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DeAndre Hopkins Injury Update Boosts Week 3 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
DeAndre Hopkins injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 3.
DeAndre Hopkins injury update boosts his fantasy outlook in Week 3. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Earlier in the week, there was some doubt about whether or not Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins would be able to suit up. He's dealing with a ribs issue that forced him to miss practice all week.

While it's still not set in stone, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that everything is trending toward Hopkins playing on Sunday. Obviously, that's great news for his fantasy managers.

DeAndre Hopkins Fantasy Outlook Week 3

Assuming Hopkins does play, you're starting him. It's as simple as that. Even if he's a bit hobbled or on a snap count, he'd be a legitimate WR1 against this pitiful Jacksonville Jaguars defense.

Through two weeks, Jacksonville has allowed the seventh-most passing yards (591) in the league. The Jags have also given up 4 TDs with no interceptions and are allowing a whopping 10.4 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A; seventh-worst in the NFL).

Even in a potentially limited role, don't even think about sitting Hopkins on Sunday. He's our No. 1-ranked wideout this week.

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