Posted: 4/07/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has yet to take his physical with the team, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, April 7, he has 'no doubt' the deal will get done before the 2020 NFL Draft (April 23).
Huddle Up: If the deal were to somehow fall through within the next two weeks, the Cardinals would be likely to target one of Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Henry Ruggs with their No. 8 overall pick. Of course, Hopkins would fill the Cards' need for a No. 1 receiver once the trade is finalized once and for all.
Posted: 3/31/2020 7:11 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has had 'some conversations' with general manager Steve Keim regarding his contract, according to chairman Michael Bidwill Tuesday, March 31.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has no guaranteed money remaining on his current deal, but the Cardinals certainly won't be releasing him after acquiring him from the Houston Texans. He's still just 27 years old and is one of the top receivers in the game. An extension and a raise would make sense in order to keep Hopkins paired with QB Kyler Murray for the foreseeable future. Doing so would keep both players as top options at their respective positions in dynasty and keeper formats.
Posted: 3/29/2020 9:34 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton led all receivers with 12 broken tackles on receptions in 2019. Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson, former Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp tied for second among receivers with nine.
Posted: 3/20/2020 5:00 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was officially acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, March 20, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans receive RB David Johnson, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Hopkins will remain a top-three receiver in Arizona, despite a potential dip in target volume. His presence will also boost the values of QB Kyler Murray and WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. RB Kenyan Drake's value also rises with one less mouth to feed in the backfield.
Posted: 3/16/2020 5:42 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick were traded to the Houston Texans in exchange for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick on Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: This deal has a feel of a fantasy trade that could have been completed two years ago. To say the return for Houston is a disappointment would be a serious understatement. It seems obvious at this point the Texans either didn't want to sign DeAndre Hopkins to an extension down the road or head coach Bill O'Brien and the receiver weren't on the same page. Johnson figures to fall in line with Lamar Miller and Carlos Hyde as recent volume-based backs in Houston that will end up being fantasy RB2s.
Posted: 3/16/2020 5:32 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick were traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
Huddle Up: It's hard to say this isn't a lopsided deal in favor of the Cardinals, who essentially land a potential future Hall of Fame receiver and Larry Fitzgerald's successor in exchange for an aging running back and a second-round pick. Hopkins' fantasy value shouldn't take much of a hit, as Kyler Murray shouldn't be much of a fall-off from Deshaun Watson long-term. Owners can still feel good about spending a first-round pick on Hopkins in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 1/20/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (rib) suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game.
Huddle Up: Hopkins could miss some offseason workouts but will be fine for the 2020 season. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and will be an early round pick in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/12/2020 11:11 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) underwent X-rays on his ribs during halftime of the Divisional Round playoff game and did not miss any playing time.
Huddle Up: Hopkins will have time to recover this offseason if he does have an injury and probably will be ready for training camp. He remains one of the top receivers in the NFL and likely will be taken in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/04/2020 7:27 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins could see more work out of the slot Saturday, Jan. 4, in the wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills. Hopkins lined up in the slot 30 percent of the time this season, but he could be utilized more there Saturday with Bills CB Tre'Davious White only covering the slot receiver on only 3.8 percent of snaps this season.
Huddle Up: This will be the showcase matchup in the game as Hopkins looks to extend his streak of least five catches to 20 straight games. Hopkins caught 5-of-6 targets for 63 yards and a TD in last year's regular-season meeting with the Bills.
Posted: 12/29/2019 8:39 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is not expected to see much playing time against the Tennessee Titans because the Texans likely will not have anything to play for this week. Fantasy players probably should look for other options to use.