WR Will Fuller V - Houston Texans
|6-0, 186||Born: 4-16-1994||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 9): Fuller's hamstring kept him out of Week 14 and it will increase the risk of a dud in Week 15 if he's active vs. Tennessee in a crucial game.
General News (Thu Dec 12): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 11): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 15: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson attempted a season-high 50 passes while completing below 60 percent of those attempts for just the second time this year in last week's blowout loss to the Broncos. It was a near-complete reversal of fortunes for this Texans passing offense that looked impeccable in their win over the Patriots in Week 13. The injury to Will Fuller certainly leaves a void in this offense as it allowed almost all of the attention to be placed on DeAndre Hopkins, who actually still performed well last week with seven receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins has had some quiet weeks this season, but he has now amassed at least 80 yards in three of his last four games with three touchdowns over that span. Kenny Stills has done nothing when given more opportunities from Will Fuller being absent this season, so it is tough to rely upon him moving forward. Fuller remains questionable, so his status will require monitoring coming into this week's game. Considering the injuries to the Titans secondary, they did a relatively good job in coverage against the Raiders last week. Tye Smith, in particular, has now played well in back-to-back starts in place of the injured Adoree Jackson. Jackson continues to be questionable with a foot injury, so Smith would likely roll back out as the starter if Jackson misses a third straight game. Squaring off against the likes of DeAndre Hopkins will be an entirely different challenge for Smith this week though, as Hopkins should have a clear edge against both Smith and Trumaine Brock, who was recently acquired from the Cardinals and started for Tennessee last week. While Titans safeties and linebackers have put together a solid body of work in coverage, they have been susceptible to tight ends in recent weeks, giving up the third-most fantasy points per game to the position since Week 10. However, all in all, DeAndre Hopkins and this Texans passing offense should have a relatively even matchup against the red hot Titans defense.
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 | Will Fuller remains limited (Thu Dec 12, 06:04 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. link to story Texans | Will Fuller practices again (Thu Dec 12, 02:21 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was on the practice field Thursday, Dec. 12, for the portion open for media observation. Our View: Fuller got in limited practices last week and didn't go and the team could still proceed with caution with another matchup against the Titans still on the schedule.
link to story Texans | Will Fuller limited (Wed Dec 11, 05:48 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. link to story Texans | Will Fuller to miss Week 14 (Sun Dec 8, 11:46 AM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 14 game. link to story Texans | Week 14 Houston Texans inactives (Sun Dec 8, 11:40 AM) - The Houston Texans have declared CB Cornell Armstrong, WR Steven Mitchell, RB Taiwan Jones, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, DL Carlos Watkins, FS Mike Adams and WR Will Fuller inactive for Week 14. link to story More News
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