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The forecast for today's Texans-Packers game calls for 1-3 inches of snow. Wind won't be a major factor, though, at just 5-10 mph. Green Bay's passing game is safe to keep in fantasy lineups. There's nothing safe about Houston's passing game, but that has nothing to do with the weather.

Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins ended his holdout after 1 day. Good news for fantasy owners, as he won’t lose valuable time alongside new QB Brock Osweiler. Hopkins remains a top 8 WR.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not report to training camp and is holding out in pursuit of a new contract, according to ESPN. Hopkins is in entering the 4th year of his rookie contract and is set to earn just $1.5 million. He ranked among the top 6 in catches (111), receiving yards (1,521) and TDs (11) last year. The Texans reportedly aren't negotiating a new deal with Hopkins right now. We'll see which side budges first. We're not moving Hopkins down the WR rankings, although he already felt overvalued at his 1.04 ADP.

The Texans traded up 1 spot to grab WR Will Fuller with the 21st pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller boasts 4.3 speed and plays at least that fast. He displays instant acceleration off the snap and gets to top speed quickly. That makes him a dangerous option both downfield and after the catch. He averaged a whopping 20.3 yards per reception this past season and 17.4 over his 3-year career at Notre Dame. It remains to be seen whether Fuller can develop into a complete WR, though. His route-running needs work, and his hands are inconsistent. Fuller shows the ability to make tough catches but dropped 10 of 72 catchable targets this past season, according to Pro Football Focus — an ugly 13.9% drop rate. In Houston, he’ll compete with Jaelen Strong and Cecil Shorts for the #2 WR job. Even if he wins it, he figures to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in the Texans’ run-heavy attack.  We like Fuller's addition for WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Lamar Miller.

The Texans have agreed to a contract with QB Brock Osweiler, according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin.  A 2nd-round pick back in 2012, Osweiler spent his first 3 seasons under QB Peyton Manning.  He played 6 full games this past year, completing 62% of his passes, averaging 6.9 yards per attempt and tossing 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs.  Osweiler remains mostly an enigma, but there's a good chance that he proves to be an upgrade over QB Brian Hoyer.  We like this news for WR DeAndre Hopkins' outlook.  The Broncos, meanwhile, are left with only QB Trevor Siemian on their roster.  They reportedly have some interest in 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is active for tonight’s game against the Patriots. He was added to the injury report on Friday but was listed as probable. Hopkins should be ready for his usual workhorse role and remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was added to the injury report on Friday as limited with a hamstring issue. He’s listed as probable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots, and insider Aaron Wilson confirms that he’s “expected to have his usual role.” Even with the 8:30 pm ET kickoff, Hopkins is safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Texans WR Nate Washington (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.  He'll serve as the #2 WR with Cecil Shorts out. But Washington is just an emergency fantasy option. WR DeAndre Hopkins will continue to dominate targets.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that QB Brian Hoyer will remain the starter going forward.  “I would say he’s our quarterback,” O’Brien said. “We’re going to stick with him. We’ve got a lot of confidence in him.”  Hoyer completed 24 of 36 passes for 293 yards and a career-high 3 TDs in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.  That followed a solid Week 5 showing in relief of QB Ryan Mallett.  We're still not ready to trust Hoyer as a fantasy starter, but he's good news for WR DeAndre Hopkins.

Texans QB Ryan Mallett started Thursday night's game against the Colts but took a big shot to the ribs midway through the 2nd quarter.  He asked out of the game and never got back in.  QB Brian Hoyer got on a roll, and Houston stuck with him.  Hoyer finished 24 of 31 for 312 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT.  The INT was an ugly one late in the 4th quarter that cost the Texans a shot to tie the game.  But this was still the best performance by a Texans QB this season.  Hoyer will almost certainly be the Week 6 starter.  He's still not a fantasy option.  But if he can play like he did against the Colts, it'd be good news for WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Arian Foster.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He’ll be a full-go and is a must-start vs. the 25th-ranked WR defense.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has passed his concussion tests and will play against the Bucs today, according to insider John McClain.  He'll be a full-go and is a must-start WR1 in a plus matchup.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (concussion) put in a full practice on Friday and is probable for this weekend's game against the Bucs.  It looks like Houston expects him to be receive full clearance.  As long as that's the case, Hopkins will be a WR1 in a plus matchup.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday but is making progress.  "He's going through the concussion protocol but from what I'm told he's looking pretty good," HC Bill O'Brien said.  Consider Hopkins 50-50 to be cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was held out of Wednesday's practice with a concussion.  It's the 1st we've heard of the head injury, which leaves him iffy for this weekend's game against the Bucs.  If Hopkins can't go, Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington would serve as Houston's top 2 WRs.

The Texans have signed WR Cecil Shorts to a 2-year deal.  The 27-year-old looked like a rising star back in 2012, when he posted a 55-979-7 line in 14 games.  His numbers have declined the past 2 seasons, though, as Shorts has dealt with crappy QB play and hamstring and groin injuries.  He has the inside track to the #2 WR job in Houston.  But QB questions and a run-first offense will limit his upside.  If this is all the Texans add at WR this offseason, DeAndre Hopkins is set up to be a target monster.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins revealed that he underwent wrist surgery shortly after the 2014 season.  It's unclear when he injured the wrist, but it did appear on the Week 17 injury report.  Hopkins had a pin and rod inserted to repair a torn ligament.  The hardware was removed this weekend, and Hopkins expects to be back to "regular activities" within the next couple of weeks.  The wrist shouldn't be an issue in 2015.  Hopkins posted a 76-1,210-6 line in his 2nd NFL season, finishing 14th among WRs in PPR points despite the Texans ranking 24th in passing offense.  He's capable of even more with better QB play.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He didn’t practice all week and won’t be at 100%. That, plus Houston’s shaky QB situation, makes Hopkins a risky WR3 for Week 16.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) didn’t practice all week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. He’ll be a game-time call, and it’s tough to believe he’ll be anywhere near 100% if he plays. That, plus Houston’s shaky QB situation, makes Hopkins a risky WR3 for Week 16.

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