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DeAndre Hopkins Injury Updates

The Texans have placed WR DeAndre Hopkins on the active/PUP list to begin training camp. Hopkins is coming off a shoulder injury that included tearing ligaments from the bone. He avoided offseason surgery, though, and has indicated he expects to be feeling better this season than he did last. Hopkins played through a foot issue as well for most of 2018. We'll watch him through camp but aren't currently worried for his regular-season status.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins revealed that he played through serious pain in 2018. "Last year was tough, not just physically but mentally," Hopkins said Saturday, via the Houston Chronicle. "It's the most banged up I've ever been playing football. I was dealing with serious injuries a lot of people would have sat down for. But we had a good team that depended on me, and I never gave a thought to not playing unless the doctors told me I couldn’t." Hopkins also shared that he tore ligaments in his shoulder “completely off the bone.” Wow. The 27-year-old set career highs with 115 catches and 1,572 yards last season. He’s fully expected to be ready for training camp.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He’s been limited in practice for most of the year, but this is a new injury and the 1st time he’s been questionable since Week 4. We’ve still heard nothing to suggest that Hopkins is in danger of missing this one, but we’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) isn't listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He sat out Thursday's practice but returned to a limited workout on Friday. Hopkins has a tough draw against the Jaguars this weekend, but remains a top 10 WR in our rankings. He scored in both games vs. Jacksonville last year.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is expected to play against the Colts today. He's on the injury report with thumb, ankle and hamstring issues, but there was never any concern about his availability. Keep Hopkins glued into fantasy lineups.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is dealing with a calf injury and is not expected to play in Sunday's finale against the Colts, according to insider Aaron Wilson. It'll be the 1st missed game of his career. Hopkins leaves behind a whopping 11.6 targets, but they're not worth a whole lot coming from QB T.J. Yates. Houston's passing game is 1 to avoid in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not practice on Thursday and is listed on the injury report with a toe. It's unclear if Hopkins just got the day off or is dealing with a legitimate injury. We'll learn more tomorrow.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said Monday that he's "1,000%" healthy after missing time in August with a thumb injury. We never sensed any concern about it. Hopkins is safe to fire up in Week 1 lineups.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins will miss the 2nd preseason game with a hand injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it, and we don't have any other details. HC Bill O'Brien has said Hopkins is fine and that they're just making sure he's good to go for the regular season, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. We'll keep an eye on this, but we're not moving Hopkins in the WR rankings.

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 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 has missed the first 2 days of practice this week with an ankle injury.  HC Bill O'Brien considers him "day-to-day" and a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Ravens.  We're expecting Hopkins to play, but the ankle injury and QB concerns make him a risky WR3 for Week 16.

The Texans will sign QB Case Keenum, according to insider John McClain.  QB Ryan Fitzpatrick broke his leg in yesterday's loss to the Colts, and QB Tom Savage suffered a knee injury that might keep him out the final 2 weeks.  Keenum started 8 games for Houston last year, completing 54.2% of his passes with 9 TDs and 6 INTs. He was with the team this offseason, so he has some familiarity with the offense.  Keenum looks like the favorite to start against the Ravens this weekend.  He's not a fantasy option, but he's serviceable enough to keep WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson (assuming he's cleared from his concussion) in starter territory.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins remains in "phase 1" of the league's 5-phase concussion protocol.  He sustained the head injury 4 days ago.  The rookie is fully expected to be clear before Week 1, but recovery from a concussion can be unpredictable.  Hopkins' status is worth monitoring over the next couple weeks.  He's capable of WR3 production this season.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins left Saturday night's preseason game with what's being deemed a head injury.  That means Hopkins will be tested for a concussion, but it doesn't necessarily mean he sustained one (as we were reminded by with Doug Martin last night).  We'll update Hopkins' status when we learn more.


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