The Texans have expressed interest in retaining Fuller (suspension), who is a pending unrestricted free agent this coming offseason, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fuller seemingly answered questions about his durability in 2020, a season that was turning as the best of his career until a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Fuller recorded a career-high 53 receptions and eight touchdowns over 11 games while avoiding injured reserve for the first time in five seasons. It's unknown how the punishment may affect the market value for one of the NFL's most dangerous deep threats. The Texans could retain Fuller by designating him as their franchise player, but any decision on the wide receiver will be delayed until the franchise hires a new general manager and head coach.
Fuller relayed Monday that he's been suspended six games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. That rules Fuller out for the rest of the Texans' 2020 slate, which leaves Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee and Isaiah Coulter as the team's remaining available wideouts. Look for the team to add depth at the position in short order. Fuller -- who's in the last year of his contract with Houston -- thus finishes the campaign with 53 catches (on 75 targets) for 879 yards and eight TDs in 11 games.
Fuller caught six of seven targets for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions. The speedster was Deshaun Watson's favorite target on the afternoon, but Fuller was on pace for a merely solid performance until he hauled in TD strikes of 40 and 34 yards within about two minutes of each other early in the fourth quarter as the Texans put the game away. The fifth-year wideout has finally stayed healthy and has already established new career highs in catches (53), yards (879) and touchdowns (eight) this season with five games remaining on the schedule.
Fuller caught six of eight targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England. Fuller was kept out of the end zone for a second consecutive game following a six-game touchdown streak, but he bounced back over the 80-yard mark for the fifth time this season. The oft-injured receiver is finally putting together a healthy campaign, and Fuller has already set a career high with 708 receiving yards heading into an appetizing Thanksgiving Day trip to Detroit.
Fuller caught five of eight targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland. Fuller was the only member of the Houston aerial attack to get anything going early on, accounting for 30 of Deshaun Watson's 39 passing yards in the first quarter. The speedy wide receiver was a non-factor after that point, and while the quarterback didn't get much going either, Watson at least managed to make things competitive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown in the fourth quarter. Fuller saw his six-game touchdown streak come to an end while playing through inclement weather, but he'll look to start a new one at home against the Patriots in Week 11.
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