College: Clemson | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 6/6/1992
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 94.3
Avg Pts: 13.47
Rank: 7 WR
Hopkins was the top rated fantasy receiver last season, setting career highs in receptions and yards. This is his second straight season finishing first overall in receiver scoring. Hopkins had seven 100-yard games and four double-digit reception games. He had at least five receptions all but two games. Hopkins has 1,000-yard seasons four of five and two of those seasons with more than 1,500 yards. He also has double-digit touchiness three of four. He is 27 years old and in the prime of his career as the top receiver for the Texans. Hopkins has good size and strength, and is a good route runner. Hopkins does a good job of making the tough catch. He has a knack for making the big play downfield and the acrobatic, circus-catch. He is as tough of a cover as any receiver in the league. Fantasy Outlook: The numbers don't lie. Hopkins produces big and should be the first receiver off the board come draft day. He might not improve his reception and yardage numbers this year but could have a few more scores. He should be a top-five pick come draft day. Look for around 100-plus receptions, 1,500 yards and 13 or so scores.
The 27-year old Hopkins will enter his seventh season with a massive list of credentials that justify drafting him first among the elite tier of wide receivers. His exceptional collection of numbers includes leading his position in PPR scoring and snaps last season (1,084/99%), while also finishing second in receiving yards (1,572), and yards-per-game (98.3), third in receptions (115), fourth in red zone targets (25), and touchdowns (11), fifth in targets (163), and second in percentage share of his teams air yards according to Next Gen Stats (44.04%). Hopkins was also the only receiver to garner 10+ targets in every game from Weeks 13-17, established a career best 9.6 yards-per-target average, and his stellar 2018 output was consistent with the statistical excellence that he has consistently delivered throughout his career. Despite their potential to function as productive receiving weapons, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee misseda combined 19 games last season while Fuller has now been sidelined for 17 matchups during his three years. However, Hopkins has missed only one contest since arriving in Houston and will sustain his presence among the league leaders in every major category. Hopkins can be secured confidently on your all rosters in the middle of Round 1.
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Houston Texans' WR DeAndre Hopkins scored 25.60 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 7 loss in Indianapolis. Hopkins caught nine passes for 106 yards with one touchdown. It's the 2nd time this season Hopkins scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught nine passes for 106 yards and one touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. He was 12 times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins posted only his second 100-yard game of the season but has caught at least six passes in four of the last five games. He is a must-start option in every league no matter the opponent.
The 2019 season hasn't been kind to Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, as he just hadn't been living up to his preseason hype as the league's top fantasy receiver. Week 7 was a reminder of what Hopkins can be though, as he caught nine passes for 106 yards and a late touchdown. Hopkins got off to a slow start, but looked like the player that was drafted in the first round of fantasy drafts in the second half. Hopkins remains a must-start in all formats, especially against Oakland in Week 8.
Texans' WR DeAndre Hopkins had 9 receptions for 106 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's loss in Indianapolis.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins continues to be one of the top receivers in the NFL and is a must-start fantasy option every week.
Houston Texans OL Tytus Howard (knee) and OL Greg Mancz (concussion) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) and S Tashaun Gipson (hip, wrist) were limited and are listed as questionable. LB Zach Cunningham (knee), WR Will Fuller (calf, oblique), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs), RB Carlos Hyde (calf), RB Taiwan Jones (hip) and WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) were able to practice in full Friday, Oct. 18, and have been removed from the injury report.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins has caught at least five passes in every game this season but has not found the end zone in the last five games. He is still a must-start option in all leagues because of the targets he receives each game.
Houston Texans OL Tytus Howard (knee) and OL Greg Mancz (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17. CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) and S Tashaun Gipson (hip, wrist) were limited. LB Zach Cunningham (knee), WR Will Fuller (calf, oblique), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs), RB Carlos Hyde (calf), RB Taiwan Jones (hip) and WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) were able to practice in full.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins hasn't been practicing much over the last few weeks and it hasn't made much of a difference on Sundays. He'll need to be locked into lineups whenever active.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hauled in nine receptions for 55 yards during the win over the Chiefs. While his 12 targets were a season-high, his lack of scores on the year has severely diminished his fantasy value outside of non-PPR formats. Nonetheless, Hopkins remains a must-start moving forward and hopefully can find the end zone against the Colts in Week 7.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins posted nine receptions for 55 yards on 12 targets in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins has five or more receptions in all six of his games this season, but he hasn't had a 100-yard game or touchdown since Week 1 in New Orleans. He should still be treated as a WR1 in fantasy leagues because of his past, but he needs to get going soon. The Texans travel to meet the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.
DeAndre Hopkins hasnt had the season that fantasy owners expected when they drafted him in the first round. Hes only connected with Deshaun Watson for two touchdowns thus far, and they both came in the season opener against the Saints. Through five games, Hopkins is averaging 8.5 targets per game, and he should be able to make good use of that target share against a suspect Chiefs Defense. There is positive regression coming Hopkins way, and this game should kick off that trend. Hopkins a solid WR1 one heading into this weeks matchup.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (not injury related) was listed on the injury report Thursday, Oct. 10, as taking another veteran's rest day.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins was limited Wednesday, Oct. 9, but seems to be clear for action in Week 6. He remains a WR1 in what's likely to be a high-scoring affair against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins is coming off a solid Week 5 performance and has been targeted at least eight times in four of the first five games. He will continue to be the focal point in the passing game for the Texans and is a must-start option this week.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught seven of his eight targets for 88 yards in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins failed to score for a fourth straight contest, although he did end a three-game streak of finishing with 67 receiving yards or fewer. With that said, owners should not hesitate to try to buy low on Hopkins if possible; better days are ahead. With Will Fuller having a career day opposite him in Week 5, defenses will almost certainly start playing Hopkins straight up a bit more often moving forward. Keep firing him up as a no-brainer WR1 in a potential shootout in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
While it wasn't the kind of blow-up game that many hoped was coming, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins still put up solid numbers in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hopkins caught seven of his eight targets for 88 yards and failed to find the end zone. While that's a little concerning when you factor in that quarterback Deshaun Watson had five touchdown passes, it was still a good showing for Hopkins that should leave fantasy owners feeling better about investing a first round pick in him.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins is still one of the best receivers in the NFL even though he is on a bit of a cold streak over the last few weeks. He should continue to be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues.
Houston Texans OL Greg Mancz (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Atlanta Falcons. WR Kenny Stills (hamstring, ankle) was limited in practice all week, while CB Lonnie Johnson (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 4, after he was not given a practice designation earlier in the week; both players are listed as questionable. S Tashaun Gipson (wrist) was a full participant in practice all week but is also listed as questionable. WR Will Fuller (non-injury), WR DeAndre Hopkins (non-injury), OL Zach Fulton (back), OT Seantrel Henderson (illness), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), LB Peter Kalambayi (hand), QB Alex McGough (hamstring), DE Charles Omenihu (knee), S Justin Reid (shoulder) and OT Laremy Tunsil (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
Houston Texans wide receiver isn't living up to his usual standards this season, ranking outside of the top-25 at his position and failing to record a touchdown or a 100-yard game over the last three games. But talent and opportunity matter, and Hopkins has both of those things heading into a Week 5 battle with the Atlanta Falcons. While your expectations about his performance should be tempered a little, he's still DeAndre Hopkins. You're still starting him. He's still got a huge ceiling. Don't overthink this.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins remains the top option in the passing game for the Texans but has been held to under 45 yards in two of the last three games. He is still a must-start option in all fantasy leagues despite the last few weeks.