News: 1 day agoThough Fuller left Thursday's practice with a trainer, coach Bill O'Brien noted afterward that the wideout isn't hurt and that the Texans are simply being cautious with his workload, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Spin: "We're just trying to manage reps," coach Bill O'Brien said with reference Fuller, who tore his ACL back on October 25 (Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season). The 2016 first-rounder hasn't played in any preseason games thus far and it appears unlikely he'll suit up for game action until Week 1 of the regular season. The fact that Fuller, a player who has relied on his wheels in the past, is coming off a serious knee injury adds an element of risk to selecting him in fantasy drafts at this stage, but ESPN's Sarah Barshop relays encouragingly that the wideout -- who has appeared to take part in training camp practices without limitations -- feels as fast as he was before getting hurt last year. Assuming no setbacks, Fuller is slated to work as a starter this season opposite top wideout DeAndre Hopkins. In the process, he'll look to rekindle his on-field chemistry with QB DeShaun Watson. In the 11 games the two have played together, Fuller has logged 11 touchdowns.