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WR Will Fuller - Houston Texans

6-0, 186Born: 4-16-1994College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 1, pick 2016

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): The Bills defense deserves some credit here, but Deshaun Watson is getting battered and didn't make the downfield magic happen with Fuller in Week 6. With Jacksonville up next, Week 7 could also be a problem.

General News (Thu Oct 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Oct 17): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 7: at Jacksonville Jaguars

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Deshaun Watson continues to have a roller coaster of a season. Watson has thrown for 300 or more yards in four of his six games, but the other two games he struggled mightily as he threw for just 176.5 yards average in those two games. Last week the number of hits that he took were an issue and supposedly played with a partially collapsed lung. The Texans receiving group is an extremely dynamic trio in DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee that creates significant mismatches for opponents. The Jacksonville pass defense hasn't been quite as smothering as it was in 2017 when they allowed the league's fewest net yards per attempt and third-fewest touchdowns. Even with last week's blowout loss, cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye remain extremely stingy in coverage - only Odell Beckham Jr. Sammy Watkins and last week star Cole Beasley have topped 61 yards in this matchup thus far. And their job is made much easier by the swarming pass rush. Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Malik Jackson lead a front that both bends the edge and collapses pockets, and the Jaguars rarely need to blitz coverage men to disrupt things. Fantasy players rely on Jacksonville opponents at their own risk.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs NYG 68 0 0 0 11 5 101 1 0 16.1
4 at IND 27 0 0 0 5 4 49 1 0 10.9
5 vs DAL 77 0 0 0 3 2 15 0 0 1.5
6 vs BUF 52 0 0 0 3 2 33 0 0 3.3
7 at JAX PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 at JAX PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Will Fuller's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Another quiet week for Fuller but when the Texans needed some big catches to get the chains moving Watson finally looked his direction. Fuller had receptions for 17 and 16 but teams continue to be scared of him as a deep threat. Fuller had coverage beat early in the 1st quarter but Watson missed him with an errant throw, if it was put on the money it would have been a walk in touchdown for Fuller. There was a deep ball intended for Fuller that resulted in a defensive pass interference and he was shook up after landing on a camera but he shook it off and came in a play later.

2018 Week 5 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

It was a down day for Will Fuller and he was on the field for most of the game but only had two receptions for 15 yards. Fuller has been dealing with a hamstring all week but it appears he was as decoy most of the game with no real vertical presence. He was only targeted three times and one of those the ball was deflected by a linebacker rushing Watson.

2018 Week 4 vs IND (5 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)

Will Fuller loves when he is on the field with Deshaun Watson and notched another touchdown reception for 3 yards. Fuller continues to rack up touchdowns off the arm of Watson and he also had 49 yards receding. Fuller did the toe tap twice down the right sideline hauling in receptions for 18 and 22. It would have been a bigger day for Fuller is he did not injure his already problematic hamstring. The Texans held him out the entire second half and overtime, if not for that it would have been a much bigger day for Fuller.

2018 Week 3 vs NYG (11 / 5 / 101 / 1 rec)

His growth as a receiver with Watson is something to see and in only 6 games, Fuller has turned into a prime time player. Fuller had receptions for 28 and 37 yards and showed he can run away from coverage and even was physical breaking tackles. Fuller had 5 receptions and just like last week when it came for a big play, He was called upon to to flip the field. Fuller notched a touchdown reception after Hopkins initial one was wiped out due to a penalty. It will be interesting to see what happens with his targets as the season goes on but this is the second week of high end production.

2018 Week 2 vs TEN (9 / 8 / 113 / 1 rec)

It was Will Fuller's first game of the season and it is clear that Watson likes when he is in the lineup. Fuller caught 8 passes on the day and 7 of those were simple comebacks or outs for 6, 7 and 8 yards a pop. The Texans kept using Fuller like that and then he was able to get vertical after the Titans defense started creeping up and busted them for a 39 yard touchdown reception. Fuller balances out the offense and was able to produce when given the chance and if anything he is showing why he is an important part of the Texans offense.

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Latest News

Texans | Houston's Week 7 injury report (Fri Oct 19, 04:26 PM) - Houston Texans CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (illness), LB Brian Peters (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (shoulder, hand, groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. OL Zach Fulton (ankle) did not participate in practice for third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable. WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hip) and WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on injury report. DE Joel Heath (knee), S Kareem Jackson (thigh), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), LB Whitney Mercilus (ankle), RB Lamar Miller (chest) and QB Deshaun Watson (chest) participated fully in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

Our View: Colvin being out should make Dede Westbrook's matchup even better this week, but he's only a what the heck flex because you are relying on Blake Bortles.
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Texans | Will Fuller a limited participant (Thu Oct 18, 06:30 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Texans | Limited practice for Will Fuller (Wed Oct 17, 06:09 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Texans | Will Fuller quiet in Week 6 win (Sun Oct 14, 10:38 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller posted just two grabs for 33 yards on three targets in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills.

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Texans | Will Fuller on track to play (Fri Oct 12, 04:25 PM) - Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is not on the injury report for Week 6.

Our View: Fuller is safe to play as you normally would and a solid bet for a score against the Bills this weekend as long as he and Deshaun Watson can stay on the field.
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Schedule

7@ Jacksonville Jaguars
8vs Miami Dolphins
9@ Denver Broncos
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Washington Redskins
12vs Tennessee Titans
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ New York Jets
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars