WR DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans
|6-1, 214||Born: 6-6-1992||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2013|
Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens - $8100
FBG says: Bad matchup. The Texans passing offense has been an up and down unit as they have reaped the benefits of what has been a top-5 rushing offense to start the season. Deshaun Watson has one of the highest fantasy ceilings in football with his dynamic and inventive play style, and he is coming off back-to-back outings with multiple touchdowns leading into the bye. Watson has also shown vulnerability at times, but for the most part, he has been the best player on the field for this Texans offense. DeAndre Hopkins has commanded double-digit targets in four straight games, either scoring or crossing the 100-yard mark in three of those four games. Hopkins has had quite the underwhelming season by his standards though, averaging just 74 receiving yards per game while on pace for fewer than 10 yards per catch for the first time in his career. The bye week was well-timed for Will Fuller, who returned to practice this week and has a good chance of playing for the first time since exiting in Week 7. Fuller should return as WR2 for this offense, but he had just one explosion of a game amidst a number of mediocre performances when healthy this season. Kenny Stills will be relegated back to the slot, a role that fits him well. Tight end Darren Fells will also remain a boom or bust play at his position, as he has found the end zone in back-to-back weeks and six times this season but also finished six games with two or fewer receptions. The Ravens defense has been one of the best in the league in recent weeks, locking down opposing passing offenses by giving up just five passing touchdowns in their last six games while nabbing just as many interceptions (5) since Week 4. While they only faced two quality opponents (Tom Brady and Russell Wilson) over that six-game stretch, this secondary still limited both to very meager games while shutting down the other quarterbacks just as they should have. The secondary has been the absolute strength of this defense since the addition of Marcus Peters to play alongside Marlon Humphrey. Cornerback Marcus Peters has been a very strong addition to this group, racking up two interceptions returned for touchdowns in just three games with Baltimore. Peters should see most snaps against Hopkins, which should make it more difficult than usual for Hopkins to put up an elite stat line. The rest of these Texans receivers and tight ends also have unfavorable matchups against these top-notch Ravens defensive backs.
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 9 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 48 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush - 19.4 points, $8000)
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 - 24.9 points, $8100)
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 - 28.6 points, $7800)
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 - 16.5 points, $7400)
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 - 15.8 points, $7800)
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 - 8.1 points, $7700)
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 - 12.7 points, $7800)
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 - 9 points, $8100)
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 - 34.1 points, $8200)
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 | Eight receptions for DeAndre Hopkins (Sun Nov 3, 01:09 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught eight passes for 48 yards and one touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. He was targeted 11 times during the game. Our View: The Texans didn't stretch the field, but Hopkins still scored and racked up some PPR points. He'll continue to draw an outsized target load while Will Fuller is out.
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