DeAndre Hopkins Fantasy Value Remains High After Poor Performance in Week 4

Max Staley
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After a monstrous start to the season in Week 1, DeAndre Hopkins has been held below 70 yards in three straight games and hasn't scored a touchdown during that span. He turned in another poor fantasy outing in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, catching five passes for 41 yards.

Through four weeks, Hopkins has just 218 yards receiving and two TDs. While that isn't the start fantasy owners were envisioning, Hopkins should be just fine going forward.

Last year, Hopkins finished as fantasy's WR1 in PPR leagues, racking up a ridiculous 115 receptions for 1,572 yards receiving and 11 TDs. The year prior, Hopkins finished as WR2 in PPR leagues.

It's hard to fault Hopkins for the slow start too much, as he's played really solid defenses over the past three weeks.

The Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars were both top 10 passing defenses in 2018, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings, and entering Week 4 of this season, the Panthers had surrendered just 166.3 passing yards per game.

While fantasy owners might be tempted to try to trade Hopkins, he's facing the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs over the next two weeks, so he could be in for some explosive games in the not-too-distant future.


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