- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 214 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- June 6, 1992 (26)
- 6th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 27 (HOU)
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (calf) has officially been ruled out for Week 17 against the Colts. The Texans have nothing to play for, so Hopkins will miss a great matchup against the Colts to close out the year. One of the few bright spots in an injury-ravaged season for Houston all around, Hopkins once again showed he is one of the best wideouts in the NFL, and he continued to put up excellent numbers without great quarterback play. The 25-year-old will finish the 2017 season with 96 receptions for 1,378 yards and 13 scores. With a healthy Deshaun Watson under center next year, Hopkins will be a lock as a top-10 fantasy pick in the first round. Houston will roll with receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller as their top options this weekend, but they'll remain unattractive flex options with T.J. Yates at quarterback, even in a nice matchup.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (calf) could be a game-time decision for Sunday's finale against the Colts, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. "Probably won't know up until game time," O'Brien said Thursday afternoon. Typically, we might classify this as coach speak, but Hopkins has never missed a game and is four catches away from 100 for the season. He is probably pushing hard to play and it would not be wise to rule him out yet for fantasy purposes.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (calf) didn't practice on Thursday. Hopkins must have picked up a calf injury in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh. He is expected to sit out Week 17, which will be the first absence of his five-year career. If that's the case, Hopkins will finish the year with 96 catches, 1,378 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns. Assuming quarterback Deshaun Watson is back healthy, Hopkins should be a top-10 pick in fantasy drafts next summer. If Hopkins sits in a great matchup against the Colts in Week 17, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller should see more work, but that doesn't automatically make them playable in fantasy given the Texans problems at quarterback.