WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 27|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 16 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins only had 2 targets heading into the middle of the 3rd quarter but after that was able to haul in 4 catches for 65 yards. He had a nice comeback route that was a solid 38 yard catch and run that put the Texans into scoring position. Hopkins best catch of the season came on a juggling act in the corner of the end zone where he batted the ball with his right hand to snag the falling football with his left hand and tap two feet in for a 3 yard touchdown reception. Hopkins continues to be the offenses best option and he continues to produce at a high level.
2017 Week 15 vs JAX (13 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)
The one bright spot for the offense, Hopkins had 4 receptions on 80 yards for a touchdown. He was targeted 13 times but plenty of those were not catchable for Hopkins. His best catch came on a 25 yard touchdown reception over Jalen Ramsey. Also, he had a 40 yard reception on a nice move where he turned Ramsey for a solid reception. The production is still there for Hopkins and it is coming with volume targets.
2017 Week 14 vs SF (16 / 11 / 149 / 2 rec)
As we know the offense will continue run through DeAndre Hopkins and he posted a 2 touchdown performance with catcher of 7 and 29 yards off the arm of T.J. Yates. After the early success Yates, the 49ers started to double cover Hopkins at all costs the second half that essentially slowed him for the remainder of the game. Hopkins did have 11 receptions for 149 yards during the game and did most of his work with Savage and beating the cover 2 looks from the 49ers. His best reception came on a 22 yard pass what saw his patent toe tap ability to get both feet in for a top notch reception. He did have a costly fumble on a screen pass where he was hit in traffic and coughed it up to give the 49ers an easy chip shot field goal to ice the game.
2017 Week 13 vs TEN (14 / 8 / 80 / 0 rec)
As long as DeAndre Hopkins is on the field, he will get the majority of the targets. Hopkins missed an early TD when he could not get his right foot down after completing the catch. Hopkins caught 8 passes for 80 yards and his second half was tougher because coverage was rolled over his way with no real threats at other positions. The Texans did try to take the lead on a deep ball to Hopkins but was picked off with Hopkins and Savage not being on the same page.
2017 Week 12 vs BAL (10 / 7 / 125 / 0 rec)
It remains the DeAndre Hopkins show and his 125 yards paced the Texans offense through the air. The Texans are not afraid to throw him the football at all cost and his longest reception came on a 39 yard catch and run to the middle of the field. Hopkins has been clutch when it comes to big throws and catches on 3rd down and he is getting back to his old ways on the field. Hopkins is showing the full route tree going vertical and being able to win the one on one matchups on the outside.
2017 Week 11 vs ARI (9 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)
Hopkins continues to catch passes and touchdowns and had 4 catches for a team hit 76 receiving yards. His 27-yard touchdown catch extended his NFL touchdown lead to 9 for the season. It continues to be the Hopkins show on offense and they will feed the ball him at all costs and they did not shy away from Patrick Peterson covering him. Hopkins had 5 targets of 20 plus yards today and it shows the offense is not afraid to go over the top with him. Hopkins is being moved around and he continues to get the bulk of the targets in the passing game.
2017 Week 10 vs LAR (14 / 7 / 111 / 0 rec)
The Texans continued to force feed the ball to DeAndre Hopkins and with 7 receptions for 11 yards with his longest reception for 36 yards. Savage got the football to Hopkins in space and Hopkins continues to separate and it doing a much better job getting vertical while Hopkins also chipped in a 32 yard reception. Hopkins has been being called for offensive pass interfaces and had a big catch of 20+ yards wiped out because of it. Hopkins did most of his work on the outside with comebacks and curls but it is clear that he will continue to get the bulk of the targets in the passing game.
2017 Week 9 vs IND (16 / 6 / 86 / 1 rec)
The Texans moved Hopkins around more than usual by lining him up out wide, in the slot, in motion across the formation and even out of the backfield to get him favorable matchups. There were plenty of targets for Hopkins and he had some crucial drops in the 3rd quarter. Hopkins came alive in the 4th quarter when he was given chances to make plays and it started with a 34 yard touchdown catch after beating his man downfield on a well thrown ball from Savage. He did have another chance late in the game where he went up between two defenders and only was able to get one foot inbounds before stepping out of bounds with his other foot. It is clear the Texans are not turning away from Hopkins no matter who the quarterback is.
2017 Week 8 vs SEA (11 / 8 / 224 / 1 rec)
It was a high output day for DeAndre Hopkins who looked like his 2015 self making impact plays on the field. Hopkins had 224 yards receiving and he did it in every way possible. Going vertical, running precise routes and his biggest play came on a 72-yard catch and run on a smoke screen that appeared to have put the Texans in the lead for good. This was one of Hopkins most explosive games for the offense in sometime and it came against one of the top secondaries in the NFL.
2017 Week 6 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
It was a quiet day for DeAndre Hopkins, only four targets with two receptions. One was a 16 yard reception on a quick slant and the other was a 3-yard touchdown reception for the arm of Watson. Hopkins also had one of the biggest plays of the day early in the game when he saved Watson of an interception on a bad pass he had to reach over the defender to break up the pass. Hopkins is engaged in the offense and looks locked in and that is what happens when the ball continues to be fed to him.
2017 Week 5 vs KC (12 / 4 / 52 / 3 rec)
Another high volume target day for DeAndre Hopkins, he finally got going late in the first half and late in the game when the Texans were playing catchup. Hopkins only had four receptions during the game and three of them went for touchdown receptions. His first touchdown reception came on a 6 yard play action pass from Watson to get the scoring going for the Texans. His other two touchdown receptions came on a post route where it was thrown into double coverage and he went up to high point the ball to bring in it for a 34-yard touchdown reception. Also, he caught a 1 yard touchdown reception wide open in the end zone on the final play of the game.
2017 Week 4 vs TEN (12 / 10 / 107 / 1 rec)
The Texans keep feeding DeAndre Hopkins in the passing game and it is when they need a sure catch. With so much action opposite of him in route combination, the Texans are getting Hopkins in one on one situations. Hopkins had 10 receptions with his longest being 21 yards. Hopkins is able to get into the second level and be a trustworthy target for Watson. His touchdown reception came on a play action where Watson waited for him to clear the linebacker and hit him wide open in the back of the end zone. Hopkins is Watson's go to receiver when he needs a big catch and it doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon.
2017 Week 3 vs NE (8 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec)
With 8 targets not eh day, he hauled in seven receptions for 76 yards and if anything he is the safety net for Watson. If the Texans need to move the chains, the ball is headed his way for a sure catch and not much anything else. His longest reception came late in the game for 21 yards to set up the final hail mary of the game. Other than that, Hopkins worked one on one and gave Watson a trusty target the entire game.
2017 Week 2 vs CIN (13 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
The passing game went through Hopkins and only Hopkins because of Deshaun Watson zeroing in on him practically evey play. Hopkins did not have much vertical game and worked underneath majority of the game and out on an island in single coverage. Hitches and comebacks is what he was asked to do and caught 7 passes. His best repletion of the day came when he ran a quick slant to the middle of the field and Watson hit him in stride for a 25 yard catch and run. He did have a drop and two questionable passes that hit him in the hands get knocked away by a defender. Hopkins is getting volume targets and every chance to make plays in the offense.
2017 Week 1 vs JAX (16 / 7 / 55 / 1 rec)
16 total targets on the day and coming down with seven sound like a solid day but it could have been way better. Hopkins did have a four yard touchdown catch off the arm of Deshaun Watson but his lack of hauling in the ball resulted in four drops on the day. One was one well thrown ball from Savage on a deep ball down the left sideline and the torahs were just simple routes that had no real traffic that he just did not complete. Hopkins struggled last year with consistently catching the football last year and it carried over to this game. He left so many yards on the field but they forced fed Hopkins the football and it was not the best results.
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