College: Notre Dame | 5 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 184 lbs
Birth Date: 4/16/1994
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 6
Avg Pts: 3.00
Rank: 67 WR
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|Week 1||6||Will Fuller 112 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Will Fuller 112 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Week 3||9||Will Fuller 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Will Fuller V 14 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
Will Fuller 54 receiving yds (1 pts)
Will Fuller 54 receiving yds (2 pts)
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Houston Texans WR Will Fuller caught four passes for 54 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. He was targeted five times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Fuller was coming off a disappointing Week 2 performance and played well against the Steelers this week. He will continue to see a solid amount of targets each week and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option next week against the Minnesota Vikings.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V wasn't targeted in Week 2. In Week 3 against the Steelers, he was tied for the team lead with five targets, catching four of them for 54 yards and a touchdown. Fuller really is what he is at this point: a high-upside play with an incredibly low floor. On Sunday, the upside hit. With the ball getting spread all around in Houston, Fuller won't give fantasy managers consistent production, but his ability to make big plays in the deep passing game makes him a weekly starting option.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V was the team's leading receiver in Week 1, then wasn't targeted in Week 2. So, what do we make of this heading into Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Steelers? It should be noted that Fuller dealt with hamstring issues during that Week 2 game against Baltimore and that he seems to be good to go in Week 3. Still, no targets? It's really hard to trust Fuller against a good Steelers secondary, setting him up to be a high-ceiling, zero-floor WR3 option this week. Fuller could break off a 70-yard touchdown, or he could have no receptions for a second week in a row.
What happened? While he did have one carry for no yards, Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V was completely blanked on the receiving sheet in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. No catches. No yards. Not even a target, despite playing 63 percent of the team's snaps. Fuller did leave the game shortly to have his leg looked at. We thought Fuller was no longer the boom-or-bust guy he'd been in the past, but Sunday proved that the ability to bust is still a real possibility.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Fuller led the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets last week and showed good chemistry with Deshaun Watson. He will be facing a tougher opponent in Week 2 but can still be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Houston Texans LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. WR Brandin Cooks (quad), OT Tytus Howard (ankle) and RB Duke Johnson (ankle) were limited all week and are also listed as questionable. WR Will Fuller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday but is expected to play. DE J.J. Watt (hip) was limited in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Through one week, there's only one wide receiver on the Houston Texans who should be started in the majority of fantasy leagues: Will Fuller V. And while he has an incredibly tough Week 2 matchup with a Ravens team that's going to have a good shot at holding the Texans under 200 passing yards, Fuller's high target share makes him a flex option at worse for this matchup. He had bust potential against this defense, but his speed and ability to work as a deep threat makes him worth the risk due to his boom potential.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller was targeted 10 times on Thursday, Sept. 10, and finished with eight receptions for 112 yards.
Fantasy Spin: It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Fuller would be featured ahead of Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb given his history with Deshaun Watson, but Fuller's numbers dwarfed all other wideouts -- Cooks and Cobb managed four catches and 43 yards combined. Then again, talent has never been the issue with Fuller, who has missed 20 of 48 games over the past three years. As long as he's healthy, he's worth putting in your lineup.
For anyone wondering what the breakdown of the Houston Texans receiving corps would look like in 2020, the answer after one week seems to be that wide receiver Will Fuller V is going to dominate the touches. Fuller was targeted 10 times against the Chiefs -- twice as many times as anyone else on the team -- and had eight catches for 112 yards. He was involved in the short and intermediate passing game, proving he's more than just a deep threat. While Thursday's game might lead to fantasy analysts fading the team's other receivers, Fuller's going to rise a little bit up the rankings.
With DeAndre Hopkins gone, Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V is going to be expected to step into an even bigger role in 2020. That starts on Thursday, with the Texans taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in a Week 1 matchup. The Chiefs have some strong options in the secondary to slow down Houston, but Fuller's deep-ball upside makes him a solid play, albeit a bit risky. Fuller had five catches for 89 yards in the playoff meeting in January between these teams, plus four catches for 44 yards in the 2020 regular season game. Fuller's likely a boom-or-bust option, but as long as he's healthy, he's worth playing for the upside factor.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller is 'going to be one of the best receivers in the league,' according to QB Deshaun Watson Wednesday, Aug. 19. Fuller arrived at camp in great shape, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Fantasy Spin: Fuller will be expected to take on a much larger role as one of the primary beneficiaries of DeAndre Hopkins' departure. The first-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has yet to play a full 16-game season due to injuries and is a risky target as a mid-tier WR3.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller has added strength and some extra muscle this offseason and has reported to camp at 190 pounds, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Fantasy Spin: Fuller's issue has been durability, missing a combined 20 games and at least five over the last three seasons. He'll have those concerns until he proves otherwise even though his opportunities are up with target monster DeAndre Hopkins no longer at the top of the Texans' WR food chain. It all makes Fuller a WR3 for now.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is fully recovered from groin surgery, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'We're excited about having him for 16 games,' O'Brien said. 'He looks as good as he's ever looked'
Fantasy Spin: Fuller has been a big-play machine when healthy, but injuries have become an annual tradition for the speedy receiver. The departure of DeAndre Hopkins pushes Fuller's ceiling even higher, but he is still a high-risk, high-reward WR3.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller has been targeted 20 yards or more downfield 31 percent of the time in his career - tied for the second-highest mark since 2015.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller's average depth of reception has been at least 14.2 yards in each of his four seasons in the league, according to Sports Info Solutions.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller finished with 670 receiving yards in 2019 - the second-highest total for a player who played fewer than 12 games last season - although more than half of that total (357 yards) came in two of his 11 contests.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V has struggled to stay healthy during his NFL career, but head coach Bill O'Brien says that "Fuller is doing great" after dealing with hamstring and groin issues last season. Having Fuller back and healthy is good news for the Texans, who need his field-stretching ability to help run O'Brien's preferred offensive system. A healthy Fuller could be a high-end fantasy WR2 now that DeAndre Hopkins is gone, but there's still so much uncertainty surrounding him, even if the team is optimistic about his ability to stay on the field in 2020.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) appears to be on track with his recovery from surgery, according to offensive coordinator Tim Kelly.
Fantasy Spin: Fuller has dealt with various injuries over the last few seasons but is in line for a bigger role in the passing game after the DeAndre Hopkins trade. He has played well when he has been healthy and is a big play threat because of his speed. He can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver when healthy but is a risky option because of the injury history.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V is entering his fifth year in the NFL and is currently playing out the final year of his contract with the Texans. The dangerous speed threat is a force when he's on the field, but all four of his previous seasons have featured missed games due to injury, with Fuller playing in 42 of a possible 64 games during his career. For this reason and because of concerns about his cost when he hits free agency, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic believes this could be the final year for Fuller in a Texans uniform. If healthy, he should be a great option for fantasy owners as a WR2 with DeAndre Hopkins no longer in town, though there's always significant injury risk when it comes to Fuller.
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is 'doing great,' according to head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien Thursday, April 16. 'We're excited about Will. We're excited about the 2020 Will. We feel like he's really working,' O'Brien said. 'Like I've said a lot, when he's played for us, he's made huge plays. I think he's looking to have a really good 2020.'
Fantasy Spin: Fuller is expected to be the 1B to Brandin Cooks as the 1A in the Texans' passing game in 2020. Due to his horrific injury history, he's an extremely risky pick at any stage of fantasy drafts, but his upside makes him worth a shot as a WR3.