WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): Hopkins was held down by the Colts in one of Week 14's biggest disappointments. He'll have a good matchup against the Jets this week, but might not be a DFS go-to after this down week.
General News (Wed Dec 12): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Tue Dec 11): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.
Week 15: at New York Jets
FBG says: Neutral matchup. DeShaun Watson has not exceeded 300+ yards passing since week 5 and has multiple passing touchdowns in just three of his last nine games. The Texans are winning though because Watson is making the most of every pass, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt with a 70% completion percentage and only two interceptions in his last seven games. The Texans running game has vastly improved as the season has progressed, which in turn has limited Watson's passing volume. The limited passing volume has also affected star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. After starting the season off with five straight games of 78+ yards receiving, he has hit that mark in only three of his last eight games. There is reason for hope this week, as the Jets rank 30th in points allowed to opposing wide receivers, and have given up nine games of 100+ yards receiving. Demaryius Thomas has yet to really emerge as a secondary weapon for the Texans, averaging 39 yards receiving on 3.6 receptions per game. Thomas is not the player he once was, but similar to Hopkins, there just isn't enough volume for him to make much noise on a weekly basis. KeKe Coutee hasn't played since week 12 and continues to be limited in practice. Coach Bill O'Brien said Coutee is trending towards being able to play on Saturday and more news on his status should emerge as the week progresses. While the New York Jets rushing defense is one of the worst units in the league, the secondary has overachieved this season, as they currently rank 16th in the league in passing yards allowed (243.8 yards) per game. This is impressive considering the advantageous passing situations that have frequently occurred for opposing teams due to the Jets poor run defense, and while cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson have had their problems in coverage as of late, this unit has played above their potential for much of their season. The problems in the last two weeks can directly be attributed to the loss of Marcus Maye, who despite playing in only six games this season, had flashed great potential alongside fellow safety Jamal Adams. Since week 12, the Jets have allowed four receivers to go over 70+ yards receiving, including 104 yards to Taywan Taylor and 104 yards to Robert Foster this past week. With superstar wideout DeAndre Hopkins coming to town this week, the Jets secondary has their work cut out for them, and they will receive no help from their defensive line who will be overmatched in the run game.
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
2018 Week 14 vs IND (10 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)
The Colts threw every coverage at DeAndre Hopkins but he was only able to come up with four receptions on the day. He had a 7-yard touchdown reception after he found a soft spit in the back of the end zone and Watson was able to find him. The big miss was when Hopkins got behind double coverage and Watson rushed the throw and over threw him not giving him a chance to make a play. Hopkins did his normal work on the outside but he just wasn't given the chance to make a big play with the types of coverages the Colts used on him.
2018 Week 13 vs CLE (12 / 7 / 91 / 0 rec)
When the targets head his way, DeAndre Hopkins continues to make plays. Hopkins caught passes for 29 and 24 yards to open up the offense in the 1st quarter. Hopkins also had a nice in route where Watson waited for him to real and hit him for 17 yard gain to keep the chains moving. There were some questionable non-calls on Hopkins the refs left defenders get away with not letting him get into routes that caused some errant passes from Watson.
2018 Week 12 vs TEN (6 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
The savvy receiver eclipsed the 1,000 yard barrier on Monday night with his 74 yard performance. Hopkins continues to be the receiver that Watson turns to in key situations. Watson hit Hopkins for a 28 pin point throw in between two defenders to keep a drive alive that resulted in a field goal. Hopkins also had a big catch on 4th and 1 beating simple press coverage on a nice out route. Hopkins continues to do work as a receiver and making plays through the air.
2018 Week 11 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins started off the scoring and produced the Texans only offensive touchdown on the day with a 16-yard touchdown reception off a great pass from Deshaun Watson. It was a normal day at the office for Hopkins doing his work in the middle of the field catching four more passes for 40 yards. Hopkins was the victim of a suspect call that did not look like a reception he had possession of that resulted in a fumble. The officials reviewed the call and upheld the play which shouldn't have been a fumble in the first place. Hopkins has now caught a touchdown pass in five consecutive days.
2018 Week 9 vs DEN (12 / 10 / 105 / 1 rec)
No Will Fuller and a newly traded for Demaryius Thomas meant that DeAndre Hopkins was going to be counted on. Hopkins responded with 10 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins ran a precision route finding an open space between three Broncos defenders for a 16 yard touchdown reception. He did plenty of his work on underneath routes but continuing to catch passes at a 10+ average helped move the chains all game.
2018 Week 8 vs MIA (7 / 6 / 82 / 2 rec)
The Dolphins thought they had DeAndre Hopkins figured out holding him to 8 yards at the half. Then the Texans turned to Hopkins in the second half and he went to work. Hopkins put up two touchdown receptions, one was for 2-yards but it was a finger tip snag on a slant in the red zone. Then he was left wide open on a two-man route that left him open for a 49-yard touchdown reception that he went untouched into the end zone. The biggest robbery of all was when Hopkins was called for a phantom offensive pass interference call that wiped out an impressive receptions that would have put him over the 100-yard mark for the game.
2018 Week 7 vs JAX (8 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins only had 3 receptions the entire game but he was able to haul in 3 receptions for 50 yards but one was a 31-yard one-handed stage. The big one was a 10-yard touchdown reception that he beat Jalen Ramsey to push the score 20-0. Hopkins continues to make plays when needed but all 3 of his receptions went for positives, two first downs and a touchdown. This was Hopkins 3rd touchdown receptions in the past four games.
2018 Week 6 vs BUF (6 / 5 / 63 / 1 rec)
It was a slow day at the office for the offense but DeAndre Hopkins continues to find ways to make plays. His 12-yard touchdown reception got the scoring going for the Texans on a nice corner route on a well placed ball from Watson. Hopkins also had a 24-yard reception from the slot that only saw one spin move but it was a key play in the drive to tie the game up in the 4th quarter. Hopkins continues to be a menace in the 10-19 yard range, he had receptions for 24, 14, 13 and 12 creating easy throws for Watson with his precise route running.
2018 Week 5 vs DAL (13 / 9 / 151 / 0 rec)
What can you say about a player that is moving into the elite realm of the wide receiver position. He continues to change games and when Deshaun Watson needs a big play, the ball is coming to him. Hopkins had a 49 yard reception that set up the game winning field goal. That play showcased his complete skill set, hands catch and a couple of spins to get downfield. Hopkins had a red zone target but the ball was thrown short allowing the defender to break up the pass. Hopkins did his damage in the 10-19 yard range catching seven passes that were more than 10+ yards. Hopkins is a catching machine and even with the added wide receivers around him, he is primary target of an offense that has no issues gaining yards.
2018 Week 4 vs IND (12 / 10 / 169 / 1 rec)
Hopkins is growing into the elite status and this season he is doing even more for the offense and he was a key player in Sunday's win. Putting up 169 receiver yards, Hopkins continues to get open in the middle of the field and eat up yards after the catch. Even more impressive is the amount of chunk plays Hopkins is producing and he had from reception for 20+ yards against the Colts for 24, 24, 30 and 31. Hopkins hauled in an easy pitch and catch in a red zone situation on a jump ball but he missed a game winner in overtime where he had a great double move to get open and couldn't hang on to the pass when he hit the ground in the end zone. The bigger thing is realizing Hopkins is going to continue to get fed the football and he is going to continue putting up strong numbers week to week.
2018 Week 3 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 86 / 0 rec)
Despite the uptick in targets for Will Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins is still getting his on the field. Hopkins had a touchdown rception wiped out due to a holding penalty which would have it a much more productive day. Hopkins averaged 14.3 yards a reception and when given a chance in open field he had catches for 20 and 24 yards. One aspect of Hopkins game that is growing is his ability to run after the catch and that was something that he really didn't do as a receiver. Hopkins is going to continue to get his in the passing game so don't fret with the emergence of Fuller.
2018 Week 2 vs TEN (11 / 6 / 110 / 1 rec)
It was another solid game for DeAndre Hopkins and this time he was able to cap off his strong day with a 28 yard touchdown reception. Hopkins had 6 receptions on the day and did majority of his damage deep catching passed for 23, 28 and 31. He was targeted but he was double covered from the jump and the ball was picked off despite being forced to Hopkins. Hopkins had very catchable passes thrown his way and he rewarded Watson with a 110 yards trough the air. Hopkins continues to be the top target in the passing game.
2018 Week 1 vs NE (11 / 8 / 78 / 0 rec, 1 / -7 / 0 rush)
DeAndre Hopkins was blanketed by Stephone Gilmore all game but he was able to produce 8 catches with his longest being 17. Hopkins remained the Texans primary target in the passing game and even when Deshaun Watson was struggling, the offense adjusted and moved Hopkins to the slot. With that simple move it opened up easier throws to hit Hopkins. There was not many yards after the catch but the Texans will continue to feed him the ball at all costs.
Latest NewsTexans | DeAndre Hopkins limited again (Thu Dec 13, 03:02 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dec. 13. link to story Texans | DeAndre Hopkins a limited participant (Wed Dec 12, 06:57 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. link to story Texans | DeAndre Hopkins limited (Tue Dec 11, 06:57 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) practiced on a limited basis Tuesday, Dec. 11. Our View: Hopkins has been limited all year long in practice. The team travels to play the Jets on Saturday and all Fantasy GMs are going to start Hopkins if they've got him.
link to story Texans | DeAndre Hopkins able to score (Sun Dec 9, 09:30 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins finished with four grabs for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. link to story Texans | Limited practice for DeAndre Hopkins (Fri Dec 7, 06:09 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, but is not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story More News
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