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Will Fuller

Will Fuller

Wide Receiver #15
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 8
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 186 lb.
College:Notre Dame
Age:26
Born:April 16, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (21)
Draft Team:HOU

Will Fuller: Entering free agency

The Texans have expressed interest in retaining Fuller (suspension), who is a pending unrestricted free agent this coming offseason, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Fuller seemingly answered questions about his durability in 2020, a season that was turning out to be the best of his career until he was suspended six games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Fuller recorded a career-high 53 receptions and eight touchdowns over 11 games while avoiding injured reserve for the first time in five seasons. It's unknown how the punishment may affect his market value, but Fuller has established himself as one of the NFL's most dangerous deep threats. The Texans could retain Fuller by designating him as their franchise player.

January 3, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Will Fuller: Handed six-game suspension

Fuller relayed Monday that he's been suspended six games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: That rules Fuller out for the rest of the Texans' 2020 slate, which leaves Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee and Isaiah Coulter as the team's remaining available wideouts. Look for the team to add depth at the position in short order.

November 30, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Will Fuller: Huge day in Thanksgiving win

Fuller caught six of seven targets for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.

Analysis: The speedster was Deshaun Watson's favorite target on the afternoon, but Fuller was on pace for a merely solid performance until he hauled in TD strikes of 40 and 34 yards within about two minutes of each other early in the fourth quarter as the Texans put the game away. The fifth-year wideout has finally stayed healthy and has already established new career highs in catches (53), yards (879) and touchdowns (eight) this season with five games remaining on the schedule.

November 26, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Will Fuller: Six catches in win

Fuller caught six of eight targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England.

Analysis: Fuller was kept out of the end zone for a second consecutive game following a six-game touchdown streak, but he bounced back over the 80-yard mark for the fifth time this season. The oft-injured receiver is finally putting together a healthy campaign, and Fuller has already set a career high with 708 receiving yards heading into an appetizing Thanksgiving Day trip to Detroit.

November 22, 2020 2:40 PM EST

Will Fuller: Touchdown streak ends in loss

Fuller caught five of eight targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: Fuller was the only member of the Houston aerial attack to get anything going early on, accounting for 30 of Deshaun Watson's 39 passing yards in the first quarter. The speedy wide receiver was a non-factor after that point, and while the quarterback didn't get much going either, Watson at least managed to make things competitive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown in the fourth quarter. Fuller saw his six-game touchdown streak come to an end while playing through inclement weather, but he'll look to start a new such streak at home against the Patriots in Week 11.

November 15, 2020 2:05 PM EST

Will Fuller: Breaks away for long score

Fuller recorded five receptions on five targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Fuller was held quiet for the majority of the game, but broke free behind the Jaguars' secondary for a 77-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter. His other four receptions each went for seven yards or less, and he was also heavily out-targeted by Brandin Cooks. Nevertheless, Fuller has now scored in six consecutive games and has either surpass 100 yards or found the end zone in all but one contest on the campaign. He'll look to keep things going in Week 10 against Cleveland.

November 8, 2020 4:02 PM EST

Will Fuller: Remains with Houston

The Texans and Packers had extensive trade talks about Fuller but could not agree on draft compensation, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Houston sought a second-round draft pick, but Green Bay declined, instead offering a middle-round pick and insisting the Texans pay a portion of Fuller's salary. The Texans were unlikely to unload Fuller for anything less than a third-round draft pick, because that is what they will net if the wide receiver leaves in free agency after the season. Ideally, the Texans would have a healthy and durable Fuller remain in Houston to be quarterback Deshaun Watson's top downfield option.

November 3, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Will Fuller: Extends TD streak

Fuller caught three of six targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Fuller extended his touchdown streak to five consecutive games, when he caught Houston's final score with under two minutes remaining. That salvaged a low-wattage effort in which he had his fewest receptions and yards during a game not impacted by injury. He'll look to extend his scoring run Week 8 on the road against Jacksonville.

October 26, 2020 4:17 AM EST

Will Fuller: Pushes TD streak to four

Fuller caught six of 11 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-36 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Fuller did most of his damage on a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and his touchdown streak now sits at four games. The speedster has performed admirably as the top target for quarterback Deshaun Watson, and staying healthy will be the key for Fuller against the Packers in Week 7 and beyond.

October 18, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Will Fuller: Snags third touchdown

Fuller recorded four receptions on eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Fuller caught a touchdown for the third consecutive game, finding the end zone on a sprawling 19-yard reception early in the fourth quarter. He was overshadowed by Brandin Cooks, but still finished second on the team in targets and yards. For the season, Fuller has recorded either 100 yards or a touchdown four of five games to this point. He'll look to continue his strong performance in Week 6 against the Titans.

October 11, 2020 5:02 PM EST

Will Fuller: Just misses last-minute TD

Fuller corralled six of seven targets for 108 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Fuller came down with a 24-yard TD from Deshaun Watson at the 9:47 mark of the third quarter, and he nearly secured a miraculous catch in the back corner of the end zone on Houston's final offensive drive. It was initially ruled on the field that Fuller made a fourth-down catch to put Houston within two points, but after review, the call was overturned. Despite the hit to Houston's postseason hopes, Fuller has touchdowns in consecutive games as the Texans prepare to face a Jacksonville defense that surrendered 300 passing yards to Cincinnati on Sunday.

October 4, 2020 3:39 PM EST

Will Fuller: Cleared for Week 4 action

Fuller (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: Fuller was added to the Texans' Week 4 injury report Thursday after logging a limited practice, but he quickly rebounded to a full session Friday. Following a Week 2 statistical dud, Fuller bounced back in this past Sunday's loss to the Steelers, catching four of his five targets for 54 yards and a TD, while lining up for 44 of the team's 47 snaps on offense. He'll take aim Sunday at a Vikings defense that has allowed an average of 292.3 passing yards through three games. Only the Falcons and Seahawks are yielding more.

October 2, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Will Fuller: On track for Sunday

Coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller (hamstring) is "going to be fine" and will practice Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was added to Thursday's injury report as a limited participant, but it appears the injury isn't a serious concern. It remains unclear if Fuller will be able to practice as a full participant Friday, so he could still end up receiving the questionable tag.

October 2, 2020 7:37 AM EST

Will Fuller: Thursday addition to injury report

Fuller was added to the Texans' Week 4 injury report after logging a limited practice Thursday.

Analysis: It looks like Fuller may have tweaked his hamstring at practice Thursday, though at this stage it's unclear if he status for Sunday's game against the Vikings is in any danger. If Fuller is limited or out this weekend, added targets would be available for Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills.

October 1, 2020 2:29 PM EST

Will Fuller: First TD of 2019

Fuller caught four of five targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: After receiving zero targets in Week 2's loss to the Ravens, Fuller bounced back and garnered a team-high five targets, hauling one in for a 14-yard touchdown late in the first half. Fuller and Randall Cobb both accounted for touchdowns Sunday to become the first Texans wide receivers to score this season. It appears Fuller is past the hamstring injury that hampered him in Week 2, so while he's still a bit boom-or-bust, he should be dependable as long as he stays healthy. The Texans have an intriguing Week 4 matchup on tap against the Vikings, who have let up an average of 299.3 passing yards per game this season.

September 27, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Will Fuller: Not on injury report

Fuller wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Fuller spent time with the training staff during Sunday's 33-16 loss to Baltimore, ultimately finishing the game without any targets on 63 percent snap share. He caught eight passes while playing 80 percent of snaps against the Chiefs in Week 1, so it's hard to imagine the reduced role Week 2 wasn't at least partially related to an injury. Whatever the case, Fuller is healthy enough to avoid the Week 3 injury report as the Texans prepare for another tricky matchup, this time traveling to Pittsburgh.

September 24, 2020 9:27 AM EST

Will Fuller: Not targeted Week 2

Fuller was not targeted in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens in Week 2.

Analysis: Fuller left the game with a hamstring injury in the second quarter, but he was back on the field after halftime. It's unclear if the hamstring continued to be an issue, but something was amiss between quarterback Deshaun Watson and Fuller. The duo connected on eight passes (10 targets) for 112 yards in Week 1. Watson instead sought out Brandin Cooks (eight targets), Jordan Akins (seven) and Randall Cobb (six).

September 20, 2020 6:54 PM EST

Will Fuller: Back in action Sunday

Fuller (hamstring) has returned to Sunday's game against Baltimore, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Fuller spent time on the sideline getting his right hamstring looked at before halftime, but he's now managed to retake the field during Houston's first drive of the third quarter. The 26-year-old has yet to log a catch during Sunday's contest.

September 20, 2020 3:21 PM EST

Will Fuller: Getting hamstring looked at

Fuller is having his right hamstring checked by trainers during Sunday's game against the Ravens, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Fuller doesn't look likely to re-enter Sunday's contest before the end of the second quarter, so the Texans will make use of halftime to evaluate his right hamstring further. If Fuller ends up forced to miss time, Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb and Keke Coutee will be candidates to draw increased targets behind Brandin Cooks.

September 20, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Will Fuller: Eclipses century mark in loss

Fuller brought in eight of 10 targets for 112 yards in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.

Analysis: Fuller's reception, receiving yardage and target tallies were all game-high figures, as the fifth-year receiver looked in his element as the new No. 1 pass-catching option in the offense in the wake of DeAndre Hopkins' offseason departure. While Fuller's talent is undeniable, so is his propensity for injury -- he's played in just 28 of a possible 48 regular-season games the past three seasons. Therefore, about the only limitation on his ability to put up above-average production at minimum will likely be health, so fantasy managers are left with no choice but to hold their collective breath each week and enjoy the highs of what will likely be several more strong lines the likes of Thursdays in the interim. Fuller will have the tall order of trying to replicate Thursday's numbers in a Week 2 home matchup against the Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 20.

September 10, 2020 9:41 PM EST

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