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Will Fuller will be a game-time decision for Week 12 Thursday Night Football

Texans WR Will Fuller has been out since injuring his hamstring in Week 7. We break down the fantasy football implications of his status heading into Week 12.

Will Fuller of the Houston Texans catches a pass during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football and the decision on wide receiver Will Fuller is likely to come down to the wire. Head coach Bill O’Brien told the media on Monday that Fuller and cornerback Bradley Roby are going to be game-time decisions, per NFL Network reporter James Palmer.

The Texans will release a practice participation report on Monday, but it will be estimated since TNF teams don’t usually get in a normal practice the first day of the week. They’ll likely have a full practice Tuesday and a lighter one on Wednesday, so that Tuesday report could be what tells us the most about Fuller’s chances. O’Brien told Palmer they would, “find ways to test both of them this week outside of practice” this week.

Fantasy football analysis: Texans WR Will Fuller

Fuller got in limited work last week, so it puts him on track to play if his hamstring isn’t gimpy this week. Had he not practiced at all I’d say there’s no chance he plays this week. That being said, hamstrings are tricky enough that I would not be surprised to see Fuller sit this week. If he does play, it’s a solid matchup for fantasy owners. He’s a decent flex in his first week back with the chance to build toward WR2 status as he gets more playing time.

For now though, we’ll update this as the week progresses.