5. Will Fuller shows his talent at a big level
The Houston Texans used the Atlanta Falcons’ focusing on DeAndre Hopkins to their advantage, and though Hopkins had seven receptions for 88 yards, that was only the start for the success of Houston receivers on Sunday.
Will Fuller was the standout for all wide receivers on the Texans, finishing with 14 receptions for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets. Having 16 targets in a game shows how much better Fuller was than those attempting to cover him. It also shows that Hopkins was taking the best coverage, and the Texans were smart enough to take full advantage of that.
Also, this was one of the rare opportunities the Texans had the trio of Hopkins, Fuller and Keke Coutee all on the field at the same time, and Coutee even had three receptions for 72 yards. Houston also had all of those receiving yards without Kenny Stills in the Week 5 lineup because he was out with a hamstring injury.
Before the game, I figured not having Stills would hamper the offense of the Texans. Well, for at least one week, Fuller and the Texans receivers showed they did just fine without Stills for this game, and that was a good thing for the offense, because it shows just how strong they can be when everyone is healthy.