Hopkins was limited to just one grab for 7 yards in the first half, but bounced back with a score after half time. He came down with a 12-yard score in the third quarter. He finished the game with three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 victory.
Hopkins has seven catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns through his first two weeks of the season. He'll look to score in his third straight game in New York against the Giants in Week 3.
Hopkins' touchdown came with 4:15 left in the second quarter and gave Houston a 7-6 lead. He caught a second-down pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick at the Redskins' 40-yard line and then made one defender miss on his way to the end zone for his third career touchdown.
Hopkins finished with 89 yards, which trailed only Andre Johnson's 93 yards. Hopkins had four catches on five targets.
The Texans are back in action Week 2 at Oakland.
It has been nine games since
Wide receivers totaled 16 touchdowns in 16 games against Washington last season. They also averaged 167.1 receiving yards and 22.1 Fantasy points per week. The Redskins allowed seven 100-yard games to receivers in 2013, but none after Week 9.
Hopkins got off to a pretty good start last season as a rookie, totaling 12 catches for 183 yards and one touchdown in his first two games. Unfortunately, he didn't show the same consistency the rest of the season, making him an unreliable Fantasy option.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding Hopkins heading into his second season in the NFL. There is talk of breakout potential, but there is also some uncertainty since Houston will open the season with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been a journeyman quarterback, running the offense.
Hopkins definitely has sleeper potential this season, but heading into Week 1 he is more of a low-end Fantasy option.
At least for a few plays, he'll battle Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson in Saturday's preseason opener.
"He’s one of the guys out there that I think is much improved from April 7, when we started, to where we are now," coach Bill O’Brien told the paper. "He just has to keep it going. He’s a very hard worker. It’s very important to him. He’s a guy that really, in our opinion, gets better and better every day. So just got to keep it going."
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Hopkins had 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns last season. With Andre Johnson (hamstring) sidelined, Hopkins "has easily been the Texans’ premier receiver," the paper said.
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