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|Because the Texans spent years trying to replace journeyman Kevin Walter, it’s easy to be skeptical of their offseason assertions that 2013 first-round pick DeAndre Hopkins is up to the task of providing a consistent threat opposite Andre Johnson. The Clemson product has good size at 6'1”, 214 pounds and displayed good hands in college, but he is more of an intermediate threat due to a lack of great deep speed. While that may limit his upside, he will see plenty of single coverage and has a clear path to a starting spot as a rookie with only the disappointing Lestar Jean in his way. That should mean plenty of opportunity for Hopkins, but the fact is that rookie receivers often struggle and the Texans are one the best rushing teams in the league—if not the best—and that limits his upside. With Andre Johnson not getting any younger, Hopkins is a solid option in dynasty leagues, but he is little more than a WR4 or WR5 in redraft leagues.
| Andre Johnson a gametime decision -- Wed Sep 25 7:10 pm --|
Sore, with a bruised shin
|Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson (shin bruise) is still dealing with soreness and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Gary Kubiak said. Johnson did not practice Wednesday. He exited a road loss Sunday to Baltimore and didn’t finish his second consecutive game.
“We’ll see where we’re at (Thursday),” Kubiak said. (Houston Chronicle)|
FF Today's Take: It doesn't sound like AJ is going to practice much if at all this week. The good news for fantasy owners is that the Texans play an early game on Sunday. The bad news is that game is against Seattle. Both AJ and rookie DeAndre Hopkins will be dicey fantasy plays against the best secondary in the league.