The Houston Texans are getting thin at wide receiver with Will Fuller out of the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Here are 3 ways to replace him.
On Thursday Night Football the Houston Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins, 42-23 and in the process won their fifth straight game to improve to 5-3 overall this season to stay in first place in the AFC South.
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However, the the Texans received a devastating blow when Will Fuller left the game injured early in the fourth quarter. It was later announced that Fuller had tore his ACL and was out the season.
Fuller, the starting No. 2 receiver for the Texans, played an enormous role on the offense this season, catching 32 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns.
Fuller provided unique speed, posting a 4.32 40-yard dash at the 2016 NFL Combine, the second best at the combine.
Fuller’s elite speed allowed him to separate from cornerbacks, allowing for big yardage plays. In addition, Fuller’s absence reduces the amount of depth at the position.
With Bruce Ellington and Keke Coutee each dealing with injuries this season, this will make the position very thin and will force the Texans to venture out and look for other options in the market. Next are three different ways the Texans can solve this problem.