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Fantasy football start/sit advice Week 10: What to do with DeAndre Hopkins Sunday

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Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins garnered all the attention of backup quarterback Tom Savage in Week 9. Savage threw 16 passes in Hopkins’ direction Sunday. Hopkins brought in six of those passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Hopkins has 12 or more targets in every game that Savage played under center this season.

There will not be much going for the Texans passing game in Los Angeles against the Rams Sunday. Still, Hopkins has a chance to reach his season average of six catches and 86 yards since he is getting so many targets from Savage. The Rams’ seventh-ranked passing defense will not make it easy for him though.

Fantasy impact: Hopkins is the one receiver who has a chance to stay fantasy relevant while Deshaun Watson is out in Houston. Savage threw to Hopkins 36 percent of his passing attempts in Week 9. That trend will continue Sunday. Hopkins has undeniable skills, and with 10 to 20 targets, he is going to get good numbers no matter who the defense is.

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