WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
News you need to know
General News (Mon Jan 20): suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
DeAndre Hopkins's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs KC (14 / 9 / 118 / 0 rec)
The Texans did not wait to get Hopkins involved in the game, unlike last week. Hopkins would end up hurting his ribs on their last offensive play before halftime on a 38-yard reception. He would finish the game with a team-high 118 receiving yards. With plenty of vertical presence from Stills and Fuller, Hopkins was able to work underneath and make plays. Hopkins had two receptions of 21 and 20, and the rest were under nine yards of catching and moving the chains.
2019 Week 18 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 90 / 0 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins did not have his first catch until 10 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. It was a minimal gain reception, but Hopkins fumbled, and the Bills recovered it. After that play, Hopkins refocused and went to work on pacing the Texans' passing attack. Hopkins was able to rack up 90 yards, including a 41-yard reception to set up a touchdown drive. Also, Hopkins caught a two-point conversion pass from Watson to give the Texans a 19-16 lead late in the 4th quarter.
2019 Week 16 vs TB (9 / 5 / 23 / 0 rec)
Much like most of the Texans offense, it was even an off day for DeAndre Hopkins. Held to 23 yards receiving, Hopkins was played physically by Bucs defensive backs the entire game. The Texans attempted to line up Hopkins in the slot and in the backfield to get him in favorable matchups. Things were not going well for Hopkins on Saturday, which is an uncommon sight this season.
2019 Week 15 vs TEN (8 / 6 / 119 / 0 rec)
It was a slow start for Hopkins but in the 4th quarter he took over when Watson starting feeding him the football. Hopkins had two receptions for 35 yards and was able to break open a defense that had him contained for majority of the game.
2019 Week 14 vs DEN (13 / 7 / 120 / 1 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
DeAndre Hopkins is one of the few skill players that showed up for the Texans, and he had a 43-yard touchdown reception when the Broncos left him wide open on an over route across the field. Hopkins continues to do what he does best, catch passes, and eat up yards. When Watson doesn't have Will Fuller on the field, Hopkins ends up being Watson's insurance plan, and it more times than not ends up being big days for Hopkins.
2019 Week 13 vs NE (8 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Stephon Gilmore was up to the task early, slowing Hopkins in the passing game, but in the second half, he came alive. Four of five Hopkins receptions went for a first down with his longest coming on a 27-yard catch and run. Hopkins beat Gilmore on a slant and was able to knock Gilmore to the ground to break the tackle to eat up around ten more yards of ground. His best play came on a trick play that saw him take a handoff from Duke Johnson only to throw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Deshaun Watson to ice the game.
2019 Week 12 vs IND (8 / 6 / 94 / 2 rec)
If the second half of the season, it has been all DeAndre Hopkins for the offense, and this game was no different. His first touchdown reception came on a broke coverage where the Colts left him wide open in the end zone that resulted in a 35-yard touchdown reception from Watson. His best catch came early in the 4th quarter when Watson hit Hopkins for a 30yard touchdown reception for a fingertip catch displaying his route running and ability to get vertical. Hopkins remains a first down machine, five of his six receptions went for a first down or touchdown against the Colts.
2019 Week 11 vs BAL (12 / 7 / 80 / 0 rec)
The Texans other bright spot in the offense with seven catches for 80 yards. His longest reception was for 20 yards, but most of his work continued to be on shorter routes helping out Watson trying to get going. He did get targets deep, but he and Watson could not connect when needed, including a costly no-call pass interference on a 4th downplay that would have set the Texans up at the one-yard line. Hopkins continues to get his opportunities in the passing game.
2019 Week 9 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 48 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
It was another productive day, and Hopkins capped it off with a one-yard touchdown reception on a quick slant throw from Watson. Hopkins continued to do work on underneath routes, but when the Texans needed a big play, they turn to him. Hopkins was able to get a key 21-yard reception to set up a late score to put the game on ice to seal the win. Hopkins remains a constant in the passing game and continues to make catches when needed.
2019 Week 8 vs OAK (13 / 11 / 109 / 0 rec)
The Texans remain faithful to DeAndre Hopkins, and the past two weeks, the offense has run through their best offensive player. Hopkins did not get into the end zone, but he was able to rack up eleven receptions. He did most of his damage in the middle of the field, getting nearly 10-yards a clip every time he touched the football. His best reception came on a 21-yard catch and throw between him and Watson. Hopkins is starting to get warmed up, and that is a good sign for the star wide receiver.
2019 Week 7 vs IND (12 / 9 / 106 / 1 rec)
The Texans finally had to turn to DeAndre Hopkins, who had his best day receving since week one. After Will Fuller went down, the Texans offense starting pumping through Hopkins. Hopkins had nine receptions and was able to get a four-yard touchdown pass reception late in the game. Hopkins beat his man running a nice route getting back to the inside, where he was standing by himself in the end zone. Hopkins remains the Texans' top option in the passing game, and when the ball comes his way, he is going to make plays.
2019 Week 6 vs KC (12 / 9 / 55 / 0 rec)
The touchdown numbers are slow for Hopkins, but he had his opportunity on Sunday. Late in the game, Watson made a great read to get Hopkins the football near the goal line, but he dropped a sure touchdown right in his hands. Hopkins had a case of the drops in week one and had this crucial on versus the Chiefs. Hopkins had nine receptions on the day, and all of his work was done on underneath routes with the Chiefs trying to prevent the deep throws. Hopkins' best reception came on a short pass, which saw him break two tackles for an 18-yard gain.
2019 Week 5 vs ATL (8 / 7 / 88 / 0 rec)
With all of the offense going around the field, Deandre Hopkins did not get into the end zone but he was still able to rack up receptions and yards during the game. Hopkins longest reception came on a 29-yard catch and run that saw him bounce off two defenders with him taking off up the middle of the field. With others giving the vertical presence, Hopkins was able to work underneath routes and and nickel and dime through the Falcons defense.
2019 Week 4 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)
There are not enough chances headed DeAndre Hopkins way in the passing game, and it is due to Deshaun Watson not giving him opportunities. Only targeted eight times, Hopkins is doing most of his work underneath due to the coverage the Panthers were playing. Hopkins was missed on a potential big gain, but Watson missed him by overthrowing him. Hopkins was asked to throw a pass in the red zone that resulted in an interception intended for Carlos Hyde a similar play they ran the season before against the Buffalo Bills. Hopkins time will come, but his success is predicated on Watson seeing the field properly.
2019 Week 3 vs LAC (7 / 6 / 67 / 0 rec)
It was another slow but productive day for DeAndre Hopkins who has been doing most of his work in underneath routes. Defenses are working hard to get Watson to go to other options in the passing game and it is working early to start the season. Hopkins best reception came with him in the slot and he beat his man in press coverage to get to the middle of the field for a 34-yard catch and run. Hopkins remains the Texans best option in the passing game and his ability to make big plays can happen whenever he touches the football.
2019 Week 2 vs JAX (8 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
Hopkins ran into his arch-nemesis in Jalen Ramsey, who has had the most success covering him over the years. Hopkins had two receptions over 10 yards for 14 and 13 yards. He did have one target over 20+ yards, but it was not close to being completed. Hipkins did most of his work underneath against Ramsey but it, like most of the Texans skill players, a slow day at the office.
2019 Week 1 vs NO (13 / 8 / 111 / 2 rec)
It should have been a bigger day than what it was for Deandre Hopkins. Hopkins dropped three passes in the first half but woke up in the second half looking like the Hopkins many know. Catching touchdown passes for 2 yards and 16 yards, Hopkins continues to do his work when asked. His best reception came on a pass late in the 4th quarter down the left side line for 38-yards to set up a touchdown pass the next play.
Latest NewsTexans | DeAndre Hopkins played with injury (Mon Jan 20, 04:33 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (rib) suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game. Our View: Hopkins played 77-of-80 snaps against the Chiefs in the Divisional Round, finishing with nine catches for 118 yards. He's a freak athlete and certainly showed his toughness in that contest.
link to story Texans | Houston blows big lead, falls in Kansas City (Sun Jan 12, 06:31 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles. Our View: Watson was gifted a 24-0 lead but then turned into a deer in the headlights like his teammates as the game quickly slipped away. The stats were great in a perfect fantasy football game script, but this game will be remembered as an all-time collapse. The Texans are unlikely to make any majors this offseason and will be without their first and third round picks in the draft.
link to story Texans | DeAndre Hopkins underwent X-rays (Sun Jan 12, 06:11 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) underwent X-rays on his ribs during halftime of the Divisional Round playoff game and did not miss any playing time. link to story
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