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DeAndre Hopkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
College: Clemson
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WR DeAndre Hopkins caught only two of his six targets for 18 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.
Camp reports on Hopkins have been glowing, but he has struggled to transfer that success to the field this preseason. Hopkins talent is unquestionable, but he is limited by the quarterback situation in Houston. Hopkins has four catches for 37 yards (9.25 YPR) through two preseason games. Aug 24 - 12:35 AM

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DeAndre Hopkins has "starred" and is catching "nearly everything" at Texans camp.

John Harris of the Texans' website notes Hopkins is "ready for the next step." Reports on Hopkins have been glowing all offseason and into the summer, especially with Andre Johnson missing all of spring and much of camp with a hamstring injury, but the re-draft appeal isn't all that high with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. Hopkins could conceivably be third or fourth in line for targets.
Aug 6 - 4:50 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said DeAndre Hopkins is "much improved" from when OTAs opened.

It's a good sign that Hopkins has caught on quickly to the new scheme. "He's a very hard worker. ... He's a guy that really, in our opinion, gets better and better everyday," O'Brien said. Hopkins has front-line talent, but we're skeptical he'll get to flash it this year with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the controls and Andre Johnson gobbling up targets. There's more Dynasty than re-draft appeal here.
Aug 3 - 11:33 AM

According to the Sideline View's Lance Zierlein, Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeAndre Hopkins developed a strong connection during spring practices.

With Andre Johnson holding out in hopes of a trade, Hopkins was about all Fitzpatrick and rookie Tom Savage had to throw to. The second-year wideout has already admitted learning his third offense in three years has "not been easy," but look for Fitzpatrick to pepper Hopkins with simple, short throws that will allow him to rack up YAC. Per PFF, Hopkins had the second-lowest drop rate last season, dropping just one of 53 catchable balls. He has some WR3 appeal.
Jun 25 - 10:44 AM

DeAndre Hopkins said that learning a new scheme all over again has "not been easy."

Hopkins is in his third completely different offense in three seasons. But Bill O'Brien is an offensive guru, one that learned how to fit scheme to player with New England. Look for Hopkins to be targeted on plenty of simple, short throws to hide Ryan Fitzpatrick's weaknesses, giving him low-upside WR3 appeal.
May 29 - 10:27 AM

DeAndre Hopkins caught four passes for 35 yards in Week 17 at Tennessee.

The No. 27 overall pick in April's draft had an impressive rookie season but didn't score a touchdown after the Week 8 bye. The Houston offense struggled as a whole, however. Hopkins' rookie year ends with 52 catches for 802 yards and two touchdowns. He was a solid WR3/4 for much of the fantasy season. He'll certainly have a different quarterback throwing him the football in 2014. Depending on who it is, Hopkins has all the talent in the world to produce like a WR2.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:43:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins managed one reception for eight yards in the Texans' Week 16 loss to Denver.

We still have high long-term hopes for Hopkins, but "Nuk" has been an indisputable disappointment as a rookie. He'll look to finish the season on a high note against the Titans' tough secondary in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:46:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Hopkins played through the ankle injury last week, so his status was never in doubt. Even with Garrett Graham (hamstring) sidelined, he's just a low-end WR4 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 08:17:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught three passes for 52 yards in Houston's Week 15 loss to the Colts.

That's about Hopkins' ceiling in the Texans' pop-gun offense. He'll be a high-risk WR4 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs. Hopkins' Dynasty light remains bright.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:08:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is active for Week 15 against the Colts.

Even with Garrett Graham sidelined, Hopkins is just a low-end WR4 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:54:00 AM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle, questionable) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Hopkins hasn't been productive enough this year to be worth fantasy consideration in fantasy semifinals week. He's a WR4/5 in re-draft leagues.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 03:21:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Hopkins is fully expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Colts, where he'll be a WR4.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:53:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Hopkins should be fine as a WR4 this week against the Colts. He's coming off a three-catch, 76-yard effort on seven targets last week against Jacksonville.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:58:00 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught three passes for 76 yards in Houston's Week 14 loss to the Jaguars.

Hopkins' longest grab went for 46 yards in the third quarter, where he flashed some serious speed across the middle of the field. Hopkins also made a spectacular grab on a would-be touchdown three plays later, but couldn't get both feet in bounds. With the Texans dialing up 58 pass attempts, Hopkins drew seven targets, his most since Week 9. Hopkins continues to show off his play-making ability in spurts, but is just a mid-range WR4 for the fantasy playoffs.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:31:00 AM

DeAndre Hopkins caught two passes for 77 yards in Houston's Week 13 loss to the Patriots.

Hopkins' 66-yard catch in the fourth quarter was his longest of the season. The 77 yards were Hopkins' most in five games, but he still drew only five targets. He won't be a viable WR3 for the fantasy playoffs. With 75 percent of the year now in the books, Houston's first-round pick is on pace for 55 catches, 841 yards and three touchdowns. He remains a strong hold in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:37:00 PM