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Experts' Pick
 
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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16 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 37# 44-
Best Rank# 17# 35-
Worst Rank# 79# 58-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT at PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs PITThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1515
Rec Yds185185
Rec TD1.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total11.211.5-
Avg Game5.65.8-
Avg Projection6.87.6-
Week 20.09.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.82 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
10 tar, 8 rec, 112 yds, 0 td
at KC
5 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
vs. BAL
Week 3 at PIT at PIT
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. JAC
Week 6 at TEN at TEN
Week 7 vs. GB vs. GB
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at JAC at JAC
Week 10 at CLE at CLE
Week 11 vs. NE vs. NE
Week 12 at DET at DET
Week 13 vs. IND vs. IND
Week 14 at CHI at CHI
Week 15 at IND at IND
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.04.1
Rec Yards56.255.2
Rec TDs0.20.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.4
Rush Yards0.62.4
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.87.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2020 Points 
Week 111.22.0
Week 20.09.5
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total11.211.5
Average5.65.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
2020 Targets 
Week 1105
Week 208
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
Week 11
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Will Fuller VW. Fuller
WR - HOU
Will Fuller V
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - HOU
Brandin Cooks
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Fuller pulled a disappearing act last week, which makes him a very difficult lineup decision in this matchup. As long as all the practice reports come back fine, Fuller can be rolled out as a low-end WR3 that you'll simply have to deal with the potential range of outcomes with.Cooks looked to be back from his injury that he had in week one and he put together a solid outing against a stout Ravens defense. With Fuller pulling a disappearing act, Cooks stepped in and turned 5 receptions into 95 yards through the air. This is another tough defense, but Cooks should be a fine option to roll out there as a WR3 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He was on and off the field throughout Week 2 and wound up playing 37 snaps, but he didn't have a single target. Fantasy owners have seen this all too often with Fuller. Just one week after accounting for 51 percent of their air yards, this happens. You'll need to monitor his practice participation throughout the week, but the matchup leaves a lot to be desired. The Steelers have allowed just two wide receivers to top 100 yards against them since the start of last year. One was Tyler Boyd, who is nothing like Fuller, while the other was Darius Slayton in Week 1. Both of them saw nine targets, a number that's going to be hard for Fuller to get to if he's not 100 percent, especially now that Brandin Cooks is near full health and developing rapport with Watson. The Steelers allowed just six plays of 40-plus yards last year and none with 60-plus yards, so relying on a big play out of Fuller wouldn't make sense. You need volume, so pay attention to the practice reports. If he's practicing in full, you must consider him as a boom-or-bust WR3. If he's limited throughout the week and questionable, he moves into WR4 territory with donut potential (a zero in your lineup). I'll update his notes later in the week.It was good to see Cooks on the field in a full-time role, as his connection grew stronger with Deshaun Watson. He caught 5-of-8 targets for 95 yards, leading the team in a brutal matchup against the Ravens secondary. The Steelers aren't slouches either, as they've allowed just 16 receivers to score more than 11.2 PPR points against them since the start of last year. Why is that number significant? It's the average number of points it took to finish as a top-36 receiver in 2019. That's what you're looking for when starting any wide receiver, a top-36 performance. Cooks tends to do well against slower cornerbacks, and the Steelers duo of Joe Haden and Steven Nelson kind of fit in that group. Nelson ran a 4.49 when coming into the NFL while Haden ran a 4.52, though both are slower than they were when they came into the league. It's not a great matchup, but we'd give Cooks a solid bump if Fuller can't go or is limited throughout the week. For now, we'll assume Fuller plays after being limited in practice. Cooks should be in the high-end WR4 conversation whose arrow is trending up.