College: Clemson | 8 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 6/6/1992
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 118
Avg Pts: 7.38
Rank: 8 WR
Hopkins was fifth overall in fantasy receiver scoring, having another big season as the top option in the Texans passing game. He had 104 receptions, which was the third time in his career he topped that mark. He also had nearly 1,200-receiving yards, giving him three straight seasons with 1,000-plus yards. Hopkins touchdown numbers were a little down compared to past years, scoring seven touchdowns. He had double-digit scores his previous two seasons. Hopkins is 28 years old and in the prime of his career. He was traded to the Cardinals during the offseason and will take over as their top receiver. 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: Hopkins is about as consistent as any fantasy receiver in the game. He gets a ton of weekly touches and produces good yardage numbers. He is a top-five fantasy receiver capable of finishing first overall in scoring. His ceiling is really high, especially in this offense. Look for around 100-plus receptions, 1,300 yards and 12 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.
|Week 1||18||DeAndre Hopkins 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 2 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 16 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 111 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 111 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Week 2||3||DeAndre Hopkins 40 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 40 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 3||4||DeAndre Hopkins 67 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 67 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 4||2||DeAndre Hopkins 41 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 41 receiving yds (2 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
|Week 5||5||DeAndre Hopkins 88 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 88 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 6||5||DeAndre Hopkins 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 55 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 55 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 7||12||DeAndre Hopkins 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 4 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 106 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 106 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Week 8||6||DeAndre Hopkins 109 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 109 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Week 9||10||DeAndre Hopkins 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 1 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 48 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 48 receiving yds (2 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 6 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 11||5||DeAndre Hopkins 80 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 80 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 12||17||DeAndre Hopkins 2 receiving TDs (12 pts)|
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 35 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 30 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 94 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 94 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Week 13||9||DeAndre Hopkins 64 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 64 receiving yds (3 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 6 yd TD pass to Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 6 passing yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||14||DeAndre Hopkins 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . DeAndre Hopkins 43 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
DeAndre Hopkins 120 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 120 receiving yds (6 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 12 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||6||DeAndre Hopkins 119 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 119 receiving yds (5 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||2||DeAndre Hopkins 23 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Playoff Week 4|
|Playoff Week 5||7||DeAndre Hopkins 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 90 receiving yds (1 pts)
DeAndre Hopkins 90 receiving yds (4 pts)
|Playoff Week 6||6||DeAndre Hopkins 118 receiving yds (1 pts)|
DeAndre Hopkins 118 receiving yds (5 pts)
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins proclaimed to be the best receiver in the league during a recent appearance on ESPN's Jalen and Jacoby. Though Hopkins acknowledged the talent of both Michael Thomas and Julio Jones, the veteran blamed his shortcomings on the inconsistent quarterback play that he dealt with while he was a member of the Houston Texans. The 28-year-old did regress in terms of statistical output in 2019 despite Deshaun Watson maintaining similar numbers from the 2018 campaign. With a change in scenery and a potential breakout from Kyler Murray in 2020, Hopkins may have no one to blame but himself if he doesn't produce as efficiently as the other elite wideouts in the league.
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray worked out with a number of his teammates Monday, June 29. WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Christian Kirk, RB Kenyan Drake, RB Chase Edmonds and TE Maxx Williams are among the players participating in the workout.
Fantasy Spin: Murray has not been able to work out with his teammates this offseason, so this workout allows him to build chemistry with Hopkins and the other offensive players. He has the chance to be part of one of the top offenses in the NFL in 2020 and should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is an acrobatic pass-catcher with elite hand-eye coordination. He's known for being a master of the 50/50 ball and has a knack for coming down with contested catches in traffic. Nuk has averaged 90 catches for 1,229 yards over his seven NFL seasons while scoring 31 touchdowns since 2017. Hopkins was acquired by the Cardinals to be the No. 1 wideout for sophomore quarterback Kyler Murray. He has earned first-team All-Pro honors each of the last three years and is the third player in NFL history -- Marvin Harrison and Torry Holt are the others -- to have over 600 catches, 8,500 receiving yards and 50 TDs in his first seven seasons. Although Hopkins is learning a new offense and Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk will command targets, he remains a top-five fantasy wideout in Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is one of three receivers in NFL history to record over 600 receptions, 8,500 receiving yards and 50 receiving touchdowns in his first seven seasons.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins recently familiarized himself with his new teammates while attending a dinner at the home of Larry Fitzgerald. With the COVID-19 pandemic severely limiting routine contact between individuals, the gathering was a welcome opportunity for Hopkins to strengthen his rapport with many on the offensive side of the ball. Whether this type of activity will be of benefit, in the long run, is yet to be seen. However, it certainly adds to the already high expectations for the Cardinals offense this upcoming year. Hopkins finished the 2019 season with 1,165 yards, 104 catches, and seven touchdowns. He is expected to be selected somewhere in the first round in the majority of fantasy drafts going into 2020.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has recorded 56 contested catches since the start of the 2015 season - the fourth-highest total by any receiver over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund's highest-rated on- and off-ball receiver in 2019. He ranked third in receiving first downs with 68 (behind just Michael Thomas and Julio Jones). Half of those first downs came on second down (30), and 19 of them were earned on second-and-seven-plus yards, which was the most in the NFL. Hopkins moved from Houston to Arizona this offseason and should be targeted like a true No. 1 wideout by Kyler Murray in the team's spread offense. Competing for targets with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk might drop Hopkins' elite ceiling just a tad, but he's still a strong WR1 candidate worth considering at the end of Round 1/beginning of Round 2.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins expects to put up numbers in the team's pass-happy offense under head coach Kliff Kingsbury in his first season in 2020. "So myself, being a receiver, of course I see my stats going up. ... But I definitely see myself having one of my more productive seasons," Hopkins said. He also said he hasn't met up with quarterback Kyler Murray yet, but he plans on getting together with him and the other receivers "soon." Arizona has plenty of aerial weapons in an attack that will feature a lot of four-wide sets, but Nuk will be the No. 1 option for a young QB with a ton of potential. He's consistently one of the most efficient fantasy wideouts on a yearly basis and is a no-doubt top-five fantasy receiver for drafts this fall.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins said Thursday, May 28, he expects his numbers to improve in the Cardinals' pass-happy offense. 'So myself, being a receiver, of course I see my stats going up. ... But I definitely see myself having one of my more productive seasons,' Hopkins said.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins saw at least 150 targets each of the last five seasons as the No. 1 option for the Houston Texans. He totaled 504 receptions for 6,590 yards and 46 touchdowns in that time. The Cardinals pass-catching corps is more talented than the Texans' during Hopkins' tenure, and it will need to be seen whether he will still command the lion's share of the volume. He remains a WR1, but it will be tough for him to improve his numbers in Year 1 with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk prominent figures in the passing game.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be playing for a new team after spending his previous seven seasons as a member of the Houston Texans. According to Mike Clay of ESPN, the addition of the 27-year-old is the third-biggest upgrade throughout the league, with Hopkins replacing Damiere Byrd, who is now a New England Patriot. The former Clemson Tiger has been one of the most capable fantasy receivers and finished last year with a second-best 104 catches. With the expected progression of second-year signal-caller Kyler Murray, Hopkins may be in line for another solid campaign, making him a natural first-round fantasy selection in all formats.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins ranks first in the NFL in targets (487) and receiving touchdowns (31) over the last three seasons. He also ranks second with 315 receptions in that time.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins is the new addition to a receiving corps previously fronted by Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Hopkins will remain the No. 1 option in the passing game, as he was with the Houston Texans, but he'll likely need to share targets much more than he did before. He's still a top-tier WR1, but a dip in production should be expected for his first season in Arizona.
The Baltimore Ravens were one of the teams that made a run at wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins before the Texans traded him to the Cardinals, according to multiple sources. As such, it won't be a big surprise if Baltimore drafts a receiver in the first round on Thursday night. The Ravens don't pick until No. 28 overall at the tail end of the first round, but they could still have their choice of a solid receiver in one of the deepest draft classes for the position in recent memory. There's also the possibility that they move up within the first round if they really like a particular player at the position. Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin, who were both rookies in 2019, are the team's top two wideouts.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins was pursued by the Baltimore Ravens before he was dealt by the Houston Texans, according to multiple sources Thursday, April 23. It 'won't be a huge surprise,' if the Ravens target a receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, according to Michael Silver of NFL Network.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins said Friday, April 17, he wasn't caught off guard by the March trade that sent him from the Houston Texans to Arizona, adding that he first started hearing trade rumors in 2019. 'It wasn't a big surprise,' Hopkins said on a media conference call. 'I was preparing for it.'
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins has been a top-10 fantasy wideout in four of the last five seasons, and while the change in scenery is a first for Hopkins, continue to value him as a rock-solid WR1.
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said that wide receiver Will Fuller V (core) is "doing great." "Were excited about Will. Were excited about the 2020 Will. We feel like hes really working. Like Ive said a lot, when hes played for us, hes made huge plays. I think hes looking to have a really good 2020," O'Brien said. Fuller had core muscle surgery in January, but it sounds like he'll be fine for training camp, if there is one later this summer. Now that DeAndre Hopkins is in Arizona, Fuller will operate as the primary deep threat for Houston's offense alongside Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb. There's clear upside with the 26-year-old, but Fuller's injury history makes him a risky WR2 for fantasy owners. He's never played in a full season in four years in the league and started just 11 games in 2019 due to injury.
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is excited about the addition of WR DeAndre Hopkins. 'I feel like DeAndre is a game-changer. He's a guy that can play on the perimeter. He's physical. He's got a great catching radius. Strong hands. Really good after the catch. And he's a tenacious competitor. So, to be able to add that type of player to our locker room, to me, gets me really, really excited,' Keim said of the team's new No. 1 receiver.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will remain a high-target option with the Cardinals and continues as a WR1 in fantasy football drafts.
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, despite the trade for WR DeAndre Hopkins, isn't ruling out taking a wide receiver with their first-round pick, which is eighth overall. 'If there is a player and it's the right spot and it's somebody we're high on, we'll certainly take advantage of that,' Keim said.
Arizona Cardinals chairman and president Michael Bidwell said the team has had conversations about restructuring the contract of WR DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins is looking for a deal that would pay him between $16-$20 million a year. Currently, he's slated to be paid $12.5 million this year, $13.5 million in 2021 and $13.9 million in 2022. GM Steve Keim said they would like to have Hopkins long term and Keim has had conversations with Hopkins' agent, Todd France.
Despite acquiring All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade with the Texans, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim won't rule out considering a wide receiver in the first round of next week's draft. It's unlikely, though, with Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella the top options on the depth chart. Arizona also used draft picks on KeeSean Johnson and Hakeem Butler last year. Picking at eighth overall in the first round, the Cardinals are expected to go with an offensive lineman or a defensive lineman over wideout, but things could change if one of the top receivers falls into the Cardinals lap at No. 8.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins officially passed his physical Monday, April 13.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will be the focal point in the passing game this season and has been a consistent fantasy receiver no matter his quarterback. He likely will be one of the first receivers selected in all fantasy leagues in 2020.