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Will Fuller Fantasy Football News 2020

Texans WR Will Fuller is making "steady progress" from his January sports hernia surgery, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. Fuller has resumed running and should be a full-go when training camp opens. He's missed 22 games through 4 NFL seasons but has been a difference-maker when healthy. 2020 is a contract year for Fuller.

The Texans have traded the 57th pick in the NFL Draft to the Rams for WR Brandin Cooks and a 4th-round pick in 2022. Cooks joins the trio of Will Fuller, Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb atop Houston's WR depth chart and should be the best bet to lead the group in targets. His departure from the Rams leaves room for WR Josh Reynolds to capture more playing time -- barring a significant WR addition in the upcoming draft. The Rams also cut Cooks' playing time in the 2nd half of last season, preferring to get more TEs on the field.

On the same day they traded away WR DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans also agreed to a 3-year deal with WR Randall Cobb. NFL Network's James Jones reports it's a $27 million pact, including $18.75 million guaranteed. That comes a year after Cobb managed only a 1-year, $5 million contract with the Cowboys. Cobb did rebound with Dallas last season. He averaged 15.1 yards per catch after 4 straight seasons of 10.5 or less, and Pro Football Focus graded him a solid 57th among all WRs, up from 115th in 2018. But Cobb also averaged just 3.7 receptions per game as the #3 wideout and hasn't reached 56 yards per game since 2014. Cobb joins Kenny Stills and Will Fuller in a Houston WR corps with no clear leader. But they do, at least, have a dynamic young QB. Cobb will turn 30 in August.

The Texans are set to trade WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Wow. Hopkins is an elite receiver in the prime of his career with 3 years remaining on a manageable contract. It's a mind-boggling move by the Texans, leaving Will Fuller and Kenny Stills atop the depth chart for now. Those 2 are big winners here, while QB Deshaun Watson's fantasy stock takes a significant hit. QB Kyler Murray, meanwhile, gets the legitimate #1 WR that he was missing last year. He looks like a top-5 QB in 2020 fantasy drafts. Hopkins should easily remain a WR1 in a pass-leaning offense piloted by an accurate QB.

Update: Schefter reports that the Cardinals are receiving Hopkins and a late-round pick in exchange for RB David Johnson and a 2nd-rounder. Other picks are involved in the trade. Hopkins is expected to get a new contract from Arizona.

Update: The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports it's Hopkins and a 4th-round pick to Arizona for Johnson, a 2020 2nd-rounder and a 2021 4th-rounder.

Texans WR Will Fuller had sports hernia surgery this week after aggravating his groin injury in the loss to the Chiefs, according to the Houston Chronicle. Fuller initially injured his groin in Week 16 and then sat out the Wild Card round win over Buffalo. He's headed for unrestricted free agency in March.

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Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is active for today's game against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice all week, and the Houston Chronicle reported that Fuller won't be back to 100% until he has time to recover this offseason. He's a risk/reward fantasy play today.

NFL Network's James Palmer reports that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin), WR Kenny Stills (knee) and TE Darren Fells (hip) will all be active for today's game against the Chiefs. Fuller will remain risky in his return from a multi-game injury. QB Deshaun Watson, however, will have his near-full group of weapons. TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) looks like the only regular piece missing. His absence helps Fells, who saw a season-high 7 targets in the Week 6 meeting with Kansas City.

NFL Network's James Palmer hears that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected to play against the Chiefs on Sunday "unless anything crazy happens between now and game time." Fuller was limited in practice all week, and the Houston Chronicle notes that he's "not expected to be 100% until he has time to rest and recover this offseason." He's a risk/reward fantasy play that we'd only use in DFS tournaments.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien labeled WR Will Fuller (groin) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Chiefs. "I think it's kind of like a daily process with him to see where he's at," O'Brien added. "He passes test after test and he communicates with us how he's feeling. I think so far, so good but I think it's going to be a game-time decision." We'll get Fuller's official status around 1:30 pm ET on Sunday.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) remained limited on Wednesday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported a few days ago that Fuller is expected back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but HC Bill O'Brien was non-committal on Wednesday. We'll get another update on his status after Thursday's practice.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected back for next weekend's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fuller was seemingly close to suiting up for yesterday's win over the Bills but now should be closer to 100% in Kansas City. We'll track his practice participation this coming week.

As expected, Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Bills. It's a significant loss for Houston's passing game. Kenny Stills will serve as the #2 WR, with either Keke Coutee or DeAndre Carter as the #3.

The Texans don't expect WR Will Fuller to play today against the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This agrees with the earlier report we passed along from NFL Network's James Palmer. Fuller shouldn't be in your fantasy plans for this weekend.

NFL Network's James Palmers hears from "multiple sources" that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is a "real long shot" for Saturday's game against the Bills. He's listed as questionable after a limited week of practice and was labeled a game-time decision by HC Bill O'Brien. Fuller's injury was originally expected to cost him 3 weeks, though, so it's not a surprise that he's not expected to play. We'll get his official status around 3 pm ET on Saturday. Kenny Stills will operate as Houston's #2 WR if Fuller is out.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) put in a limited practice on Tuesday. Despite originally being slapped with a 3-week timetable for return, Fuller seems to have a real chance of playing against the Bills this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that WR Will Fuller (groin) is "progressing and headed in the right direction" to play against the Bills on Saturday. Fuller was originally expected to miss 3 weeks, but it sounds like he's ahead of schedule. We'll keep a close eye on his progress over the next few days. Houston's passing game has been much better with Fuller on the field over the past 4 seasons.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. WRs DeAndre Hopkins (illness) and Kenny Stills (knee) are listed as questionable. Both guys figure to be available, but they could be rested in a meaningless game for Houston if the Chiefs win earlier on Sunday afternoon.

 
 
 

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