Will Fuller Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Outlook With Potential Week 11 Return

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Sidelined with a hamstring injury since the first quarter of a Week 7 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, Will Fuller's absence has left the Houston Texans without one of the primary weapons in their offense for nearly three full games.

The Texans returned to practice coming off a bye week on Monday, and Fuller took the field, which is a great sign for his potential return in a Week 11 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fuller was on pace for an outstanding season before the injury. If we exclude that three-snap game in Week 7, he saw at least six targets in each of the last five games, and was averaging 5.5 receptions, 74.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns on 8.0 targets per game for the year.

Through Week 6 he ranked 24th among all wideouts in PPR fantasy points per game, even outscoring teammate DeAndre Hopkins.

Hopkins did have a 56 to 48 edge in targets during that time, but putting up both volume and production so close to Hopkins, one of the top WRs in fantasy football in recent years, is a great sign for Fuller's long-term outlook. That volume will also be a significant downgrade to Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee's fantasy outlook.

Without confirmation of a return without limitation, Fuller opens the week unranked in our Week 11 PPR fantasy football rankings. If we get confirmation that he will be full-go this week, though, expect Fuller to jump into the WR2 range, even in a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

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