Best and worst fantasy football landing spots for Will Fuller


The 2021 NFL free agency period is about to kick off, and this year’s class of WRs is absolutely loaded. One of the best deep threats entering the free agency pool is Will Fuller.

Fuller turns 27 in April. He was a first-round pick (21st overall) in 2016 and has spent his entire five years with the Texans. Where Will Fuller play in 2021? Where should fantasy football players be rooting for him to land … and where they should be rooting for him to avoid?

This article will examine Fuller’s best and worst free agency landing spots from a fantasy football perspective. We’ll try to stick with realistic teams.

Will Fuller’s journey to free agency

Fuller was good as a No. 2 in Houston’s offense behind superstar DeAndre Hopkins in the early part of his career. Then he was given a chance to be the top guy in Houston in 2020, and he was excelling. Fuller was on pace for nearly 1,300 yards and 12 TDs and a legitimate fantasy WR1.Fuller has been one of the biggest fantasy teases over the course of his five-year career. After playing 14 games as a rookie, he hasn’t topped 11 games in any season since — three because of injury, and one (2020) because of suspension.

If he lands in the right spot — and stays on the field — he can be a top-flight fantasy WR1 or tail-end fantasy WR1. (He does have one game left on his suspension to start the 2021 season.)

Best landing spots for Will Fuller for fantasy football

Houston Texans: Big caveat alert: This is only a good landing spot if Deshaun Watson also stays in Houston. The Watson-Fuller connection is great. Houston has no defense, and the team will be airing it out all 16 games. Fuller and Watson both staying in Houston is not ideal from a real football perspective, but it would definitely lead to more fantasy goodness.

Indianapolis Colts: Does Fuller not seem like the most natural T.Y. Hilton replacement you can imagine? Fuller would be the WR1 in Indy with Carson Wentz and would continue to play most of his games in a dome, where his speed can really shine. The jury remains out on Wentz, but Fuller in a dome as a team’s WR1 seems about as good as a wish list.

Worst landing spots for Will Fuller for fantasy football

Baltimore Ravens: Fuller to Baltimore may feel exciting at first, but it’s hard to envision it being as fruitful from a fantasy perspective as some other potential landing spots. Fuller doesn’t need a ton of volume to do damage, as we saw earlier in his career, but we’re ready to graduate from early-career Fuller and we’re ready for high-volume Fuller — like the seven targets per game he saw in 2020. Fuller is not substantially different from Marquise Brown, and his TD equity would take a hit with Mark Andrews as a red zone threat and Lamar Jackson and co. in a run-first offense.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville’s long-term prospects are looking up now that they get dibs on Trevor Lawrence, but it’s not Fuller’s best possible landing spot. The reasoning is fairly simple: D.J. Chark is the WR1 in Jacksonville, and Fuller would not necessarily replace him atop the target pecking order. If we’re looking through Fuller’s potential landing spots strictly through a fantasy perspective, we need to be rooting for him to go somewhere that he can be the top option.

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