Hopkins hauled in 76 yards on three receptions, just a week after catching two passes for 77 yards. He picked up the majority of them on one 46-yard reception, his second-longest of the season.
Hopkins hasn't been a consistent threat for the Texans, but he is putting together a solid rookie season as the team's No. 2 receiver. He enters Week 15 against the Colts with 44 receptions for 707 yards and two touchdowns.
The second of those games was against the Jaguars, the Texans' Week 14 opponent. Hopkins caught one pass for eight yards (on five targets) in Week 12 against Jacksonville; although, in his defense, he had been on the injury report with an illness leading up to the game. Still, even with the (essentially) matchup-neutral Jaguars as an opponent this Thursday, Hopkins is a risky play. He's had more than three receptions in a game just once since Week 3. He has two touchdowns on the season, and none since he scored in Week 7. He was benched for most of the Week 11 game against the Raiders for making on-field mistakes early in the game.
Hopkins has a ton of talent, and is a threat for a breakout any week, but he's too risky to plug into lineups in all but the deepest of leagues for Week 14.
Hopkins' biggest play came in the fourth quarter. Hopkins got past Kyle Arrington and had just one guy to beat after getting spun around on a broken tackle, but he couldn't get past him and was brought down at the Patriots' 14-yard line after a 66-yard gain. Two plays later, Ben Tate had a 10-yard touchdown run, which put Houston ahead 31-28.
Hopkins, who was targeted five times, has been held to two or fewer catches in three straight games. The Texans have a quick turnaround Week 14, playing at Jacksonville Thursday.
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