Hopkins caught four of his 10 targets for 35 yards during Sunday's 18-7 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Hopkins still attracted a robust number of offensive looks in what turned out to be the Cardinals' 2020 finale, but a first-quarter injury to Kyler Murray (ankle) put a dent in the star receiver's output. With Murray was unavailable for more than 45 minutes of game action before his fourth-quarter return, Hopkins produced his second-lowest yardage total of the 2020 campaign. Despite a down outing to close out his eighth pro season, Hopkins carries a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl nod, 121 receptions, 1,407 yards and six touchdowns out of his debut campaign with the Cardinals.
Jan 3, 2021 4:55 PM EST
Hopkins (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins steadily increased his involvement in practice throughout the week, advancing from no participation Wednesday to limited activity Thursday before turning in a full workout Friday. With the Cardinals choosing not to put a designation on his name, Hopkins should be in the clear to serve as Kyler Murray's top target in Week 17. Expect Hopkins to draw shadow coverage from elite cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who held the wideout to eight receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets back in Week 13.
Jan 1, 2021 3:03 PM EST
Hopkins (hip) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday's session due to a hip issue, Hopkins made some progress with an appearance on the field Thursday. He's regularly received days off in his first season with the Cardinals, so the increase in reps is consistent with his weekly preparation. Friday's injury report could clear up Hopkins' status entirely for Sunday's game with the Rams in L.A.
Dec 31, 2020 4:25 PM EST
Hopkins (hip) was held out of practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Just before halftime of this past Saturday's loss to the 49ers, Hopkins went to the locker room after failing to haul in a pass in the back left corner of the end zone. He continued to gut out what was believed to be an upper-body injury and played a typical 91 percent of the snaps on offense, but he put up just 48 yards on eight catches and 12 targets. Upon the release of the Cardinals' first Week 17 practice report, though, Hopkins is listed with hip next to his name. He'll look to get past the concern in advance of Sunday's road matchup with the Rams.
Dec 30, 2020 4:00 PM EST
Hopkins (upper body) caught eight of 12 targets for 48 yards during Saturday's 20-12 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Hopkins left the game near the end of the second quarter after hurting himself while going for a ball in the end zone, but he later returned to the game. Although he caught 75 percent of the passes thrown his way, he didn't record a single reception of 10 yards or longer as he finished averaging 6.0 yards per catch. Hopkins piled up 305 yards over the last two weeks and was coming off his best yardage total in a Cardinals uniform, so this disappointing effort was likely quite frustrating to fantasy managers who rode him deep into the playoffs. He'll likely be assessed over the next couple of days but appears to be on track to play in next Sunday's season finale against the Rams.
Dec 26, 2020 6:16 PM EST
Hopkins left Saturday's game after suffering an injury to his upper torso, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: It's unclear whether Hopkins suffered an injury to his upper chest or abdomen, but the star receiver was clearly in pain after failing to catch a touchdown reception in the back left corner of the end zone nearing the end of the second quarter. He walked off under his own power but was immediately taken to the locker room and it's unclear what his status may be for the rest of Saturday's game.
Dec 26, 2020 2:51 PM EST
Hopkins (undisclosed) wasn't present for the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Wednesday's injury report will reveal whether Hopkins' absence is classified by the Cardinals as "not-Injury related" or the result of the wideout managing an an injury in advance of Saturday's game against the 49ers. In the team's Week 15 win over the Eagles, Hopkins caught nine of his 11 targets for 169 yards and a TD.
Dec 23, 2020 9:14 AM EST
Hopkins caught nine of 11 targets for 169 yards and a touchdown while gaining one yard on his lone carry during Sunday's 33-26 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Hopkins averaged 18.8 yards per catch as he notched a new season high in yardage, thanks in large part to a 45-yard gain, which tied his second-longest of the campaign. He capped off his huge performance with the decisive 20-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Hopkins, who was coming off a big game against the Giants, now has 1,324 yards to go along with six touchdowns in his initial season with the Cardinals. He will look to add to his numbers next Saturday against the 49ers.
Dec 20, 2020 7:10 PM EST
Hopkins was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have any designation for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins missed Wednesday's practice for non-injury reasons, rather than his typical absence or limited session due to a minor injury. The Cardinals don't list him with any issue on their practice report, so he should be all set for his typical workload Sunday against a banged-up Eagles secondary.
Dec 18, 2020 1:42 PM EST
Hopkins didn't practice Wednesday for non-injury-related reasons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Hopkins began last week in a similar fashion before neck and back issues kept him sidelined Thursday, limited his reps Friday and left him questionable for Week 14. He ended up playing this past Sunday versus the Giants, gathering in nine of 11 passes for 136 yards. With no health concern to blame for Wednesday's absence, he's in the clear for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Dec 16, 2020 1:48 PM EST
Hopkins (undisclosed) wasn't present at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Last week, Hopkins was listed as a non-participant Wednesday due to a non-injury reason, followed it up with another absence with neck and back issues, and capped the week with a limited session Friday. He proceeded to put together a bounce-back performance Sunday against the Giants, with his first 100-yard effort in four games. It'll be interesting to see if Hopkins is dealing with similar or new health concerns, or whether Wednesday's likely DNP was maintenance related.
Dec 16, 2020 10:13 AM EST
Hopkins (neck) caught nine of 11 targets for 136 yards in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Hopkins eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the sixth time this season, easily leading the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. In fact, no other Cardinals player even reached 30 receiving yards. The star wide receiver has thrived in his first season with Arizona, totaling 94 catches for 1,155 yards and five touchdowns heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Eagles.
Dec 13, 2020 1:16 PM EST
Hopkins (neck) is listed as active Sunday against the Giants.
Analysis: Despite fitting in just one limited session prior to this contest, Hopkins will be out there for the Cardinals' passing attack. He's been fairly quiet during the team's current three-game losing streak, averaging 5.6 YPT and scoring one TD on his 28 targets. Hopkins will look to bounce back against the Giants' 18th-ranked pass defense (242.3 yards per game).
Dec 13, 2020 8:32 AM EST
Hopkins (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, but coach Kliff Kingsbury expects the wide receiver to play, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Hopkins has a track record of playing through injuries at a high level, and his Friday return to practice -- albeit as a limited participant -- suggests he should be ready to play. We should know for sure by 11:30 am ET, as the Cardinals have an early kickoff for their trip to the East Coast.
Dec 11, 2020 1:14 PM EST
Hopkins (neck/back) is practicing Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Hopkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but his return at the end of the week puts him on track for Sunday's game against the Giants. Despite his frequent injury-report appearances, Hopkins has played 122 of a possible 124 games to this point in his NFL career.
Dec 11, 2020 9:16 AM EST
Hopkins (non-injury/neck/back) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Listed as a non-participant for a non-injury-related reason on Wednesday's practice report, Hopkins now has a pair of health concerns attached to his name. As such, there's a shred of doubt about his potential to play Sunday against the Giants, but he could quell all concerns by returning to practice Friday. In the end, Hopkins' status should be watched closely as the week draws to a close.
Dec 10, 2020 3:45 PM EST
Hopkins caught eight of 13 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: The Cards' No. 1 wideout faced tough coverage once again from Jalen Ramsey, but he still grabbed a four-yard TD late in the third quarter, his fifth score of the season. Hopkins also hauled in enough yardage to record his sixth career 1,000-yard campaign. His run of difficult matchups continues in Week 14 against James Bradberry and a Giants defense that just stifled Russell Wilson in an upset win.
Dec 6, 2020 6:01 PM EST
Hopkins caught five of seven targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Hopkins' target share was limited in a difficult matchup with star cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but he still led Arizona in targets, catches and receiving yards. Unfortunately for Hopkins and the Cardinals, a late Zane Gonzalez miss on a go-ahead field goal attempt opened the door for the Patriots to kick the winning field goal on the game's final play. Hopkins has 77 catches for 967 yards heading into a Week 13 matchup against the Rams, leaving him just 33 yards shy of reaching 1,000 for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Nov 29, 2020 1:32 PM EST
Hopkins (illness) practiced in full Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday, Hopkins handled every practice rep one day later, all but clearing him for Sunday's game in New England. He'll seek his sixth 100-yard outing of the season against a Patriots defense that has surrendered a league-worst 9.7 yards per target to wide receivers this season.
Nov 26, 2020 1:49 PM EST
Hopkins missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: There's no reason to believe yet that Hopkins is dealing with symptoms related to COVID-19, but he and tight end Maxx Williams both are tending to illnesses to kick off Week 12 preparations. Hopkins will have two more days to put it behind him before the Cardinals will make a determination on his potential to play Sunday at New England.
Nov 25, 2020 1:12 PM EST
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