DeAndre Hopkins has scored more touchdowns than any other NFL wide receiver this season and done with two different starting quarterbacks. In his fifth season, the Pro Bowler has caught 51 passes for 692 yards and eight touchdowns through eight games.
According to Pro Football Focus, "Hopkins has the highest threat rate in the NFL at 36.4 percent. He has turned an impressive 74.5 percent of his catches into either first downs or touchdowns."
As for his success this season, Hopkins won't take all the credit.
"It's my offensive line blocking, coaching staff giving me the ball and the quarterback making it happen," Hopkins said. "I can only do so much. I can't throw the ball to myself, I can't block for myself. I can win the one-on-one battle or one-on-two, but it's my quarterback and my offensive line giving me time."
Hopkins worked with Tom Savage throughout the offseason and then with Deshaun Watson before the rookie suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. For Hopkins, it does not matter who is throwing him the ball. He still caught a team-high 86 yards receiving and touchdown from Savage in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
"We're professional athletes," Hopkins said. "That's our job, to come out here no matter who's at quarterback, to make them right, especially at my position. Speaking for the receivers, that's our job, no matter who's at quarterback, to make them right and not really make excuses about who's back there."
The Texans and Rams will kickoff off their Week 10 game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out shots from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for Sunday's game in Los Angeles against the Rams.