Houston Texans have decided to delay Will Fuller’s return to the gridiron

Houston Texans wide receiver WIll Fuller (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Houston Texans wide receiver WIll Fuller (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will be held out of Sunday’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens after trending toward being able to play. What?

Houston Texans fans — with the start of the second half of the season on the horizon, the team is ultimate control of their destiny for the remainder of the seven games that they have to go to complete the season.

The AFC South is up for grabs and it’s honestly the Houston Texans‘ title to lose. If they continue to keep racking up the wins as they have  — especially getting an upset over the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow afternoon — they’ll be on track to earn their fourth division title over the past six seasons.

Despite the level of parity continuously being up in the air in their division, the Houston Texans have typically made the most of it and found themselves with yet another playoff berth.  The difference with this season from any other as this team needs to see some progression — winning at least two playoff series to get to the AFC Championship — as the Bill O’Brien regime maturates into its sixth season of existence.

We can always hope for a Super Bowl but it’s so tough to get there but I will take a trip to the AFC Championship as signs of progress of this team, especially with a dynamic quarterback like Deshaun Watson under center.

The defense has been decent and the offense has been potent enough to keep this team staying on the stout side of the wins-losses column with a 6-3 record coming out of the bye week.

Despite all of the good happening, the Houston Texans won’t have wide receiver Will Fuller

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available for the third-straight game after signs of the third-year talent trending upward to play Sunday.  Bill O’Brien even forshadowed that he could be available but there has been a backtrack of that notion with the latest report.

The Chron’s Aaron Wilson reported that although Fuller returned to practice this week, O’Brien wants him fully healthy for next week’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, which is strongly considered a must-win and the outcome could tilt the Houston Texans‘ chances of a playoff berth.

So the team has erred on the side of resting the speedy, deep-ball threat wideout for another week and he did not even travel up to Baltimore as a result.

I’m for this move as winning the game against the Colts is more important as many implications that would have an impact on the Houston Texans‘ trajectory to the postseason could trigger whether they win and especially if they lose.

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It’s tough but we won’t have Will for likely another week but I’m looking forward to seeing him back next week — go Houston Texans!

Fuller has caught 34 balls for 450 yards — 13.2 yards per catch — off 49 targets along with three touchdowns and a 69.4 catch percentage through seven starts this season.