Houston Texans: 5 Key Takeaways from Thursday night’s win
4. Will Fuller drastically changes the landscape of the offense
Remember Will Fuller? As in, “Will Fuller ever play an entire complete season?” His undeniable talent as a speedster and go-route specialist make him the perfect complement to DeAndre Hopkins. However, injuries have limited him to miss a combined 20 games since he was the 21st overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Having finally returned from a four-week absence due to a hamstring injury, he was primed for a bounce-back game against Indy’s 14th ranked pass defense. The result was seven catches for 140 yards, with receptions of seven, five, 15, 44, 51, seven, and 11 yards each. Fuller has three touchdowns on the season, all of which came in his monster game against the Atlanta Falcons. That gave a perfect glimpse into how well the Texans could potentially light up defenses when No. 15 is up to speed and at full strength.
The two issues have always been about durability and inconsistency catching wide-open passes, but adding a dynamic option like Fuller opens up the playbook for more chunk plays.
Is it fair to say, Hopkins, Fuller, and Kenny Stills are the best wide receiver trifecta in the league?