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Will Fuller likely to miss ‘several weeks’ with hamstring injury

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller is sidelined with a hamstring injury and could miss several weeks. We break down the fantasy football waiver wire implications heading into Week 8.

Will Fuller of the Houston Texans catches a pass during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Houston Texans lost wide receiver Will Fuller to a hamstring injury in Week 7, and it sounds like it will cost him some time. Tests revealed Fuller has a significant hamstring pull and will miss “several weeks,” according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Fuller left the game after catching one pass for six yards. He has 34 receptions for 450 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Injuries have been an issue for Fuller, having missed nine games last year, six the year before, and two as a rookie.

Fantasy football analysis, Texans WRs Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Keke Coutee

Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee benefit in Fuller’s absence. DeAndre Hopkins is locked in as the No. 1 receiver. Stills will take over outside, and Coutee will move into the slot. In Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis, Stills had four receptions for 105 yards and Coutee had three receptions for 25 yards.

The Raiders have given up the seventh most fantasy points to wide receivers, so there is some value in both Stills and Coutee in Week 8. The Texans travel to face a shaky Jaguars defense and then have a bye week. Stills is owned in only 15.2 percent of leagues while Coutee is owned in 22.2 percent of leagues. Both are solid waiver pickups this week.