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Will Fuller INACTIVE in Wild Card round

Will Fuller is not expected to play in the Wild Card round, and here’s what that means for the Houston Texans.

 Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller runs off the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium.  Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE 3:05 PM: Will Fuller is officially OUT against the Bills in the playoff round. This is a blow to DeShaun Watson’s fantasy upside while Kenny Stills, and Darren Fells get a slight boost.

The Houston Texans will host the Buffalo Bills Saturday for the first game of the NFL’s Wild Card round, but they won’t have WR Will Fuller at their disposal. NFL Network reporter James Palmer had previously reported he was a long shot to play, and at lunch time on Saturday, he reported Fuller is out.

The Texans receiver was limited at every practice this week because of a groin injury and hasn’t seen game action since Week 16. This will be the sixth contest he’s missed this year and it could have a serious effect on the strength of his team’s passing game.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Houston Texans WR Will Fuller

Fuller is no stranger to injuries, as he’s missed 22 games in his four seasons with the Texans. However, he did manage to reach career highs in receptions (49) and receiving yards (670) this year. Fuller’s speed will be missed on the outside against Buffalo, but you should expect to see Keke Coutee, Kenny Stills, and other Texans receivers get more work in the Wild Card round.