DeAndre Hopkins apparently suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist near the end of the regular season. With surgery already successful, Hopkins should be healed in plenty of time for offseason team activities. (Source: Houston Chronicle)
Fantasy Impact: As long as the procedure was "minor" as Hopkins put it, he remains a fantasy favorite receiver heading into the 2015 season. The Houston Texans' decision regarding Andre Johnson will ultimately decide just how valuable Hopkins will be next season.
With teammate Andre Johnson out today against the Indianapolis Colts, DeAndre Hopkins draws a difficult matchup with cornerback Vontae Davis (Source: Profootballtalk)
Fantasy Impact: This is devastating news for DeAndre Hopkins owners. Be vary weary of starting Nuk this weekend. Vontae Davis has not allowed more than 50 yards receiving in the past six straight games. Furthermore, Davis has yet to allow a touchdown by an opposing receiver. Treat DeAndre Hopkins as no better than a WR3 with WR2 upside today.
Deandre Hopkins had 4 receptions for 49 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fantasy Impact: Andre Johnson will be questionable for the next week's match up against the division leading Colts. DeAndra Hopkins will more than likely be receiving the bulk of the targets which can mean big numbers for this talented young receiver.
DeAndre Hopkins has overtaken the top spot in the Houston Texans receivers pecking order. He now stands in the place where Andre Johnson used to, with his Week 13 performance being the final straw. (Source: NFL)
Fantasy Impact: DeAndre Hopkins, in just his second year, is on pace for 80 receptions for 1,388 yards. When Andre Johnson sees double coverage, Hopkins is able to exploit the single DB. With all the talent in the world and Ryan Fitzpatrick seemingly eyeing him often, Hopkins should be in your lineup for the playoffs, and he just may help you win the championship.
DeAndre Hopkins had 5 targets for 39 yards against the Bengals.
Fantasy Impact: Though DeAndre Hopkins had a mediocre day, he is still getting targeted and is still the down field option for the Texans. Look for his numbers to steadily improve with the Texan's quarterback play.
DeAndre Hopkins secured 4 catches on 8 targets for 80 yards in the Texan's Week 11 win against the Cleveland Browns. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins had the better matchup among Houston's pass-catchers as Joe Haden was all over Andre Johnson, but he still remained limited as the Texans relied mostly on the run. The bulk of his receiving yards came on an early 41-yard reception when he blew by the defender, showcasing his explosive abilities. This is Hopkins' fourth straight game with at least 80 yards, even though his eight targets were the fewest he's seen since Week 6. Hopkins should be considered a WR2/3 heading into Week 12 when the Texans take on the Bengals.
Arian Foster is likely out this week leaving Alfred Blue and QB Ryan Mallett in the Houston backfield.
Fantasy Impact: With a strong armed QB in Mallett that opposing defensive coordinators will not have had a good look at, there is upside for the down field attack. Given that Andre Johnson is no speed demon, DeAndre will likely emerge as a down field threat.
Hopkins had 5 catches for 95 yards against the Titans on Sunday. Though 8 weeks, Hopkins is a Top 15 PPR wide receiver. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins has come a long way for 5/95 to be a somewhat disappointing stat-line. Despite the sometimes painful-to-watch quarterbacking of Ryan Fitzpatrick and only catching 3 touchdowns all season, Hopkins has emerged as a reliable WR2 with WR1 upside.
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins let owners down this Thursday against the Colts. Managing only one reception, it was a stark contrast to his usual stat line. However, owners should not stray away from playing him for one bad game. Hopkins is now an amazing buy low candidate.
Hopkins caught 5 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bills. He now has a touchdown reception in 3 out of 4 games this season. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: His touchdown came again on a long pass, while most of his receptions were closer to the line of scrimmage. While its unlikely that he will sustain his current touchdown pace (he is currently on pace for 12 touchdowns), he is a solid WR2 with upside. He has a favorable match-up again in Week 5 against a Dallas defense who lost Morris Claiborne to injury Sunday night and are giving up over 11 yards per catch.
Hopkins caught 6 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Hopkins has caught a touchdown pass in two of the first three games this season. He is currently leading the Texans in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Well, that training camp rapport seems to be back. Hopkins is getting a lot of attention from Fitzpatrick and had finished as a Top-25 PPR wide receiver each week (so far). Consider him a low-end WR2/Flex.
The second-year wideout racked up a mere 22 yards, securing three-of-five targets. Fortunately, he saved himself and fantasy owners from what would have been a disappointing day with a 12 yard TD catch in the third quarter, adding to the dominance over the now 0-2 Raiders. (Source: HoustonTexans.com)
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins' TD resulted from a perfectly placed, back-shoulder throw by Ryan Fitzpatrick on the right side of the end zone. While he now has two touchdowns through two games, his lack of targets implies this pace is unlikely to continue. Hopkins will be a low-end WR3 in Week 3 when the Texans travel to MetLife Stadium and take on the Giants.
In his fantasy debut, Texans No.2 receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught a 76-yard TD pass late in the second quarter, the longest of his career. After that he was rather quiet, but finished the night with four receptions on five targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. (Source: HoustonTexans.com)
Fantasy Impact: Those of you who awarded Hopkins with a spot in your starting lineup - kudos. His 4/89/1 line is a great start to the season as he put up more fantasy points than veteran receiver Andre Johnson. That's not to say Hopkins is showing signs of a breakout year. Johnson isn't going anywhere, and his nine targets compared to five for Hopkins is proof of that. For now, Hopkins should be considered a good flex option with WR2 upside.
Hopkins saw 6 targets in one half of action in Saturday's win in Denver but only caught 2 passes for 12 yards. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: While the increased volume is encouraging, Fitzpatrick and Hopkins still aren't quite on the same page. However, more confidence in the Texans seems reflected in Hopkin's ADP which has risen back into the 9th round on Fantasy Football Calculator. He is currently the 44th ranked wide receiver on FantasyPros.
After a nightmarish loss to the Cardinals which saw Hopkins’ only target negated by a penalty, his ADP bottomed out near the 12th round on Fantasy Football Calculator. Hopkins has 2 catches on 4 targets for 19 yards and no touchdowns this preseason. (Source: Fantasy Football Calculator)
Fantasy Impact: Before the preseason, there were many glowing reports about the chemistry developing between Fitzpatrick and Hopkins but that has yet to materialize on the field. Until the offense establishes more consistency, there are no Texans receivers worth owning who aren't named Andre Johnson.
DeAndre Hopkins has been the early offensive standout in training camp, as he continues to string together strong performances and impressive catches. With veteran Andre Johnson on the sideline nursing a hamstring strain, Hopkins is developing quite the rapport with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Source: Houston Chronicle)
Fantasy Impact: With each passing day of training camp, Hopkins is looking more and more like a candidate for a breakout season. In just his second year, he is flashing excellent route running ability, combined with the incredible hands that made him the 27th pick of the draft last year. Given that opposing secondaries must still focus on Andre Johnson, Hopkins should be able to carve out a substantial role in the offense, particularly in the redzone. Look for him to improve on his stats from last year (802/2) with solid WR2 value.
I do not think a lot of people realize that Hopkins was the 15th ranked fantasy receiver last year with 76 receptions for 1,210 yards and 6 touchdowns, despite playing with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. A weak quarterback situation again this season will prevent him from reaching WR1 status.