In 2015, DeAndre Hopkins finished 3rd in receiving yards with 1,521. Hopkins led all receivers in red zone targets with 30. He was able to turn those 30 red zone targets into 8 TDs. He had a total of 11 TDs on the season. The signing of former Denver Bronco QB Brock Osweiler and the release of Brian Hoyer should be a positive for Hopkins. I have projected 12 TDs and 1,600+ receiving yards for Hopkins in 2016.
Hopkins would easily go ahead of Dez Bryant if he just had a quarterback to throw him the ball, so the Texans went out and signed Brock Osweiler, a quarterback, who at times has thrown the ball. Osweiler is not going to tip the scale much for me though. Is he better than Brian Hoyer? I would like to think he is, but he hasn't shown me enough yet. Last season, Hopkins had 100-yard receiving games from four different quarterbacks, which is obviously a record, but not one he wants. But even if Osweiler doesn't turn out to be the next Johnny Unitas, we know Hopkins can perform under any circumstances, and that's a great asset to have in a fantasy player.