DeAndre Hopkins is off to a fast start this season, but he faces a tough challenge on Thursday when the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans.
Through his first two games, Hopkins has racked up 12 catches for 167 yards and two scores. However, those came in the friendly confines of NRG Stadium, and he'll now face a tough Patriots defense in Gillette Stadium. That same unit held Hopkins to three catches for 52 yards and no scores in their regular season matchup last year.
Still, Hopkins is an elite receiver who is always a must-start in fantasy football. He has looked excellent this year with Brock Osweiler, who may be the best quarterback Hopkins has ever played with.
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins is ranked as a top-five receiver this week against a Patriots defense that's allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to receivers. Yahoo! projects Hopkins to catch six passes for around 90 yards and one score in this game.