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DeAndre Hopkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
College: Clemson
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DeAndre Hopkins caught 11-of-14 targets for 169 yards in Houston's Week 5 loss to the Colts.
It was as good of a game as you will ever see a receiver play. Hopkins simply got open at will, creating his own space and making excellent grab after excellent grab even though he was dealing with Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer at quarterback. Two of his missed connections were narrowly missed long completions. The only downsides were Hopkins' inability to get into the end zone and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing the ball at a Colts defender. Hopkins has now drawn at least 14 targets in three straight games, and is on pace for a monumental 240 looks. He'll be a top-five WR1 in Week 6 against the Jaguars. Oct 8 - 11:48 PM

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DeAndre Hopkins secured 9-of-22 targets for 157 yards in the Texans' Week 4 loss to Atlanta.

You read that right: 22 targets. The Texans got their rear ends handed to them in this one -- 48-21 -- and Hopkins was a volume machine, especially catching fire late when Brian Hoyer replaced Ryan Mallett en route to garbage-time production. While Houston's quarterback situation is always a concern for Hopkins' consistency, he is the real deal in terms of volume. Through four weeks, Hopkins is on pace for 124 receptions, 1,636 yards, and 12 touchdowns. Even in a tough Week 5 matchup with Vontae Davis' Colts, Hopkins has earned every-week WR1 treatment in fantasy leagues.
Oct 4 - 5:22 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 8-of-14 targets for 101 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' Week 3 win over the Bucs.

Not a bad day, but it looked like Hopkins wan on his way to an even bigger afternoon after roasting LCB Tim Jennings for a five-yard score on an inside slant on the second drive. The Bucs' defensive backs had no answer for Hopkins. But with the Texans having success running the ball, they didn't need Ryan Mallett to uncork 40-plus passes. Expect Hopkins to draw Falcons LCB Desmond Trufant's coverage plenty in Week 4, but Hopkins has proven to be nearly matchup-proof. The only thing holding him back is his quarterback.
Sep 27 - 6:07 PM

DeAndre Hopkins has passed the NFL's concussion protocol and will start Sunday against the Buccaneers.

The Texans listed him as probable after he returned to practice on Friday. He was never in danger of missing Week 3. It's a nice spot for Hopkins against a weak Tampa Bay secondary. Only seven receivers in the NFL have been targeted more than Hopkins this year.
Sep 27 - 9:17 AM

DeAndre Hopkins (concussion) is probable for Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

It's an ambitious listing considering he still has to pass a baseline neurological exam, but obviously the Texans liked what they saw from Hopkins at Friday's practice. Despite being plagued by one of the league's worst quarterback situations, Hopkins has gotten off to a productive start with 14 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns. The probable tag -- per NFL injury report rules -- means a player is "virtually certain" to perform his normal duties on game day.
Sep 25 - 3:36 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (concussion) returned to practice on Friday.

He still needs to pass a baseline neurological test before he's cleared to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. At this point in the week, it looks like Hopkins will be out there in Week 3, but he's still worth monitoring closely.
Sep 25 - 1:29 PM

The Texans are optimistic about DeAndre Hopkins' (concussion) Week 3 status.

"He's going through the concussion protocol, but from what I'm told, he's looking pretty good," were the words of coach Bill O'Brien. Hopkins never checked out of last week's loss, but reported to the team facility with concussion symptoms on Monday. Hopkins will be a WR1 if he can suit up against the Bucs.
Sep 24 - 1:36 PM

DeAndre Hopkins has been diagnosed with a concussion and did not practice Wednesday.

If Hopkins suffered a concussion in the Week 2 loss to the Panthers, we missed it, as he was in the game on the Texans' final possession. Obviously, having a concussion and missing practice at this stage of the week isn't a great sign for Hopkins' Week 3 availability. He'll need to be cleared before the weekend. Daily Slant: If Hopkins were to sit out on Sunday, both Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington would become viable punt plays. Shorts has been a target monster through two games with Houston, averaging 10 looks per contest. He's caught only half of them, but he should improve on that percentage in the coming weeks. Nate Washington has seen 19 total targets through two weeks (he's caught just 9), and it's worth noting all of this has come with Hopkins healthy.
Sep 23 - 3:43 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 5-of-11 targets for 53 yards in the Texans' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Hopkins finished second on the team in targets behind Cecil Shorts' 12. His long gain went for 16 yards on an out-breaking pattern early in the game. Ryan Mallett was all sorts of inaccurate, throwing balls at his receivers' feet, over their heads, and wide of their bodies. Hopkins did battle with emerging shutdown CB Josh Norman for much of the afternoon. He'll remain a target monster for Houston, but the quarterback play has been horrific. The Texans host Tampa in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 5:28 PM

DeAndre Hopkins secured 9-of-13 targets for 98 yards, two touchdowns, and a two-point conversion in the Texans' Week 1 loss to Kansas City.

Targeted by Brian Hoyer on the Texans' first pass of the season, the throw intended for Hopkins was picked off by Chiefs rookie CB Marcus Peters at the Houston 14-yard line, setting up Travis Kelce's 10-yard TD. Hopkins narrowed the deficit late in the first quarter on a four-yard fade for a touchdown, and scored again on a fourth-quarter throw from Ryan Mallett before converting the two-point conversion himself on another short fade ball. Hopkins should be a target monster this season, regardless of who's under center. He'll be a borderline WR1 in Week 2 at Carolina.
Sep 13 - 4:24 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught one pass for 29 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

Hopkins caught the first completion of the game, whipping Saints top CB Keenan Lewis down the right sideline for a beautiful Willie Mays-ish over-the-shoulder catch, gaining 29 yards. Hopkins was robbed of a first-quarter touchdown when officials ruled he bobbled the ball on the way down from a would-be 19-yard score. Although it occurred in a tiny sample size, Brian Hoyer and Hopkins appeared to flash chemistry in this one.
Aug 30 - 5:28 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (wrist surgery) is participating at Texans camp.

Hopkins sat out OTAs after February surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. He posted 76-1,210-6 last year with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Ryan Mallett at quarterback. Now Andre Johnson is gone, opening up even more targets for Hopkins. "I'm in a role where I should catch more balls. ... I'm going to demand the ball and make them think I'm the guy."
Aug 3 - 8:05 AM

DeAndre Hopkins (wrist surgery) has not participated in OTAs.

This was expected after Hopkins had February surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. Coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that Hopkins should be ready for training camp, "but isn't sure exactly when." The injury isn't a major concern for Hopkins' 2015 fantasy outlook, but is something worth monitoring.
Jun 8 - 3:38 PM

Texans Coach Bill O'Brien already considers DeAndre Hopkins "one of the best in the league."

O'Brien has big things in mind for his clear-cut No. 1 wideout. Hopkins broke out for 76-1,210-6 last year despite the presence of Andre Johnson and some rancid quarterback play. Now Johnson is gone and the QB room is a little more stable with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett. Not yet 23 years old -- he turns in June -- Hopkins offers mid-range fantasy WR1 upside for 2015.
May 7 - 11:48 AM

Prior to requesting a trade/release from the Texans, Andre Johnson was told his role would be reduced in 2015.

The Texans are making DeAndre Hopkins their No. 1 wideout; Johnson didn't want to stick around as a complementary player. So he's a goner, leaving Hopkins dripping with upside entering his third NFL season. The 2013 No. 27 overall pick already had a bit of a breakout last year, posting 76-1,210-6 despite constant quarterback issues. Now "Nuk" can expect a significant jump in targets per game after getting 7.9 in 2014. He's primed for top-ten WR1 production.
Mar 3 - 8:39 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Chris Polk
4Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
3Chandler Worthy
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
2Greg Mancz
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak