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Texans WR Will Fuller was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury and "didn't have a ton of activity" during the portion of Thursday's workout open to the media, according to insider Aaron Wilson. Houston is "hopeful" the rookie will be able to play against the Bears this weekend. Fuller was shaping up as an intriguing DFS tournament play, but we'll have to check back on his status tomorrow. He shouldn't be in season-long lineups.

The Texans have released WR Cecil Shorts. The 28-year-old was buried on the depth chart and not worth the $1.2 million he was set to make this season. He figures to latch on elsewhere but is off the fantasy radar. Houston is set to roll with DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong as its top 4 WRs.

Texans rookie WR Will Fuller led the team with 8 targets, 4 receptions and 73 yards in Saturday night's 2nd preseason game vs. the Saints. That included a 19-yard 1st-quarter TD that remained the game's only TD. Fuller also blamed himself for allowing another end-zone throw to become an INT because he didn't turn his head soon enough, per ESPN's Sarah Barshop. Teammate DeAndre Hopkins called it a "coming-out game," while QB Brock Osweiler praised the rookie's work ethic. Fuller's speed translates into immediate fantasy upside, but he'll need to stay on the board well into the double-digit rounds to make for a good value in 2016 redraft leagues. Target volume could be an issue, and you should expect inconsistent production.

The Texans traded up 1 spot to grab WR Will Fuller with the 21st pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller boasts 4.3 speed and plays at least that fast. He displays instant acceleration off the snap and gets to top speed quickly. That makes him a dangerous option both downfield and after the catch. He averaged a whopping 20.3 yards per reception this past season and 17.4 over his 3-year career at Notre Dame. It remains to be seen whether Fuller can develop into a complete WR, though. His route-running needs work, and his hands are inconsistent. Fuller shows the ability to make tough catches but dropped 10 of 72 catchable targets this past season, according to Pro Football Focus — an ugly 13.9% drop rate. In Houston, he’ll compete with Jaelen Strong and Cecil Shorts for the #2 WR job. Even if he wins it, he figures to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in the Texans’ run-heavy attack.  We like Fuller's addition for WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Lamar Miller.

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