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Editor’s update: Turns out Schefter was wrong. Fuller is active for SNF, but his playing time is still to be determined. If you rolled the dice on him being active, you should play him unless you have a clear alternative with value.
Fantasy owners of Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller are going to have to scramble on game day. Fuller is expected to miss Sunday Night Football vs. the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Fuller was listed as a limited participant in all three practices this week, and the team listed him as questionable.
Fantasy impact: Fuller’s absence bodes well for DeAndre Hopkins seeing plenty of targets. Through five weeks, Hopkins has 42 targets to Fuller’s 40. The team’s third receiver is Jaelen Strong , who played in 72 percent of snaps last week. He will likely move into the starting lineup opposite Hopkins.
Where this could get interesting is with rookie Braxton Miller. He has been the team’s fourth receiver, but has seen fairly limited playing time as the team focused on Hopkins, Fuller, and Strong. Miller is not somebody you will play this week against the Colts, but he has some sleeper value if Fuller’s hamstring injury results in more than one game’s absence.