Game day update: The Texans’ offense come into a favorable matchup against a Jaguars’ pass defense that is giving up 281.9 passing yards per game, good for 28th in the league. Will Fuller V is looking to score a touchdown in his sixth consecutive game, while Cooks will be looking to replicate his eight reception, 161-yard performance against these Jags in Week 5.
Don’t forget about Randall Cobb either, who is coming off of 95-yard outing in Week 7. ESPN projects Fuller to score 9.6 fantasy points, Cooks to score 8.5 points, and Cobb to score 6.4 points.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V is still a Houston Texans wide receiver. That may have been the biggest news to come from Tuesday’s dud of a trade deadline. He was nearly sent packing to the Green Bay Packers, but the two sides couldn’t agree to a deal. So, Fuller, Brandin Cooks and former Packer Randall Cobb will try their best this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Will Fuller V, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb
Consistency isn’t exactly synonymous with Fuller’s big-play, deep-threat skill set, but he has been consistently visiting the end zone as he has scored in five straight games. Still, it appears Cooks has benefited the most from the Texans’ coaching change about a month ago. In three games since Bill O’Brien’s dismissal, Cooks has averaged 10 targets, seven receptions and 96.3 receiving yards per game. By comparison, Cooks’ most productive game through the first four weeks of the season was a 5-95-0 outing on eight targets back in Week 2. Cobb has seen some bigger numbers as well recently, and all of these guys will have their chances to stand out against a defense that has allowed one opposing wideout to reach 100 yards in each of their last three games.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
The preferred option here is probably Cooks, especially since he exploded for a 8-161-1 line against Jacksonville in the first meeting. Both he and Fuller are WR2 options while Cobb is a PPR-only WR3, but one with a much lower ceiling than his teammates. Cooks, at $5,500, costs $1,300 less than Fuller on DraftKings. Cobb is just $4,500.