Fuller sat out Sunday's win over the Rams after injuring his ribs in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Rams. Over his last two appearances -- which coincided with Tom Savage replacing the injured Deshaun Watson (knee) as the Texans' starting quarterback -- Fuller managed a combined four receptions for 47 yards on 11 targets. Given the dire state of the Texans' passing game under Savage along with the uncertain timetable for his recovery from the injury, Fuller might be worth cutting in most formats at this point, despite having racked up seven touchdowns over a four-game span earlier this season.
Fuller (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
In Fuller's absence this weekend, look for Bruce Ellington and Braxton Miller to pick up the bulk of the extra snaps and targets that don't go to top wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who could well be shadowed by ace cornerback Patrick Peterson. As a result, Ellington -- who logged four catches for 41 yards and a TD last Sunday against the Rams -- represents a decent Week 11 fantasy dart.
O'Brien all but ruled the wide receiver out for Week 11 while speaking with the media shortly after Fuller missed Wednesday's practice. Bruce Ellington and Braxton Miller should pick up most of the extra snaps and targets alongside DeAndre Hopkins, who likely will be shadowed by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson for most of the contest.
Fuller (ribs) isn't practicing Wednesday and isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fuller likely will miss at least one game while nursing cracked ribs, though head coach Bill O'Brien wasn't quite ready to rule the receiver out when speaking to the media Monday. Fuller's absence from practice supports the notion that he's a long shot for Sunday, however, likely leaving Bruce Ellington and Braxton Miller to pick up extra snaps and targets. It will be interesting to see if quarterback Tom Savage deviates from his normal approach of forcing the ball to top wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who should get shadow treatment from Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson in the Week 11 matchup.
Fuller reportedly suffered cracked ribs and is expected to miss at least one game, but O'Brien declined the opportunity to confirm the diagnosis or timeline when speaking with the media Monday. While it'll be a surprise if Fuller is ready for Wednesday's practice, it's too early to assume he won't play Week 11. He could have some extra opportunities if he ends up playing, as Patrick Peterson likely will shadow DeAndre Hopkins, who accounted for 30 targets on Tom Savage's 80 pass attempts the past two weeks. O'Brien already tabbed Savage as the Week 11 starter, but another ugly outing could force the coach to give T.J. Yates or Josh Johnson a chance. None of the bunch has the requisite downfield accuracy to help Fuller re-emerge as a consistent contributor.
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