Thompson was a limited participant at practice Wednesday with a neck injury.

Thompson, who played a season-high 50 offensive snaps in the Texans' Week 13 loss to the Titans, apparently tweaked his neck at some point during the contest. Given that it didn't keep him off the practice field, Thompson looks like a good bet to play Sunday against the 49ers, which should set him up for another hefty workload on offense. With neither Will Fuller (ribs) nor Braxton Miller (concussion) certain to be available for the contest, Thompson could end up getting a start alongside No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins. That role won't necessarily yield Thompson an abundance of looks from quarterback Tom Savage, however, as the rookie was targeted just twice last week.

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