Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 28 24
@ 3 18
vs 22 22
@ 7 19
vs 4 18
@ 6 19
vs 15 21
@ 32 27
vs 6 19
@ 22 22
vs 19 22
vs 2 17
BYE
- -
vs 5 19
@ 9 20
vs 12 21
@ 23 22
@ 19 22
Player Outlook
Hopkins will miss the first six games of the 2022 season due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Due to that and other factors, Hopkins should not be drafted before Round 8. The other factors are Hopkins' age, the fact that he dealt with multiple leg injuries last year, and his dwindling target share. Even when healthy, he was nowhere close to the 30% target share that had become his calling card, and the acquisition of Marquise Brown signals we shouldn't expect that to bounce back. He did not reach 100 yards in a game once last year and only topped 70 yards twice. Hopkins' value in Dynasty is even more precarious; he is not a top 50 wide receiver in that format.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 42 572 13.62 8 0.00 10510.5
2020 115 1407 12.23 6 1 1.00 17210.8
3y Avg. 87 1048 12.05 7 6 6.00 14410.3
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Roster
17%
Start
#33
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Fantasy News

  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: To be healthy for training camp

    Hopkins, who will serve a six-game suspension to begin the 2022 season, is expected to be healthy for training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "He's been moving around well, and I think he's right on schedule," coach Kliff Kingsbury said after Monday's OTA session. Hopkins had a down year for his standards in 2021, tending to multiple injuries that capped him to 10 appearances and a 42-572-8 line on 64 targets. In particular, he didn't play after Week 14 due to an MCL sprain that required surgery Dec. 17. In early May, Hopkins suffered another setback, albeit not on the health front, when the NFL handed down a suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. While he won't be eligible to play until a Week 7 matchup with the Saints, he can take part in training camp practices and preseason games, if the Cards deems it valuable for him to do so. In any case, the 30-year-old wideout will yield reps on the outside to newcomer Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley while Rondale Moore mans the slot from Weeks 1-6.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Won't appeal suspension

    Hopkins withdrew the appeal of the six-game suspension he received from the NFL on Monday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. With the news that he won't seek a reduction in the suspension, Hopkins will end up missing 11 straight contests, as he was sidelined for the final four games of the 2021 regular season in addition to the Cardinals' wild-card round loss to the Rams due to a torn MCL in his knee. Per the terms of his suspension, Hopkins remains eligible to participate in all offseason practices and preseason games, so he'll at least be a part of the team environment over the next several months. While Hopkins is out, the newly acquired Marquise Brown is expected to operate as the Cardinals' No. 1 receiver, with A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley profiling as the top options behind him on the depth chart.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Handed six-game suspension

    The NFL issued a six-game suspension to Hopkins on Monday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hopkins could choose to appeal the suspension, but if the six-game ban stands, he would appear in 11 games or fewer for the second season in a row. The Cardinals may have been aware of a possible suspension for Hopkins, given their surprise acquisition of Marquise Brown from the Ravens on Thursday. If Hopkins does in fact miss time early on in the 2022 season, Brown, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore would likely operate as the primary wideouts for quarterback Kyler Murray.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Restructures contract

    Hopkins (knee) and the Cardinals agreed to a restructured contract earlier this week, AZ Sports 98.7 FM reports. The restructure gives Arizona an additional $10.7 million in cap space, but WR Christian Kirk (Jaguars) and RB Chase Edmonds (Dolphins) both are headed to Florida nonetheless. The Cardinals did retain two key free agents on offense, TE Zach Ertz and RB James Conner, and they presumably expect WR Rondale Moore to have a bigger role in his second pro season. That still leaves Hopkins as an overwhelming favorite to lead the team in targets, assuming he has better luck staying on the field this year. To that end, he was expected to complete his rehab from MCL surgery at some point in February, potentially giving him enough time to gain full clearance for spring practices. Hopkins will turn 30 in June, right around the time the Cardinals meet for mandatory minicamp.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Will complete recovery in February

    Hopkins (knee) is expected to be 100 percent within the next month, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. For the first time in his nine-year career, Hopkins missed significant time due to injury in 2021. First, he sat out Weeks 9-11 due to a hamstring strain, and after suiting up in Weeks 13 and 14, Hopkins suffered what was eventually revealed to be a sprained MCL that required surgery and a likely 2-4 month recovery. There was talk that he might be healthy enough to return if the Cardinals reached the NFC Championship Game, but the team was unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the Rams in the wild-card round. With no possibility of playing again during the current campaign, the 29-year-old will focus on rehabbing his knee and shouldn't have a problem being available for the offseason program. The composition of the receiving corps around Hopkins may be much different at that time due to the pending unrestricted free agencies of A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Zach Ertz and Maxx Williams (knee).
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Still eyeing late-postseason return

    Hopkins (knee) could be ready to come off injured reserve if the Cardinals advance to the NFC Championship Game, but a return any earlier than that is considered "unrealistic," a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN. Hopkins underwent surgery Friday to address a torn MCL, an injury that Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported was expected to require a 2-to-4-month recovery timeline. The NFC Championship Game will be held Jan. 30 -- approximately seven weeks after Hopkins underwent surgery -- so the Cardinals may have some hope that the star wideout can narrowly beat the short end of that timeline. Ultimately, how Hopkins progresses in his recovery over the next month or so will dictate whether he's on track to play late in the postseason, and even in a best-case scenario, he would likely be on a limited snap count.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Officially on injured reserve

    The Cardinals placed Hopkins (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Hopkins was poised to miss significant time due to a torn MCL, which was supposed to be addressed via surgery Friday. He has a wide range of recovery timelines, from six weeks on the low end to as much as 2-to-4 months on the other, per Josina Anderson of CBS Sports. Clearly, the latter timetable would rule Hopkins out through the entire postseason, but in any case the Cardinals will roll with A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Antoine Wesley and Andy Isabella at wide receiver for the rest of the regular season and likely the playoffs, too.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Team fears 2-to-4-month absence

    The Cardinals are bracing for the possibility of Hopkins (knee) missing "2-to-4 months" once he undergoes surgery Friday in Los Angeles to address a torn MCL, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports. Anderson adds that at least for the time being, the Cardinals aren't expecting Hopkins to play again in the regular season or postseason. The report differs slightly from one provided earlier Thursday by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who relayed that Hopkins will likely be in store for a six-week recovery period, a timeline that would give him a shot to play if the Cardinals make a deep postseason run. More consensus on a timeline for Hopkins could come once surgery is completed Friday and the Cardinals are familiar with the extent of his operation, but in any case, the star receiver can safely be ruled out for Arizona's remaining four games of the regular season. With Hopkins out of the mix, wideouts A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley, tight end Zach Ertz and running backs James Conner (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (ankle) will represent quarterback Kyler Murray's top targets in the passing game for the foreseeable future.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Set for surgery, may miss six weeks

    Hopkins (knee) will meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday and is expected to undergo surgery soon after to address a badly torn MCL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He's expected to face a six-week recovery period, with a goal of returning to action in late January. After he was diagnosed with a sprained knee following an MRI on Tuesday, Hopkins sought a second opinion on his injury Wednesday, at which time surgery was recommended for the star wideout. He'll heed the advice of doctors and have the procedure, which will knock him out for the remainder of the regular season, and quite likely, the at least the first two rounds of the playoffs. The 10-3 Cardinals will clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Lions in Week 15 and are still in good position to get a bye for the wild-card round, but Hopkins would likely remain out through the divisional round, if the six-week estimated timeline holds. Expect Arizona to formally place Hopkins on injured reserve no later than Saturday, but fantasy managers in redraft leagues can already comfortably drop the receiver from active rosters. He'll finish his second regular season in Arizona with 42 receptions for 572 yards and eight touchdowns across 10 games.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Set to miss rest of regular season

    Hopkins is in line to miss the remainder of the regular season due to a knee sprain, but the Cardinals are hopeful he'll be available for the playoffs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Hopkins is receiving a second opinion on his knee Thursday from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, which could result in the wideout requiring surgery. With Hopkins sidelined, the Cardinals will be down to A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Antoine Wesley and Andy Isabella at the position for the foreseeable future.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Getting second opinion

    Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Hopkins is slated to get a second opinion on his leg injury Wednesday after previously getting an MRI, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. With that in mind, Hopkins' status for Sunday's game against the Lions has yet to determined. If Hopkins is out or limited this weekend or beyond, added looks would be available for fellow wideouts A.J. Green, Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Hopkins, who is thought to be dealing with a knee issue, won't participate in Wednesday's walk-through practice.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Frustrating performance Monday

    Hopkins caught five of 12 targets for 54 yards in Monday night's 30-23 loss to the Rams. Hopkins got going with a pair of first-down gains early, but he narrowly missed out on a couple end-zone targets from close range in the second quarter. The wideout then dropped a critical fourth-and-two pass in the third, adding to his frustrations. With some failed contested targets to end the game, which were followed by Hopkins being seen limping on the sideline per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website, it overall was a performance to forget from the receiver, who will hope to rebound in what could be a great fantasy matchup versus the Lions in Week 15.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Pair of grabs in return

    Hopkins (hamstring) brought in both targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 33-22 win over the Bears on Sunday. The veteran wideout wasted no time proving his return to health when he found the end zone in the first quarter on a 20-yard connection with Kyler Murray (ankle), who also was making his return from a three-game absence. Coach Kliff Kingsbury deployed the passing game sparingly most of the afternoon, however, and Hopkins was handled with care with an eye on the stretch run and subsequent postseason. However, the air attack, and by extension, Hopkins, figures to play a much more prominent role during a key Week 14 Monday night home battle against the Rams.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Returning to action Sunday

    Hopkins (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday in Chicago, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Coming off Arizona's Week 12 bye, Hopkins logged a pair of limited practices while sitting out Thursday's session as he attempted to put a hamstring issue in the rearview mirror. While the activity was enough to put an end to a three-game absence -- which surpassed the total absences (two) in the first eight campaigns of his career -- he may operate under a snap count to avoid a setback and also due to the rainy conditions in Chicago, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Still, the Cardinals offense will welcome back the Hopkins-Kyler Murray combination, which has amounted to 78.9 yards per game and 13 touchdowns in 24 contests together.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Coach confirms Week 13 return

    Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Stacey Dales of NFL Network that Hopkins (hamstring) will play Sunday against the Bears, despite being listed as questionable for the contest after missing the Cardinals' previous three games. Kingsbury confirmed that both of Arizona's top two skill-position players will put an end to their three-game, four-week absences Week 13, as starting quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) also received the green light to return to the lineup. Hopkins' injury designation won't officially be lifted until Arizona releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, but the wideout should step back in as Murray's top target in the passing game. However, with Adam Schefter of ESPN relaying earlier Sunday that Hopkins could be used "more sparingly than usual" in his return to the lineup because of poor weather conditions in Chicago in addition to the long layoff due to injury, fantasy managers may want to temper expectations to some degree.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Could have limited role, if active

    Hopkins (hamstring) remains listed as questionable Sunday against the Bears, but he's expected to play and may handle a lighter role than usual, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hopkins has been out since Week 8 while dealing with a hamstring injury. Though the injury has healed to the point that he's expected to be able to play in some capacity, poor weather conditions in Chicago add increased risk of him experiencing a setback, which could cause the Cardinals to limit his snaps.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Officially questionable

    Hopkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Hopkins and coach Kliff Kingsbury downplayed the wideout's absence from Friday's practice, following limited participation Wednesday and Thursday. It might be nothing, but fantasy managers should stay tuned even after mid-week reports suggested both Hopkins and QB Kyler Murray (ankle) were on track to return this Sunday. Kingsbury, while mostly optimistic, did refer to both Hopkins and Murray as game-time decisions for Sunday. To that end, a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff could prove helpful, with the Cardinals releasing their Week 13 inactive list Sunday morning.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Limited again Thursday

    Hopkins (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Hopkins and quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) have logged back-to-back limited listings on Cardinals' injury reports to kick off Week 13 prep. There's an expectation from the team that both players are slated to return to action Sunday in Chicago, barring a setback, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Hopkins has another opportunity Friday to handle every on-field rep, but no matter his activity level in that session the team may provide some insight into his ability to play this weekend. Ultimately, if he's listed as questionable, his status won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Logs limited practice

    Hopkins (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Along with Hopkins, quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) was also a limited participant coming out of the Cardinals' Week 12 bye. Both players have sat out the Cardinals' last three games with their respective injuries, but both should have decent odds of returning to action Sunday in Chicago. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury noted Wednesday that the statuses of Hopkins and Murray for this weekend will hinge on how things go for them in the next two days of practice.
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  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Returns to practice

    Hopkins (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Dana Scott of The Arizona Republic reports. Coming out of a Week 12 bye, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that he's hopeful Hopkins can return for Sunday's game in Chicago. The wideout's presence on the field for his first practice since Oct. 22 is a big step in the right direction, even if he's listed as a limited participant. Hopkins last played in a game Week 8 against Green Bay on Oct. 28.
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