DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Fri 11/20/20 12:10 AM

Hopkins secured five of eight targets for 51 yards in the Cardinals' 28-21 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday night.

EDGE Analysis

Four days after bringing in a game-winning Hail Mary heave from Kyler Murray, Hopkins had a much more subdued performance that saw him check in second to Larry Fitzgerald in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the Cardinals for the night. Hopkins could have had a more productive effort had it not been for an uncharacteristic drop on a play where he appeared capable of gaining at least 10 yards and an offensive holding penalty in the end zone on J.R. Sweezy that turned the play result from an eight-yard catch to a safety. Hopkins has had his two quietest games of the season in terms of receiving yardage over the last three contests, and he'll look to reverse that trend at the expense of the Patriots in a Week 12 road matchup on Sunday, Nov. 29.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Sun 11/15/20 8:34 PM1 Comment

Hopkins caught seven of 12 targets for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-30 win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

The TD grab immediately went down as one of the greatest catches in Cardinals history -- on the final play of the game, Kyler Murray escaped pressure and heaved a 43-yard hail mary into the end zone that Hopkins somehow came down with despite triple coverage from Buffalo's three best defensive backs (Tre'Davious White, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer). Hopkins has been everything the Cards hoped for in a No. 1 receiver when they picked him up from the Texans in the offseason, and he heads into Week 11's clash with a porous Seahawks defense on pace for a career high in catches, as well as his third career 1,500-yard campaign.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Sun 11/8/20 7:51 PM

Hopkins caught all three of his targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Hopkins hauled in every pass thrown his way but struggled to break free against a talented Miami secondary. He managed a long of just 17 yards and was held to short gains on his other two touches. This was easily the least involved Hopkins has been in his first eight games with the Cardinals, and he should be targeted much more in next Sunday's matchup with the Bills.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Mon 10/26/20 2:09 AM

Hopkins (ankle) hauled in 10 of 12 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks on Sunday. He also lost a fumble in the 37-34 overtime victory.

EDGE Analysis

Hopkins carried a questionable tag due to an ankle injury all the way up to kickoff, but the star wideout was able to suit up and deliver for fantasy owners. It was the the 28-year-old's third double-digit catch performance this season and the fourth time he has reached the century mark in receiving yards. Hopkins has made a seamless transition after being traded from Houston to Arizona, leading the league in receptions (57), targets (73) and receiving yards (704) through seven games. The only criticism -- if you can even call it one -- would be a lack of trips to the end zone, as he is on pace for just seven touchdowns in 2020. The Cardinals are on a bye next week, which should give Hopkins' ankle plenty of time to heal prior to facing the Dolphins in Week 9.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Sun 10/25/20 6:59 PM

Hopkins (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

NFL sages Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relayed that Hopkins was expected to suit up Week 7, with the latter citing coach Kliff Kingsbury as "hopeful" that the wide receiver would be available. Indeed, that has come to pass, allowing Hopkins to pick on a Seattle defense that has given up NFL worsts in catches (108) and receiving yards (1,472) to wideouts this season.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Sun 10/25/20 8:24 AM

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he's "hopeful" that Hopkins (ankle) -- who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks -- will be able to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tone of Rapoport's report seemingly aligns with one issued late Saturday by Adam Schefter of ESPN, who relayed that the wideout is expected to play against Seattle despite turning in only one limited practice this week. A schedule change earlier in the week pushed the Seahawks-Cardinals game back from 4:25 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. ET, so Hopkins' fantasy managers will be forced to sweat out his status a little bit longer than initially anticipated. In the past, Hopkins has shown the ability to play effectively with limited or no practice time in advance, so he should still represent one of the top fantasy receivers of the Week 7 slate while matching up with a shaky Seattle secondary.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Sat 10/24/20 11:59 PM

Hopkins (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old's only practice participation of the week came in a limited session Friday, but it appears he'll be available to play Sunday despite receiving the questionable tag. Hopkins has been battling the ankle issue throughout October and has 15 receptions for 245 yards and one touchdown over three games during that stretch.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Fri 10/23/20 4:25 PM

Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given his history of playing through nagging injuries, Hopkins' return to the practice field Friday -- albeit as a limited participant -- would seem to put him on track for the Sunday night battle between NFC West playoff contenders. An 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff is suboptimal for fantasy purposes, as there's some chance Hopkins' status could remain up in the air until the Cardinals release their inactive list around 6:50 p.m. ET. In the event of a Hopkins absence, KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella presumably would take over the vacated snaps, while it would be more of a team-wide effort to replace the 31.8 percent target share.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Fri 10/23/20 12:23 PM

Hopkins (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hopkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but there hasn't been any other indication his ankle injury is significant. He handled a full workload in Monday's 38-10 win over Dallas, catching two of eight targets for 73 yards. The Cardinals should have Hopkins available Sunday night against the Seahawks.

DeAndre Hopkins
WR ARI (8)
Thu 10/22/20 8:46 PM

Hopkins (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hopkins has yet to participate in practice this week, the result of an ankle injury. He's been relatively healthy in seven-plus seasons as a pro, missing just two of a possible 114 games, so his status bears watching on Friday's injury report.