WR Will Fuller V - Houston Texans
|6-0, 186||Born: 4-16-1994||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Fuller was quiet in Week 13, but Deshaun Watson played well and he gets a great matchup against Denver this week. He's still an upside WR3/Flex.
General News (Wed Dec 4): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 14: vs Denver Broncos
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson has shown the ability to carry this Texans team on multiple occasions this season, including last week in what was a stellar performance despite only putting up 234 passing yards. Watson was accurate all over the field, throwing for three touchdowns while actually completing four of his six pass attempts when targeting receivers 10 or more yards downfield. Deandre Hopkins finished with a nice game last week, but he actually saw a dip in playing time with just 84 percent of the snaps compared to playing at least 93 percent of offensive snaps in all previous weeks. This is nothing to be concerned about at this point though, as Hopkins continues to lead this team in targets while offering a strong fantasy scoring floor and ceiling alike. Both Will Fuller and Kenny Stills remain more boom or bust options, while Darren Fells simply continues to amaze with his seventh touchdown of the season last week. Fells has seen three or fewer targets in all but three games this season and has exceeded 50 yards in just two games, but his size makes him an impeccable red zone target who will continue to be in sight for Watson. Denver's passing defense has played fairly well this season, ranking fifth in passing yards allowed (210.6) while giving up the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to both quarterbacks and wide receivers. The past three weeks have been a slight regression though, as opposing quarterbacks have passed for multiple touchdowns in all three games while two wide receivers have exceeded 115 receiving yards--the only two to exceed that mark all season against Denver. Chris Harris is their lock-down cornerback and should see most snaps shadowing DeAndre Hopkins, but these other two cornerbacks are very beatable in coverage, leading to plus matchups for Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. Play from the Denver safeties has been stellar though, which has led to a limitation of big plays by opposing passing offenses. The Broncos pass rush has been inconsistent all season, especially after their dreadful start. While they have improved as the season progressed, this team still has generated two or fewer sacks in three of their last six games with a below-average 10 percent pressure rate. Von Miller is banged up and at risk of missing this week after he was sidelined for last week's game. In addition, the team's sack leader Derek Wolfe was placed on injured reserve this week and will miss the remainder of the season. Limited pressure on Deshaun Watson plus a healthy Will Fuller could lead to more big plays in this game than the Defense has been accustomed to dealing with.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Will Fuller V's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs NE (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Fuller was on the field. He had a 35-yard touchdown pass knocked out of his hands from a well-thrown ball from Deshaun Watson.
2019 Week 12 vs IND (11 / 7 / 140 / 0 rec)
It was the return that many have been waiting for, and when his injuries frustrate, Will Fuller comes back with a vengeance. Fuller, who has missed the past three games due to a hamstring injury, came back and put on a show catching seven passes for 140 yards to lead the Texans offense. Fuller had two receptions that covered 44 and 51 yards that opened up the Colts defense. The chunk plays were there for Fuller and Watson, but he also was able to come up with key first down reception late in the game for 15 and 11 yards to keep the clock running. The Texans offense is much more explosive with Fuller in the lineup, and he can rack up receiving yards in a hurry.
2019 Week 6 vs KC (9 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
A week after putting the NFL on notice, Fuller missed a huge day dropping two possibly three touchdowns receptions off the arm of Watson. Fuller had Chiefs defenders beat the entire game, but he could not finish catches like he did the week before. He did haul in five receptions on the day, but this was after the Texans cut down, sending him deep and put him on the shorter route to get his confidence up late in the game. Fuller missed having two massive games back to back with his performance on Sunday.
2019 Week 5 vs ATL (16 / 14 / 217 / 3 rec)
It was a career day for Will Fuller putting up 217 yards and tying a franchise record with 14 receptions on the day. Fuller even put up three receiving touchdowns which even tied a franchise record and was a yard short of setting the record fourth touchdown. Fuller pulled out the full array of routes to put yards up on the Falcons. He had three receptions over 30-plus yards including a game sealing 44-yard touchdown reception. His first touchdown game on a play-action pass for six-yards in between two defenders where he was wide open. Fuller was able to show his speed and prolific route running to get open giving Watson some easy throws to hit.
2019 Week 4 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Will Fuller was targeted on 20-plus routes twice and both were incomplete. Watson missed a wide-open Fuller after he beat two Panthers defenders on an excellent post route. If the pass were better from Watson, Fuller would have coasted into the end zone. Again, the Panthers were playing zone most of the game and kept Fuller under wraps working underneath routes.
2019 Week 3 vs LAC (7 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
The wealth is being spread around and when the Texans need to inject life into their offense, they turn to Will Fuller. His 30-yard reception to get the Texans into scoring position for the Hyde touchdown proved big to swing things into the Texans favor. Fuller was able to get vertical and use his speed to create space to give Watson a clear space to get him the football. Fuller continues to make his catches versus underneath coverage and despite using 11-personnel most this season. Fuller remains getting his fair share of targets.
2019 Week 2 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
With Hopkins taken out of the game, the Texans turned to Will Fuller to pick up the slack. Fuller had beautiful 28-yard reception off the arm of Watson to get the Texans out from deep in their territory. Fuller got down the right sideline, and Watson dropped a dime to him in stride. Fuller had two costly drops both that hit him in his hands that he could not haul in. Fuller had a couple of receptions for 7 yards but missed his big opportunities in the passing game with his drops.
2019 Week 1 vs NO (3 / 2 / 69 / 0 rec)
The Texans offense was looking for anything after slow start then Watson went to a big throw to Fuller for 54 yards over Eli Apple. It was on an under thrown ball but it was adjusted well to by Fuller to make the reception. Fuller also had another target intercepted when Watson forced it into double coverage.
Latest NewsTexans | Limited practice for Will Fuller (Wed Dec 4, 07:00 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. link to story Texans | Will Fuller upgraded Friday (Fri Nov 29, 05:45 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13. Our View: Fuller's hamstring injury appears to be completely behind him. You can play him with confidence this weekend even in a tough matchup against the Patriots because he has week-making upside on every play.
link to story Texans | Houston's injury report for Week 13 (Fri Nov 29, 05:16 PM) - Houston Texans DE Carlos Watkins (hamstring) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the New England Patriots. OL Tytus Howard (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as doubtful. DE Angelo Blackson (shoulder), CB Gareon Conley (hip) and LB Brennan Scarlett (shoulder) were also limited in practice all week but are listed as questionable. WR Will Fuller (hamstring), CB Lonnie Johnson (ankle), CB Bradley Roby (hamstring), S Mike Adams (concussion) and S Justin Reid (concussion) fully participated in practice all week and have been removed from the injury report, link to story Texans | Will Fuller stays limited (Thu Nov 28, 05:35 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) remained limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28. Our View: A full practice on Friday would make us feel a whole lot better about Fuller's status in Week 13. When he's healthy, Fuller has the speed and upside that most don't have. However, he tends to be banged up way too often...making him a boom/bust flex play.
link to story Texans | Will Fuller limited Wednesday (Wed Nov 27, 04:32 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. Our View: Fuller is always a boom-bust play because of his upside and also because of his propensity to get banged up. He should be good to go in a huge game against the Patriots on Sunday.
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