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

Will Fuller catches a pass against the Indianapolis Colts.
Will Fuller catches a pass against the Indianapolis Colts. / Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Will Fuller is one of the most boom-or-bust producers in fantasy football. A litany of injuries has often kept him closer to the "bust" side of that spectrum though, and this Sunday's AFC Divisional Round game appears no different.

Fuller will reportedly be a game-time decision ahead of the Houston Texans' clash with the Kansas City Chiefs, which certainly doesn't help his fantasy outlook.

Will Fuller Fantasy Outlook

Fuller has been dealing with a groin injury that kept him out of the team's AFC Wild Card Game win over the Buffalo Bills. He's only gotten in limited practices this week, and there's a real chance that he misses the Divisional Round as well.

If Fuller can't go, Deshaun Watson becomes a much less intriguing option, as his numbers are down across the board in games played without Fuller. Another absence for Fuller would, however, create some fantasy value for Kenny Stills and DeAndre Carter, but it's hard to get too excited about either player.

Both Carter and Stills were held below 50 receiving yards in the Wild Card Round. The Chiefs also check in as the No. 6 pass defense by Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, surrendering the second-fewest PPR points per game to opposing wideouts in the regular season.

When it was assumed Fuller would be active, he was ranked as the WR12 in our Divisional Round fantasy rankings. Even if Fuller suits up, the risk of injury makes starting him a serious gamble.

If Fuller is ultimately inactive, it's fair to expect Stills to slot in somewhere around WR12, while Carter would be little more than a dart throw this weekend.

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