DeAndre Hopkins Fantasy Value Falls With Dud in First Half Against Jaguars

Stuart Easton
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DeAndre Hopkins is one of the premier wide receiver talents in the NFL, but the Houston Texans wideout has not been enjoying a premier fantasy season to match. That trend continued in the first half of his game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday morning.

So far through one half of play in London, Hopkins has three catches for 10 yards on five targets. Houston is leading the Jags, 9-3, but to this point Hopkins has been blanketed by Jacksonville's AJ Bouye making him a relative non-factor.

The discouraging part for Hopkins' fantasy owners is that this slow start is nothing new for him in 2019.

Over his past five games, Hopkins has just one touchdown and has topped 100 yards just twice. On the season, he is averaging 10.3 yards per reception, which is almost a full three yards less than his career average (13.7).

With Deshaun Watson throwing the ball, it's always possible that Hopkins manages to turn it around soon. As of the writing of this article, Hopkins has six catches for 41 yards, 31 of which have come in the second half. That's certainly an improvement, but it's still underwhelming production from Hopkins, who had the highest average draft position (ADP) among all WRs this offseason.

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