|Chance of Injury in 2021:||89%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||12.2%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||3.4|
William Vincent Fuller V was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fuller is 26 years old and attended Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He was named MVP of the league as a senior, recording 57 catches for 932 yards and a touchdown. Determined to be a four-star recruit and the 19th best wide receiver in his class, he originally committed to Penn State but eventually switched to Notre Dame.
Fuller didn’t play much as a freshman but broke out as a sophomore, where he recorded 76 receptions for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns, tying Golden Tate for the single-season school touchdown record. During his junior year, he had 62 catches for 1,258 yards and 14 scores. He averaged 17.4 yards per catch in his career at Notre Dame and decided to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Fuller is just over 6’ tall, weighs 186 pounds, and ran a 4.32 40-yard dash, which is lightning fast. Houston chose him with the 21st pick in the 1st round. Fuller was the second wide receiver taken after Baylor’s Corey Coleman, who went number 15 to the Browns.
Fuller played 14 games in his rookie season, catching 47 passes for 635 yards and 2 touchdowns, also returning 13 kicks for almost 200 yards as well. Fuller's 2017 season didn’t start as expected, as he broke his collarbone in early August, with the initial timeline of being out two to three months. He made his season debut in Week 4 and managed to play in 10 games, catching 28 passes for 423 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Fuller missed the opening game of the 2018 season with a hamstring strain and unfortunately only ended up playing in seven games this season, as he tore his ACL in week eight. Last season, 2019, Fuller returned from his ACL reconstruction surgery and managed to play in 11 games, marred with hamstring injuries throughout the season. He caught 49 passes for 670 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Let’s talk about Fuller’s injury history, which i…
|Dec 21, 2019||NFL||Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia||He sustained a groin injury in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fuller missed the regular-season finale against the Titans and playoff game against the Bills. He underwent sports hernia surgery recently to repair his groin injury|
|Dec 4, 2019||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1|
|Oct 20, 2019||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||Fuller was forced out of the game against the Colts with a hamstring injury. He missed 3 games|
|Oct 25, 2018||NFL||Knee ACL Tear Grade 3||Fuller tore his right ACL in the 4th quarter of a Thursday night game against the Dolphins and missed the rest of the season. He had surgery in the last week of October.|
|Aug 15, 2018||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||Fuller "tweaked" a hamstring in an August practice. He sat out the whole preseason (coming off January knee surgery) and missed the regular-season opener.|
|Dec 31, 2017||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Fuller left Week 17 early with a left knee injury. He had "minor" surgery shortly thereafter.|
|Nov 12, 2017||NFL||Chest Rib Fracture||Fuller left Week 10 in the 2nd quarter and missed the next 3 games with cracked ribs.|
|Aug 2, 2017||NFL||Shoulder Clavicle Fracture||Fuller missed the entire preseason and 1st 3 games of the regular season with a broken collarbone.|
|Oct 30, 2016||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Fuller left Week 8 with an unspecified left knee injury that cost him the game after the Week 9 bye.|
|Oct 11, 2016||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Fuller missed 1 game because of a setback with his hamstring injury.|
|Sep 7, 2016||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Fuller popped up on the injury report leading up to Week 1 but played through his hamstring issue.|