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5-5, 1st in AFC South
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AFC South on the upswing

The Colts are still the division favorites, while the Texans and Jaguars are still in it. Meanwhile, there's now just a 7 percent chance that the AFC South winner finishes below .500. Playoff projections (Insider)

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Hard to contain Hopkins

No one was surprised to see Darrelle Revis working as a shadow against DeAndre Hopkins this week. As it turns out, we didn't even need to downgrade Houston's top wideout. Fantasy 32 (Insider)

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Texans keep climbing rankings

A sudden defensive turnaround has Houston back to .500 and nearly in the top half of our list. The defense will get a major test against the Saints this week. Power Rankings

NFL Power Rankings: AFC South on the rise (1:23)
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Monson: DeAndre Hopkins is a star with little help

DeAndre Hopkins has been unstoppable, and that's only the half of it. With erratic QB play in Houston, and no other players that truly scare defenses in the offense, he's a solo-act revelation.

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Who's afraid of Revis Island?

Apparently most fantasy owners were not scared off by DeAndre Hopkins' daunting matchup with Darrelle Revis. Hopkins was started in 97 percent of ESPN leagues, rewarding his faithful owners with 23 fantasy points. Fantasy fallout

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

During their 3-game winning streak, the Texans have reduced their penalties by 2.5 per game versus their first seven games of the season. It's made a big impact for them. Why the change? "They're sick of running laps," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. That's the punishment in practice for mistakes like that.

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Texans QB Hoyer passes concussion protocol

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, who missed a game after suffering a concussion on Nov. 16, has been cleared to play against the Saints on Sunday.

O'Brien: Hoyer will be our starter this week (1:02)
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Six QBs remain unbeaten this season

Yes, we all know Cam Newton and Tom Brady haven't lost yet this season. But don't forget: Tony Romo and Matt Hasselbeck are each 3-0. Oh, and Brock Osweiler and T.J. Yates haven't lost, either.

Brian Hoyer a QB1 in Week 12 fantasy (1:34)
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1dTania Ganguli

Texans get tricky as offense rolls over Jets

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts threw a touchdown pass and the Texans went to the wildcat formation as the offense pulled out all the stops in Sunday's win.

Greeny: Jets haven't recovered since fourth quarter vs. Pats (1:45)
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Hopkins turns targets into points

T.J. Yates targeted DeAndre Hopkins 12 times in Week 11 against the Jets. Hopkins converted those chances into five catches, 118 yards and 23 fantasy points. Fantasy winners/losers

Texans DeAndre Hopkins, Jets RB Bilal Powell earn game balls (1:37)
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2dTania Ganguli

Hopkins downplays first visit to 'Revis Island'

Texans wide receiver Deandre Hopkins dominated Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis in their one-on-one battle and afterward said, "With my mentality, I'm one-on-one, I'm going to win."

Hopkins continues to shine for Houston (2:36)

Revis could not handle Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins had his way with Darrelle Revis in Houston's Week 11 victory. The wideout finished with five receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Game balls

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.76th
Rushing Yards90.829th
Points For20.825th
Points Against22.8Tied-15th

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