Hopkins paced the Texans in both receptions and receiving yardage, and he also was responsible for the team's only offensive touchdown. The Pro Bowler faced a tough matchup against Tre'Davious White, which likely limited his overall production, as did the fact that quarterback Deshaun Watson was playing with both rib and lung injuries. However, Hopkins remains an elite play in any format heading into a tough Week 7 matchup against the Jaguars.
Hopkins (foot) does not carry a Week 6 injury designation after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
The same applies to Keke Coutee (hamstring) and Will Fuller (hamstring), meaning that the Texans will have their top three pass catchers available Sunday against the Bills. Deshaun Watson (chest) is listed as questionable for the contest, but we'd be surprised if he didn't play. Hopkins has been a steady high-volume option through Houston's first five games en route to accumulating 39 catches on 57 targets for a league-high 594 yards and two TDs.
Hopkins (foot) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
The Texans have restricted Hopkins' reps throughout the season, but his availability for any of the team's five games has never truly been in peril. With no indication from the Texans that his latest foot injury is a particularly concerning matter, Hopkins should be in store for another double-digit target count Sunday against the Bills.
Hopkins (foot) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
The same limited listing applies to fellow wideouts Keke Coutee (hamstring) and Will Fuller (hamstring). That said, Hopkins was on the field for all 80 of the Texans' offensive snaps in the Week 5 win over the Cowboys and reported no injury coming out of the contest. It's thus suspected his limitations Wednesday were mainly maintenance-related.
Hopkins caught nine of 13 targets for 151 yards during Sunday's 19-16 overtime victory over the Cowboys. He also lost a fumble.
Hopkins could have had a much, much bigger day on the stat sheet if a number of plays had gone his way, starting with one on which the receiver was spun down just inches from the end zone. Hopkins was also targeted multiple times in the end zone -- he was overthrown on one try and drew a pass interference penalty on another -- and he lost a crucial second-half fumble at one point. The 2017 first-team All-Pro nonetheless put together a spectacular performance in primetime, and his star shone no brighter than it did on the final possession of overtime when he took a short pass 49 yards to help position the Texans offense for the game-winning field goal. Averaging 11.4 targets, 7.8 receptions and 118.8 receiving yards through his first five games, Hopkins is entering a Week 6 matchup with the Bills as one of the elite fantasy options at his position.
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