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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.

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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins told NFL Network's James Palmer that he suffered a Grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder in the 1st half of Saturday's playoff loss to the Colts. Hopkins played in the 2nd half but didn't look quite right. He finished with 5 catches for 37 yards on 10 targets. It was a disappointing end to a brilliant campaign. Hopkins led all WR in PPR points this season, finishing 2nd in catches, 2nd in yards and 4th in TDs. And he played all 16 games for the 5th time in 6 tries. Hopkins will be in the mix to be the 1st WR off the board in 2019 fantasy drafts.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He was limited in practice all week, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggested this morning that Hopkins was a game-time decision. So that ankle seems like a real concern. Still, we haven’t heard that Hopkins will be limited, so he remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

NFL Network's James Palmer hears that it'd be a "surprise" if Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not play against the Eagles today. The team will still reportedly wait until pregame warmups before making a final decision, but Hopkins should stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is a game-time decision today. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable. Hopkins "is adamant about playing today, but the trainers want to see him work out pre-game to be sure," Rapoport tweeted. "They will need to be convinced." We'll get Hopkins' official status around 11:30 am ET.

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.

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