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WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans

6-1, 214Born: 6-6-1992College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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Summary

DeAndre Hopkins is the primary receiving threat on the Texans and is one year removed from being considered an elite fantasy receiver. He is more than capable of reaching expectations of a WR1 on your roster, especially if he receives decent quarterback play. Last year Hopkins dropped 31 spots in the rankings to finish 37th, which many people cite Brock Osweiler's sub-par play as the reason. Despite the down year, Hopkins finished with 151 targets which was 7th most in the league. The target volume didn't decline, but his yardage totals and failure to consistently get into the end zone did. Many believe rookie Deshaun Watson will be an improvement over Osweiler, which should result in a bounce back season for Hopkins. The degree of Hopkins' level of improvement is dependent on his ability to mesh with Watson, especially in the red zone. (August 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 11, 5, 6, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 19, 20
Overall Redraft - 24, 8, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 25, 25, 29, 29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 35, 40, 40
WR Redraft PPR - 11, 5, 6, 7, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 16, 19, 20
Overall Redraft PPR - 20, 7, 8, 11, 17, 19, 20, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 25, 25, 27, 27, 30, 31, 32, 35
WR Dynasty - 8, 7, 7, 7, 9, 10, 10
Overall Dynasty - 12, 6, 12, 14, 14, 15, 16

Stats and Projections

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2014 HOU 16 0 0 0 127 76 1210 6 1
2015 HOU 16 0 0 0 192 111 1521 11
2016 HOU 16 0 0 0 151 78 954 4
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 85 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 85 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 85 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 104 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 27
WR: 12
Overall-PPR: 25
WR-PPR: 12

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Latest News

Texans | DeAndre Hopkins sits out again (Wed Aug 16, 02:35 AM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, and he has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 7. Head coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Hopkins is 'doing fine,' and has previously likened Hopkins' practice schedule leading up to the regular season as being on a 'pitch count.'

Our View: It's a bit of a concern for fantasy owners. Monitor Hopkins as we continue through the preseason. If the veteran WR is on a snap count, then he should be limited in Week 3 of the preseason (the dress rehearsal for the regular season) and is unlikely to play in the preseason finale.
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Texans | DeAndre Hopkins sits out Saturday (Sat Aug 12, 03:05 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12, because he received the day off.

Our View: It's just a veteran day of rest for the star wideout. He's going off the board at WR13 (3.02) in 12-team PPR leagues right now.
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Texans | DeAndre Hopkins endorses Tom Savage (Fri Aug 4, 11:00 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins believes QB Tom Savage should open the year as the starter. 'If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I've played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years,' Hopkins said. 'So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that's all that needs to be said about that.'

Our View: It makes sense, as he has had a couple of years to work with Savage and is getting ready for a contract year. He is likely to feel more confident with the devil he knows that the one he doesn't, especially with an unsure option as the No. 2 since Will Fuller is hurt. We think Watson has the higher upside, but Savage may start the season under center as Watson gets his feet under him.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Cincinnati Bengals
3@ New England Patriots
4vs Tennessee Titans
5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6vs Cleveland Browns
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8@ Seattle Seahawks
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Los Angeles Rams
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12@ Baltimore Ravens
13@ Tennessee Titans
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17@ Indianapolis Colts