The Houston Texans have had a different leading receiver in each of their first three games. Will Fuller starred in a losing effort in Week 1 as he turned 10 targets into eight catches and 112 yards. When Fuller was barely a rumor in Week 2, Brandin Cooks stepped up with 95 yards on five catches and a team-high eight targets. And then it was Randall Cobb’s turn in Week 3 as he grabbed all four of his looks for 95 yards and a touchdown. So who will stand out this weekend in an appetizing matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, Randall Cobb
Cooks really disappointed fantasy owners in his other two games, totaling just 43 yards on 10 targets. Plus, he has been bothered of late by a quad injury. The Vikings have allowed the second-highest yards per attempt on targets to perimeter wideouts, which is good news for him and Fuller. A well-known field-stretcher, Fuller has caught 80 percent of his targets and contributed at least 15 fantasy points in the two games that bookended his Week 2 goose egg. He wasn’t healthy on that day, but he looked fine while playing 94% of the snaps in Week 3 versus the Steelers’ tough defense. Although Cobb registered the most fantasy points in Pittsburgh, he remains a low-ceiling option and is third on the team in targets.
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All three are enticing because the Vikings have given up almost 300 passing yards and more than 30 points per game. But Fuller is the preferred option because of his big-play upside. Fuller has scored in two of the three games and is also by far the most expensive of the three WRs on DraftKings, coming in at $5,900. Cobb is $4,800, and Cooks is probably the best value pick at just $4,500. Just make sure you monitor that quad injury.