Game day update: ESPN’s PPR projections have Will Fuller at 14.3 points, Brandin Cooks at 12.0 points, and Randall Cobb at 8.8 points. Kenny Stills remains out there, but aside from a burst in Week 4, he isn’t doing a whole lot of much. Fuller is someone who has you banking on a big play, but he still gets targeted enough to justify starting week in and week out.
There are a lot of mouths to feed in Houston, and luckily in Week 6 very few players went home hungry, as the Texans put up 36 points in an overtime loss to the Texans. It’s tough to figure out which receiver in this group will come out on top on a weekly basis, but it’s likely the team will need to score a lot of points once again this week, as they take on a potent Green Bay offense. We break down the fantasy analysis below to help you tease out who belongs in starting lineups this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Will Fuller V, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb
Will Fuller V now has a touchdown four games in a row and has topped 100 yards in three of the five games in which he has played this season. He has received no less than five targets in a game this year and has even reached double digit targets twice thus far. It is clear that Fuller is the favorite weapon of Deshaun Watson, making him a must-start in Week 7. He is a deep threat with big play capability and provides match-up winning potential on a weekly basis. Start Fuller as a WR2 with WR 1 upside against the Green Bay Packers.
Brandin Cooks seems to finally be settling into the Texans offense after a slow start, as he broke out in Week 5 for 161 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. He followed that up that 30.1 fantasy point performance in Week 6 with yet another touchdown on nine receptions for 68 yards for 21.8 PPR points. Cooks’ recent target share and the ability of the Texans offense to score often makes him worth a start as a WR3/flex.
Randall Cobb is the picture of consistency this season, as he receives a reliable 3-6 targets per game which he has turned into an average of 10.5 PPR points. Unfortunately, consistent mediocrity is unlikely to help you win fantasy match-ups. While his floor makes him a decent flex play in a bind, there are likely better options out there. Cobb should be considered as a flex only in the deepest leagues.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Will Fuller V as a WR2
Start Brandin Cooks as a flex.
Sit Randall Cobb