The #1 issue with Hopkins is can he get into the end-zone? He will go for over 1,000 yards no problem but if he can find the end-zone then he can be a top 10 WR. If you are in a TD only league you need to consider that Hopkins is not a huge end-zone vulture.
Andre Johnson and his 151 targets are gone and Hopkins, who had a better season on less targets, will be the main man in Houston. With his ability a 150+ target season is a top-10 fantasy season with upside for more.
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. RB Arian Foster being hurt is not going to help either, although he should see a ton of targets and a ton of coverage.
One of my top targets to draft in round 3 this year. With Andre Johnson now in Indianapolis, Hopkins becomes the #1 WR in Houston. Defenses have to key on Arian Foster and the run game, with helps Hopkins in the passing game.
DeAndre Hopkins is the ideal draft value for me this year. One main reason is he will no longer be under the shadow of Andre Johnson and be the true #1 WR for the Houston Texans. With Johnson going to the Colts, I expect that Hopkins will see an increase in targets and overall numbers from... Read More