Will Fuller, V’s scoring streak continued on Sunday, but his status for the Week 5 matchup with Dallas is uncertain.
Fuller caught a 3-yard touchdown pass to give the Texans a 14-7 advantage with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
In seven games together, dating back to the start of last October, the wide receiver and quarterback Deshaun Watson have linked up for a touchdown connection. In all, Watson’s tossed 10 scores to Fuller, who exited the win over the Colts with a second quarter hamstring injury.
Head coach Bill O’Brien said on Monday that the Texans will know more about Fuller’s availability in a few days.
“We’ll see how it goes this week,” O’Brien said. “We just have to kind of manage it and see where it’s at.”
Fuller missed Week 1 because of a hamstring injury, but came back for Weeks 2 and 3 and finished with more than 100 receiving yards in each contest.
He caught four passes for 49 yards at Lucas Oil Stadium, pulling in a 22-yarder and an 18-yarder with toe drags in the second quarter. After the game, O’Brien said the third-year pro could’ve played through the pain in the second half, but wouldn’t have been as effective.
“He wasn’t going to be able to run all the routes that we needed him to run,” O’Brien said. “I felt like going with Sammie (Coates Jr.) and then moving Hop (DeAndre Hopkins) around was probably the better way to go for our team. Fuller wanted to be in there but I made that decision based on our conversation at halftime.”
The Texans resume practice on Wednesday.
They’ll host the Cowboys at NRG Stadium on Sunday Night Football.
The Houston Texans are pumped and ready to take on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.