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.
RotoBaller | Aug 31st
BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 105 (Current ADP: 128, WR: 44) ANALYSIS: After a promising rookie season in 2013, DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans’ former first round pick out of Clemson, has shined this year in camp. He’s been making the improvements expected of second year players, but has often surpassed expectations with ridiculous one-handed grabs and his route-running. During [&h...
Rotoprofessor | Jul 25th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It may not appear like Andre Johnson is going to hold out, though it doesn’t really matter as second year receiver DeAndre Hopkins is gaining a lot of attention (and rightfully so). Generally we view the third year as