Gameday update: A couple of weeks ago, we saw the Jets WRs score touchdowns and put up yards against a New England Patriots secondary that was missing All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore is now back and has J.C. Jackson playing on the opposite side, who leads the NFL in interceptions with six. This week, they have to go against the speedy duo of Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller, who have looked supremely better since Bill O’Brien was fired earlier in the season. As you do every week with Deshaun Watson, make sure to stack him with Fuller and/or Cooks. ESPN projects Fuller and Cooks to score 10 and 9.4 fantasy points.
Last week was a tough one for the Houston Texans passing game. A brutal wind and bad weather in Cleveland kept them from doing much through the air. But they’re back home this week, hosting the Patriots inside the climate controlled environment of a domed stadium, which helps their fantasy football value this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb
Cooks is the top option in the passing game here. He’s getting more targets than Fuller on a weekly basis. He had six catches on eight targets in the swirling winds last week, scratching out just 39 yards, his lowest total since Week 4 and since the team fired head coach Bill O’Brien.
Fuller saw his six-game touchdown streak snapped during last week’s outdoor suffer fest. He came up with 38 yards on five catches in that one, just one week after going for 100 yards and a score against the Jags. Cobb had 41 yards on three catches last week, but he usually doesn’t put up consistent enough results to be a regular fantasy option.
New England has a habit of allowing receivers to break 100 yards in a game. It didn’t happen last week, but that was against Baltimore moribund passing game. They’ve also allowed 12 touchdowns to opposing receivers, five in their last two games.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller; both are a solid choice for WR2. Sit Randall Cobb.