WR - HOU
Week 17 Outlook
DeAndre Hopkins, Texans to begin contract talks this offseason
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair told the media that the team's "intentions [are] to try" to sign wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a long-term contract extension this offseason.
Hopkins is entering his walk year in 2017. However, reports indicate that the Texans and their top receiver will eventually meet and attempt to come to terms on a new, long-term extension to prevent him from hitting the open market in 2018. Despite regressing in 2016, Hopkins remains one of the league's top wideouts. After producing an 111-1,521-11 stat line in 2015, his numbers dropped dramatically last season in which he only accumulated 78 receptions for 954 yards and four touchdowns. The blame for his regression likely falls on the arm of Brock Osweiler, who struggled mightily in his first year with the club. Look for the Texans to make a quarterback change in 2017. With an upgrade under center, Hopkins would likely return to his top five form.
DeAndre Hopkins catches six passes on loss to Patriots
DeAndre Hopkins caught 6-of-9 targets for 65 yards in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.
Hopkins made all his catches on short throws as once again QB Brock Osweiler could not get him the deep ball. This turned out to be a very disappointing year for the star WR. If the Texans continue with Osweiler next season then Hopkin's fantasy value will drop and he will not longer be considered a top pick.
DeAndre Hopkins practices Thursday
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was limited during Thursday's practice.
When asked about his injured knee, Hopkins told the media that "it's excellent," per beat reporter Aaron Wilson. He practiced for the second straight day in a limited capacity. However, he is not in danger of missing Saturday's Divisional Round Playoff contest against New England. Hopkins is a touchdown and target-reliant DFS option this week facing a Patriots defense that finished regular season play ranked 23rd in fantasy points allowed to opposing WRs.
DeAndre Hopkins limited Wednesday
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was limited during Wednesday's practice.
Hopkins remains on track to play Saturday against New England despite being limited during Wednesday's practice with a knee injury suffered last week. With Brock Osweiler under center, Hopkins is primed to continue to be heavily targeted as he was during the regular season. He is a boom or bust option at wide receiver for this week's slate of games in DFS formats.
DeAndre Hopkins scores in playoff win
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 5-of-9 targets for 67 yards receiving and a touchdown in Saturday's Wild Card Round win over the Oakland Raiders.
After a disappointing season, Hopkins showed up when it mattered the most, in a win or go home playoff matchup Saturday. He caught five targets for 67 yards and a touchdown against a solid Raiders secondary and appeared to be in sync with Brock Osweiler more so than he was in the regular season. Hopkins, who saw nine targets Saturday, will continue to receive an ample amount of opportunities if Brock Osweiler remains under center for next week's Divisional Round matchup versus either New England or Kansas City.
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