Hopkins was limited in Thursday's session, but his increased workload since then bodes well for his status ahead of Monday night's game against the Broncos. Although Hopkins is expected to play, his situation will continue to be updated prior to kickoff.
Hopkins (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at practice Thursday.
Per the Houston Chronicle, Hopkins is expected to play Monday night against the Broncos, but we'll let you know if that assessment changes in any way as the week rolls along.
Will Fuller (hamstring) was active but didn't actually play any snaps, leaving Houston's offense in the hands of Hopkins and Lamar Miller. The looks were there all night, but with Brock Osweiler struggling until the final minutes, Hopkins didn't have much to show for it until he caught passes on four consecutive snaps in the fourth quarter to help set up a touchdown. Hopkins didn't have any gains of more than 12 yards, but the volume at least was encouraging. Hopkins draws a nightmare Week 7 road matchup with the Denver secondary.
This was by no means a poor effort from Hopkins, as he scored the only
Rhodes put on a show for a national audience Monday night when he limited Odell Beckham Jr. to a career-low three catches for 23 yards and goaded him into a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Hopkins said he's very familiar with Rhodes having played against him when the two were in college and understands the task ahead of him. While we don't advocate sitting Hopkins -- we wouldn't do that any week Hopkins is healthy -- don't be surprised if his slow start to the season continues.
|7||10/24/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/21/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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