Houston Texans: Will Fuller’s status against the Chiefs is starting to trend

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Houston Texans wideout Will Fuller injury status is starting to trend upward as the team moves on the next round of the playoffs against the Chiefs.

The Houston Texans were able to take care of the business of winning a playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.  The theme for this postseason is that the “AFC South is not Enough,” certainly indicating that this team isn’t complacent with just a playoff berth and yet another division title.

Their comeback from 16 points down is nothing short of inspiring as we know that usually whenever they are in those situations, they typically don’t come back from them.  They roll over and let the competition take them out back to the woodshed.

That didn’t happen this time as once the Houston Texans secured the lead, they never relented and although the game was tied to go into overtime, this team stayed on top of their game, giving it all they had on the field to ensure that they didn’t leave anything out there.

It was J.J. Watt‘s earth-shattering sack he had on Josh Allen that turned the tide for the Houston Texans, stirring the crowd — as well as his teammates — up and Deshaun Watson was able to finish things up with one of the most spectacular clutch performances by quarterback that I’ve ever seen.

Yes, the Houston Texans are advancing in the playoffs and they’ve got a date with the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday at 2:05 p.m. CST up at Arrowhead Stadium.

This team will be primarily healthy going into that game but the status of wide receiver Will Fuller has started to trend upward with him possibly being available.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Houston Texans are expecting to have Fuller available

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barring any setbacks for their upcoming divisional matchup with the Chiefs.

Having him back makes this offense stronger and provides an immense deep ball threat that they will need to beat arguably one of the best teams in the AFC.  It will be an intense battle of offenses in this matchup and I’m sure Fuller will be an important part of the game plan.

Fuller, who has been out for the past two weeks with groin injury sustained against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is right on schedule with the estimated recovery time of being three weeks.

It’s anyone’s guess on what his readiness would be for this game but I think his natural instincts will see him through and he will be a valuable asset.

Fuller has missed more than a quarter of this past season while tending to hamstring and groin injuries.

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Let’s hope for the best that we see him out there Sunday.

Fuller has caught 49 balls for 670 yards — 13.7 yards per catch — along with three touchdowns this season coupled with a catch percentage of 60.9 through 11 starts this past season.