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Will Fuller returns to practice for first time since Week 7

Texans WR Will Fuller is making his way back. We’ll see later this week if he will actually play in Week 11. We break down fantasy football implications of the latest news.

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 have a huge Week 11 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens, and they might be getting back a key weapon just in time. The team returned to practice on Monday following their bye week and wide receiver Will Fuller was on the field, according to beat writer Aaron Wilson.

This marked Fuller’s first practice sessions since injuring his hamstring in Week 7. It’s been an up-and-down season for Fuller. He had a huge 16-catch, 217-yard, 3-touchdown performance against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, but otherwise he has not been able to break out regularly.

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Fuller’s eventual return will remove Keke Coutee from almost any fantasy consideration, and cut into Kenny Stills’ as well. Stills will move into the slot role while Fuller would start opposite DeAndre Hopkins.

The Texans do not release their first formal practice participation report until Wednesday, at which point we’ll find out if Fuller is mostly limited, or if he is closer to a full participant. If he can get in a full week of limited work, that might be enough to get him back into the rotation this Sunday. The Ravens have given up the 13th most fantasy points to the wide receiver position, so whomever starts opposite Hopkins will hold some value in Week 11.