DeAndre Hopkins injury update: WR probable, will play for fantasy owners

Thomas B. Shea

The Texans rookie wide receiver is listed as probable and will play in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness) practiced on Friday and will play in the team's Week 12 match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hopkins missed practiced on Wednesday with his illness but is fully expected to play on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins will suit up and should bounce back to his modest production following last week's benching. The rookie first-round pick has shown some big-play ability but has not yet reached fantasy asset status. His Week 10 line of 6/69 was the only time he topped three catches in a game since Week 3. The Texans also have a bit of a quarterback controversy on their hands which is never encouraging for fantasy owners. Case Keenum will start this week which doesn't change Hopkins' fantasy outlook significantly. He will once again play the number two receiver role behind Andre Johnson.

Hopkins has a decent match up in the Jaguars and should factor into the passing game. As long as the Texans don't decide to bench Keenum again in favor of the declined Matt Schaub, Hopkins will see his share of targets. He is decent flex option in Week 12.

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