Houston Texans Will Fuller Breaks Collarbone

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Texans wide receiver Will Fuller
Texans wide receiver Will Fuller breaks collarbone.

According to reports, Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has suffered a broken collarbone during practice. Surgery is on the horizon for Fuller as he is expected to miss 2-3 months while recovering.

Fuller was expected to start opposite of DeAndre Hopkins. Due to the injury to Fuller, Braxton Miller and Jaelen strong are next in line for more production. The loss of Fuller will have a great effect on the Texans offense.

Receiving & Rushing Table
Game Game Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece
Year Age G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch%
2016 22 14 13 92 47 635 13.5 2 53 3.4 45.4 51.1%
Care Care 14 13 92 47 635 13.5 2 53 3.4 45.4

Will Fuller was able to provide stable production behind DeAndre Hopkins last season. That is even with the lackluster quarterback play. Hauling in 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdowns, Fuller was a perfect compliment to Hopkins.

Receiving & Rushing Table
Game Game Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece
Year Age G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch%
2015 21 10 1 24 14 161 11.5 3 42 1.4 16.1 58.3%
2016 22 8 2 24 14 131 9.4 0 36 1.8 16.4 58.3%
Care Care 18 3 48 28 292 10.4 3 42 1.6 16.2

Jaelen Strong has struggled to make a meaningful impact in the NFL. Only managing 28 receptions for 292 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Receiving & Rushing Table
Game Game Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece
Year Age G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch%
2016 24 10 6 28 15 99 6.6 1 12 1.5 9.9 53.6%
Care Care 10 6 28 15 99 6.6 1 12 1.5 9.9

Braxton Miller is still learning how to play the wide receiver position in the NFL. While his transition has been admirable, he still needs more time to learn. Hauling in 15 receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown is a nice start. But he needs to further develop to make a greater impact.

The absence of Will Fuller will hurt the Texans. Houston was counting on him to further develop and contribute more with DeAndre Hopkins. Without Fuller, the Texans offense could stumble out of the gate.

 

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