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  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins
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RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
 
 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF at CIN
Week 2 vs. WAS vs. KC
Week 3 vs. DET vs. CAR
Week 4 at CAR at TB
Week 5 at NYJ at NO
Week 6 at DAL vs. NYJ
Week 7 vs. SEA at MIA
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 9 vs. MIA vs. LV
Week 10 vs. BUFBYE WEEK
Week 11 at SEA at DEN
Week 12 at NE at BUF
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. NE
Week 14 at NYG vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. PHI at LV
Week 16 vs. SF vs. DEN
Week 17 at LAR at KC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Points 
Week 123.133.4
Week 24.017.3
Week 36.78.1
Week 43.124.2
Week 58.87.3
Week 67.52.8
Week 716.618.5
Week 810.98.2
Week 911.49.3
Week 1010.8
Week 118.013.2
Week 1221.4
Week 1310.612.7
Week 1419.227.3
Week 1511.98.1
Week 162.36.9
Week 178.9
Total165.5217.0
Average11.013.6
Player Targets Comparison
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
2019 Targets 
Week 1137
Week 286
Week 377
Week 485
Week 5816
Week 6124
Week 7128
Week 8133
Week 9114
Week 102
Week 111212
Week 128
Week 1385
Week 14135
Week 1587
Week 1696
Week 1711
Notes for Player Combination
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins
Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
One of the key players of the NFL offseason has been DeAndre Hopkins who forced a trade from the Texans to the Cardinals before receiving a massive 2-year extension from the team that will make him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL. Hopkins is arguably the best receiver in the NFL, but historically, the first season for a receiver on a new team has often been disappointing. The Cardinals will spread the ball around more than the Texans did and Kyler Murray had a lower yards per attempt last season than any of Watson's three seasons. Hopkins is still an elite talent with an elite quarterback, just don't expect quite the same elite volume.Ekeler finished as the RB4 in PPR leagues last season despite sharing backfield work with Melvin Gordon who's now on the Broncos. However, I'm a little hesitant to jump to conclusions with his projection for this season as Philip Rivers is also gone from the team. Rivers has always been a QB who peppers his running backs with targets and last season was no different as Ekeler hauled in 92 catches. Replacing Rivers is Tyrod Taylor, a scrambling QB who has historically not thrown to his running backs. Ekeler will get a significant increase in his carry count with Gordon out, but I don't see him getting enough targets to make him a top-5 guy again.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Nuk is awesome and should thrive in Arizona, but the Cardinals may not funnel him targets like Houston did. He's a top-10 producer, but he may not crack the top-5. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
This year's most notable trade acquisition, Hopkins was acquired from Houston in mid-March along with a fourth-round pick for RB David Johnson and a second-round pick. Providing Arizona with the formidable perimeter threat that was lacking in the first season of head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense, Hopkins will be the focal point of the Cardinals' passing game.Melvin Gordon's 2019 holdout resulted in Ekeler racking up 490 scrimmage yards, 24 receptions and six touchdowns over four September games prior to Gordon's return. With Gordon having left for Denver, Ekeler will be the Chargers' main man in 2020.
David Zach
FantasyPros
 Gordon vacated touches, improved Offensive Line, projection model darling, finally "THE" guy
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
DeAndre Hopkins has long been an elite NFL receiver. Outside a frustrating 2016, he's consistently put up sensational fantasy numbers. Now with the Cardinals, he becomes a great unknown again. Kyler Murray isn't Deshaun Watson but in an offense that is trending upwards, it looks like there will be plenty of targets for Nuk to make hay. The key concern for me is whether Hopkins and Murray can develop enough chemistry during the shortened pre-season to allow the receiver to make an immediate impact. That's the key reason I'd avoid taking him in the first round of most leagues.I'm very torn on Austin Ekeler in 2019 and could see myself slotting him in anywhere from RB8 to RB 14 in half-ppr before the pre-season concludes. He remains a pass-catching monster but I'm not yet convinced he'll provide enough volume in the running game to justify a first-round pick. I expect a slight reduction in the quality of this attack overall with Philip Rivers gone and I could also see Joshua Kelley or Justin Jackson chipping into his goal line and between-the-tackles work. Ultimately, this really comes down to your risk-aversion. In PPR he'll be a monster but otherwise, he's a risk you may choose to avoid. If he's sitting there in the second round though, he's going to be very hard for me to pass up on.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Did you know Hopkins hasn't seen less than 150 targets since way back in 2014? Now going to a Cardinals team with Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald, it's unlikely he reaches that mark. The odd offseason also hasn't given him a lot of time with new quarterback Kyler Murray. From reports, the first time the duo got together was at the end of June. Is that enough time to develop any sort of chemistry? Hopkins has played with a lot of bad quarterbacks in his time, though the only one who held him back from producing was Brock Osweiler, as Hopkins finished as the No. 29 wide receiver in 2016 despite seeing 151 targets. Murray's rookie season wasn't particularly efficient (both Fitzgerald and Kirk saw over 105 targets but outside the top-36 wide receivers), but we should expect growth in year two. There is a scenario where Hopkins is a rock-solid player but not a top-five fantasy receiver, however, given his history of producing with guys like Tom Savage, TJ Yates, and Brian Hoyer, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. Still, his targets will take a hit, making him a second-round pick rather than the first-round one he's been.After seeing Ekeler's contract extension this offseason, it seemed a little light for a workhorse, leading many to believe they'd draft a running back early on. They waited until the fourth round to select UCLA's Joshua Kelley, who's a bigger complementary back. The Chargers offense isn't likely going to be as high scoring as it was with Philip Rivers under center, but Ekeler remains the top dog in the backfield. Still, don't just anticipate this offense is going to be as potent, or that he'll have as many scoring opportunities, which is why he's best-suited as a high-end RB2 than an RB1.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Hopkins can take the Cards offense to a new level and see how his talent stacks up in the NFC for 2020.Hoping he can hold up between the tackles for an entire season. If not, expect Jackson to bite into those goal line TDs, but its not enough to scare me off, the guy is a playmaker for real..
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Avoid receivers switching teams. Even OBJ couldn't overcome it. The Cardinals offense is unique, so 'Nuk' has a chance to produce big numbers, but history tells us his ADP is dangerousMelvin Gordon left and Ekeler remains. Some of the vacated carries and targets should funnel his way, while touchdown totals project to decline
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
You can make the argument that DeAndre Hopkins is the league's most talented WR but in terms of fantasy, I have some concerns. He is going from an offense in which he dominated target share to an offense that is based on spreading around the football. I still expect Hopkins to play great he just may not get the volume to finish as a top-3 fantasy WR.Ekeler finally gets the starting role in LA but he also loses his dump off heavy QB - Philip Rivers. Now he'll have the combination of Justin Herbert and Tyrod Taylor to get him the football. With Herbert likely to be the starter sooner rather than later, I like Ekeler's chances of finishing inside the 10 at RB.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
 Top 5 finish last year. Unlikely to be true workhorse, but will be the lead back in what should be an underrated offense. Tyrod at QB may hinder Ekeler's receiving production, but overall Ekeler is a special player and we want to be chasing this type of profile.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has averaged more than 100 catches the past 5 seasons and moves into the go-to role in Cards' pass-friendly attack - should be at least business as usual in ARIAveraged better than 1.0 FAN PTS/TOUCH in Half PPR formats each of his 3 seasons, and if he can maintain that with a QB change in 2020, another RB Top 10 finish likely
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 In .5 PPR leagues last season, Austin Ekeler (14.71 PPG) actually performed better than Miles Sanders (14.36 PPG) in the second half of the season. Sanders is getting loads of love while Ekeler has been more of a forgotten stud. Ekeler did not have a game with double-digit rushes after Week 4 last season and was still an RB1. He'll get it done, no matter what.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Hopkins slipped in 2019, he averaged only 11.2 yards per reception and he tallied only 7 touchdowns. He could have a new lease on life in Arizona playing with QB Kyler Murray. Hopkins is still an elite WR1.Ekeler had 1,550 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns while splitting touches with RB Melvin Gordon for 12 games. Gordon leaving for Denver should give him an increased workload, but Ekeler's quarterback situation is less than ideal and they added Joshua Kelley in the NFL Draft, which could create another RBBC.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Hopkins will have a change of scenery in 2020, but that doesn't mean that we should expect a significant drop-off in production. Hopkins may not see the overall target totals that he has in years past, but he's still connected to a dynamic offense and will see plenty of scoring opportunities. Hopkins is a locked-in WR1 this season yet again.Ekeler should see a drop-off in overall targets with Tyrod Taylor now at QB, but it won't be as much as some people are projecting. Ekeler's chances of repeating as the RB6 simply aren't there again this season, but he's going to be a fantastic RB2 option for your roster.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Deandre Hopkins 2019: Age 27, 150 targets, 104 receptions, 1183 yards, 7 TDs, 18 ppr/ppg DLF ADP: 1.07 (WR2). Since 2009, only 26.0% of WRs to average 10+ PPG and then change teams have improved their PPG in the following season. Change the PPG threshold to 12 and that number drops to 20.9%. At 15 it's 0.0%. Hopkins posted 111 - 1521 - 11 TDs with Hoyer, Mallett, Yates and Weeden. 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
ARZ in year 1 with Kyler and Kliff: 554 ATT. ATL led the league with 684 ATT. Other top teams ranged from 633 to 589 in the top 12. So PERHAPS some upward mobility of 30-70 ATT in 2020. Distribution in 2019: Kirk 108 Fitz 109 RBS 103 This leaves plenty of space for Hopkins to still dominate. Smaller pieces will get their small shares but NUK is fine as far as I'm concerned. And how about that RB share? Might run into a similar problem as OBJ, when he left NY. Nuk had a heavy 29% market share in Houston last year(2nd best in the league). The leading target getter of every week over the course of the season in ARZ last year had a target share of 25%. This was an argument with OBJ going to CLE, and the love he got from Eli vs the unknown of CLE. We made the crossroads point of good players earning more targets but OBJ did not overcome, Nuk might not overcome in ARZ. A 25% target share would still be very good for Nuk, just not the volume he enjoyed over his time in Houston. Could theoretically be a 13% knock in production from opportunity. All just made up numbers but we're looking for reasons to knock players down in this area, not highlight why we know they're good.I'm bad at ranking outliers. Had a career high 132 carries last year, yet to go over 560 rushing yards. Makes his money in the passing game, which now unknown. Can't be more efficient than last year: 108 targets, 92 receptions. I think it would be safe(?) to pencil him in for 1000 total yards and 5 TDs. Which would put him in the RB20s range. 20 touches a game without Gordon(4 games)23.75ppg 12 touches a game with Gordon(12 games)14ppg. 6 rushes a game with Gordon The Chargers were 28th in att last year and that still leaves almost 17 rushing attempts per year Gordon also got a healthy 55 targets in his 12 games, albeit with Rivers, Melvin also paced as RB11 after his return
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Love his fit in Arizona's Air Raid. No reason for him to regress, if anything his weekly volume should be even more secure. The PERFECT fit as a broken play 50/50 winner with sneaky verticality.Back on a huge deal, suggesting he'll remain a focal point -- even moreso than when he was the RB4 in PPR. Avoided any major Draft Day additions as well (only 4th rounder Josh Kelley added)... Ekeler has top-3 upside.