Will Fuller Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Value Ahead of AFC Divisional Round Game Against Chiefs

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Will Fuller celebrates in the end zone against the Atlanta Falcons. | Bob Levey/Getty Images

After missing the Houston Texans' Wild Card Game against the Buffalo Bills, there were plenty of questions about Will Fuller's availability in the Divisional Round.

Fuller hasn't practiced on more than a limited basis this week due to a lingering groin injury, but it looks like he's been given the green light, and will be active against the Kansas City Chiefs come Sunday.

Will Fuller Fantasy Football Outlook

Unfortunately, Fuller draws a very difficult matchup in his return. The Chiefs are the league's sixth-best defense against the pass, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, and Kansas City surrendered the second-fewest PPR points per game to opposing WRs in the regular season.

Fuller was held to 44 receiving yards on nine targets (five receptions) when he faced the Chiefs back in Week 6.

Though Fuller's presence is a boon for the entire Texans' offense, particularly Deshaun Watson, he's really tough to trust in fantasy this week.

The unfavorable matchup, paired with the potential for Fuller to re-aggravate the injury, makes him a very risky play this week. Fuller checks in at WR12 in our Divisional Round fantasy rankings, but risk-averse owners might want to look elsewhere, as he appears to be a boom-or-bust option here.

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