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What You Need to Know:
-Fuller has missed 27 career games through 5 seasons. He has a history of soft tissue (hamstring) injuries.
-Last January, Fuller underwent offseason groin surgery. He missed the final 5 games on a PED suspension. He’ll serve the rest of his suspension in Week 1 of the upcoming season.
-When healthy, Fuller was electric. He ranked 8th among WRs in PPR points per game (17.2). He hit 100 yards in 5 of 11 outings.
-Fuller was extremely efficient alongside Deshaun Watson with 16.6 YPC and a 70.6% catch rate. He added a career-best 2.28 yards per route run and 5.4 YAC per reception.
-Signing a 1-year deal worth $10.6 million, Fuller adds much-needed speed to Miami’s WR corps. Last year, Tua Tagovailoa earned a decent 82.3 grade from Pro Football Focus on deep passes.
-Only 10% of Tua’s passes traveled 20+ air yards, though. For comparison, Drew Lock (16%) Tom Brady (14.9%) and Aaron Rodgers (14.6%) ranked at the top of the list.
-With 6th overall pick Jaylen Waddle joining the squad — plus an improved O-line — look for this deep passing game to grow this fall.
-With DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki also filling the depth chart, target upside (and consistency) profiles as a negative here. Current projections have Fuller at 96 targets, adding extra importance to his deep ball performance and efficiency.
-With Tua a full season removed from hip surgery, we’re optimistic that he takes a step forward following a below average rookie year.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
The 2020 season turned up a breakout for Fuller, who tallied career highs in catches (53), yards (879) and TDs (8). He dodged his usual injury issues, only to get handed a 6-game ban for PED use. He’ll finish that suspension in Week 1.
Upon returning, Fuller will see heavy outside snaps on a much-improved Miami offense. There simply isn’t much room for target growth, and it’s clear that Fuller will experience a QB downgrade. Mix in the injury history, and he’s not someone we’re chasing with a Round 6/7 ADP.