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 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.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has yet to take his physical with the team, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, April 7, he has 'no doubt' the deal will get done before the 2020 NFL Draft (April 23).
Fantasy Spin: If the deal were to somehow fall through within the next two weeks, the Cardinals would be likely to target one of Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Henry Ruggs with their No. 8 overall pick. Of course, Hopkins would fill the Cards' need for a No. 1 receiver once the trade is finalized once and for all.
Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell said that general manager Steve Keim has had talks with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins about his contract. Hopkins was unhappy with his contract in Houston, which is one of the reasons he was dealt to Arizona for pennies on the dollar. The All-Pro wideout will be a bargain at his current salaries for the next three seasons, but the two sides might negotiate something and reach a middle ground eventually. Money aside, the Cardinals got one of the best receivers in the game, and he should make quarterback Kyler Murray even more desirable in fantasy in 2020 and beyond. Hopkins makes a case to be the first receiver off the board in fantasy drafts.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has had 'some conversations' with general manager Steve Keim regarding his contract, according to chairman Michael Bidwill Tuesday, March 31.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins has no guaranteed money remaining on his current deal, but the Cardinals certainly won't be releasing him after acquiring him from the Houston Texans. He's still just 27 years old and is one of the top receivers in the game. An extension and a raise would make sense in order to keep Hopkins paired with QB Kyler Murray for the foreseeable future. Doing so would keep both players as top options at their respective positions in dynasty and keeper formats.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton led all receivers with 12 broken tackles on receptions in 2019. Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson, former Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp tied for second among receivers with nine.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was officially acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, March 20, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans receive RB David Johnson, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will remain a top-three receiver in Arizona, despite a potential dip in target volume. His presence will also boost the values of QB Kyler Murray and WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. RB Kenyan Drake's value also rises with one less mouth to feed in the backfield.
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick were traded to the Houston Texans in exchange for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick on Monday, March 16.
Fantasy Spin: This deal has a feel of a fantasy trade that could have been completed two years ago. To say the return for Houston is a disappointment would be a serious understatement. It seems obvious at this point the Texans either didn't want to sign DeAndre Hopkins to an extension down the road or head coach Bill O'Brien and the receiver weren't on the same page. Johnson figures to fall in line with Lamar Miller and Carlos Hyde as recent volume-based backs in Houston that will end up being fantasy RB2s.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick were traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick on Monday, March 16.
Fantasy Spin: It's hard to say this isn't a lopsided deal in favor of the Cardinals, who essentially land a potential future Hall of Fame receiver and Larry Fitzgerald's successor in exchange for an aging running back and a second-round pick. Hopkins' fantasy value shouldn't take much of a hit, as Kyler Murray shouldn't be much of a fall-off from Deshaun Watson long-term. Owners can still feel good about spending a first-round pick on Hopkins in fantasy drafts this summer.
In a blockbuster deal, the Arizona Cardinals acquired wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick from the Houston Texans in a Monday afternoon trade. The Cardinals will send running back David Johnson, a second-round pick in 2020, and a fourth-rounder in 2021 to Houston in exchange. According to reports, the Texans did not want to redo Hopkins' contract, which still has three years remaining. The landing spot for Hopkins in Arizona is enticing as he will immediately become the WR1 on an extremely pass-heavy offense led by head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray. The only concern here is that Hopkins joins a crowded receiving corps that includes veteran Larry Fitzgerald and up-and-coming receiver Christian Kirk, who is entering his third year. Regardless of the team change, fantasy gamers can continue to treat Hopkins as a top-12 asset in dynasty leagues and a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy formats going forward.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (rib) suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins could miss some offseason workouts but will be fine for the 2020 season. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and will be an early round pick in fantasy drafts.