Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien had a few things to say regarding the second year wide receiver from Clemson, DeAndre Hopkins. “We need to do a better job of getting him the ball. He’s a really, really good young player who has an excellent future,” O’Brien said.
As Andre Johnson ages, DeAndre Hopkins seems more likely to become the best all-around receiver that the Texans have to offer. Johnson will likely continue to see more targets than Hopkins, but Hopkins doesn’t need as many to put up productive fantasy football numbers. He can go up and win the deep ball as well as progressing into a fantastic red zone option with his leaping ability, unlike Andre Johnson. Johnson hasn’t scored in his last 10 games and it is clear that the Texans will look towards Hopkins to hit paydirt. While Johnson will continue his success in PPR leagues, it won’t be long before Hopkins gets the nod in standard format.
Hopkins has been able to turn 19 targets into 13 catches for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns this year. It’s simple, the more targets Hopkins gets, the more plays he will make. He is a gifted talent as a pass catcher and should only continue to see his stock rise if Bill O’Brien stays true to his word.