WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
Week 14: vs Denver Broncos
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Deshaun Watson has shown the ability to carry this Texans team on multiple occasions this season, including last week in what was a stellar performance despite only putting up 234 passing yards. Watson was accurate all over the field, throwing for three touchdowns while actually completing four of his six pass attempts when targeting receivers 10 or more yards downfield. Deandre Hopkins finished with a nice game last week, but he actually saw a dip in playing time with just 84 percent of the snaps compared to playing at least 93 percent of offensive snaps in all previous weeks. This is nothing to be concerned about at this point though, as Hopkins continues to lead this team in targets while offering a strong fantasy scoring floor and ceiling alike. Both Will Fuller and Kenny Stills remain more boom or bust options, while Darren Fells simply continues to amaze with his seventh touchdown of the season last week. Fells has seen three or fewer targets in all but three games this season and has exceeded 50 yards in just two games, but his size makes him an impeccable red zone target who will continue to be in sight for Watson. Denver's passing defense has played fairly well this season, ranking fifth in passing yards allowed (210.6) while giving up the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring) to both quarterbacks and wide receivers. The past three weeks have been a slight regression though, as opposing quarterbacks have passed for multiple touchdowns in all three games while two wide receivers have exceeded 115 receiving yards--the only two to exceed that mark all season against Denver. Chris Harris is their lock-down cornerback and should see most snaps shadowing DeAndre Hopkins, but these other two cornerbacks are very beatable in coverage, leading to plus matchups for Will Fuller and Kenny Stills. Play from the Denver safeties has been stellar though, which has led to a limitation of big plays by opposing passing offenses. The Broncos pass rush has been inconsistent all season, especially after their dreadful start. While they have improved as the season progressed, this team still has generated two or fewer sacks in three of their last six games with a below-average 10 percent pressure rate. Von Miller is banged up and at risk of missing this week after he was sidelined for last week's game. In addition, the team's sack leader Derek Wolfe was placed on injured reserve this week and will miss the remainder of the season. Limited pressure on Deshaun Watson plus a healthy Will Fuller could lead to more big plays in this game than the Defense has been accustomed to dealing with.
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 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 | Five catches for DeAndre Hopkins in Week 13 (Mon Dec 2, 02:32 AM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins hauled in five of his eight targets for 64 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots. He also got credit for a 6-yard TD pass on a trick play. link to story
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