UPDATE: Brandin Cooks is ACTIVE as expected.
The Houston Texans lost a lot of offensive firepower when they trade DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals over the offseason, and Will Fuller V appears to be the wideout most capable of filling the WR1 spot. We’ll go over how he stacks up against newcomers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb in fantasy football here.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans WRs Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb
Fuller acted as Deshaun Watson’s go-to guy in Week 1 and hauled in eight passes for 112 yards. He was targeted 10 times. Cooks and Cobb combined for four receptions and 43 receiving yards on eight targets. It’s clear that Watson is most comfortable with Fuller, and Cobb stands out as the least desirable option of the trio. Cobb was expected to be a large part of the offense in the slot, but wasn’t targeted until the fourth quarter against the Chiefs in Week 1.
Cooks is listed as questionable due to his quadriceps injury. He was questionable last week after limited, DNP, and then limited practices. This week he was limited all three days. He’ll likely play.
The Texans are set to face the Baltimore Ravens, and bring one of the most well-rounded defenses in the NFL. They held Watson to 169 passing yards and blew out the Texans 41-7 last November.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
I’d stay away from all Texans wideouts in season-long fantasy and DFS. If you have to start one, make it Fuller.