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.
DeAndre Hopkins pulled in 7-of-11 targets for 117 yards and his 11th touchdown of the season in Sunday's 34-6 victory over the Titans.
Hopkins showed that he could be just as effective with quarterback Brandon Weeden throwing him the ball as he was with any of Houston's other three starters this season. The breakout third-year receiver already has a career-high 104 receptions, 1,432 yards and 11 touchdowns heading into the season finale against a Jaguars team that he burned for 10 catches, 148 yards, and two scores back in Week 6.
DeAndre Hopkins had eight catches on 11 targets for 94 yards Sunday against the Colts.
After ripping off four consecutive 100-yard games earlier this season, Hopkins has reached the century mark just once in the last eight games, scoring five touchdowns in that span. He remains the clear top option in the Houston Texans ' passing game, though with Brandon Weeden likely under center for the rest of the season, Hopkins may struggle to continue turning his high number of targets into receptions. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Titans, who have allowed more passing touchdowns than all but two teams this season.
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