Hopkins hauled in all four targets for 54 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 win versus the Vikings. It was a reasonable enough follow-up to Hopkins' Week 1 receiving line of 6-83-2 on eight targets. However, in a game in which quarterback Kyler Murray piled up 400 yards and three TDs through the air, one would have hoped for more when looking at the box score. That's until the Vikings' defensive game plan is taken into account: Hopkins was on the receiving end of double coverage after recording four catches through the Cardinals' first two possessions of the game, and he didn't see a target after the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. He'll look for his first 100-yard performance of the campaign next Sunday in a road outing against the Jaguars.
Hopkins caught six receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets at Tennessee on Sunday. The Titans posed no resistance against Hopkins, who might have done more damage yet if not for the strong play of fellow wideouts Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore. Hopkins looks as locked in as ever, and given his high-volume role, he's a top option each week. That will remain the case in Week 2 as Hopkins takes on the Vikings.
Hopkins (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Hopkins sat out the Cardinals' entire preseason slate, the result of an undisclosed health concern. While the nature of the issue never was revealed, he's now back and ready for a Week 1 matchup at Tennessee, whose defense allowed the second-most catches (16.8 per game) to opposing wide receivers last season.
Hopkins (undisclosed) didn't see the field during Friday's preseason loss to the Chiefs, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Hopkins hasn't been on the practice field much during training camp and even missed all the sessions leading up to Friday's exhibition, his second DNP this month. However, he doesn't need many reps to be ready for Week 1, when he'll still have Kyler Murray under center and a refurbished receiving corps around him, namely A.J. Green, Christian Kirk and rookie Rondale Moore. Despite the increased competition for targets, Hopkins is the unquestioned No. 1 WR in Arizona after putting up a 115-1,407-6 line in his first year with the team in 2020.
Hopkins (undisclosed) isn't practicing Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Hopkins missed practice last Wednesday and now has missed three consecutive sessions since Friday's preseason win over the Cowboys. Nagging injuries have been part of the package for a few years now, but we'll start to take notice if he still isn't back at practice by next week. An appearance in Friday's preseason game against Kansas City seems unlikely.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@Los Angeles Rams||3||12.00|
|5||10/10||San Francisco 49ers||6||19.00|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||27||35.00|
|9||11/07||@San Francisco 49ers||6||19.00|
|14||12/13||Los Angeles Rams||3||12.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||158||111||1381||8||75||12.44||184|