Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 15: DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins is set for a big allotment of targets. How much confidence should his fantasy owners have?
Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins is in the midst of a breakout season. He ranks ninth in receiving yards and seventh in yards per catch in his second year. He should keep it going against the Indianapolis Colts this week with Andre Johnson not at 100 percent and likely out.
Of course, when any player takes on the Colts, the first question is what receiver will cornerback Vontae Davis cover. Well, Davis has lined up at the right corner 96 percent of the time on the season while Hopkins has been the left receiver just 35 percent of the time. Even with Johnson up in the air, chances are Davis won’t be on Hopkins for every play.
Hopkins did have a disappointing Week 13, catching four passes for 49 yards. Of course, his monster Week 12 of 238 yards and two scores overshadows that, so he is still coming in with momentum. Plus, he should have more targets going his way without AJ.
Fantasy impact: Hopkins could wind up being the top play this week and is a must-start option.