Week 17 at Atlanta Falcons
DeAndre Hopkins ended fantasy seasons with only one catch and four yards last week. However, Colt McCoy is back under center and Hopkins still had 10 targets, so there’s reason to expect a bounce-back game.
This week, Hopkins has a nice matchup against the Falcons, who rank 20th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. Look for better numbers and better quality targets and a return to WR1 territory for fantasy managers. Start him, despite last week’s debacle.
Update: It's a little concerning that David Blough will be quarterback instead of Colt McCoy, but ultimately, we think Hopkins will still get enough looks to warrant fringe-WR2 status. There is definitely added risk, however, and fantasy managers with a steadier option may want to look elsewhere.
Update: With Hopkins out make sure that you get him out of lineups. Hollywood Brown becomes a little bit of a better play.