DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 51%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.4%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.6
Durability: question mark 95

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DeAndre Hopkins Player Overview

DeAndre Rashaun Hopkins is 28 years old and was born in Clemson, South Carolina. He attended a local high school where he was a three-sport athlete: basketball, football and ran track and field. During his high school football career, Hopkins had 57 receptions for 1,266 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense, but as a defensive player, he also snagged 28 interceptions and 5 touchdowns.

Upon graduating high school, Hopkins stayed in his hometown and chose Clemson as his college of choice. Despite being only a freshman, Hopkins was Clemson’s leading receiver, with 52 catches for 637 yards and 4 touchdowns over 12 games. Hopkins played for the basketball team that season as well.

In his sophomore season at Clemson, Hopkins had 72 receptions for 978 receiving yards and 5 scores, finishing second on the team in receiving to Sammy Watkins. Hopkins came out strong in his junior season playing in all 13 games catching 82 passes for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns. What a monster season.

Hopkins was a top prospect coming out of Clemson. At the NFL Combine, he suffered a calf injury that prevented him from completing the workout. However, he did measure 6’1” tall, weighed 214 pounds, and ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash. Hopkins, as one of the best wide receivers, was considered to be a first or second-round pick.

The Houston Texans chose Hopkins as the 27th pick in the first round. He was the second wide receiver off the board, behind Tavon Austin (LAR). Starting in his rookie season, Hopkins began to make a name for himself, as he caught 52 passes for 802 yards but only 2 touchdowns. In his second year, he caught 76 receptions for 1,210 yards and 6 touchdowns; a star was born.

Let’s talk about Hopkins’ injuries. Hopkins has only missed one game in his seven NFL seasons, playing in 111 out of a possible 112 career games (99.1%). Simply amazing. That is not to say that Hopkins doesn’t get…

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DeAndre Hopkins Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 10, 2020 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hopkins dealt with a back injury heading into the Week 14's game vs. the Giants.
Dec 10, 2020 NFL Cervical Neck Hopkins dealt with a neck injury heading into the Week 14's game vs. the Giants.
Oct 21, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hopkins battled an ankle issue ahead of the game vs the Seahawks. He played through an ankle injury in Week 7 game
Sep 30, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hopkins missed practices ahead of Week 4's matchup with the Panthers due to an ankle injury. He was active at Carolina
Aug 16, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hopkins missed the last three days of practice with hamstring tightness during the training camp
Jan 5, 2019 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Hopkins suffered a grade 3 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the playoffs vs. the Colts. He was withdrawn from the Pro Bowl
Dec 25, 2017 NFL Leg Calf Pull Hopkins injured his left calf in Week 16 and missed the final game of the season.
Sep 20, 2015 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Hopkins suffered a concussion in Week 2 but was able to play the following week.
Dec 23, 2014 NFL Hand Wrist Ligament Tear Hopkins popped up on the Week 17 injury report but played in the game with a ligament tear in his right wrist. He had surgery after the season.
Aug 17, 2013 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Hopkins sustained a concussion in the 2nd preseason game. He missed the following week (and sat out the 4th, which he probably would have anyway) before returning for the regular season.