Hopkins caught four of 10 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts.
Hopkins redeemed his season-worst yardage total by reeling in a seven-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to bring the Texans within three. The 26-year-old had not failed to reach 50 yards in any prior game this year, but he was happy to score for the first time in three contests. He has a much more appealing matchup on the road Week 15 against the Jets.
Hopkins (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Per usual, Hopkins was limited at practice this week with a minor injury but should be fine to handle his usual heavy workload on gameday. He had a season-high 169 yards against Indianapolis in Week 4, but he's become more reliant on touchdowns since that time as the Texans have transitioned to run-heavy game plans. The Week 14 matchup seems to work more in Hopkins' favor than usual, given that the Colts defense ranked seventh in yards per carry (3.9) and 19th in yards per pass attempt (7.7) allowed this season.
Hopkins (foot) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
That's nothing unusual and with no reported injury setbacks in Week 13, we expect Hopkins to approach Sunday's game against the Colts minus an injury designation, a probable outcome that we'll look to confirm Friday.
Hopkins caught seven of 12 targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 29-13 dismantling of the Browns.
Hopkins has been held out of the end zone in back-to-back games for the first time this season, but we wouldn't push the panic button just yet. He still has eight touchdowns through 12 games and is on pace for 107 catches and 1,487 yards. None of Hopkins' teammates finished with more than 32 receiving yards in this one, so he remains the clear-cut alpha dog in Houston's passing attack ahead of a Week 14 matchup with the Colts. Hopkins had his best game of the season (10 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown) against Indianapolis back in Week 4.
Hopkins (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Browns.
Hopkins was only a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, but it's suspected the restrictions he faced were mostly for maintenance purposes. With his health not a concern heading into the weekend, Hopkins will be looking to rebound after the Washington and Tennessee defenses did well to slow him down the past two weeks, relatively speaking. In those two contests, Hopkins still made the most of his combined 12 targets, parlaying them into 10 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown.
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