Will Fuller Fantasy Value Explodes With Massive Two-TD First Half Against Falcons

Jason Schandl
Houston Texans v New Orleans Saints
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Will Fuller has finally found the end zone after scoring zero touchdowns through his first four games of the 2019 season, exploding for eight receptions, 101 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in the first half of Week 5's meeting with the Atlanta Falcons. That has sent his fantasy football value soaring.

Over the last two years, Deshaun Watson had been healthy for 11 of Fuller's 17 healthy games, and Fuller averaged one TD per game in those contests. He's still not back up to that pace in 2019, but this massive Week 5 performance is a great indicator that he still offers huge upside on a weekly basis.

This big game hasn't come out of nowhere, either. Fuller had seen at least six targets in each of the Texans' last three games, he just hadn't managed to convert that volume into a big game yet. A matchup with the Falcons provided the perfect opportunity to do that, as they entered into Week 5 ranking only 21st in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Fuller is out-producing both teammate DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones on the other side of the game in the first half, and in the first half alone he has already turned in his highest single-game fantasy score of the season.

Don't expect Fuller to overtake Hopkins as the top fantasy wideout in the Texans' offense any time soon, but he has also proven himself to be worth consideration as a boom-or-bust option as an every-week fantasy starter.

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