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2019 NFL Playoffs: Which Houston Wide Receiver Needs To Step Up Against The Chiefs?

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Houston needs to score a lot of points to hang with the Chiefs. Let’s discuss which receiver needs to step up to make it happen.

Wild Card Round - Buffalo Bills v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

However you want to approach it, the Wild Card game was a rough one for the Houston Texans. They were bailed out by the late game heroics of Deshaun Watson and many people will simply be happy with the drama and the win.

The reality is that the Texans didn’t really play well enough as a team to win that game. In particular, the wide receiver group had a day that I’m assuming they would like to forget and move on from. They didn’t account for any of the touchdowns the Texans scored and DeAndre Hopkins had a bad fumble while the Texans were in catch-up mode.

There are any number of reason for this. Deshaun held the ball too long at times, didn’t make the throw, or the receivers couldn’t separate to name a few. Many will be quick to point out the “Will Fuller effect” as the reason why the WR’s struggled. Whatever the reason, the receivers not named D. Hopkins accounted for 5 catches and 51 yards. That’s not going to be good enough against a team like the Chiefs, who can put up points in a hurry.

Assuming Will Fuller plays on Sunday, and early reports seem to be trending that way, which receiver do you think will have the biggest impact against the Chiefs?

Poll

What WR will have the biggest impact on Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    DeAndre Hopkins
    (163 votes)
  • 38%
    Will Fuller
    (241 votes)
  • 15%
    Kenny Stills
    (97 votes)
  • 0%
    DeAndre Carter
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Keke Coutee
    (18 votes)
  • 6%
    None. It’ll be one of the TE’s
    (42 votes)
  • 8%
    None. It’ll be Duke Johnson
    (52 votes)
619 votes total Vote Now