The Houston Texans’ receiving corps should be in better shape in the Divisional Round than it was in the Wild Card Round, as Will Fuller appears poised to return to the field against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing two games with a groin injury. Fuller is expected to play unless something crazy happens between now and Sunday, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer. Fuller weighed in on his status on Thursday, saying head coach Bill O’Brien will make the final call.
“That will be OB’s decision at the end of the day. It’s still bothering me some. I’m going to treat it every day,” Fuller told the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson. “It’s definitely a big game, and I would love to be out there. I’m doing what O’B tells me to do, getting a lot of treatment and doing some things in practice, and hopefully that is good enough and he’ll put me out there.”
Fantasy football analysis: Texans WR Will Fuller
Although Fuller has only played in 11 games this year, he set career highs in receptions (49) and receiving yards (670). When he’s on the field he makes a difference. He should do that against the Chiefs even if he is limited in his return to the gridiron. Fuller is a threat to diminish the role of Kenny Stills, who has been limited in practice this week with a knee injury. How Fuller looks going game speed will factor into that though.