getting over his knee injury, Will Fuller is making some big catches down the stretch. His only deep ball chance should have been caught and was throw on the outside shoulder but he could not haul it in. Fuller had a 16 yard reception on an out route to extend a drive and he also had 6 yard game on a 3rd down play. Fuller is getting looks and it is coming together for him on the field.
2016 Week 13 vs GB (6 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Fuller is slowly breaking out of his rookie funk that he was in shortly after he was injured. Fuller had a key 24 yard 3rd down reception from Osweiler to open up the second half. Fuller had a quick screen for 11 yards that was stopped short of the 1st down. Hopkins was only targeted twice mover than 20 yards and one was knocked down last second before Fuller got into his jump to try and snag the football.
2016 Week 12 vs SD (6 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)
It was the rest time in a while that Fuller looked healthy on the field. Fuller had a 33 yard reception when he ran by the cornerback and caught a well thrown ball from Osweiler. That set up the Texans first and only touchdown of the game. Fuller also caught a tough out route for 13 yards and there was a smoke screen early in the game that went for 7 yards. The Texans tried to get Fuller the deep ball down the middle of the field but was broken up by a good play from the safety.
2016 Week 11 vs OAK (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Fuller was used in spots, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury, and had one reception for 17 yards. He was targeted 20+ yards twice and let one slip out of his hands on a solid deep ball from Osweiler. His other target was nearly a pick 6 when Osweiler panicked and threw it into a crowd of Raiders. Fuller's lack of playing time over the past month due to injuries has slowed him on the field. He had no setbacks with his knee injury and looked to work himself back into the game plan.
2016 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Maybe there is a rookie wall and Will Fuller is there. Fuller had two crucial drops in the game, one on a stop route and another on a key second down play. Both hit him in the hands but he could not just finish the catch. His only reception came on a post route for 23 yards where he jumped and snagged the pass in-between two Lions' defenders. He left the game with a hip injury, so his time on the field was cut short.
2016 Week 7 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet day for Will Fuller who only had 4 catches with his long being 14 yards. Fuller was targeted deep twice and both came up empty. Fuller still doesn't look right coming back from his hamstring injury and is tentative with the ball in his hands. It too was an unproductive day for the rookie wide receiver.
2016 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet day and his only reception came on a smoke screen for four yards. He had two drops in key situations, one on a nine route where Terrance Newman fell down but he couldn't haul it in. Another came on an in route where it was in Fuller's hands and he couldn't finish the catch. It was his slowest production day of the season which did not help an offense that struggled all day.
2016 Week 4 vs TEN (9 / 7 / 81 / 1 rec)
Will Fuller continues to be the best offensive threat for the offense and he chipped in agains with some impressive catch and runs. Fuller turned a smoke screen into a 28 yard reception, then he worked underneath with receptions for 7 and 6 yards. His 5 yard touchdown reception came on a play action pass where he sold like he was run blocking then found a soft spot in the end zone for an easy pitch and catch for the touchdown. Fuller also got his only chance of the season to return a punt and ended up going 67 yards for a touchdown untouched. Fuller continues to be the biggest offensive threat to this point for the Texans.
2016 Week 3 vs NE (7 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
The Patriots defense made Will Fuller work for everything and only allowed one target more than 20 yards to him which was a in route. There was no vertical game to Fuller which made a big difference in the Texans offense. Three receptions and his longest was on an 18 yard post route that was thrown low that he had to scoop it out of the group. Fuller dropped a well thrown ball to him in the middle of the field that hit him right between the numbers which forced the Texans into a third and long. It like all the Texans skill players was an uneventful day for the Texans receivers.
2016 Week 2 vs KC (7 / 4 / 104 / 0 rec)
uller continues to be the most perfect compliment to the Texans offense and he opened up the Texans offensive game plan by blowing by Marcus Peters on a nine route that resulted in a 53 yard gain. Fuller is able to use his speed to take the top off of defenses in a hurry. Later in the second quarter, Fuller ran a nice post route to pick up a nice chunk of yards on a 20 yard reception. Fuller also had reception of 19 and 14 yards and he is doing all of his damage with simple go and stop routes. Osweiler is not afraid of using Fuller vertical and had five targets to him over 20 yards or more. He is the real definition of a deep threat and Osweiler is not afraid to try to hit a home run to him in any situation.
2016 Week 1 vs CHI (11 / 5 / 107 / 1 rec)
His first half started with a seven yard reception on an out route to set the Texans up for a field goal attempt. Once again he had a vertical route where he used his speed to split the cornerback and safety only to drop a well thrown ball from Osweiler which would have been an 80+ yard touchdown. Fuller answered the call in the second half and had 4 receptions for 100 yards with 37 coming on yards after the catch. Osweiler him on a smoke screen where he went untouched to the end zone which highlighted his run after the catch ability. He had a tough catch on a post for 20 yards with defender draped over him to set up another field goal attempt. He turned a simple seven yard reception into 20 more yards breaking a tackle and eluding two more defenders for a nice gain. Fuller was targeted deep three more times by Osweiler late in the game trying to end it and one went for 35 yards down the sideline in-between the cornerback and safety that needed a review to confirm his athletic reception.
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