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  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
 
 
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  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO vs. HOU
Week 2 vs. JAC at LAR
Week 3 at LAC at SEA
Week 4 vs. CAR vs. DAL
Week 5 vs. ATL vs. TB
Week 6 at KC at JAC
Week 7 at IND at CHI
Week 8 vs. OAK vs. ARI
Week 9 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 11 at BAL at TB
Week 12 vs. IND vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. NE at ATL
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. SF
Week 15 at TEN vs. IND
Week 16 at TB at TEN
Week 17 vs. TEN at CAR
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions102.5111.7
Rec Yards1,438.51,347.9
Rec TDs10.38.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.0
Rush Yards1.20.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points204.9185.3
   
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 17.122.0
Week 217.018.9
Week 38.612.9
Week 422.94.7
Week 513.17.4
Week 612.3
Week 711.012.9
Week 820.28.1
Week 916.527.1
Week 1019.0
Week 119.615.2
Week 127.43.8
Week 139.14.0
Week 149.69.8
Week 1529.04.9
Week 1610.416.9
Week 1714.72.9
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 11117
Week 21113
Week 31010
Week 4124
Week 5135
Week 66
Week 789
Week 876
Week 91215
Week 108
Week 1164
Week 1266
Week 13128
Week 141013
Week 15119
Week 161213
Week 17167
  DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The best hands in football, Hopkins continually makes highlight-worthy grabs on passes that 95 percent of the league couldn't make on their best day. He'll continually see the oppositions best cornerback, but having Will Fuller back will help draw double-coverage away from him. He's now finished as a top-six fantasy receiver in three of the last four seasons, including his first No. 1 finish in 2018Three straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Nuk is one of the most reliable receivers in fantasy football. His role doesn't change and the chemistry between him and Deshaun Watson is only getting better.MT is about as efficient as they come and plays much of the year indoors with an accurate quarterback. Yeah, he's a top 5 guy.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
What can you say about DeAndre Hopkins at this point except please don't ever let Brock Osweiler be his quarterback. With an excellent quarterback in Deshaun Watson, an enormous target share, and outstanding route-running ability and hands, there are legitimately zero concerns with Hopkins. To the extent you are desperate to be cautious with your optimism, it is possible that with both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee on the field, Hopkins' targets could drop slightly. But even that minor concern isn't relevant at this point, with Coutee battling an ankle injury. He's the top receiver, and one of the top players, on the board.Thomas has had an unreal efficiency throughout his career, and he's been incredibly consistent. He's never finished a season with fewer than 1,100 yards, and he had a superb 125 catches last year. With a lengthy contract extension taken care of, it should be business as usual for Thomas this year, and he should put up strong WR1 numbers as usual.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
As of now, Hopkins is the consensus #1 receiver off the board. You certainly can't argue with his talent nor his recent production but there is reason to be concerned about his shoulder, however, as he started the preseason the PUP. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee will both be healthy so his league-high target share may take a hit. He is still elite, but shouldn't exactly be a slam dunk at pick 6.No one was more efficient with the targets they saw than Thomas last season. In fact, no one in NFL history has been that efficient. There is room for more, of course, if New Orleans decides to pepper him with targets, but they also don't throw much so that might just be wishful thinking.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has back-to-back top 2 finishes in FAN PTS at WR - Has most receptions (528) by a player through the first six seasons in NFL - in layman's terms, he's an aerial acrobat with hands like an octopusOnly player in NFL history with 300+ catches over 1st 3 seasons - Had WR-high 85% catch rate on his 147 targets last season (since '92, no other WR with at least 100 targets has eclipsed 80%)
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Nuk is Nuk, WR1. 
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 low floor attached to Brees, more weapons around him this year
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
A pure target monster, Hopkins is one of the safest picks in fantasy football for 2019. If Hopkins and Deshaun Watson can both stay healthy for all 16 games, there's no reason to doubt Hopkins' ability to be a Top 5 WR when it's all said and done.Michael Thomas has proven that he has some of the best (if not THE best) hands in the NFL. He's a focal point of the Sean Payton offense and the Saints did little to change that perception this offseason. My only concern is whether or not we've begun to see the beginning of the end of Drew Brees, but whether that's the case or not, Thomas will still be an elite PPR option.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I always try to target running backs in the first round of drafts, but Hopkins is one of the few wide receivers I will make an exception for. He's been over 1,200 yards in 4 of the past 5 seasons, and has AVERAGED 170 targets over the last 4. Since 2014 he's been the WR 14/4/29/1/2 in half PPR scoring. He's an absolute target monster, and I have no problem if you want to take him as the top WR off the board. His TD upside is also massive, as he lead all players with 15 targets inside the 10 yard line last season.I preach safety in the first 4 rounds...and it doesn get any safer than Michael Thomas He has the more receptions over his first 3 seasons than any player in the history of the NFL. And he's first by 33 receptions! He also has the third most fantasy points ever over that stretch of time, behind just Randy Moss and Odell. Over his first three seasons he's averaged 107/1,262/7.67 TD's, including 125.1405/9 last season, which was the 4th highest approximate value of any WR ever Thomas has also been a model of health, missing just one game in his career. This sort of floor/upside combination shouldn't be available in the early second round. Thomas has finished as the WR 7/6/6 over the last three years, but I think this is the year that he finishes in the top 3. And honestly, he could easily end up as the WR 1
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Hopkins had 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018 and he should be among the most dangerous receivers in the NFL in 2019 with 3rd year QB Deshaun Watson throwing him the ball.Thomas had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and he should be heavily targeted again in 2019.