Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) heads up field past San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22) during second half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY
DeAndre Hopkins was a bit a fresh air for the Texans’ offense, but he could have done better … or worse.
Hopkins finished with 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns. I wish his TD numbers would have been higher, but like with Johnson, the QB play wasn’t that great, and it was his rookie season, so with all that said, he had a good season in my book.
Hopkins averaged 15.4 yards per receptions, and for being a rookie, he had just one fumble.
Looking into the future, I believe Hopkins can become the next franchise wide receiver for the Texans if he continues to put the work in. He has one of the best teachers in the league in Andre Johnson, so once the QB situation is settled, Hopkins will be just fine.
In Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans, Hopkins showed he has the ability to become a force in the league, but being his rookie season, he was a bit inconsistent.
In six games this season, he had no more than two receptions, but he did have at least one reception in every game this season. Hopkins also had five or more receptions in four games, the last being in Week 11 at Arizona.
From Week 9 through Week 17, Hopkins had one reception three times. He finished the season with four receptions for 35 yards. In three games, he was held to under 10 yards receiving.
His best game was the Titans game in Week 2 with seven receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown. I see more of those types of games in his future, rather than the one-reception game for under 10 yards he had three times this season.