Houston Texans’ WR Will Fuller ruled out for week 11
Bruce Ellington will have to step up in place of Will Fuller for the Houston Texans in week 11.
It looked like it was going to be a long shot for Houston Texans’ wide receiver Will Fuller to play this coming Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after suffering a rib injury this past Sunday during a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien said that Fuller will not play against the Cardinals this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
"“I’m not sure if he cracked it or not, but I would say he would miss the game,” O’Brien said."
Wilson also mentioned on Wednesday that the Texans are confident in veteran wide receiver Bruce Ellington to fill in for Fuller and they should be.
"“Other guys are going to have to step up,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “Bruce is running good routes. Bruce needs to get the ball more. Bruce Ellington, he’s doing some really good things out there.”"
With Fuller missing the first weeks of the season, Ellington made some big plays for Houston as he hauled in seven catches for 107 yards and one touchdown during week’s three and four (he was injured during week’s one and two).
Fuller is certainly a more talented player than Ellington, but both players are explosive deep threats, so there won’t be much of a decline.
Ellington also caught four passes for 41 yards and one touchdown last week against the Rams. He has a total of 19 receptions for 231 yards and two touchdowns this season.
While the Texans don’t need to worry about Ellington playing at a high level, they still need to be concerned about the play of quarterback Tom Savage, who doesn’t look like he belongs in the NFL.
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