WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 27|
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2016 Week 19 vs NE (9 / 6 / 65 / 0 rec)
The Texans knew that DeAndre Hopkins was going to be pressed in coverage with a safety over the top. Hopkins caught 6 passed for 65 yards and a long of 19 yards. Moving him in the slot helped put him against weaker cornerbacks and that made a difference in his game. Hopkins worked in and out of routes but he really did not take off until the second half when it was too late.
2016 Week 18 vs OAK (9 / 5 / 67 / 1 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins continues to grow with Brock Osweiler and the Texans made sure that he was in spots to make plays. Osweiler got Hopkins vertical and hit him for 38 yard toe tapper to set up his own touchdown for 4 yards on a quick slant. Hopkins continues to work out of the slot and create issues vs safeties and slot cornerbacks. Don't look now but the continuity between Osweiler and Hopkins has taken positive steps over the past two games.
2016 Week 17 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 123 / 0 rec)
Finally the Texans used DeAndre Hopkins in situations he could win. He has a long catch and run for 51 yards out of the slot and had another for 26 yards. It was the best he looked all season with Osweiler and it was due to passes getting put in the right spot to let him work. Hopkins sat the entire 4th quarter but he put together one of his best games in sometime.
2016 Week 16 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Tom Savage continues to do what he can to get Hopkins involved with the offense. Hopkins had two offensive pass interference go against him; with one coming in the end zone and another negating a 12 yard gain for pushing off. Hopkins also had a drop that hit him right in the hands across the middle which was at a critical moment. His biggest reception came on a 21 yard gain making a defender miss to set up the Alfred Blue touchdown. Hopkins remains Savage's favorite target and that should be expected to continue.
2016 Week 15 vs JAX (17 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec)
Tom Savage might be Hopkins saving grace especially with the amount of times Hopkins was targeted. Hopkins was targeted plenty of times and caught 8 passes and was finally targeted downfield more than 20 yards. Hopkins misses a chance for a touchdown after beating the defender and going up to catch the ball and when coming down the ball popped loose which would have been a touchdown. Hopkins did his work in the intermediate routes and his long catch was only 16 yards but he worked on the outside and in the slot. Hopkins looked much more comfortable with Savage working behind center and their timing was on point throughout the 2 plus quarters they worked together.
2016 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet day for DeAndre Hopkins with the Texan continuing to run the ball on the ground. Hopkins was missed to open the game with a deep ball that was overcooked by Osweiler. Hopkins did have a 22 yard reception in the middle of the field and an 11 yard catch on the sideline. Hopkins did what he could but he chance were few to say the least. Hopkins did lead the team with 33 yards receiving.
2016 Week 13 vs GB (8 / 3 / 58 / 1 rec)
There was a DeAndre Hopkins sighting late in the game but two bad drops continue to plague Hopkins. The first came on a simple stop route while the second was on a key third down throw that hit him right in the hands. Only three receptions, Hopkins biggest play came on a 44 yard strike from Osweiler against cover 2. HE fit himself right in between the cornerback and safety to leave a good target for the pass. Hopkins is having struggles keeping locked into games and with targets heading to other receivers it is clear he has not been himself in 2016.
2016 Week 12 vs SD (10 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
It was a good sight to see Hopkins beat some press coverage and get into his route. He opened the game with a 19 yard reception that he snagged over the defender down the sideline. He then worked quick slants on two consecutive receptions to help jump start a drive. The Texans did target him in the end zone but he drew a pass interference call to spot the ball at the one to give Osweiler a one yard sneak for the touchdown. This was Hopkins best game in sometime and he showed some of his old flashes of making life tough on cornerbacks in one on one situations.
2016 Week 11 vs OAK (6 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Hopkins was robbed early from a 70+ yard touchdown reception when his 24 yard catch and run was blown dead by the ref. Hopkins did most of his work out of the slot and had key receptions down the stretch for first downs. The best part of Hopkins game was seeing him work out of the slot and get off of press coverage. It appeared that Hopkins is looking better in the middle of the field and plus game for him and Osweiler.
2016 Week 10 vs JAX (13 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
DeAndre Hopkins continues to get looks but teams continue to play him physical on the outside. Hopkins longest receptions on the day were both 16 and 10 yards and he should have caught a few passes that hit him the hands. Osweiler tried to go vertical to Hopkins but one was just out of his reach while the other was slowed with Hopkins not being able to get off of the press coverage. Texans are trying everything to get Hopkins going by putting him on motion and stacked behind other wide receiver. Hopkins is getting looks but it is just not coming together for the Texans offense or him.
2016 Week 8 vs DET (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
The Texans are trying to move Hopkins around and with so many teams playing quarters and cover-2 against the offense, they have to work underneath. Hopkins had more quick hitters this game and it is clear he is still working to get in sync with Osweiler. Hopkins did have two targets in the end zone but he was covered well . His long reception came on a 14 yard play where he was on option play on a ball that snuck up on him and he pretty much caught the ball blind. Hopkins is getting going but with so much attention being paid to him, others are starting to get going.
2016 Week 7 vs DEN (12 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)
It was tough sledding for DeAndre Hopkins who had to deal with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. Hopkins had five receptions for 12 yards being his longest reception. Hopkins was targeted deep twice but it was not really given a chance to bring down the passes. Hopkins is having trouble beating one-on-one coverage in key situations. Hopkins continues to gain yardage in garbage time with late receptions of 7 and 12 yards. It was a rough day for Hopkins and the Texans offense.
2016 Week 6 vs IND (15 / 9 / 71 / 0 rec)
It was a solid day for Hopkins who caught 9 passes for 71 yards and it was all done with comeback routes and a few out routes. He worked one on one and got back to his old ways of beating defenders. He had drive extending catches and his longest on the day went for 12 yards. The Texans did try two vertical routes with Hopkins and the first was under thrown by Osweiler and the second was not tracked well by Hopkins. It was a solid game for Hopkins to get back on track and help open up the field for others to make big plays.
2016 Week 5 vs MIN (9 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)
Hopkins was held without a catch to start the first half but put together a "okay" performance in the second half of the game. Hopkins had a solid catch and run on the sideline for 25 yards making two defenders miss and added a one yard touchdown reception on a slant he beat his man clean for Osweiler to hit him with an easy throw. Hopkins made plays when given the chance and getting him into the flow of the game is key, it showed in the second half.
2016 Week 4 vs TEN (6 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
It is a trying time for DeAndre Hopkins who only had one reception in the fourth quarter for a first down. He was targeted a total of six times and none of them were even really catchable. Hopkins did create a defensive pass interference but it was quiet otherwise. Hopkins was visibly frustrated on Sunday and it came from not being involved throughout the game. The Texans made an effort to get better offensively over the off-season and it is clearly showing up on the field taking away from Hopkins. Hopkins will have to learn to stay focused when the attention is not turned to him in the game plan.
2016 Week 3 vs NE (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
It was a solid day for Hopkins but not much spectacular but a handful of receptions for 14 yards which all resulted in first down. Hopkins mainly worked on the right side of the Texans offense and did work with hitches and outs to extend drives. Hopkins caught some tough throws due to good coverage from the Patriots. There was no vertical game for Hopkins due to the Patriots playing over the top with their cover two shell.
2016 Week 2 vs KC (11 / 7 / 113 / 1 rec)
Even with the emergence of Will Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins continues to be the go to player for Brock Osweiler. Hopkins first chance came in a one on one situation where he beat Marcus Peters to the outside and Osweiler hit him in stride for a 27 yard touchdown with a safety trying to get over the top of the play. Hopkins also had some big first down receptions for 14 yards and a 11 yard pass that he turned into a 35 yard gain. It is clear Hopkins has added some ability of yards after the catch, something he did not show much of his first three year in the NFL. Hopkins is getting his fair share of targets near the red-zone and had three total on the day. Hopkins also had the dreaded NFL catch rule take away a touchdown from him after he beat a Chiefs defensive back to the end zone and a perfectly placed pass from Osweiler that saw Hopkins stable and lay out for the ball catching in that looked like a touchdown. After being incomplete, the Texans challenged the ruling on the field to no avail. Hopkins is Osweiler's emergency button and it is clear the Texans new signal caller knows to go to Hopkins when all else fails.
2016 Week 1 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)
It was the first time in a long time where DeAndre Hopkins was not completely plugged in. Usually he is locked in during one-on-one situations and he had what would have been a 15 yard gain snatched from him by Tracy Porter who took that ball away from him that he had in his hands. Hopkins was called for a questionable offensive pass interference for a red-zone target but he came back with a good nine route catching it oner a defender for 23 yard touchdown reception. He had some key first down receptions for 14 and 9 yards on the sideline in tight coverage. His biggest miscue was a dropped pass in the end zone on a well thrown ball from Osweiler over a cornerback and away from the safety. His stat line was solid but Hopkins left a lot of plays on the field.
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