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DeAndre Hopkins | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (27) / HOU
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DeAndre Hopkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 31 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.
The Texans only gave him 13 snaps with Brock Osweiler because they wanted to give Jaelen Strong a look with the ones. Hopkins looked sharp, as did rookie bookend Will Fuller, whose blinding speed down the sideline should create more space for "Nuk" to work underneath. Hopkins is a locked-in WR1. Aug 28 - 6:34 PM

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Texans owner Bob McNair said the team will "deal with" DeAndre Hopkins' contract "at the proper time."

"I think it's in his best interest for him to be here," McNair said of Nuk's return to camp. "We take care of our players and we'll take care of him." Considering one of the best receivers in the league is scheduled to earn just $9.36 million over the next two years combined, the proper time to take care of him is now. GM Rick Smith typically will not negotiate with players who have more than a year left on their current deal, but he made an exception for J.J. Watt. He should make another for Hopkins.
Aug 2 - 7:53 AM

DeAndre Hopkins has decided to end his holdout and will report to Texans camp on Monday.

He'll hold a press conference Monday afternoon. In a statement released to the media, Hopkins said he was "disappointed" the Texans failed to honor his contract demands and that GM Rick Smith refused to negotiate a long-term deal. Hopkins did state he is committed to helping the team win. Hopkins is owed a $445,000 roster bonus on August 4 and is back in position to collect it. The 27th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Hopkins is under contract for the next two seasons. He will earn just $1.445 million this year, including the bonus.
Jul 31 - 2:56 PM

ESPN's Field Yates reports holdout WR DeAndre Hopkins is owed a $445,000 roster bonus on August 4.

Hopkins will not receive the bonus if he is still on the reserve/did not report list. With the potential to lose almost a third of the money he is owed this season, this bonus could act as a deadline of sorts for the hold out. That said, Hopkins has already shown he is serious by risking a $40,000-a-day fine for not showing up. Set to earn just $9.36 million over the next two seasons, Hopkins is rightfully upset with his contract. The Texans should do right by their best playmaker.
Jul 30 - 1:35 PM

ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli reports DeAndre Hopkins is upset with his contract and has decided to hold out of training camp.

Hopkins is understandably upset with the $9.36 million he is scheduled to make over the next two seasons, but Ganguli reports the Texans "aren’t negotiating." The fact that Hopkins decided to hold out despite the $40,000 fine for each day missed suggests this situation could drag on for quite some time. Easily the best player in the passing game, the Texans cannot afford to be without Hopkins for any time in the regular season.
Jul 30 - 11:47 AM

DeAndre Hopkins ran the most routes (651) in the league last season.

He also saw 31.6 percent of the available targets in Houston, the fourth-highest clip in the league. After running the most plays and throwing the ninth-most passes last season, the Texans went out and signed Lamar Miller in free agency and added receiver help with first-rounder Will Fuller and third-rounder Braxton Miller. With both the pace and pass percentage likely to decline and more weapons around him, Hopkins will certainly see a decline in his target totals, but he is still one of the most talented receivers in the league and a sure-fire WR1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 11:06 AM

Brock Osweiler said DeAndre Hopkins is a "very unique wide receiver."

"With him, I don't know if there's really anything that's not catchable as long as you put it in bounds," Osweiler continued. "That's very comforting as a quarterback. He's always saying, 'Just throw it up, I'll go get it.'" Osweiler and Hopkins have spent a lot of extra time together this offseason to build chemistry, and both players seem to think the extra work has paid off. Hopkins' target total will almost certainly come down, but he is one of the top wideouts in the league playing with what might be the best quarterback of his career. The sky is the limit.
Jun 7 - 9:31 AM

DeAndre Hopkins says he has "gained a bit of weight" this offseason, and "put on some muscle."

One of Hopkins' offseason priorities was to improve after the catch, and he's apparently determined bulking up is the best course of action. When Hopkins says "a bit of weight," it's probably in the 5-8 pound range, and nothing crazy. Whatever shape Hopkins reports to camp in, he'll be a top-seven fantasy option at receiver.
May 23 - 3:21 PM

Texans exercised WR DeAndre Hopkins' fifth-year option for 2017.

It's a no-brainer for the Texans after Hopkins posted career highs last season, finishing top three in the NFL in both catches (111) and yards (1,521). With his 2017 option valued at $7.915 million, Hopkins is signed for $10.3M the next two years. Houston should extend him before the 2017 season.
Apr 15 - 6:49 PM

DeAndre Hopkins wants to spend his entire career in Houston.

"If I can play my whole career here, I would," Hopkins said. "I love this place. This organization took a chance on drafting me. You have to look at that." Technically, Hopkins is entering a contract year, but the Texans will exercise his fifth-year team option for 2017. That's if they don't sign him to an extension first. At very least, Hopkins will be in Houston for the next two years, and likely far longer.
Feb 15 - 2:57 PM

DeAndre Hopkins says one of his offseason priorities is to improve his run after catch.

Hopkins made 2015 highlight reels as a dominant winner of contested catches and one-handed grabs. With only 201 yards after catch, however, Hopkins ranked a lowly 118th in the NFL in that statistic. Hopkins says he considers himself to have "finished last in" yards after catch. It's a reminder that Hopkins may still offer room for significant improvement; he doesn't turn 24 until June.
Feb 13 - 8:22 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 6-of-11 targets for 69 yards in the Texans' Wild Card loss to the Chiefs.

Hopkins led the Texans in targets, but Brian Hoyer was flat-out terrible in possibly the worst playoff performance in NFL history. Hopkins' big catch went for 17 yards on a beautiful sideline grab when he was able to drag his toe in bounds. He also had a long catch called back on offensive pass interference. Hopkins drew a DPI in his favor earlier in the game. Hopkins could've had a much bigger day if Hoyer simply could have made some throws. Hopkins has yet to miss a game in his career and is coming off an insane 111-1,521-11 season with a number of different bottom-barrel quarterbacks. He's due a little over $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2016, the final year of his rookie deal. Hopkins is a candidate for an extension before September.
Jan 9 - 8:32 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

Hopkins showed up on the injury report several times during the regular season but never missed any game action. Saturday will be no different. Look for him to be shadowed by stud rookie Marcus Peters.
Jan 8 - 2:59 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 7-of-12 targets for 89 yards in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Hopkins finishes his third NFL season with 114 receptions for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's firmly established as a top-five wideout. With both Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Nate Washington (hip) battling injury, Hopkins could be forced to do even more heavy lifting than usual for the Wild Card round.
Jan 3 - 6:43 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said he has no plans to rest players even if the Texans clinch the AFC South with a Bengals win Monday night.

The Texans will officially win the AFC South if Cincinnati upsets Denver, and would have to have a ton of things go wrong in Week 17 to not secure the division crown. O'Brien isn't going to sit starters either way, however. "I think the most important thing is to win," O'Brien said. "I don't think there's any substitute for winning." DeAndre Hopkins should be a full-go against the Jaguars, and may get Brian Hoyer (concussion) back.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 04:59:00 PM

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GLB1Lamar Miller
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3RB1Lamar Miller
2Tyler Ervin
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Braxton Miller
3Cecil Shorts
4Quenton Bundrage
WR21Will Fuller
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
4Wendall Williams
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1Ryan Griffin
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4Eric Tomlinson
5Anthony Denham
LT1Duane Brown
2Chris Clark
3Andrew McDonald
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
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