By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 11:06pm EST
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.
By Daniel Clark, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 2:03pm EST
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 10:35am EDT
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.
By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 12:19pm EDT
De'Andre Hopkins had 6 receptions for 108 yards, he also lost a key 4th quarter fumble. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: While Hopkins didn't manage to get in the endzone, he did manage a huge turnaround from his previous game. Hopkins is still a great buy low target, get him while you can.
By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 7:57pm EDT
Hopkins managed only one reception for 12 yards.
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 2:54pm EDT
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 7:39pm EDT
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.
By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 10:31pm EDT
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.
By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 8:33pm EDT
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Tue, Aug 26th 1:31am EDT
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.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 3:12am EDT
After a nightmarish loss to the Cardinals which saw Hopkinsâ€™ 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.
By Christopher Pryor, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 6:38pm EDT
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.
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