Hopkins was routinely bracketed by multiple defenders last season, when the
Coming off a dominant season in which he collected 111 passes for 1,521 and 11 touchdowns, it shouldn't be much of a surprise the Texans were willing to pick up the option on the final year of his rookie contract. The Clemson product will remain with the team through 2017 at the very least, but the Texans will likely try to extend him prior to then. Hopkins should once again serve as the team's top wideout, but will prepare to catch passes from the recently acquired Brock Osweiler.
The Pro Bowler's lack of dominant production was largely the fault of Brian Hoyer, who struggled mightily on the day, completing fewer than half of his passes and turning the ball over five times. That said, Hopkins easily could have had a much better day, as Hoyer overthrew him on a fade rout in the end zone before he had a big gain nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty. Nuk amazingly set career highs in nearly every receiving category this season despite playing with an inept quartet of quarterbacks, and his prominent role in the Houston offense will make him a desirable fantasy asset once again next season.
DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is listed as active Saturday versus the Chiefs.
Hopkins kicked off the week of preparation with a limited showing at practice, yet his ability to finish the week with two consecutive full sessions indicated that he'd take the field. After torching the Chiefs for nine catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener, he could find the going tough against a Kansas City defense that allowed just six touchdowns to wideouts over the last eight games.
DeAndre Hopkins caught just seven of 12 targets for 89 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
The Pro-Bowler was heavily targeted once again in the regular season finale, and he narrowly missed turning this decent performance into an impact fantasy day by failing to stay in bounds on what would've been a long touchdown catch. Hopkins couldn't quite maintain his torrid pace from the first half of the season, but he still turned in a stellar year and set career-highs of 111 catches, 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. Hopkins will now set his sights on his first career appearance in the postseason next week.
|P1||8/14/16||@ SF||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|3||9/22/16||@ NE||8:25 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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