|ADP:||Round: 2, Pick: 7|
|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 214 lb.|
|Born:||June 6, 1992|
|Drafted:||2013 / Rd. 1 (27)|
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.
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 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 recuperate prior to facing the Dolphins in Week 9.
Hopkins (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
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 in a Seattle defense that has given up NFL worsts in catches (108) and receiving yards (1,472) to wideouts this season.
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.
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 3:25 p.m. ET to 7:20 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.
Hopkins (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 28-year-old's only practice participation of the week was a limited session Friday, but it appears he'll be available to play Sunday despite the questionable tag. Hopkins has been battling the ankle issue throughout October and has 15 receptions for 245 yards and one touchdown during that stretch.
Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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.
Hopkins (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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.
Hopkins (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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.
Hopkins (ankle) wasn't on the field for the open portion of Thursday's team workout and is destined to go down as a non-participant on Arizona's practice report, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Coming off Monday's win over Dallas, Hopkins has now been sidelined for the first two of the Cardinals' three practices Week 7. The Cardinals could just be giving the wideout some extra maintenance on a short week, but he'll still likely need to fit in some on-field activity during Friday's session in order for fantasy managers to feel better about his chances of playing Sunday against the Seahawks. Hopkins was limited to a season-low two receptions against the Cowboys, but he salvaged his stat line to some degree by ripping off a 60-yard catch-and-run in third quarter.
Hopkins didn't practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Hopkins had varying levels of efficiency during Monday's blowout win at Dallas. Aside from a 60-yard catch-and-run, he otherwise hauled in just one of seven passes for 13 yards. On the season, he leads the NFL with 47 catches for 601 receiving yards, but he's tied for 34th with two touchdowns. Assuming he can get past his ankle injury and suit up Sunday, Hopkins will seek to add to his TD total against a Seahawks defense that has given up seven scores to wide receivers this season.
Hopkins caught two of his eight targets for 73 receiving yards during Monday's 38-10 win against the Cowboys.
Analysis: The three-time All-Pro managed only one reception for 13 yards through the first three quarters, but he tore off a 60-yard catch-and-run on Kyler Murray's first completion of the second half -- which didn't arrive until the 10:44 mark of the fourth quarter. Arizona only attempted 24 passes throughout the entire contest, instead choosing to lean upon a ground attack that averaged an astronomical 7.5 yards per carry against the Cowboys' porous defense. Despite a Monday night performance that landed short of lofty expectations, Hopkins' workload of 10.2 targets per game remains elite heading into a Week 7 matchup against Seattle's 32nd-ranked defense.
Hopkins caught six of seven targets for 131 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jets.
Analysis: For most of the game, Hopkins was once again limited to short grabs, but that script got thrown out on one drive in the fourth quarter when he hauled in a 45-yard grab down the sideline, then capped the scoring on the afternoon with a 37-yard TD. Hopkins has now topped 130 receiving yards in three of his first five games as a Cardinal, and he'll be in a strong position to do it again in Week 6 against a reeling Cowboys defense.
Hopkins recorded seven receptions on nine targets for 41 yards in Week 4 against Carolina.
Analysis: Hopkins continued to command plenty of targets, as he drew 29 percent of Kyler Murray's attempts. Despite hauling in a high percentage of those looks, Hopkins was unable to work deep down the field as his longest reception went for only 13 yards. While he was able to suit up, Hopkins was held out of practice all week leading up to this contest which may have hindered his ability to play at his usual explosive level. He'll look to return to form in Week 5 in a matchup against the Jets.
Hopkins (ankle) is listed as active Sunday at Carolina.
Analysis: A non-participant at practice all week due to an ankle injury, Hopkins wrapped it up with his status in question and considered a "game-time decision" by coach Kliff Kingsbury for Sunday's contest. Subsequent reports from both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted Hopkins was slated to suit up, barring any setbacks during a pregame workout. Apparently, Hopkins has passed the requisite eye test and will be available versus a Panthers defense that has conceded 8.6 YPT and three touchdowns to wide receivers through three games.
Hopkins (ankle) is "pushing to play" Sunday against the Panthers, but is slated to work out before the game to be sure, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Analysis: That echoes a previous report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, which relayed that the star wideout is expected to play in the absence of any pre-game setbacks. Confirmation of Hopkins' Week 4 status, either way, will arrive upon the release of the Cardinals' inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
Hopkins (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 28-year-old is considered a game-time decision by coach Kliff Kingsbury on Friday, but he's apparently likely to play Sunday if he can avoid a pregame setback. Hopkins was unable to practice all week, so it's probably safe to continue to consider him a game-time call, despite the optimistic outlook heading into Sunday.
Hopkins (ankle), a game-time decision, is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: The official designation was a foregone conclusion once coach Kliff Kingsbury referred to his star wideout as a game-time call. Kingsbury's statement didn't exactly provide clarity, as he first said "if [Hopkins] can go, he'll go", but then mentioned that it was still early in the season and the team wouldn't want to put Hopkins on the field "if he isn't feeling his best," per Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site. Whatever the case, Hopkins was held out of practice all week and now appears truly questionable ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Fellow Cardinals wideout Christian Kirk (groin) is also a game-time decision, so it's possible the team ends up relying on Larry Fitzgerald, Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson and Trent Sherfield at wide receiver. The inactive list will be released about 90 minutes prior to kickoff, per usual.
Hopkins (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Cardinals kept Hopkins off the practice field throughout the week, but they haven't given up hope he can play in Sunday's game. A 'questionable' designation is all but assured at this point, with the final decision potentially being made just a few hours before the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Hopkins leads the NFL in both targets (37) and team target share (35.9 percent), so his presence -- or lack thereof -- is about as important as it gets in terms of both real-football and fantasy-football impact. Fellow Cardinals wideout Christian Kirk (groin) is also a game-time decision.
Hopkins (ankle) wasn't present for the open portion of Friday's practice, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Hopkins often played in games without logging much time on the practice field back in Houston, but it's nonetheless concerning to see him absent for a third straight day. This suggests he'll be listed as questionable, at best, when the Cardinals release their final injury report Friday afternoon. They have a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff in Carolina on Sunday.
Hopkins (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Officially, Hopkins has yet to practice this week, but one session remains for him to make his presence felt. Even if he doesn't, he proved capable of logging little to no practice reps and still suiting up on game day in his previous stop in Houston, so there's a decent chance he can log another DNP and be available Sunday at Carolina. Friday's injury will give the final word on Hopkins' status going into the weekend.
Hopkins (ankle) isn't participating in the open portion of Thursday's practice, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Hopkins is thus slated to be listed as "DNP" on the Cardinals' practice report for the second straight day, creating more uncertainty about his status for Sunday's game in Carolina. During his seven years with the Texans, Hopkins often showed an ability to play through injuries at a high level while logging little to no practice time in advance, which should give fantasy managers some reassurance about his Week 4 prospects. The Cardinals will decide whether Hopkins will carry an injury designation into the weekend based on what he's able to do at Friday's practice.
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