Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins hasn’t been productive in Fantasy Football
Houston Texans premier wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has had a down season in production for fantasy football users.
Before the 2019 NFL season began, Houston Texans’ number one wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was ranked in the top two at his position by fantasy football evaluators. So far this season, they have been inaccurate with their assessment.
Through the first six weeks of the season, Hopkins has amassed 402 yards, two touchdowns on 40 catches and holds a WR18 fantasy ranking after scoring only 75.2 fantasy points. Across from Hopkins, Will Fuller has amassed 444 yards, three touchdowns on 48 catches and holds a WR15 ranking.
With the addition of Kenny Stills in the Laremy Tunsil trade, Hopkins has watched a portion of targets go to Stills and Keke Coutee. Hopkins’ is tied in the lead in the AFC with his 40 receptions, but he has not been able to break 100 yards since the season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
The attention the defenses have put on Hopkins has coincided with other receivers benefitting in the offense and has prevented quarterback Deshaun Watson from force-feeding Hopkins. However, it isn’t all bad news for fans as the double teams he’s dealing with allowed the Texans to be in the position to be 4-2 and averaging 27 points per game.
With all of this in mind, there still a chance for Hopkins to bounce back. Hopkins will benefit from AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars trading away cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and the Texans will only face stout defenses in the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.
Hopkins can still reach his 1,000-yard mark but will have to haul in a touchdown the last ten games remaining to break the 11 touchdowns he had last season.