Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller lit up the Detroit Lions in a Week 12 matchup on Thanksgiving with six catches for 171 yards and two scores but won’t play another down in the NFL this season. He announced on Monday that he has been suspended by the league for violating the performance enhancing substance policy.
Fuller has been suspended for six games, so he’ll miss the rest of the regular season and the first game of the 2021 season as well. He’s flourished as Houston’s top wideout since DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Arizona Cardinals over the offseason and leads the Texans in receptions (53) receiving yards (879) and touchdowns (8).
His absence could drastically affect the performance of DeShaun Watson, who ranks third in the NFL in passing yards (3,201) and fifth in passing touchdowns (24). Brandin Cooks appears poised to take over the top spot on the wide receiver depth chart. Fuller is in the final season of a four-year, $10 million deal and is approaching free agency.